BBC: How Miami Became The Capital Of Affluent Latin America

In the past few decades, Miami transformed from a sleepy Southern resort into the capital of affluent Latin America by attracting the wealthy and educated from Latin America.

The allure of Miami is likely to continue for the foreseeable future, according to the BBC.

BBC: How Miami Became The Capital Of Affluent Latin America

 

 

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Anonymous
5 years ago

I’m glad it did and this is only the beginning.

Anonymous
5 years ago

The line: “Cubans no longer flee to Miami in the same way as they did in the 1950s ” is categorically false. Just a day or two ago a wooden makeship boat washed up on shore. It occurs every month or so, not like the high point of the mid 90’s but it happens..a lot.

Anonymous
5 years ago

Where did they get the 2.5 million metro population from? That’s just Dade county. And depending on how exactly they’re defining the Miami area, it’s most definitely not 70% Hispanic

Anonymous
5 years ago

Also “sleepy southern town” hasn’t described Miami in over a century, arguably ever. It’s frankly offensive that they push this narrative.

Anonymous
5 years ago

It’s called journalism. Calling Miami “the capital of affluent Latin America” like it’s under some form of extraterritoriality is frankly as offensive.

Fred
5 years ago

Lazy article. Miami is one of the poorest cities in the country and the vast majority of the immigrants here are not wealthy. For every house being bought in Brickell or Doral, there’s a 10 apartments being rented in Alappattah or Little Havana.

Also the author measured only Dade County and not the rest of the Metro area because he would lose that 70% speak Spanish statistic. If you add in Broward and Palm Beach, that number drops significantly and the article makes less sense even though we all know the wealthy Latin Americans buy properties in those counties as well.