Cuba Miami http://wlrn.org en WLRN's Five Most Popular Stories Feb. 17-21 http://wlrn.org/post/wlrns-five-most-popular-stories-feb-17-21 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If you were to read the week's top stories as just one, the plotline would be a little like this: A caffeine-driven </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">abuela</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is on the loose. She is wanted on multiple charges, including robbing several Key West homes, criminal mischief at the Perez Art Museum, speeding on the I-95 express lanes and forcing musician Julio Iglesias out of his home and into a party.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">But they're really five different stories. Here they are:</span></p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 21:17:57 +0000 Diego Saldaña-Rojas 28365 at http://wlrn.org WLRN's Five Most Popular Stories Feb. 17-21 Cafe Pilon: From Door-To-Door Peddling To The American Dream http://wlrn.org/post/cafe-pilon-door-door-peddling-american-dream <p>Cuban coffee -- in white styrofoam containers, its brown liquid leaking through the lid, accompanied by tall stacks of thimble-like cups -- is everywhere in Miami.<br /><br />If you talk to the drinkers at small cafeteria windows called "ventanitas," the older Cubans will say you’re not Cuban if you don’t drink the coffee. To round out the traditional Cuban look, they pair a cup with a white guayabera button-down shirt.</p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 00:22:54 +0000 Wilson Sayre 23242 at http://wlrn.org Cafe Pilon: From Door-To-Door Peddling To The American Dream The Cuban Kitchen: A Mother's Cooking From Miami To Maine http://wlrn.org/post/cuban-kitchen-mothers-cooking-miami-maine <p><em><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 22px;"><a href="http://wlrn.org/topic/cuban-kitchen">Cuban cuisine</a> has chewed its way into South Florida's culture. Many an abuela has shared family recipes for ropa vieja and bistec empanizado, through generations. WLRN wants a seat at your table to hear stories, memories or recipes <a href="http://www.wlrn.org/inside-cuban-kitchen">from your kitchen</a>.</span></em></p><p></p><p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</em></p> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 10:30:00 +0000 Alicia Zuckerman 19477 at http://wlrn.org The Cuban Kitchen: A Mother's Cooking From Miami To Maine Legislators Want To Deny Licenses To U. S. Graduates Of Free Cuban Medical School http://wlrn.org/post/legislators-want-deny-licenses-u-s-graduates-free-cuban-medical-school <p></p><p>American medical students who get their diplomas in Cuba could forget about practicing in Florida if legislative bills filed by two Hialeah Republicans are passed this session.</p><p>State Rep. Manny Diaz Jr. said Americans who overlook human and civil rights abuses just to get a cheap medical degree lack the "moral clarity to serve patients in Florida."</p><p>The Senate bill, <a href="http://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2013/0456">SB 456</a>, was filed by State Sen. Rene Garcia.</p> Wed, 30 Jan 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Rick Stone 8509 at http://wlrn.org Legislators Want To Deny Licenses To U. S. Graduates Of Free Cuban Medical School Cuban Nostalgia For 3 Cents A Cup http://wlrn.org/post/cuban-nostalgia-3-cents-cup <p>For many Cubans living in South Florida, the pre-Castro years in Cuba represent a golden era. Nostalgia for friends, family and yesteryear traditions can be felt at Cuban coffee counters across South Florida. One local business owner decided to take this yearning for tradition one step further by selling coffee for 3 cents, the price it was sold for in pre-Castro Cuba.<br>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 15 Jun 2011 17:08:09 +0000 Laura Isensee 2724 at http://wlrn.org Cuban Nostalgia For 3 Cents A Cup