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Mango Mambo and Murder

by Cynthia Chow


As much as Miriam Quiñones-Smith loved living with her family in New York, the struggle to raise a son on the salaries of two academics was enough to lure them back to her home city of Miami. It would not have been her first choice to live so near her in-laws in Coral Shores, which may be geographically close to her Hialeah but is economically — and ethnically — a world away. It’s especially stressful since her own parents have just left for the Dominican Republic to pursue their own opportunities, leaving the Cuban-American feeling more alone than ever.

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