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There’s More To Miami Than Just Cuban Food

Miami is humid, hot, beautiful and very Cuban. Cuban food is delish, but there are a whole lot of other equally amazing Latin American food spots to check out.

Nicaraguan at Pinolandia


Nicaraguenses are one of the larger Latinx populations in Miami outside of Cubans, and have mostly settled in Sweetwater, known as Little Managua or Little Nicaragua, so you know their food spots are LEGIT. Pinolandia in Little Havana has been voted as one of the best fritangas in Miami, where you can nosh on queso frito, gallo pinto and carne asada.

Pinolandia 119 NW 12th avenue

Dominican at Milly’s Restaurant


Over the past few years, the Dominican community in Miami has grown enough to have their own aptly named neighborhood, Little Santo Domingo, in Allapattah. Sitting right outside of trendy Wynwood, Milly’s Restaurant is one of the neighborhood staples to get authentic mangu, mofongo, fried cheese and all things plantain because it wouldn’t be DR food without it. <3

Milly’s Restaurant 2742 SW 8th St, Ste #29

Puerto Rican at Isla Del Encanto


While many Puerto Ricans have skipped Miami and grown a big community in Orlando, Florida, the influence of the island is still strong. Isla Del Encanto serves up amazing alcapurrias, churrasco and arroz con guandules. If you want to hit up a spot that specializes in authentic mofongo, visit Jimmy’z Kitchen Wynwood.

Isla Del Encanto 12850 SW 120th St

Colombian at Los Arrieros


While I would say my mamitas house is where to find the most authentic Colombian food, a restaurant in a Miami strip mall might be the next best alternative because of the heavy Colombian population. Arrieros is often brought up as a favorite, where you can revel in perfectly made bandeja paisa, empanadas and sancochos.

Los Arrieros 10995 SW 40th St

Peruvian at Sabor a Perú

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Miami loves to make things super fancy, and there’s been a boom of Peruvian concept and fusion restaurants, making it the trendy new kid on the block. When you’re craving some truly authentic Peruvian food, check out Sabor A Perú. This restaurant is a local favorite and specializes in pollo saltado, choclo con queso, chaufa, and of course, a plethora of ceviches.

Sabor a Perú 2923 Biscayne Blvd

Mexican at Mi Rinconcito Mexicano

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I admit, Miami has a problem of pervasive Tex-Mex chain restaurants with bottled mix margaritas that stray far from authentic, but Mi Rinconcito Mexicano is a beacon of hope. Voted by Miami New Times as Best Mexican food in Miami, Yelpers almost unanimously name their queso fundido con chorizo as the must-try dish. An honorable mention goes to Taqueria Viva México, where Andres Tovar serves the most authentic carnitas in Miami, Michoacán-style.

Mi Rinconcito Mexicano 1961 SW 8th St

Salvadorian at El Atlakat


While Salvadorian food in Miami is no easy task, El Atlakat is around for all your pupusa-loving needs. Opened in 1987, El Atlakat was a response to the demand for Central American food in South Florida, and this spot is still thriving. Their menu goes hard with the pupusas, parilladas and all-beautiful antojitos.

El Atlakat 10855 SW 72nd St

Venezuelan at Doggi’s Arepa Bar


Doggi’s Arepa Bar used to be a hot dog cart called Doggi’s & More, but the overwhelming demand for more of their authentic Venezuelan treats lead them to open up two storefronts in Miami. The restaurant is a family affair, owned by Carlos Estevez, brother Giovani Esteves, and his mother Yoleida Galiano, who initially made all the cart food. Their menu has an impressive list of arepas, pepitos and jugos naturales. I WANT!

Doggi’s Arepa Bar 1246 SW 22nd St


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Have you been to Miami and stumbled into some bomb Latin American food? Let us know where! We always want to find some new places to visit. 😉

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Radical Feminists Have Seized Control of a Federal Building in Mexico in Protest of the Government’s Apathy Towards Rampant Femicide

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Radical Feminists Have Seized Control of a Federal Building in Mexico in Protest of the Government’s Apathy Towards Rampant Femicide

Last week, Mexican feminist activists took over the National Human Rights Commissions federal building in a move to bring greater awareness to the scourge of gender-based violence and femicide that has racked Mexico for decades.

According to the federal Interior Secretariat, the statistics in Mexico have recently taken a turn for the worse.

Domestic violence against women has became an even more acute problem since the pandemic has forced women to stay insider with their abusers. Emergency distress calls reporting domestic violence have risen by 50%.

The occupation of the Human Rights building is just another chapter in the saga of the “Ni Una Menos” (Not One More Woman) movement, an anti-femicide collective born in Argentina that has steadily been gaining steam in Mexico since 2019.

In recent years, anti-femicide demonstrations have been sparked by various heinous crimes against women or girls that have been largely overlooked by law enforcement officials. 

