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Vice of Miami During the 80’s

Pedro Medina León discusses the Rise and Fall of The Magic City: Cocaine Cowboys, Mutiny Hotel, Los Muchachos Corp, El Mariel, Miami Riots and Miami Vice. Hosted by the Circle of Friends, sponsored by Florida Humanities Council.

When to
Where Cotilla Gallery

5:30 p.m. Pre-Event Welcome Reception, Room 2053
$20 for non-members


2nd Floor Cotilla Gallery

Book Sale & Signing – Books available in English and Spanish

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It was the first half of the 1980s and Miami was the city with the highest murder rate in the United States, the center of operations of the drug cartels and was populated by immigrants from the lowest social strata in Latin America. It was no longer the peaceful old-age spa or the tourist destination of many: people preferred to vacation in the Bahamas or other Caribbean islands.

On September 28, 1984, Miami Vice debuted on the small screens, the series that sooner or later reinvented the city and saved it from continuing to fall under. Discover how Miami Vice defined the style of the city.

“Funding for this program was provided through a grant from the Florida Humanities Council with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the Florida Humanities Council or the National Endowment for the Humanities.”

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