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February 27, 1995 | JULIO MORAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Himilce Novas is a walking contradiction of Latino stereotypes, particularly those of Cuban Americans: Latinos have big families? Novas is an only child--and both her parents were, too. Latinos marry young and start having babies immediately? Novas, in her mid-40s, has never married and has no children. Cuban exiles flock to Miami? After leaving the island in 1960, she and her parents settled in New York. And whether Fidel Castro is ever overthrown, she has no desire to live in Cuba again.
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February 27, 1995 | JULIO MORAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Himilce Novas is a walking contradiction of Latino stereotypes, particularly those of Cuban Americans: Latinos have big families? Novas is an only child--and both her parents were, too. Latinos marry young and start having babies immediately? Novas, in her mid-40s, has never married and has no children. Cuban exiles flock to Miami? After leaving the island in 1960, she and her parents settled in New York. And whether Fidel Castro is ever overthrown, she has no desire to live in Cuba again.
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