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Let's go that way. The village is beyond those trees.

I saw 'em over there a while ago. Put it over there. His house is there on the right. She lives far from there. From there one could see perfectly. He says we should go that way. It's a town of people. My dear child! Lo siento en el alma. I'm terribly sorry. Lo voy a consultar con la almohada.

I'm going to sleep on it i. They rented a house. Rooms for rent. They were sitting around the table. It cost about thirty pesos. We have to make some changes in our plans. He showed signs of great emotion. There were disorders all over the country. His coming changed our lives completely. Don't get excited; it's nothing. What's that very tall building? He talked to a high official of the Treasury Department. Prices are very high in this store. Don't talk so loud. He returned very late at night. They live in the upper story of that house. The house is on top of the hill.

We've overlooked many important facts. We stopped along the way to have lunch. The soldiers halted at the entrance to the town. I don't feel well at such a high altitude. The lighting's poor in this part of the city. The street lamps don't give enough light. Can you light the way? He didn't raise his eyes from the book. They revolted against the government. He stole the money. In the summer it dawns earlier than in the winter.

That guy's very embittered. He makes life miserable for everyone around him. He couldn't stand the bitterness of the coffee. His misfortunes caused him great bitterness. They soon became friends. He made friends with John. He got acquainted there in a short time. We talked with the owner of the house. Don't tell the boss. He likes to talk of love. He's found a new love. Yes, darling. He has too much pride. He was peeved by what you said.

I want an enlargement of this photograph. They furnished the house very luxuriously. Do you think the road's wide enough for cars? This suit's too big for me. What's the width of the material? We took a long hike up to the summit. You're a great gadabout, my boy. It's too far to walk. The train began to move. Is that clock going? I've been chasing around all day. He didn't win the prize, but he came close to it. The child's going on seven. Move on! Go on! The jockey fell right by the rail. The liveliness of the gathering surprised me. Don't be a jackass!

Let's encourage the players. His arrival pepped up the party. I'm urging him to come with us. He was in good spirits. She cheered him up because he was depressed. It gets dark at five now. I'm anxious to meet her. The year before last we went to Europe. I told you that before. This street used to have another name. Let's eat before we go. They left before we arrived. Above all, don't forget to write me.

He lent me 30 pesos. They advanced the date of the party. They arrived half an hour early. He got ahead of me. She likes to dress in an old-fashioned way. She does whatever comes into her mind. Lo hago porque se me antoja. I do it because I take a notion to. Happy New Year. I'm twenty years old. Put out the light. The lights went out. He was surprised by the sudden appearance of his friend. That's a separate question. Put this package aside. Don't get off while the vehicle's in motion. They were grieved by the illness of their aunt.

We were worried because we weren't getting any news. He can hardly walk. Let me know as soon as he comes. He got very depressed after his failure. They crushed all resistance. They flattened his nose. They flattened themselves against the wall. He's very studious. They put a coat of paint on the chair. How much do you bet? I bet I get there before you. Rest your foot on that step. No one supported his motion. I second the motion. He's leaning on a cane. I have great respect for him. Don't walk so fast; we'll get there on time. Please hurry; we're late already. Tighten this screw.

This collar's too tight. He pressed down on the suitcase to close it. He gripped my hand. The runner sprinted on the last lap. There was such a crowd that nobody saw anything. He does everything very quickly. I don't approve of his conduct. Did you pass your math exam?

The boss had to advance him some money. She made use of all the left-overs. Don't let him take advantage of you. Don't go too near the fire. You're aiming too low to hit the target. Jot it down in your notebook. They drained their glasses. The situation worries me very much. Don't worry. Hurry up, child! Hurry up! I bought that scarf we looked at yesterday.

I like this book better than that one. He isn't here. I'll wait for you in here. From now on we'll have to spend less money. Come this way. Wet firewood doesn't burn well. I was burned up by what he said. His arguments don't convince me. I didn't like the plot of the movie. They armed the people. The machine has to be assembled. They made a big racket last night. The mules balked halfway there. He armed himself with a pistol. He built up a good business in a short time. He's always making a mess of things. He's always broke at the end of the month. Three pages have been torn out.

We saw the car start. On a sudden impulse I returned to my home town. This car has a self-starter. What a heel! He gets everything because he's a bootlicker. He was dragged along by the current. Be careful, your coat's dragging. They crawled out of the cave. Is everything arranged for the trip? I think they'll fix the radio this afternoon. Tidy up a bit and we'll go to the movies. How can I manage to finish on time? We did it according to your instructions. Do you want to rent your house? I want to rent a room. You'll be sorry for this.

They live two flights up. The bedrooms are upstairs. It's past the square. He looked him up and down. From above one could see the river. The car was going up. Let's go up. The hat was dirty around the top. He doesn't mind risking his life. If we don't take risks we'll never get anything done. Don't put the table so close to the wall. Give me a hand! Don't throw things out the window. That rope has to be coiled. They were trampled by the crowd. That man ruined them completely. He was ruined by that business.

Are you interested in art? Fine arts. He presents his arguments with great skill. Read the article on page two. They sell sporting goods. Let's roast the chestnuts. It's roasting in this room. The balloon went up slowly. He was promoted three times in one year. The bill amounted to pesos. He refused the food with disgust.

Those things disgust me. Don't come near me; you're filthy. He turns up his nose at everything. He fastened the horse's pack with a rope. I assure you everything will be ready on time. He maintains it's true. The baggage is insured. First make sure the information's correct. He took out accident insurance. That's the way it is.

You must do it this way. And so they decided to act immediately. I don't say it without reason. I'll let you know as soon as I get there. Your attendance isn't necessary. I took care of him during his illness. Were you present at the meeting? The wash'll have to be put in the sun to dry. They were taking a sun bath on the beach.

He put his head out of the window. It's forbidden to lean out of windows. He amazes everybody by his cleverness. I'm amazed that you say that. He assumed full responsibility. What's the subject of that play? Don't meddle in my affairs. Your screams frightened me. She's frightened by loud noises. If we go this way we'll catch up with 'em.

He cut him short by saying no. Lace your shoes up tight. When I heard that I put two and two together. I've danced so much that I'm dizzy. The announcer called for attention.

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I'll never forget your kindness. She likes to attract attention. I reprimanded him for his insolence. The clerk waited on them immediately. Please pay attention to what I'm saying. He takes very good care of his guests. I don't know what to depend on. There was an attempt on the life of the president. Su atento seguro servidor. Very truly yours. He guessed the amount of money I had in my pocket. He didn't succeed in explaining what he wanted. I can't find the keyhole. I've never seen such a scatterbrain.

What an attractive woman! She's very pretty but she has no appeal. She's back there with some friends. Don't back up; there's a tree behind you. He looked back. She stayed behind with some friends. This'll delay my trip a long time. I have to set my watch back; it's very fast. My watch loses ten minutes a day. I think we're getting behind in this work. The backwardness of that country's well known. The bullet pierced his arm. I've crossed the Atlantic several times. A truck stopped crosswise in the middle of the road.

He doesn't dare to tell me. What a horrible thing! An automobile ran over him. If you want to do a good job, don't rush through it. We can't tolerate such an outrage. Three pedestrians were victims of an accident. So much noise rattles me. He was stunned and didn't know what to answer. We can still get there on time. Even now it wouldn't be possible. He hasn't come yet. Even if he doesn't come we'll have to begin. Though I wasn't born in the country, I know it very well. He left the class because he was feeling sick.