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Unfortunately, the government of Mexico has appeared to be apathetic to the wave of femicide that is overwhelming the women of their country.

Recently, when President Andrés Manuel López Obrador was asked to address Mexico’s gender violence epidemic, he demurred, stating that he didn’t “want femicide to detract” from the raffle his administration was holding for the sale of the presidential airplane.

As for the feminist activists at the heart of Ni Una Menos and the federal building occupation, the government’s failure to respond to anti-woman violence is the primary fuel for their anger. 

“We’re here so that the whole world will know that in Mexico they kill women and nobody does anything about it,” said Yesenia Zamudio to the LA Times. According to Zamudio, she is still seeking justice for the murder of her 19-year-old daughter four years ago.

The women of Mexico appear to be fed up, grasping at any and all tactics that have the potential to incite change on a grander scale.

Their tactics may seem dramatic to some, but it’s undeniable that they are no longer being ignored. As of now, the radical activists are pulling attention-grabbing stunts like decorating a portrait of Mexican Revolution leader Francisco Madero with lipstick and purple hair.

They’re also making headlines for vandalizing the federal building’s walls and splashing paint on the doors of the presidential palace.

One thing is for sure: something has to change. Otherwise, thousands of innocent women and girls will continue to be raped, abused, and murdered while their perpetrators escape with immunity. 

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Joe Biden Speaks Alongside ‘Fearless Fighter’ Kamala Harris In First Appearance And Recalls Her Family’s Immigrant Story

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Joe Biden Speaks Alongside ‘Fearless Fighter’ Kamala Harris In First Appearance And Recalls Her Family’s Immigrant Story

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After weeks of speculation and anticipation, presidential candidate Joe Biden announced on Tuesday that he has officially picked his running mate.

In a history-making announcement, Biden revealed that he had tapped California Sen. Kamala Harris to be his VP Pick.

“I have the great honor to announce that I’ve picked @KamalaHarris — a fearless fighter for the little guy, and one of the country’s finest public servants — as my running mate,” Biden announced in a tweet.

On Wednesday, Biden held his first campaign event alongside running mate Kamala Harris in Delaware.

During their speeches, the two candidates wore masks and kept their distance in keeping with COVID-19 standards.

Speaking about his VP pick, Biden described Harris as coming from an “America’s story.” Biden described Harris as “a child of immigrants” who “knows personally how immigrant families enrich our country as well as the challenges of what it means to grow up Black and Indian-American in the United States of America,” he explained. “And this morning, all across the nation, little girls woke up, especially little Black and brown girls that feel overlooked and undervalued in their communities, but today — today just maybe they’re seeing themselves for the first time in a new way as president and vice presidents.”

In a speech of her own, Harris emphasized the importance of family and urged citizens to vote.  “We need a mandate that proves that the past few years do not represent who we are or who we aspire to be,” she said. “Joe likes to say that character is on the ballot. And it’s true,” she explained. “I’ve had a lot of titles over my career and certainly vice president will be great. But ‘Momala’ will always be the one that means the most.”

Harris’s nomination makes her the first Black and first Indian-American woman on either major party’s presidential ticket.

Harris is a former prosecutor from California who challenged Biden in her own presidential bid last year. Her nomination makes her the fourth woman to appear on a major presidential ballot. Before her, Geraldine Ferraro ran as a Democratic vice presidential nominee in 1984. In 2008, Republican Sarah Palin ran as a vice presidential nominee, later in 2016, Hillary Clinton became the Democratic presidential nominee.

Biden’s choice was one that has long been in the works. In March of this year, he revealed that he would make a point to have a woman as his running mate and in July he announced that he had narrowed his picks down to four Black women.

Kamala Harris was elected to Congress in 2016.

This has been Harris’ first term as a senator. Before, she served as the California attorney general. During her time as AG, Harris formed a lasting friendship with Biden’s late son Beau who was attorney general at the time in Delaware. Writing about Beau’s death, in her memoir The Truths We Hold, Harris recalled that “there were periods when I was taking the heat when Beau and I talked every day, sometimes multiple times a day,” she wrote in her memoir. “We had each other’s backs.”

Biden’s son Beau died in 2015 from brain cancer. Harris attended his funeral.

During his announcement, Biden mentioned Harris’ friendship with his son.

“I watched as they took on the big banks, lifted up working people, and protected women and kids from abuse,” Biden tweeted. “I was proud then, and I’m proud now to have her as my partner in this campaign.”

So far, it seems there are quite a bit of Harris x Biden supporters.

Fans were quick to give their support and applaud her candidacy.

In a tweet acknowledging her nomination, Harris wrote “@JoeBiden can unify the American people because he’s spent his life fighting for us. And as president, he’ll build an America that lives up to our ideals. I’m honored to join him as our party’s nominee for Vice President, and do what it takes to make him our Commander-in-Chief.”

Here’s to 2020 y’all. Get ready to make history.

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