Miami's Little Havana Serves Up A Dose Of Nostalgia

Once a refuge for Cuban exiles rekindling the tastes and sounds of a lost homeland, today Miami's Little Havana is a mosaic of cultures and a popular tourist destination.

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    This April 30, 2014 photo shows Pedro Bello sits outside his Cuba Tobacco Cigar Factory on Calle Ocho (Eighth Street) in Miami's Little Havana. Once a refuge for Cuban exiles rekindling the tastes and sounds a lost home, today Miamis Little Havana is a mosaic of cultures and a popular tourist destination. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)
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    This April 30, 2014 photo shows Jorge Gonzalez, from Mexico City, standing in a cutout figure, as he tours Calle Ocho (Eighth Street) in Miami's Little Havana. Once a refuge for Cuban exiles rekindling the tastes and sounds a lost home, today Miamis Little Havana is a mosaic of cultures and a popular tourist destination. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)
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    This May 2, 2014 photo shows men playing dominoes on Calle Ocho (Eighth Street) in Miami's Little Havana. Once a refuge for Cuban exiles rekindling the tastes and sounds a lost home, today Miamis Little Havana is a mosaic of cultures and a popular tourist destination. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)
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    This May 1, 2014 photo shows a tourist inspecting one of the painted rooster art installations along Calle Ocho (Eighth Street) in Miami's Little Havana. Once a refuge for Cuban exiles rekindling the tastes and sounds a lost home, today Miamis Little Havana is a mosaic of cultures and a popular tourist destination. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)
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    This May 1, 2014 photo shows a caricature of CubanAmerican recording artist Pitbull on the side of the side of building along Calle Ocho (Eighth Street) in Miami's Little Havana. Once a refuge for Cuban exiles rekindling the tastes and sounds a lost home, today Miamis Little Havana is a mosaic of cultures and a popular tourist destination. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)
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    This May 1, 2014 photo shows a large mural on the side of an apartment building along Calle Ocho (Eighth Street) in Miami's Little Havana. Once a refuge for Cuban exiles rekindling the tastes and sounds a lost home, today Miamis Little Havana is a mosaic of cultures and a popular tourist destination. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)
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    This May 1, 2014 photo shows a sign welcoming tourists to the Maxoly gift shop on Calle Ocho (Eighth Street) in Miami's Little Havana. Once a refuge for Cuban exiles rekindling the tastes and sounds a lost home, today Miamis Little Havana is a mosaic of cultures and a popular tourist destination. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)
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    This April 30, 2014 photo shows souvenirs displayed in a gift shop on "Calle Ocho" (Eighth Street) in MIami's Little Havana. Once a refuge for Cuban exiles rekindling the tastes and sounds a lost home, today Miamis Little Havana is a mosaic of cultures and a popular tourist destination. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)
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    This May 2, 2014 photo shows a man sitting on a bench on Calle Ocho (Eighth Street) bench in front of the Los Pinarenos Fruteria in Miami's Little Havana. Once a refuge for Cuban exiles rekindling the tastes and sounds a lost home, today Miamis Little Havana is a mosaic of cultures and a popular tourist destination. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)
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    This May 2, 2014 photo shows men playing dominoes on Calle Ocho (Eighth Street) in Miami's Little Havana. Once a refuge for Cuban exiles rekindling the tastes and sounds a lost home, today Miamis Little Havana is a mosaic of cultures and a popular tourist destination. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)
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    This May 2, 2014 photo shows men playing dominoes on Calle Ocho (Eighth Street) in Miami's Little Havana. Once a refuge for Cuban exiles rekindling the tastes and sounds a lost home, today Miamis Little Havana is a mosaic of cultures and a popular tourist destination. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)
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