Is there enough room in the car for everybody? Which is cheaper, the bus or the street car? He couldn't maintain his authority. They reported it to the authorities. The car moved very slowly. We're not making any progress in our work. The floods ruined the crops. He agreed to what they said. He's a very promising young man. He gets ahead of everybody in his work. He shamed his whole family by his conduct. After he said it, he was ashamed. The mechanic repaired the damage without delay.

The shipment was damaged by the rain. We have to notify the police. I'm warning you for the last time. They revived the fire by putting on more wood. Why don't you keep your eyes open? Step lively; it's very late. Wake up; you're half asleep. I want to help him carry the packages. Don't smoke on an empty stomach. Let's take that chance. He likes games of chance.

He chose them at random. This would embarrass anyone. When I told him that he was very much embarrassed. The sugar industry. The enemy suffered many casualties. There was a general fall in prices. He dropped out of the club. For lack of payment they dropped him from the subscription list. Let's go down the stairs slowly. The temperature fell.

Bring the suitcase down from my room. Will you help me take the suitcases down from the rack? They saw us as they were getting off the train. He bent over to tie his shoe. I want a low table. He's shorter than his brother. They were speaking in a low voice. Let's put the basses on the left. The temperature's fallen below zero. The superintendent lives on the ground floor. What's my bank balance this month?

Don't rock in the chair; it's going to break. Three shots were heard. He had three bullet wounds in his chest. This bucket leaks. They're giving tickets free. He tried to get her on the phone without success. Can I cash my check in this bank? All the benches are taken. The skirt had three red bands.

He wore a red sash across his chest. That band gives me a headache. A gang of thieves works these parts. Please bathe the children. I'm going to take a bath. It's very pretty and besides it's cheap. They sell things very cheap in this store. There's a sale today in that department store. He eats too much.

Don't talk nonsense. What he did was an outrage. I like her an awful lot. How many times have you made the trip by boat? We need an iron bar. The spectators cheered the players on. See bastar enough! He dicho que te calles. That's enough! I told you to shut up! Do you have enough money? She's a rather pretty woman. There wasn't enough food for all. The suit's made of very rough material. Please beat the eggs. He defeated his enemy.

They haven't unpacked their trunks yet. He doesn't appreciate favors. The profits were very high. He doesn't know the difference between good and evil. He spoke very well. The beer's very cold. He has a great deal of property. He's rich rather than poor. All right or Correct. Pay close attention to what I tell you.

Have you bought the tickets? Give me the money in fives and tens. You have to put a screen in front of the door. I wish I'd bought a white dress! There are white people, Indians, and Negroes in this city. They hit the target. Leave this sheet blank. They hit the mark three times. The soldiers had target practice in the morning. He didn't open his mouth all afternoon.

The subway entrance is on the corner. The child's sleeping on his stomach. He was lying on his back on the beach. What an embarrassing situation that was! What sultry weather we're having! What a shameful action! Blow the horn so that car'll let us pass. I'm out of breath. Give me that iron ball. We bought some tennis balls. There was a crowd of people at the entrance of the theater. She carried a silk purse. I need a paper bag to put it in.

I don't know what the quotations are on the exchange today. They used a pump to take out the water. The bomb destroyed three houses. It struck like a bombshell! Where is there a filling station? Se puso una bomba. He got drunk [ Am ]. Three bulbs have burned out. Thank you for your kindness. Please wait a moment. It's dirt-cheap. He was lying on the bed. Be careful, don't throw away those papers. They've fired him. Look how that ball bounces. I want a can of tomatoes.

When he heard it he jumped. The theater was jammed. Be careful, it's a fierce bull. He got very mad. I don't like this paper; it's too shiny. He gave her a diamond bracelet. Let's drink to your health! He's always joking. I said it as a joke. He takes everything lightly.

He's abrupt in his way of speaking. That's a very good car. It was a good opportunity. I'm not feeling very well. Bueno, nos veremos a las cinco. All right, we'll meet at five. He gave it to me willingly. Good morning. They made a terrible racket. He went out with a bundle of clothes in his hand. He has a swelling on his head. As soon as he saw what he had to do, he ducked out.

They were making fun of him. Put these letters in the mail box. He's a perfect gentleman. Here's your bill, sir. She wears her hair loose. Nothing else will fit in the trunk. The piano won't go through that door. There's no doubt that he's English. That child has a very large head. He was the leader of the movement. You have to use your brains in this work.

He plunged into the water head first. Business is in a mess. He never loses his head. Ese proyecto no tiene pies ni cabeza. There's no rhyme or reason to that plan. From end to end.

We can't leave any loose ends. They passed the Cape of Good Hope. He has corporal's stripes. They put an end to the conversation. I know the story from beginning to end. They carried out the plan right away. Take this junk out of here. Every day he says something different.

Every one paid for his own meal. He asks me for it every time he sees me. A heavy rain fell. He dropped to his knees. The suit's becoming to him. His birthday falls on Sunday. He was taken sick a few days ago. I didn't realize it until much later. She fell down the stairs. Be careful, don't drop the tray. He was lame after the fall. The opposition of the House caused the fall of the government.

He gave her a box. He put a lot of money in the savings bank. They keep their jewelry in the safe. Look and see how much the cash register rings up. We have to see how much cash we have on hand. I'm going to buy a pack of cigarettes. They've lost the key to the drawer. They received a box of books. She turned him down. They flunked him in geometry. He got a cramp while he was swimming. The dagger penetrated to his heart.

I got home drenched. He pulled his hat down to his eyes. Let's figure out the cost of the trip. Please heat the water. They warmed themselves in the sun. He's had a fever for the past few days. Is this good material? Be careful, the soup's very hot. Why are you so quiet? He kept quiet while we were talking. He kept the truth from us. Shut up! You're talking too much. Se callaron de repente. All of a sudden they stopped talking. What street do you live on? I had no choice but to throw him out. When his business failed he was left penniless.

We're in a blind alley. There was a calm after the storm. He takes his time when he works. The Ten Years' War in Cuba , which was the island's first major struggle for independence from Spain, brought many refugees to Florida. The largest exile community developed in Key West. Simultaneously, the tobacco industry in Cuba was hampered by tariffs.

Beginning in Readers, or lectores, read to the workers from novels, newspapers and political tracts. Cigar workers, as a result, were very well informed, and were vital in educating others and providing support for the struggle for Cuban independence. In the later part of the nineteenth century, Tampa displaced Key West as the leading center for cigar making.

Americans became involved in the effort, running guns and supplies to the rebels. Jacksonville also served as a major training center, housing more than 12, soldiers in what became known as "Camp Cuba Libre. Americans and Cuban Ameri- cans flocked to Cuba looking for economic opportunity, and many Cuban immigrants came to Florida. The arrival of aviation had a profound impact on the relationship between Florida and Cuba.

The first regularly scheduled air mail service between Key West and Havana began in As years passed, tourists took advantage of hourly flights from Miami and Key West to Havana, seeking nightlife and exotic beaches. Cubans came to Florida to shop for American goods. Cuban music, dances like the cha-cha-cha. Once again, Florida became a headquarters for conspiracy and a destination for exiles.

Another revolution in brought Fidel Castro to power. As he established his dictator- ship, thousands of Cubans fled to Florida and particularly Miami, forever changing the face of Florida. Commercial flights from Cuba ended in Today the exile community is more than a million strong, as the exodus from the island continues on boats and make-shift rafts. As throughout Florida's history, the lives of Cubans and Floridians are profoundly fused. In Miami, Tampa, Key West and throughout Florida, Cubans have indelibly made their mark on culture, politics and everyday life.

