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Old 03-07-2008, 01:22 PM
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ok i know how us puerto ricans in ny are like the bronx arent so good but how is miamis cuban neibhhoods... are they all safe and good to live in... i amthinking about this. how safe are they.

Old 03-07-2008, 01:38 PM
Location: Jacksonville,Florida
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I am a caucasian male who spent a night in the heart of Little Havana and found it to be a safe area that was back in 1989. I even went across the street to a restaurant for a bite to eat. Little Havana is a city suburb within the City limits of Miami that has made a lot of improvements to the area,they have torn down a lot of old dwellings and businesses to pave way for new low-rise and mid-rise condominiums. In 2011 there will be a new baseball stadium superseding the old Orange Bowl site.
Hialeah is another predominantly Cuban area which is mostly blue-collar industrial. I also spent a night in that area and found it to be safe,it was a hotel I believe on Okeechobee road ,not the best hotel in the world but liveable.They have some nice neighborhoods such as Hialeah Gardens and Palm Springs and the city has made a lot of improvements to its streets and sidewalks.

The Cuban neighborhoods are close-knit communities as they are very hard working people and tend to look after each other.

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Old 03-07-2008, 04:48 PM
Location: Miami
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The Cuban neighborhoods tend to be safe. As Noland123 said, Little Havana is safe, and Cubans don't tend to discriminate nor tend to be a crime-ridden community.
Old 03-08-2008, 06:36 AM
Location: Way up high
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Cubans don't discriminate?? Who are you kidding? They can't stand Puerto Ricans!!
Old 03-08-2008, 07:12 AM
Location: Heartland Florida
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Cuban neighborhoods are relatively safe from crime because so many are armed. During the riots of the 80's none of the people north of the river DARED enter little havana. Cubans do not commit street crimes like some other people, and tend to have a nosy abuella to look out for suspicious people. The crimes they did commit were usually in the county building or in the drug trade. Your risk of being a victim of crime in a Cuban neighborhood is lower than many others. The only drawback is that working-class Cuban neighborhoods tend to be noisy, and unattractive. Anyone telling you that they are unsafe is just spreading hype.
Old 03-08-2008, 10:45 AM
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I have Cuban friends up here in West Palm Beach and whenever I attend a party or celebration of whatever they treat me like family. I'd imagine theft and robbery are the worst problems in most Cuban communities, but no, they're not nearly as dangerous as the bad Puerto Rican cities in New York (or even in Haverhill/West Palm Beach areas).

And for a city it's size, Hialeah is actually not considered dangerous. I mean, you wouldn't keep your door unlocked at night and you should be aware of what you're doing, but overall it's not crime-ridden.

However, if you're Puerto Rican you might want to consider moving to West Palm Beach. There's more of them here.
Old 03-08-2008, 04:40 PM
Location: On the beach, miami beach!
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The cubans I've gotten to know since I've been there for 3 weeks seemed very plesant, hardworking and nonviolent. After i was schooled on what its like living in cuba, its no wonder the people are happy to be here and takes boats over!
Old 03-08-2008, 10:21 PM
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Originally Posted by himain View Post
Cubans don't discriminate?? Who are you kidding? They can't stand Puerto Ricans!!
I am Pueto Rican and I never had a problem with Cuban people. However, I am americanized and not a ghetto wannabe.
Old 03-09-2008, 08:54 AM
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Cubans are fine as long as you are white or Cuban. The End.
Old 03-09-2008, 09:16 AM
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arent most of the cubans that live in the US just the white middle - upper class cubans who escaped cuba because they did not want to live under communism.

I could imagine them being racist because there is a caste system in Latin american and communism would have placed them equal to everyone else hence the reason they left.

Not that I actually would know for sure since I have never met a cuban

Its funny because everyone keeps telling me that Union City NJ was all cuban once, and I grew up not too far from there, and have yet to meet a single cuban

Was the cuban crime wave for real? Was Scarface based on a true story?
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