Cuba

Ñooo! ¡Que Nostalgia!

  Did you grow up in Miami in the 90s? If you did, you might remember the loud and colorful ads for Hialeah staple, Ñooo Que Barato. Well, we took a trip to the store to figure out how a shop simply known as “Clothing Machine” transformed into an iconic spot that still inspires tributes […]

/ November 26, 2019


Where France meets Cuba in Hialeah

Hialeah’s probably the last neighborhood where you’d expect to find excellent French cuisine, but about five years ago, La Fresa Francesa popped up — and it’s très bon.  It’s owned by a young couple, Benoit Rablat and Sandy Sanchez, who met while working at a Michelin-starred restaurant in Los Angeles. He’s a French chef, and […]

/ November 13, 2019


Los Pinareños Fruteria is Little Havana’s best-kept secret

Los Pinareños: Little Havana’s oldest, best-kept secretHere's where to find the fresh fruit of Little Havana 🥥– Made possible by Visit MiamiPosted by The New Tropic on Thursday, April 18, 2019THE NEIGHBORHOOD: Little Havana THE PLACE: Los Pinareños Fruteria is an open-air fresh fruit and juice market: a true mom-and-pop shop that’s been family-run for more than 50 years. […]

/ April 29, 2019


Remember When… This landmark was Miami’s Ellis Island?

We took a look at the history of Miami’s iconic landmark for Cuban immigrants, the Freedom Tower.

/ June 22, 2018


Meet Havana’s Acapulco Skateboarding Team

Teenagers in Havana and other Cuban cities have created skater communities as a way to express themselves.

/ September 3, 2017


Let’s transcend partisan politics on Cuba

Giancarlo Sopo: Our community’s future is inextricably linked to Cuba’s. Don’t let partisan politics undo years of progress.

/ June 16, 2017


Letter from a Cuban-American Millennial: Keep the doors to Cuba open.

Alexa Ferrer: It may be too late for my grandparents to reconnect, but the window has just opened for my generation.

/ June 15, 2017


Is Miami ready for a film about Elián? Because it’s here.

Five-year-old Elián’s fate tore Miami apart in 2000. In 2017, a documentary forcing us to remember.

/ June 1, 2017


Church hits the road in this Cuban cycling club

The Parochial Cycling Club, based in a small town in central Cuba, takes its members out on the road to bring them closer to their faith.

/ March 15, 2017


Seven steps to making your Cuba trip finally happen

Sure you can buy a ticket to Cuba now, but the whole thing is still SUPER confusing. We broke it down.

/ February 27, 2017