La conexion Cuba-Florida es mucho mas antigua que la proclamacion del estado de la Florida. De hecho, se remonta a la exploracion de la peninsula por los espanoles. A principios de la exploracion y colonizacion, Cuba sirvio como sede administrativa del Nuevo Mundo. En Cuba se construyeron las embarcaciones y se tripularon.

Luego de una serie de fracasos en los intentos de colonizar la Florida. Hernando de Soto. Su esposa, Isabel de Bobadilla, permanecio en La Habana sirviendo en calidad de gobernadora. De hecho, fue la primera gobemadora de un territorio de nuestro hemisfeno occidental. A medida que progreso la exploracion y asentamiento en la Florida, Espaha continuo usando La Habana como sede de gobiemo.

Los tripulantes de los muchos navios que navegaban entre Cuba y la Florida fueron espanoles, indios y negros, antepasados de algunos cubanos. En el siglo diecisiete, barcos mercantes cubanos frecuentaban los puertos del Colfo de Mexico septentrional, por ejemplo San Marcos de Apalache, al sur de Tallahassee. Estos barcos trafan provisiones para las misiones espaholas en la zona, ejemplo de ellas es San Luis de Talimali.

Los terratenientes criollos y espanoles en la Florida realizaban un floreciente comercio en ron cubano, mercancias espaholas y mexicanas, maiz, frijoles y pieles de venado. En cuando Espaha cedio la Florida a Inglatena la mayoria de los espanoles, indios y negros fueron evacuados a La Habana. Un numero de cubano americanos son descendientes de estos floridanos. La Guerra de los Diez Anos , la primera gran lucha de importancia contra el dominio espanol, trajo como consecuencia una oleada de refugiados a la Florida. La comunidad mas numerosa de exiliados se asento en Cayo Hueso.

Mientras estos acontecimientos ocurn'an. A consecuencia, en , los fabricantes de tabacos y los obreros vinieron a la Florida, trayendo consigo las galeras, un nuevo tipo de organizacion industria n las tabacaleras Ins lectores entretenian a los trabajadores leyendoles novelas, penodicos o articulos de temas politicos. Tampa reemplazo a Cayo Hueso como centra principal de la industna del tabaco. Fue la epoca en que la lucha emancipadora de Cuba continuo alentada por los esfuerzos de Jose Marti.

Los norte- americanos tambien se involucraron en la lucha mdepen- dentista cubana llevandole armas y provisiones a los rebeldes. Cuando dMaine estallo en la bahia de La Habana, el congreso norteamen- cano le declaro la guerra a Espaha. Las tropas norte- americanas fueron acantonadas en Tampa y el Hotel Tampa Bay se convirtio en cuartel general. Jacksonville tambien sirvio de centra de entrenamiento y albergo a mas de 12, soldados y el campamento se conocio con el nombre de "Campamento Cuba Libre.

Muchos norteamericanos y cubano americanos fueron a Cuba en busqueda de oportunidades economicas al igual que muchos cubanos emigraron a la Florida. El advenimiento de la aviacion tuvo un profundo impacto en las relaciones cubano floridanas. El primer servicio de correo aereo entre Cayo Hueso y La Habana comenzo en Con el pasar de los ahos.

La musica cubana y los bailes, tales como el cha-cha-cha y la cocina latina cobraron gran populandad en los Estados Unidos. En Fulgencio Batista, el ex-mandatono cubano quien habia estado viviendo en Daytona Beach desde Una vez mas. La revolucion castrista de lanzo a miles de cubanos hacia la!

They, along with some eighty Indian families, relocated to Cuba in when Britain took control of Florida. From time to time, Cubans and Bahamians visited the island and surrounding waters to fish, salvage wrecks and cut lumber. In , the island was granted to Juan Pablo Salas by Spain, who sold it to American businessman John Simonton for 12, that same year. The transaction took place in a cafe in Havana, and thus began the modern history of Key West. With great skill and ideal conditions, Cubans transformed the cigar industry in Key West into a major enterprise.

Small shops called chinchaks sprang up all over town. By the s, 29 factories produced more than 62 million cigars annually. The economy prospered and the population soared with the success of the cigar industry in Key West. Key West Cubans provided vital support for the war of indepen- dence from Spain. Led by intellectuals and entrepreneurs like Jose Dolores Poyo and Juan Maria Reyes, the key became a haven for Cubans to unite and plot against colonial rule. The cigar industry served as the backbone of the revolutionary movement. Cigar workers contributed a portion of their meager salaries to the insurgency.

A charismatic speaker and a visionary, Marti visited the cigar factories to rally support and raise funds for a new war. Gunrunners from Key West supplied munitions for Cuban and American troops while the exile community in Key West continued to provide financial and emotional support. Ultimately, Cuba was liberated from Spain and the exile community in Key West celebrated the establishment of a new Republic of Cuba.

Tourism created another important connection between Cuba and Florida on the advent of the aviation industry. From the late s to the s, Cuba became a popular vacation spot. Charmed by Cuba's tropical beaches, festive ambiance, and no Prohibition, thousands of American tourists traveled weekly to the exotic island. Many Americans eventually made Cuba their permanent home and invested in profitable businesses such as the sugar industry. By , there were approximately 25, Americans living in Cuba.

Today, Key West is home to thousands of first, second and third generation Cuban Americans who have not only assimilated into American culture, but also have retained many of their customs and traditions. Their influence can be seen today in the island's architecture, food, Spanish language newspapers, radio and television stations.

Florida Cuban Heritage Trail l L-' unmi. Estas familias al igual que unas ochenta familias indias se relocalizaron en Cuba en cuando el control de la Florida paso a Inglaterra. Durante el siglo dieciocho, cubanos y bahamenses visitaban el cayo para pescar, salvar mercancias de los naufragios y cortar madera.

En , la corona espanola traspaso la isla a Juan Pablo Salas. Esta transaccion tuvo lugar en un cafe habanero y con ella comenzo la primera ocupacion permanente de Cayo Hueso. Los cubanos aportaron sus conocimientos y transformaron la industria del tabaco en Cayo Hueso en un negocio floreciente. De la noche a la manana, aparecieron pequenas fabncas llamadas chinchales asi como grandes tabacaleras. En la decada de , habia 29 fabncas que producian mas de 62 millones de tabacos al ano. La expansion de esta industria trajo prosperidad y el aumento de la poblacion.

Los cubanos de Cayo Hueso le proporcionaron una valiosa ayuda a la guerra de independencia. La industria tabacalera fue un eslabon importantisimo del movimiento revolutionary cubano. Los trabajadores contribufan un porcenl destos ingresos a la causa de la libertad. Marti, quien fue orador carismatico. El gobierno norteamericano entro en la guerra luego de la voladura del VSS Maine en la bahia de La Habana el 15 de febrero de Desde Cayo Hueso se portaron armas y mumciones para las tropas cubanas y norteamericanas mientras que el exilio proporcionaba ayuda financiera y apoyo moral.

Al final del conflicto belico. Cuba logro su independencia de Espana y la comunidad exiliada de Cayo Hueso celebro con entusiasmo el establecimiento de la nueva Republica de Cuba. El advenimiento de la aviacion trajo consigo un nuevo vinculo entre Cuba y la Flonda, el tunsmo. Partiendo de fines de los anos veinte hasta fines de los cincuenta, Cuba se eonvirtio en atraccion turistica.


