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Welcome to Little Haiti in Miami

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Welcome to Little Haiti in Miami

This section of Miami called Little Haiti neighborhood received its unofficial name in the late 1970s and early 1980s. This is following the large increase of the Haitian immigrants who came to the United States due to political crisis in their nation. Now an effort is being made to officially rename the area "Little Haiti" from the historic neighborhoods it largely absorbed over the years.

However there are resistances from many who want to keep the old name Lemon City. Marleine Bastien, executive director of Haitian Women of Miami and Gepsie Metellus, executive director of the Haitian community center Sant La are in support of that move

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