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‘Padrino’ uses martial arts to keep young people off the streets

Bail bondsman Howard Scott “Padrino” Puig runs a non-profit organization teaching mixed martial arts to troubled young people. By Rodolfo Roman Special to The Miami Herald For about two months, Francisco Diaz traveled the streets of Hialeah on a bike, looking for a spot to sleep. Diaz, 22, called the benches and sidewalks home after he was kicked out of ... Read More »

Festival features lessons in many types of dance

Dance enthusiasts can learn congo, rumba, salsa, Afro-modern and other styles at the IFÉ-ILÉ Afro-Cuban Dance Festival on Saturday. By Rodolfo Roman Special to The Miami Herald A piece of Cuban history will be taught and celebrated in South Florida on Saturday. Interested dancers can learn a few Afro-Cuban moves at the 13th Annual IFÉ-ILÉ Afro-Cuban Dance Festival at Little ... Read More »

A taste of India in Sweetwater

A Sweetwater shop near Florida International University offers Indian students a taste of home. By Rodolfo Roman Special to the Herald When Anjan Sampath arrived in the United States from India to study telecommunications at Florida International University, he faced a culture shock — especially when it came to food. Luckily for him, he later got an e-mail from friends ... Read More »