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Cautivados por sus playas tropicales, el ambiente festive y el librc acceso a bebidas alcohohcas durante la epoca de la prohibicion. From to , the house served as the residence and official consulate offices of Antonio Diaz Carrasco, first Cuban Consul to Key West. Private residence. The Key West cigar industry faced some major setbacks, including the devastating fire of and cigar workers' labor strikes, yet still produced more than one hundred million cigars a year until the decline of the cigar industry in Key West at the turn of the century.

Today, the building is used as a commercial moving and storage company. Cigar Workers 7 Union Hall Caroline Street, Key West, FL Built in the late s as a cigar factory, this wooden commercial building with its distinctive two-story porch later served as an assembly hall for carpenters. In , a cigar workers' union hall was located here. It is presently occupied by retail businesses, including a bookstore, antique shops and an art gallery. Built near the Gato and S. Armas cigar factories, it served as a schoolhouse for cigar makers' children who lived in similar structures in the surrounding area.

Later used as a residence, it resembles cigar makers' cottages located along the Block of Duval Street. Cur- rently a retail business. Cigar Makers 7 Houses Staples Avenue d? Today they are privately owned residences and the structures have been greatly altered. Cigar Factories of Today These cigar factories are small scale versions of cigar factories of the past. After making a brief attempt to start a cigar factory in New York City, he moved to Key West in 1 and became the first Cuban- 1 born cigar factory owner there. Cato was a pillar of the Key West community, actively involved in community politics and enterprises to improve the economic development Cigar Manufacturer of the island.

Gato's employees lived in an area of Key West called Gatoville in housing provided by the company. Gato's factory remained in Key West long after Empresario others had moved their operations to Tampa. Nacido en Cuba, Hidalgo-Gato abandono la isla en evadiendo su arresto por ayudar a los revolucionarios durante el comienzo de la Cuerra de los Diez Anos.

Despues de intentar establecer una fabrica de tabacos en Nueva York, se mudo a Cayo Hueso en y fue el primer propietario cubano de una fabrica de tabacos. Cato iue un importante miembro de la sociedad de Cayo Hueso. Participo en la politico asi como en diferentes empresas para mejorar el desarrollo economico del cayo. Los trabajadores de la fabrica de Cato vivian en una zona de Cayo Hueso llamada Catovilla, ya que Cato les proporcionaba las viviendas. La fabrica de Cato se mantuvo en Cayo Hueso mucho despues de que las otras hubieran relocalizado sus operaciones a Tampa.

Su fabrica empleaba a unos cincuenta obreros y estaba ubicada en la esquina de las calles Newton y White. De a , esta casa sirvio de residencia y oficina a Antonio Diaz Carrasco, quien fuera el primer consul cubano de Cayo Hueso. Diaz Carrasco murio en La Habana en y fue sepultado en el panteon de los martires cubanos en el cementerio de Cayo Hueso. Residencia pnvada. La industria tabacalera de Cayo Hueso afronto serias dificultades tales como el desvastador incendio de y las huelgas de los tabacaleros.

A pesar de estos problemas, la industria continuo produciendo mas de un millon de tabacos al ano hasta el descenso de la misma a fines del siglo pasado. Hoy dia, el edificio es una compahia de mudanzas y almacenamiento. Luego sirvio de centro de reunion para los carpinteros. En era la sindicato de los tabacaleros. Hoy dia, lo ocupan, entre otros. El mismo es un edificio de una planta y media caracteristico de esta zona. Debido a su proximidad a la fabrica de tabacos Cato y S. Armas, sirvio de escuela para los hijos de los tabacaleros. Mas tarde fue una residencia privada y se asemeja a las otras casas de los tabacaleros que se encuentran a lo largo de la cuadra de la Calle Duval.

Hoy dia es una tienda. Las mismas fueron hechas cerca de la Fabrica Santaella Martinez Havana Cigar Factory la cual se encontraba a una cuadra en el de la Avenida Staples. Hoy dia son residences piivadas estructuras han sido modificadas. Fabricas de Tabacos di HoyDIa Estas fabricas de tabacos son pequerias en compaction con las fabricas del pasado.

Top quality cigars can be purchased at reasonable prices. Cobo built his two-story residence from the salvaged materials of a World War I blimp hangar. Currently a retail business. In , this became the permanent site of the multi-faceted clubhouse which served as a recreational facility for dances, billiard tournaments, plays, political rallies and educational seminars.

The club even provided medical insurance to its members. The original two-story structure, destroyed by fire in , was rebuilt in Using the original columns, turrets and facade pediment, the present structure faithfully replicates the original facade of the Cuban Club. Today, the building is used for shops, an art gallery and condominium units. Pintado, the physician of the Cuban Club, later con- verted the hotel into a medical facility and opened the St. Joseph's Hospital. On permanent exhibit are many historical artifacts related to Cuban history and culture.

Aqui se puede comprar tabacos de alta calidad y a precios razonables. La residencia de dos pisos fue edificada con matenales recuperados del hangar de un zepelin de la Primera Guerra Mundial. En , este lugar se convirtio en la sede permanentc de una casa club que servi'a de centra recreacional, celebrandose en el mismo, bailes, campeonatos de billar, obras de teatro, actos politicos y programas educativos. El club proporcionaba tamhien seguro malico a sus miembros. La estructura original de dos pisos fue destruida por un mcendio en y reconstruida en Utilizando las columnas originales, torres y la fachada.

Hoy dia. El doctor Pintado, medico de dicho club, convirtio el hotel en un centra medico con el nombre de St. Joseph s Hospital. Hoy dia es la Casa William. He settled in Key West where he n insurrection against Spanish rule collapsed in He settled in Key West where he reunited 1 1 freedom patriots, raised cash, obtained arms and continued armed incursions into Cuba. A naturalized U. Figueredo se establecio en Cayo Hueso donde organizo a los luchadores, recaudo hndos y obtuvo armas para continuar incursiones a Cuba. Se hizo ciudadano estadounidense, y llego a ser el primer cubano electo a la legislature de la Florida en , donde sirvio un periodo electoral representando al Condado de Monroe.

Figueredo tambien fue por muchos anos superintendente de las escuelas publicas del Condado de Monroe y fue el primer alcalde de West Tampa. Figueredo regreso a Cuba luego de la independencia. Alii, llego a ser un alto miembro del gabinete del recien establecido gobierno. Murio en La Habana en The building was desig- nated a National Register site in There is an admission fee. During the s, the Spanish-style brick building was adjacent to the Russell House hotel which later became the legendary Jefferson Hotel.

This was the corner where a Spanish editor of a Havana newspa- per, Gonzalo Castehon, was assassinated before he could take on the challenge to duel Juan Maria Reyes, founder and editor of a Cuban newspaper in Key West. Reyes challenged Castehon to a duel after exchanging insulting editorials in the newspapers. This event heightened the animosity between Cubans and Spaniards during the Ten Years' War Gato's brand of cigars, known as "Mi Preferida," was among the most popular brands of cigars in the U.

Gato's factory burned down in and was rebuilt in concrete, one of the island's first fireproof buildings. The existing building was altered by the U. Navy to serve as the commissary and is now vacant.

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The large atrium house with a two-tier porch is reminiscent of Cuban architecture of the period. In , it was moved from its original location at Bayview Park after Gato donated the building for use as a hospital. Mercedes Hospital, named for Gato's wife, served the poor in Key West for thirty years.

