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1999 Stories by Lissette Corsa

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  • You Can't Take It with You

    published December 30, 1999

    In late August, after Miami businessman Teo Babun and three anonymous partners founded a company to help Cuban exiles reclaim their former... More >>

  • Her So-Called Life

    published December 9, 1999

    One Sunday night in October, Porsche Williams met with old friends from the Opa-locka neighborhood where she grew up. About twenty teens were... More >>

  • It's Payback Time

    published October 28, 1999

    A lot has changed since the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) embarked on a legal jihad against the City of Miami on behalf of 5000 vagrants... More >>

  • Growing Miss Daisy

    published October 14, 1999

    Keith Moss emerges from the garden of his north Coconut Grove home carrying a hose. "Not many people water their car," he says, while drenching... More >>

  • Cash Cargo

    published October 7, 1999

    In a crowded Stock Island trailer park about 90 miles from her homeland, Juana Maria Chambrot lays on a narrow cot lamenting her losses. "I have... More >>

  • Chop Phooey

    published October 7, 1999

    United Way is in the business of breathing life into communities. It provides child care, keeps families together, and rescues the homeless. But... More >>

  • Stompers of Gompers

    published September 9, 1999

    Key Biscayne is perhaps the most bike-friendly town in South Florida. It's a place where pros show off their carbon fiber Colnagos and... More >>

  • Miami Logic

    published August 26, 1999

    William Vallenilla uses words like funky and artsy to describe his shop on the corner of Biscayne Boulevard and NW 69th Street. The... More >>

  • Striking out on his own

    published July 29, 1999

    On a recent sweltering June afternoon, Rigoberto Betancourt sits outside his uncle's Hialeah home and repeatedly pushes the redial button of a... More >>

  • Quid Pro Whoa

    published July 29, 1999

    History doesn't mean much in Miami. Barely 100 years old, the city has allowed the bulldozing of... More >>

  • Mapped Out

    published July 22, 1999

    In the world of maps Emilio Cueto is sort of the modern-day version of a sixteenth-century conquistador. Only he's not reclaiming the New World... More >>

  • Livin' la Vida Orca

    published July 8, 1999

    On a steamy Thursday at noon, animal-rights activist Howard Garrett prepares to walk into forbidden territory. He holds a camera and hides behind... More >>

  • Three Strikes and It's Out

    published June 24, 1999

    Home-run king Tony Oliva's Minnesota Twins jersey is there. So is the glove that Kansas City Royals great Cookie Rojas used in 1967, when he... More >>

  • Spanish Word Plays

    published June 3, 1999

    In the garden of his home in Lisbon during the Renaissance, a well-to-do elderly man talks to a young girl about life, love, and death. Three... More >>

  • A Miami Miracle

    published May 13, 1999

    Jesus Cantu, an autistic seven-year-old boy, wraps his arms loosely around a marble statue of the Virgin carrying baby Jesus. Then, after circling... More >>

  • Return to Havana

    published May 13, 1999

    The Spanish word is anoranza, the romantic longing that creeps up on many Cuban exiles whenever they begin musing how nothing can compare with the... More >>

  • Is Havana Cola as Good as the Real Thing?

    published April 29, 1999

    It's a bittersweet question for the regulars in Little Havana's Domino Park: Is Havana Cola as good as the real thing? At New Times's... More >>

  • Art to Burn

    published April 8, 1999

    On the night of April 22, 1988, Miami art collector Ramon Cernuda presided over an auction at the now-defunct Cuban Museum of Art and... More >>

  • Definitely Not Kosher

    published April 1, 1999

    Passover, which begins this week, is a celebration of food and faith. The Passover dinner, called the Seder, commemorates the exodus of the Jews... More >>

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