Roberto José Suarez y de Cardenas, Journalist and Editor

May 5, 1928 is the birthday of Roberto José Suarez y de Cardenas, a distinguished journalist, editor, and publisher.   He was the publisher of El Nuevo Herald, the Spanish language newspaper published by the Miami Herald. Cardenas was born in Havana, Cuba, and in his youth he played basketball with Fidel Castro.  He became disillusioned with the Cuban Revolution, and eventually settled with his family in the US.  His first job with the Miami Herald was as a part-time mailroom clerk.  Under his leadership, the struggling El Nuevo Herald grew to be one of the most successful Spanish language newspapers in the US.  (Photo Jeep Hunter/MCT, via Miami Herald)

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