How well do you know the spaces and places constituting greater metropolitan Miami?
Miami’s Cubans dominate many facets of the local political economy.
Amongst the Cuban community in Miami, there’s nearly universal antipathy toward the Castro brothers, especially the elder.
Due to illness, and recognizing his inability to successfully maintain his quasi-autocratic rule over Cuba, Fidel transferred power to his younger brother, Raúl, in 2006.
In total, the Castro brothers have maintained a grip on the island — geopolitically critical due to its proximity to the United States — for over five decades.
For most Miami Cubans, despite the more than half century that has passed since the Cuban Revolution, painful memories of family and friends killed, property and assets seized, and the overarching perception of a motherland lost to an ideologically-unacceptable fate fuels a persistent animosity toward the communist regime on the island.
Nonetheless, recent evidence suggests that younger generations of Cuban-Americans are increasingly likely to be in favor of more amicable US-Cuba relations.
It will be quite some time, however, before the Cuban exile attitude toward the Cuban regime is overwhelmingly positive.
Until then, the populist sentiment will remain one of unapologetic spitefulness, where the thought of a dead Castro is welcomed, and even displayed openly as public humor.
Here’s the Miami Geo Quiz for today, Miami.
Miami Geo Quiz #13: Look at the photographs above and below. They depict a sign one can find somewhere in Miami. There’s a short, derogatory epithet written on this sign, just below Fidel’s casket. Provide the full text one can find below Fidel’s casket and translate it into English.
(If you find the location, but simply can’t read the Spanish play-on-words written beneath the deceased portrayal of El Comandante, ask one of your Spanish-speaking friends to translate it for you.)
Additional Clue #1 (Friday, July 25): The poster can be found along the road that divides the street grid into North and South.
Remember, winners of Miami Geo Quizzes now receive prizes. See prize details at the main Miami Geo Quiz page.
Good luck, Miami!