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Five times people gathered at Versailles to do more than sip cafecito

There’s a sign towering over Calle Ocho boasting “the world’s most famous Cuban restaurant.” That sign is probably right.

By now, it’s tradition for politicians to have a cafecito in 90-degree weather while vying for the Cuban American vote. You’ve seen it as the backdrop of protests of Cuban relations policy, the parties after Miami Heat championships and the celebration of the death of Cuban dictator Fidel Castro.
In Miami, Versailles is more than a place to talk politics over a plate of rice and beans. It has been the place for people to gather during important moments in local history since it opened in 1971.
As the 2020 campaign season kicks off, Democratic presidential candidates in town for the first round of debates have been flocking to the Homestead migrant child facility. Meanwhile, Republicans made their presence known with RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel talking to reporters and customers about socialism at Versailles’ ventanita — where she ordered a lemonade.

Here are five times Miami mobilized to Calle Ocho’s restaurant turned hotspot.

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Source: Miami Herald
 

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