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2000 Stories by Lissette Corsa

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  • An American Dream Expires

    published December 21, 2000

    On his sixth birthday this past September, Jamie Maitre was surrounded by a handful of strangers. Two adolescent girls and a rambunctious toddler... More >>

  • From Cuba with Questions

    published December 7, 2000

    The box of 25 Cohiba Esplendidos was presented to me as a gift. A distant relative from Pinar del Río, Cuba's mountainous western... More >>

  • Home Is Where the Hurt Is

    published October 26, 2000

    Imagine being 80 years old, frail, in need of almost daily care. Imagine you have little money and no family willing to take you in. Chances are... More >>

  • Instantly Illegal, Part 2

    published September 21, 2000

    At a hearing last week, the City of Miami's code-enforcement board reached a unanimous decision regarding Lambda Passages, the seventeen-year-old... More >>

  • Instantly Illegal

    published September 14, 2000

    In June 1998 John Drew purchased Lambda Passages, secure in the knowledge he had made a good business investment. After all, the gay and lesbian... More >>

  • A Whack at PWAC

    published August 24, 2000

    There are paperback books, LP records, baskets, computer keyboards, and even a vintage Polaroid camera for sale at the People With AIDS Coalition... More >>

  • Nightmare on Ocean Drive

    published August 10, 2000

    At Level nightclub in South Beach on a Thursday night in late June, models pranced down the blood-red runway wearing sheer, hip-hugging sarongs... More >>

  • His Sister's Keeper

    published July 27, 2000

    Darrin McGillis doesn't believe his sister committed suicide. On a warm afternoon in January, his eyes beginning to tear, he expresses his... More >>

  • Statuetory Rape

    published July 6, 2000

    From a distance Flagler Memorial Monument appears pristine against the backdrop of a cerulean sky. Looking northward from the MacArthur Causeway... More >>

  • A Life in Transit

    published June 8, 2000

    It's 3:00 p.m. on a weekday, peak passenger time, and Elucien Cheridor is driving Miami Mini Bus number 29 with about $60 in singles stuffed... More >>

  • In Prison and Online

    published May 18, 2000

    In 1997 Maria Yopp-Mathias whacked a man named Luther Clark in the head with a wooden stick. Clark, she claimed, had stolen from her. She later... More >>

  • Orphans of the State

    published March 30, 2000

    If fate had been kinder, or if people in state agencies had done their jobs, perhaps nineteen-year-old Kyle would not have done time in a state... More >>

  • Border Wars

    published March 30, 2000

    The way Lisa Willoughby tells it, her boss Jack Garofano crossed the line on a February morning in 1998. After the two discussed some personnel... More >>

  • Elian Goes Global

    published February 10, 2000

    Thanks to the Elian Gonzalez saga, things in las dos Havanas are becoming surreal. In Little Havana reporters spend hours waiting for a... More >>

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    Wages of Welfare War

    published January 20, 2000

    On a warm Friday morning in mid-December, the local Work and Gain Economic Self-Sufficiency (WAGES) coalition held its monthly meeting at... More >>

  • A Family Portrait

    published January 20, 2000

    The scene outside Elian Gonzalez's Little Havana home was rather subdued this past Saturday afternoon. A few network news crews and photographers... More >>

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