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Why 125,000 People Fled From Cuba to Florida in 1980

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The city of Miami has always been a second home for Cuban exiles, driven out by the rule of Fidel Castro. In all, 30% of Miami's population consider themselves of Cuban origin today.


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Spend a day in Miami, one of the most colorful and energetic cities in the nation. From the sky, it's easy to see why millions of visitors from around the world pack its sun-drenched beaches by day and enjoy the dazzling spectacle of its nightlife, but our tour also showcases the hard work that goes into keeping it running. From the bustling port that drives Florida's economy to the federal agents protecting its shoreline, and from its colorful past to its optimistic future, explore this dazzling metropolis from above.

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