Currently used as private condominiums, the site was listed in the National Register in Gato 7 Jr. Son of E. The ornate two-story wood frame resi- dence is presently used as a guest house. El edificio fue inscrito en en el Registro Nacional de Lugares Historicos. Hay una tanfa de admision. Durante la decada de , este edificio de ladrillos estilo espanol estaba al lado del Hotel Russell House el cual se torno en el legendario Hotel Jefferson.

Esta fue precisamente la esquina donde fue asesinado el redactor espanol de un periodico habanero, Gonzalo Castanon. El asesinato de Castanon ocunio antes de que pudiera batirse en un duelo con juan Maria Reyes, fundador y redactor de un periodico cubano de Cayo Hueso. Reyes habfa retado a un duelo a Castanon despues de intercambiarse insultos en las paginas editoriales de sus respectivos periodicos.

Este acontecimiento agudizo la tirantez existente entre cubanos y espaholes durante la Guerra de los Diez Anos Construida en , la fabrica de dos plantas y media, empleaba hacia el ano a mas de quinientos obreros. La marca de tabacos se conocia con el nombre de "Mi Prefenda" y fue una de las marcas mas populares en los Estados Unidos. La fabrica se quemo en y fue reconstruida en mamposteria. Este fue uno de los primeros edificios en el cayo resistente a los incendios. El edificio actual, que fue remodelado por la manna de los Estados Unidos, sirvio de comisaria de la marina hasta fines de la decada de y en la actualidad esta vaci'o.

Esta casa con su amplio atno y su portal en ambos pisos se asemeja a la arquitectura cubana de ese periodo. El Hospital Mercedes, nombre que recibio por la esposa de Gato. En la actualidad es un condomimo pnvado y fue inscnto en el Registro Nacional de Lugares Histoncos en In the late s, E. Gato developed such a village near his factory. Barrio Gato or Gatoville was known, among other things, for its annual circus or los caballitos little horses as Cubans called it.

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Today, many of the small wooden cigar workers' houses, called shotgun houses, remain in this area bordered by Amelia, Duval, Catherine, and Whitehead Streets. Two plots in the cemetery are particularly significant to Cuban American history: the Monument to the Cuban Martyrs and the monument to the soldiers killed on the 'SS Mime. The monument to the USS Maine, a Naval burial site, is dedicated to the victims of the battleship's explosion in Havana Harbor on February 15, which sparked off the United States' entry into the Spanish-American War and brought about Cuba's indepen- dence from Spain.

Key West National Historic District The one square mile radius of historical Old Town Key West, approximately a block district, contains one of the most important concentrations of wooden buildings in Florida. Key West throughout much of the 19th century was Florida's largest city, particularly during the period when the cigar making industry was at its peak. Historically, the island city maintained close relations with Cuba and much of Key West's architecture, culture, cuisine, commerce and industry were influenced by the mile proximity to Cuba.

Many of the cigar factories and cigar workers' houses are in this district. Also, neighborhoods with a distinctive Latin ambiance such as the to block of White Street, the block of Virginia Street and other Cuban neighborhoods are included in the National Historic District, which was designated in and expanded in On several occasions during the early s. Jose Marti delivered his rallying speeches from the second floor balcony to win support and funds for the 12 Florida Cuban Heritage Trail Barrio Gato La cuadra esta circundada por las calks Amelia, Duval, Catherine y Whitehead, Key West, FL Durante la epoca del apogeo de la industria tabacalera, que comprende las decadas de y , muchos de los grandes fabricantes de tabacos crearon urbanizaciones para los trabajadores vecinas a las fabricas.

A fines de los , Eduardo Hidalgo-Gato desarrollo una de estas comunidades obreras cerca de su fabrica. El barrio o "Gatovilla" se conocia, entre otras cosas, por la presentacion anual de un circo o "los caballitos," como lo llamaban los cubanos. Hoy dia, aun perduran muchas de estas pequerias casas de madera en esta zona circundada por las antes mencionadas calles. Hay dos secciones en el cementerio que guardan un significado especial en la historia cubano americana: El monumento a los martires cubanos y el monumento a los soldados que murieron en el acorazado Maine.

El monumento a los martires, localizado en la esquina de calles Palma y Violeta, fue dedicado a aquellos que murieron en la Guerra de los Diez Arios luchando contra el colonialismo espanol. El monumento al acorazado USS Maine esta" dedicado a las victimas de la explosion del acorazado en la bahia de La Habana el 15 de Febrero de Dicha explosion, precipito la participation de los Estados 1 fnidos en la Guerra Cubano-Hispano Noiuanununa que tuvo como consecuencia la independencia de Cuba de Espana.

Durante la mayor parte del siglo diecinueve, Cayo Hueso fue la ciudad mas grande del estado especialmente cuando la industria tabacalera estaba en su apogeo. Muchas de las fabricas de tabacos y las casas de los tabacaleros se encuentran en este distrito histonco. Otros vecindarios con sabor latino fueron incluidos en el Distrito Historico Nacional. Este distrito fue creado en y expandido en Estos vecindarios consisten de las cuadras a de la Calle White, la cuadra de la Calle Virginia y otros vecindarios cubanos.

Today, La Te Da is a popular restau- rant and guest house. For hundreds of years, ships built in Havana had a reputation for being top quality vessels. One such ship, Nuestra Seiiora de Atocha, was built in Havana in It was part of a fleet that left Havana en route to Spain. It encountered the same fate many other ships have since faced while crossing the Florida Straits: a fierce hurricane struck and the Atocha sank off the coast of Florida.

In , the wreck was discovered by treasure salvor Mel Fisher and artifacts from this treasure ship are on permanent display at this museum. His cigar factory, located at Fort and Julia Streets, was the center- piece of Marrero Village, and was surrounded by 45 to 50 cottages leased to cigar workers. By , Marrero had amassed a fortune estimated at S Since , the Marrero House has been a guest house. The bust, dedicated in , was presented to the City of Key West. Durante cientos de anos. El galeon, Nuestra Sefwra de Atocha, fue construido en La Habana en y formo parte de la flota que en zarpo del puerto de La Habana en ruta a Espana.

Dicha embarcacion sucumbio al mismo destino que otras naves habian afrontado al cruzar el Estrecho de la Florida. Nuestra Seiiora de Atocha se fue a pique frente a las costas de la Florida, azotada por un huracan. En , Mel Fisher, el conocido buscador de tesoros, descubrio los restos del naufragio. Los artefactos rescatados del naufragio se encuentran en exhibicion permanente en este museo.

Hay una tarifa de admision. La fabrica de tabacos de Marrero. Hacia Marrero habfa amasado una fortuna estimada en los cuatrocientos mil dolares y empleaba a mas de trabajadores. Siendo uno de los empresarios mas prosperos de Cayo Hueso, Marrero murio repentinamente en Cuba en Al morir dejo ocho hijos de dos diferentes matrimonios y bienes calculados en ochenta mil dolares. Desde la Casa Marrero es una casa de huespedes. Marti visito Cayo Hueso en numerosas ocasiones durante la decada de procurando apoyo para la causa cubana. El busto, develado en El busto de Parla en el aeropuerto internacional de Cayo Hueso conmemora este evento historico.

This mutual aid society became the center for social, political, cultural, patriotic and educational activities. During the Ten Years' War, the San Carlos unified the exile community and channeled resources for the war effort. In the s, the San Carlos also played a pivotal role in Cuba's war of independence. This was where Jose Marti and other Cuban leaders formed the Cuban Revolutionary Party and organized exiles to fight for Cuba's independence.

