Most Cubans of Chinese descent immigrated to the Caribbean as farm laborers. The fellow in this school mural — one of four, each depicting a stereotypical scene from the island nation — has taken up a second job. Though his attire is a caricature, the wrappers for his wares are authentically old-school and can still be seen today, albeit rarely. "Maní" is Spanish for "peanut," which, when served in paper cones, has almost certainly been ground and sweetened. Cuban-Chinese for dessert, anyone?
Mural of a peanut-sweets vendor
Outside a Lincoln-Marti school
970 West Flagler St. (N.W. 9th-N.W. 10th Aves.), Miami
(From an autumn 2012 visit)