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April 15, 2010

Obama's Florida trip and fundraiser with Gloria Estefan irks some Cuban Americans

In Florida to defend his plans for NASA, President Barack Obama will be in Miami tonight for two fundraisers -- including a cocktail reception at Gloria and Emilio Estefan's home -- an event that has irked some in the Cuban-American community.

The visit is expected to raise some $2.5 million for the Democratic National Committee. But tempers are flaring in some quarters.

"The Estefans may have broken more than a rule when they decided to host a cocktail reception for the president during his visit to South Florida on Thursday,"writes Herald columnist Jackie Bueno Sousa. "Estefan, along with husband Emilio, also broke a bond that had united them with Miami's Cuban community, whose members largely oppose the president's agenda."

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bonncaruso

sounds like sour grapes to me. Hispanics in FL went overwhelmingly for Obama in 2008. So, this is a non-story.

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