The San Carlos School was the first bilingual and integrated school in the U. The present building, erected in on the site of two previous structures, was designed by Cuban architect Francisco Centurion y Maceo. This ornate two-story structure was funded by the Cuban government to house Cuban Consulate offices in addition to a school, an auditorium and a social club. Although the U. Today the San Carlos Institute is a museum and cultural center. As a symbol of Cuban patriotism, it attracts hundreds of Cuban American pilgrims from throughout the U.

The fleet of ships set sail on Friday the 13th of July, and was hit by fierce storms off the coast of Florida. The San Pedro was among the ships that sunk near Key West. The wreck site was discovered in the s and today is a Florida Underwater Archaeological Preserve. The underwater enthusiast can visit the historic shipwreck and enjoy the colorful coral reef and tropical fish that inhabit the wreck. In order to preserve this historical resource, spearfishing and metal detectors are not allowed in the area.

Today, this building is the popular Green Parrot Bar. Fue donado por el pintor al pueblo de la Florida en conmemo- radon del aniversario de la proclamation del estado. Esta sociedad de ayuda mutua se convirtio en un centra de actividades politicas, sociales, culturales, patrioticas y educativas. Durante la Guerra de los Diez Anos, el San Carlos unified a la comunidad en el exilio y canalizo recursos hacia la guerra. En la decada de , el San Carlos tambien jugo un papel importante en la guerra de independencia cubana. Aqui fue donde Jose Marti y otros patriotas cubanos formaron el Partido Revolucionario Cubano y se organizo a los exiliados para la lucha por la independencia.

El edificio actual, erigido en en el terreno ocupado por las dos anteriores estructuras, fue disenado por el arquitecto cubano Francisco Centurion Maceo. El ornamentado edificio de dos pisos fue financiado por el gobierno cubano para albergar el consulado cubano asi como una escuela, un auditorio y un club. A pesar de que los Estados Unidos rompio relaciones con Cuba en , la propiedad pertenece a la Republica de Cuba ya que el gobierno cubano compro el terreno cuando financio la construccion del edificio.

Hoy di'a, el Instituto San Carlos es un museo y un centra cultural. Como simbolo del patnotismo cubano, el San Carlos atrae a cientos de cubano americanos de todo el pais. ORAN La flota zarpo el 13 de julio de l 7. El lugar del naufragio fue descubierto en la decada de los sesenta y hoy es parte de la Zona Submarina de Proteccion Arqueologica de la Florida. El investigador submanno podra disfrutar de una visita a este historico naufragio y deleitarse la vista con los peces tropicales y los corales que hacen de este navio hundido su hogar.

Con miras a conservar este recurso historico, no se permiten en el area ni la pesca con arpon ni los detectores de metales. Nacido en Cayo Hueso. Mario Sanchez es el afamado artista cubano americano conocido por sus pinturas talladas las cuales tienen por tema la vida en Cayo Hueso. Hoy di'a, el edificio es el popular bar Green Parrot. I 'ompaniade Tabacos Martinez Havana Z Staples Avenue Key West FL Esta fabrica de tres plantas fue construida a principii por lo menos dos fabricas de tab; tabacalera en Cayo Hueso duranti remodeladoyesunbuenejemp rj deedificios.

This building has since been altered and is a good example of adaptive reuse techniques. It, like many other large cigar factories in Florida, is being used as a moving and storage company.


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There is a giant buoy that reads "90 Miles to Cuba" and a cement plaque dedicated to Cuban refugees who have lost their lives at sea in their struggle for freedom. The plaque, dedicated in by the Mayor of Key West, is sometimes covered with bougainvilleas and other flowers symbolizing Cubans' love and honor of country and fellow patriots. This was only the second underwater cable between the U. These pots, generally made in Camagiiey, Cuba, were used to collect rainwater for storage.

Today, many Cubans use these tinajones to decorate their gardens. These Cuban tinajones are displayed at the Donkey Milk House, a historic guest house. Funded totally by donations, the center has processed more than 20, Cuban refugees since With the help of the U. Coast Guard and the Brothers to the Rescue missions, the Transit Home acts as the bridge that reunites refugees with their families in the U. Visitors can see dozens of Cuban rafts, survival gear and dramatic photos of Cuban rafters who were rescued at sea and processed at this center.

In , a U. It is presently being restored to house an art and history museum. The building was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in Florida, en la actualidad el local lo utiliza u almacenamiento. Hay una gigantesca boya que indica: 'A Cuba 90 Millas" y una placa de cemento dedicada a los refugiados cubanos quienes han perdido la vida en el mar tratando de alcanzar la libertad. La placa, que fue dedicada por el alcalde de Cayo Hueso en , puede verse, a veces, cubierta de flores que simbolizan el amor de los cubanos a la patria y a aquellos que han perdido sus vidas.

Tambien aqui se encuentra la cabina del Cable de la Western Union. El cable submanno conecto Cayo Hueso con Cuba en Este fue el segundo cable de esta clase entre los Estados Unidos y el extranjero. Estos tinajones, muy abundantes en Camagiiey, Cuba, se utilizaban para almacenar agua lluvia. Hoy di'a. Estos tinajones cubanos estan en exhibicion en la Casa Donkey Milk, una historica casa de huespedes. Financiada en su totalidad mediante donaciones, por sus puertas han pasado mas de El visitante al hogar podra ver docenas de balsas cubanas.

En la actualidad el edificio esta en proceso de restauracidn para albergai un museo de arte e histona. CL yUL t. Thousands of Cuban emigres began to arrive in Miami in , reacting to the establishment of a new dictatorial regime in their native land. They considered themselves exiles, not immigrants, because they sought temporary relief from the political, social and eco- nomic turmoil that beset Cuba when Fidel Castro took power in Thousands also arrived in boats from Port Camarioca in This was a foreshadowing of the massive exodus of Cubans from Mariel Harbor in , and the thousands of rafters that crossed the Florida straits in the s.

During the s and 60s, Cubans arriving in Miami were drawn primarily from the upper and middle socioeconomic classes, because the lives of educated and wealthy professionals were drastically affected by the economic and political changes in Cuba. They were forced to give up their personal property, including homes, farms and businesses, to the new Marxist regime. Once in the U. It was a humbling experience for many but they endured, sustained by the dream of returning to a democratic Cuba.

The attempt to overthrow the Castro govern- ment failed and resulted in the death of and the capture of 1, soldiers of Brigade For many the dream of a free Cuba faded with each passing year. Cubans started to rebuild their lives and set down roots in South Florida. Miami became their own Little Havana, their home away from home. In less than 30 years, Miami was transformed from a vacation resort with a seasonal economy to a cosmopolitan city with a booming economy.

Cubans opened their own businesses and soon Miami was filled with Cuban restaurants, night clubs and shops, as well as grocery stores, sidewalk counter cafes, law firms and doctors' offices. Undoubtedly, Cubans have made major contributions to the development of Greater Miami. Dade County's Hispanic population has gradually increased with the dramatic flow of immigrants from the Caribbean and Latin America.

In spite of their assimilation into American culture, Cubans have steadfastly held on to their customs, traditions and most importantly, their language. Greater Miami shows many signs of the Cubans' will to preserve their rich culture. There are dozens of Spanish newspa- pers and publications, Spanish-language radio stations and television channels.

