On the main stage of the Colombian Independence Day Festival last month at Tamiami Park, Juan Carlos Zapata mouthed the words to the Andean country's national anthem. Then he followed with “The Star-Spangled Banner.” With his hand over his heart, the trim, fresh-faced 33-year-old looked like an earnest schoolboy -- neatly cropped hair, crisp blue polo shirt, and sharply creased khaki pants. Beside him were Hernando Torres, the Colombian vice consul; Henry Givens, a member of the Miami-Dade Community Relations Board; and Florida Rep. Rudy Garcia. As each man made a short statement, Zapata kept looking over his shoulder. Perhaps county commissioner Miguel Diaz de la Portilla or U.S. Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart would show u... More >>>