Local Activists Host "Carnaval to Unmask Carnival" Cruise Lines UPDATED

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South Florida activist group 1Miami is hosting a gathering this weekend in Hialeah and Little Haiti to bring Carnival Cruise Lines to the public's attention. They say Carnival is figuratively "sinking Miami."

While most associate the cruise line with family memories, bad sunburns, and tanning oil, 1Miami faults it for skirting U.S. labor and tax laws, and offering low wages and benefits.

A press release reads, "The carnavals will commence this weekend in Hialeah and Little Haiti. The goal is to bring Miami's communities together, not just for a good time, but to expose the company." What better way than to do it with a block party?

1Miami director of communications Jose Suarez said, "It's time the 90 percent make the one percent accountable."

Tracy Jackson, a 1Miami member who plans on attending the carnaval in Little Haiti, said, "Very few people would view Carnival Cruise Lines or its CEO, Micky Arison, in a negative light. Most people know him as the Miami Heat's owner who brought LeBron James. What they don't know is how little Carnival pays in taxes."

"We're supposedly one of the greatest countries in the world," said Suarez, "and with all the diversity and wealth in Miami, it's immoral not to pay their fair share."

Added Suarez, "I wouldn't call them a good neighbor."

In any case, you can decipher for yourself whether you agree or disagree with 1Miami at Little Haiti Park (6301 NE 2nd Avenue) Sunday, March 25 at 2:30p.m. The carnavals will be held this weekend and again on March 31 in Little Havana.

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This is ridiculous.  You also use a picture for your article that looks like it's from 1980.

Deport them all
Deport them all

Haitians just want to steal from white people, take advantage of the US welfare system or chop down trees.

Sleazy Haitians
Sleazy Haitians

Haitians have been leaving Miami for 15 years. They go to N. Miami, Broward County, Kendall and some get deported because they are here illegally or they committed crimes or both.

Gambling is just a way to take money from poor people and divert it to billionaires.

Neil's ghost
Neil's ghost

About time that Micky Arisonofabitch gets exposed. Millions of US dollars get funneled to third world countries bypassing our tax laws. All from his high seas gaming. The same kind of gaming little Micky doesn't want us landlubbers here Miami to have access to. Douche bag.

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