Some popular Spanish talk shows and variety shows are filmed in Miami and broadcast throughout the U. Today, many of Miami's Cuban Americans occupy top leadership positions in business, politics, education, and the arts and entertainment industry. Miles de cubanos refugiados comenzaron a llegar a Miami en como consecuencia del nuevo regimen dictatorial que asumio el poder en la isla.

Los cubanos se consideraron exiliados y no inmigrantes ya que buscaban refugio temporario de las perturbaciones polfticas, sociales y economicas que acontecieron en Cuba con la venida de Fidel Castro al poder en Entre y los Vuelos de la Libertad transportaron a casi , cubanos a los Estados Unidos.

Miles tambien llegaron por el puente maritimo de Camarioca en Este exodo por el Puerto de Camarioca seria el precursor del exodo del Mariel en , y a los miles de balseros que atravesaron el Estrecho de la Florida en la decada de los noventa. Durante los anos cincuenta y sesenta, la mayoria de los cubanos que llegaba a Miami pertenecia principalmente a las clases mas acomodadas o a la clase media, con un nutrido numero de personas altamente educadas y de profesionales quienes habfan sido afectados directamente por los cambios socioeconomics ocurridos en Cuba.

Al abandonar Cuba, el regimen marxista confisco sus propiedades: casas, fincas y negocios. En los Estados Unidos tuvieron que aprender nuevas costumbres, un nuevo idioma y volver a empezar. Para muchos esta experiencia fue una leccion de humildad, pero se sobrepusieron sostenidos por el sueno de un regreso a una Cuba democratica. En , la Agenda Central de [nteligencia v un grupode cubanos exiliados intentaron convertir el sueno de un regreso en realidad lanzando la invasion de Bahfa de Cochinos. Este intento de derrocar al regimen castrista fracaso y resulto en la muerte de 1 14 y la captura de 1, miembros de la Brigada Con el pasar de los anos, el sueno de una Cuba libre se fue lentamente desvaneciendo para muchos.

Miami se convirtio en la Pequena Habana, una segunda casa. En menos de 30 anos, Miami se transformo de un lugar de vacaciones y veraneo con economia de temporada a una ciudad cosmopolita con una economia en expansion. Los cubanos abrieron sus propios negocios y pronto Miami se colmo de restaurantes. Sin duda. Con las inmigraciones de America Hispana y del Caribe, la poblacion hispana de Miami ha ido en aumento con el pasar de los anos. A pesar de la asimilacion a la cultura norteamericana, los cubanos se han arraigado con firmeza a sus costumbres, tradiciones y aiin mas importante a su idioma.

El gran Miami muestra la huella del profundo deseo de los cubanos de mantener su rica tradition cultural. Existen docenas de pen. W 9th Street Miami, FL Get a personal tour of the quaint museum by one of the very servicemen of the Brigade who fought in the Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba. The homelike museum preserves pictures and paraphernalia used during the unsuccessful attempt to overthrow the Castro regime. During the s, it was a popular spot for Cuban refugees to visit en route to the Freedom Tower which is across the street where they were processed for immigration.

The park is located near Bayside Marketplace, a stretch of shops and restaurants by Biscayne Bay. Many events and festivals, such as the Veinte de Mayo May 20th celebration of Cuba's independence from Spanish rule, are held at Bayfront Park each year. One of the most recent additions to the park is the Liberty Column, a monument to Cuban rafters. The marble column pays homage to the thousands of unknown rafters lost at sea. Coral Way Elementary S.

During the early s, it operated half-day English and half-day Spanish sessions and still has a bilingual program that serves as a model for other schools with Hispanic students. Credito Cigar Factory S. The business was originally founded in Havana. Cuba in A passerby can watch the talwqueros cigar workers make traditional Cuban hand-rolled cigars. A tour of the cigar factory can be arranged by calling in advance. The trail is a tribute to Cuban artists who have promoted Cuban heritage through their work in America.

Periodically, a new artist or celebrity is inducted into the ''Cuban Culture in Exile" walk of fame. W 9th Street, Miami, PL Disfrute de una visita a este singular museo conducida por uno de los combatientes de la Brigada , quien participo en la invasion de Bahia de Cochinos, Cuba en Este acogedor museo guarda retratos asi como objetos utilizados durante el fallido intento de derrocar al regimen de Castro.

Parque Bayfroni Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, EL 33 1 3 1 Carinosamente llamado por los cubano americanos el "Parque de las Palomas," fue durante la decada de los sesenta un lugar visitado con frecuencia por los cubanos refugiados en camino a la Torre de la Libertad. La Torre de la Libertad, frente al parque, fue el lugar donde los documentos de los refugiados fueron procesados por la oficina de inmigracion. Muchos eventos y festivales, tales como el Veinte de Mayo que conmemora la independencia de Cuba, se celebran anualmente en este parque. A principios de los sesenta.

Aun esta escuela cuenta con un programa bilingue que sirve de modelo a otras escuelas con poblaciones hispanas. Fabricade Tabacos Cred S. W 8th Street. Miami EL En Ernesto Perez-Carrillo establecio esta fabnea de tabacos en Miami. El negocio habi'a sido establecido con antenondad en La Habana en El visitante a esta fabnea podra observar a los tabaqueros enrollando los tradicionales tabacos cubanos.

Para visitai la fabnea es mejoi llamar con anticipacion. The Conservative Jewish congregation built the Temple Beth Shmuel which holds many traditional and religious events. Cuban Memorial Boulevard S. The most prominent monument is the Eternal Torch in Honor of the Brigade, a memorial to the men who died in the Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba. An annual ceremony on the anniversary of the invasion commemo- rates the soldiers who attempted to overthrow the Castro regime. The second monument is a bronze statue of Nestor A. A bronze map of Cuba is dedicated to "the ideals of people who will never forget the pledge of making their fatherland free:' The fourth monument is a statue of the Virgin Mary and a marker that reads.

The last monument is a bronze bust of General Antonio Maceo. He was known as the "Bronze Titan" because of his courage and undying love for his country. Cuban- born sculptor Tony Lopez created the Izquierdo statue and the Maceo bust. Cuban Museum of Arts and Culture S. It is dedicated to the preservation and exhibition of Cuban art and culture. Its permanent collection includes paintings, books, historical documents, letters and an Cuban flag in its original condition.

With skill and courage, the Cuban loyalist led troops during the Ten Years' War of and again during the Cuban Revolutionary War of He died in Havana on June 17, On the anniversary of his death in , a commemorative plaque was placed in the park. Esta congregacion hebrea conservadora construyo el Templo Beth Shmuel, y en el se realizan muchos eventos religiosos y tradicionales.

El monumento principal es la Antorcha Eterna en Honor a la Brigada Dicha antorcha es un tributo a los hombres que cayeron en la invasion de Bahfa de Cochinos, Cuba en Una ceremonia anual en el aniversario de la invasion recuerda a los combatientes que intentaron derrocar al regimen de Castro.

El segundo monumento es una estatua de bronce de Nestor A. El mapa de bronce de Cuba esta dedicado a "los ideales de aquellos quienes nunca olvidaran el juramento de liberar a la patria. El ultimo monumento es un busto de bronce del General Antonio Maceo. Cubano de Arte yCvltura S. El museo dedica sus esfuerzos a preservar y exhibir el arte y la cultura cubana. La coleccion permanente del mismo esta constituida por pinturas. W 8th Street Miami FLS Este es el celebre parque de la Pequena Habana donde los miembros del Club de Domino en su mayoria cubanos de edad se reunen diariamente para jugar domino, a edrez, beber cafe cubano.

