[freedomtowernight_edited.jpg] 26th Parallel: State of Havami (UPDATED)

Sunday, August 06, 2006

State of Havami (UPDATED)

Photo courtesy of Cuaderno de Cuba

You just have to laugh at this picture. Forget about the fact that it will never happen, nor do we want it to happen. Let's just take this moment to find the humor in this.

First, the guy looks dead serious. Perhaps he would run for governor of the Miami province.

Second, and what really made me laugh, is the attention to detail. If you look very closely, it appears that our future governor included the southern half of Broward County in Havami.

Imagine the reaction from Broward folks. It's almost worth the effort to annex Cuba, isn't it?!

H/T: El Confeti

UPDATE 8/7/06: Palm Beach Post reporter Liz Balmaseda has this to say about Havami:

Havami stretches from Cuba into South Florida. You think it must be a joke, but then the owners show you their proposal to Congress for the annexation of Cuba.

"I mean, how do you go back to Cuba now?" says Cuban-born, New York-raised owner Jackie Sarracino, 41, whose husband Maximo, 45, came up with the Havami idea.

Here's their reasoning:

You realize they're dead serious. They want to bring back the Platt Amendment. Cubans, they insist, are simply too corruptible for sovereignty.

"We believe the Anglo laws are the only ones that can bring order to Cuba," she says. "We don't believe we are as effective at governing ourselves."


Read the rest of Balmaseda's article here.

H/T: Rick


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm a Cuban-American living in Broward County, a long with the majority of my relatives (some Cuban family members spread as far north as West Palm Beach!). It's not true to think the moment you cross north of the Miami-Dade border you might as well be in Georgia. We have our Cuban population, We just tend to blend in with the wealthier Jews.

3:17 AM, August 07, 2006  
Blogger Robert said...


Believe it or not, it's not a lot different in parts of Miami-Dade, especially the wealthier areas where there's a mix of WASPs, Jews, Cubans and other Latin Americans.

The solid Cuban communities are fewer today than 20-30 years ago.

9:24 AM, August 07, 2006  
Anonymous Jackie Sarracino said...

Hi! The gentleman in the photo is not Maximo Sarracino the creator of Havami. Havami's blog is under construction and will be up soon. If you have any questions or coments please e mail us at havami@bellsouth.net
Thank You,
Jackie Sarracino

10:36 PM, August 23, 2006  
Blogger Robert said...


Sorry about that! I assumed incorrectly based on the article in the Palm Beach Post.

That's what happens when you assume.

6:20 PM, August 24, 2006  
Blogger Armando said...

I was born in Cuba but have been in the US for a while. Most people in Cuba are pro-american to the core.

I would support this idea with some changes.

1- I dont think any Cuban or Cuban-American would support changing the name of Cuba.

2- No need to take Monroe and Miami-Dade from Florida.

3- Cuba state #51. Fourteen current provinces would become counties. Federal representation: two federal senators and 16 house of representatives (11 million/690 000 per district) both Cuban born or Cuban Americans. State senate, house of representative and governor (Governor must be Cuban born for at least 100 years)

4- Spanish as national language but mandatory bilingual education.

This is honestly the brightest future for Cuba, a great country with great people and a disastrous political history.

What do you guys think?

9:08 PM, April 24, 2007  

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