The Miami Ethnic Archipelago
It's an exurb of New York and a suburb of Havana. It's the only place in the United States where one must look north to find The South. It's a city which contains more nationalities that the average American has never heard of than most other major American cities. It's an archipelago of ethnic groups representing islands from Manhattan to Aruba, from Cuba to Trinidad. It's an archipelago of ethnic groups from the urban island of Mexico City to the urban island of Panama City, from the urban island of Caracas to the urban island of Valparaiso. And, as in other American cities, Asians are a growing minority.