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Ronald K. Vogel & Genie N. L. Stowers

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Chapter 8: Miami: Minority Empowerment and Regime Change

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Miami: Minority Empowerment and Regime Change
Miami: Minority empowerment and regime change
Ronald K.Vogel, Genie N. L.Stowers

MIAMI HAS UNDERGONE a radical transformation in the last three decades. No aspect of its political, economic, or social condition has been left unchanged. The most striking difference is to be found in Miami's ethnic composition. Thirty years ago, Hispanics were an insignificant proportion of the population. Today, Cubans are a majority within the city of Miami and have come to dominate its government institutions. By the year 2000, they will comprise a majority of the county population as well.

The Cubans and other Latins have had a dramatic effect upon the fortunes of downtown and have been a major factor in redefining Miami as an international city. Miami is not ...

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