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In Tampa Marco Rubio defends his characterization of parents' flight from Cuba listen

10/27/11 Josh Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Florida Republican Senator Marco Rubio made his first official trip to the Tampa Bay Area today. The purpose of his visit was to field questions from the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce about policy in Washington D.C., but he came under fire for the ongoing scandal surrounding inconsistencies in his life story.

The second sentence of Marco Rubio’s biography posted on...

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Tampa City Council votes to write letter to Cuba's ambassador listen

09/22/11 Josh Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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This month Tampa International Airport resumed direct flights to Cuba. The temporary chair of City Council, Mary Mulhern was one of the first members of Tampa’s government to visit the country. The Council voted yesterday to send a letter to the Cuban ambassador expressing Tampa’s desire to interact more with the Caribbean country.

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Direct travel between Tampa and Havana to take flight listen

09/07/11 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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The first flight to Cuba from Tampa in 50 years will take place Thursday. Interested travelers gathered at the Cuban American Club in Ybor City Tuesday night to celebrate and get information from service providers about upcoming flights.

Cuban-Americans will have an easier time visiting family thanks to inaugural flights traveling between Tampa and Havana. U.S. Representative Kathy Castor said it’s been too long since there was an ease in travel between the two countries.

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Hispanic Republicans outnumbered in Florida listen

05/09/08 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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For the first time on record, Hispanic Democrats in Florida now outnumber Hispanic Republicans, according to the Miami Herald.

Today, WMNF spoke about this landmark with the Communications Director for the Florida Democratic Party, Mark Bubriski.

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