El parque honra al General Maximo Gomez Baez, el dominicano quien r'uera el jefe del ejercito libertador de Cuba. E 27th Street, Miami, FL This Spanish-style plaza, built in , commemorates the early Jesuit missionaries and Spanish explorers that came to evangelize and convert the Tequesta Indians to Christianity in the 16th century.

Many of the priests and explorers were residing in Cuba before coming to the shores of Florida. There are five monuments at the plaza that commemorate the martyrs and heroes of those early missions. For 32 years it served as the home of the Miami Daily News, one of Miami's oldest newspapers. In , the building was renamed in honor of Cuban refugees because it was where nearly , were first processed. Gesu Catholic Church I '40 N. The present building, built in , is one of Miami's oldest churches.

Four stories high, it is an ornate, Spanish Colonial Revival style church, one of downtown Miami's few remaining historical landmarks. Since , when Cubans first arrived in Miami, Gesu Catholic Church has served the Cuban community's religious and humanitarian needs. It was the church where a mass was celebrated for the Bay of Pigs soldiers before they embarked on their invasion of Cuba. Thousands of people came to the mass to show their support and extend good wishes to their heroes. In , the church was listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Hialeah Incorporated in , the City of Hialeah is home to Hialeah Park, Florida's famous horse racetrack known for its beautiful gardens and flock of pink flamingos.

In the s and 80s, large numbers of Cubans concentrated in Hialeah turning it into a Cuban enclave, complete with Cuban restaurants, grocery stores, bakeries, churches and schools. It was one of the first cities in Miami to elect a Cuban-born mayor. Today, more than , Cubans live in Hialeah making it one of Miami's most Cuban-populated cities. Historical Museum of Southern Florida W.

Flagler Street, Miami, FL 33 Located in beautiful downtown Miami, this museum has year- Florida Cuban Heritage Trail - Lydia Cabrera An ethnologist, artist, historian and writer of folk tales, Cabrera was born in Havana, but developed her interest in Afro-Cuban culture in Paris, where she had gone in 1 to study. She moved back to Cuba in , and after the Castro revolution fled to Madrid and then to Miami. She wrote 23 books and compiled a dictionary of the Afro- Scholar Cuban Yoruba language.

Her best-known work was El Monte, considered the most important book about santeria, a mix of Catholic teachings and native African religions Escritora tnat evolved among former slaves in the Caribbean. Etnologa, escritora, historiadora y artista, Lydia Cabrera nacio en La Habana y desarrollo su interes en to afro-cubano en Paris, donde babia ido a profundizar sus estudios en Regreso a Cuba en abandono el pais luego del triunfo de la revolucion castrista.

Salio rumbo a Madrid para luego pasar a Miami. Escribio 23 libros y compilo un diccionario del idioma yoruba en Cuba. Su libro mas afamado es El Monte, considerado el libro mas importante de la santeria. La santeria, mezda de las religiones africanas y el catolicismo, es una religion sincretka que se desarrollo en el Caribe durante la esclavitud. Muchos de los sacerdotes y exploradores residian en Cuba antes de pasar a la Florida. La plaza cuenta con cinco monumentos que conmemora a los martires y heroes de estas primeras misiones.

Torre delaLibertad Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL 33 13 1 Tomando como modelo la Giralda de Sevilla, Espana, este edificio estilo restauracion renacimiento espanol, fue construido en En el edificio cambio de nombre en honor al medio millon de cubanos refugiados en cuyas salas espero el proceso de inmigracion. Con frecuencia se refiere a este edificio como la isla Ellis del sur o la Estatua de la Libertad de los cubanos refugiados. En el edificio fue inscrito en el Registro Nacional de Lugares Historicos.

La iglesia actual, edificada en : de las mas antiguas de Miami. Este omamentado edificio de cuatro pisos pertenece al estilo restauracion colonial espanola y es uno de los pocos edificios historicos que quedan en el centra de Miami. Desde Esta fue la iglesia donde se celebro la misa para los combatientes de Bahia de Cochinos antes de que se embarcaran para invadir a Cuba. Miles de personas vinieron a la misa para mostrar su apoyo y desearles lo mejor a sus heroes. En la iglesia fue inscrita en el Registro Nacional de Lugares Historicos.

HlALEAH La ciudad de Hialeah, incorporada en , es la sede del Hialeah Park, el famoso hipodromo floridano conocido por sus bellos jardines y las bandadas de flamencos rosados. En las decadas de los setenta y ochenta una gran concentracion de cubanos se radico en Hialeah convirtiendola en un enclave cubano con sus restaurantes. Hialeah fue una de las primera rea del gran Miami en elegir a un alcalde cubano. Hialeah cuenta con mas de , cubanos y es una de las ciudades de la zona a i densidad de poblacion cubana. One of the museum's exhibits, "Tropical Dreams," includes a Cuban raft, a model of Nuestm Senora de Atocha and a life-size reproduction of a sentry tower from Castillo do San Marcos.

The museum's Charlton W Tebeau Library of Florida History is rich with historical photo- graphs, cigar labels, postcards and documents that preserve Cuban heritage in Florida. The museum also sponsors walking tours of Little Havana. Jose Mart! Park S. The park is named after Cuban writer and hero of independence, Jose Marti Near the northern edge of the park is a bust of Marti.

Little Havana. West of downtown, between Flagler and S. W 8th Street, lies a 3. This is an area that has been predominantly Hispanic since Cubans first arrived in Miami in Amid the Spanish-style architecture, the vibrant colors and the smell of Cuban coffee, there are exotic fruit stands, Cuban bakeries and casual sidewalk counter cafes where one can sample Cuban delicacies.

There are cigar factories where a passerby can watch cigar workers make traditional hand-rolled cigars. For the more adventurous, there are botanicas, shops that sell potions and tools used for Santeria white magic rituals , and a myriad of boutiques where one can purchase guayaberas, traditional men's linen shirts.

This is the street that serves as the backdrop to the annual Calle Ocho Carnival Miami streetfest. The week-long festivities climax with a Mardi Gras-type street party that attracts more than a million people each year. Little Havana's Walk of Fame S. Una de las exhibiciones permanentes del museo, "Suenos Tropicales," esta compuesta de una balsa traida de Cuba, un modelo del navio Nuestra Seiiora dc Alalia y una reproduccion tamano real de una de las garitas del Castillo de San Marcos.

La biblioteca de este museo, Charlton W. Tekau, cuenta con excelentes colecciones de fotografias historicas, anillos de tabacos, tarjetas postales y documentos que alimentan la herencia cubana en la Florida. El museo guarda tambien informacion sobre la Guerra de los Diez Anos y la Guerra de Independencia, ambos conflictos belicos cubanos.

El museo tambien auspicia excursiones a pie de la Pequena Habana.

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Jose Marti S. Este mismo lugar fue morada de los indios tequestas hace mas de dieciseis siglos. El parque lleva el nombre del escritor cubano y heroe de la independencia Jose Marti En la seccion norte del parque se encuentra un busto de Marti. El mismo fue donado por la Comision Cubana de Turismo a la ciudad de Miami en Esta ha sido una zona predominantenu nti llegada de los cubanos a Miami en El corazon de la Pequena Habana es la Calle Ocho.

Entre la arquitectura de estilo espanol. Aqui encontrara fabricas de tabacos donde el visitante podra observar la elaboration de los tabacos enrollados a mano. Para los mas aventureros.