It used to be called 'God's Waiting Room' because of the many octogenarians eking out their last moments by the pool. Today the old folks mingle with fashion designers, bikini models and Cuban émigrés, and the city that once had the highest murder rate in the US attracts millions of tourists.
The Miami culture is very dynamic and has a heavy Latin influence. Immigrants can be found from Cuba, Haiti and Puerto Rico, among other Latin American countries. In fact, 58 percent of the people living in Miami city in 2003 were foreign born. It is not uncommon to walk down any street in the ci...
For a relatively relaxed and permissive city, Miami is not as gay-friendly as some of its neighbouring states. For example, new Hampshire and Massachusetts both offer civil ceremonies and/or gay marriages. Florida, has not yet accepted this but it the attitude on the street is general...
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