And the dream came true!!!

Great dreams have been the corner stone to great cities. Here we reflect the success of the dreams of late Mayor Maurice Ferre to make Miami a modern technological mecca and capital of the Americas. As Miami mourns the loss of Maurice Ferre his family and friends count his blessings that he generously sprinkled in the city that elicited his greatest love. His legacy while diverse, had a single focus: the establishment of the first truly multicultural and global community in the Western Hemisphere. Maurice Ferre continued to serve long after he was mayor of Miami because he believed the best was yet to come “Miami is like a butterfly or a caterpillar, goes from one form to another. It’s transformed many times. It’s an ongoing transformation that occurs every quarter century”. And to oversee this new transformation he entered a new dimension where he can inspire his fellow citizens to continue transforming the dream.
Beatrice E. Rangel

And the dream came true!!!

Beatrice E. Rangel

Great dreams have been the corner stone to great cities. Paris or Lutetia emerged from the dream of freedom by the Gauls that for years resisted Roman domination. The promise of trade built the pillars of New York city which was the very first capital of the US. Miami the modern, global and thriving city that is Gateway to the Americas was dreamed by one of the most innovative leaders of the Hispanic community. Maurice Ferre
As Miami mourns the loss of Maurice Ferre his family and friends count his blessings that he generously sprinkled in the city that elicited his greatest love. And his love for the city is visible in the infrastructure built under his successive mayoral mandates. It is also palpable in the channels he opened to the city to communicate with the rest of the country and the world. Finally, you can also see it in his quest to attract to the city the most varied talent. And the love shower worked the miracle of turning Miami from a lazy retiree destination where there was nothing but beaches and shops into a thriving trade hub that brought together the Western Hemisphere. We can thus be grateful for having had the opportunity to meet and to learn from Maurice Ferre.
His legacy while diverse had a single focus: the establishment of the first truly multicultural and global community in the Western Hemisphere. This was achieved through careful infrastructure development planning, replication of cultural trends that attracted brain power into the city and promotion of higher education institutions. Philanthropy also played a role in the development of Miami. From the support to the Pedro Pan operation that brought over 10,000 children escaping totalitarian Cuba to the US to the continuing support to the Arts and fine entertainment Ferre’s contribution aimed at promoting innovation and change in the city of the Big Water as the Calusas named it .
Maurice Ferre continued to serve long after he was mayor of Miami because he believed the best was yet to come “Miami is like a butterfly or a caterpillar, goes from one form to another. It’s transformed many times. It’s an ongoing transformation that occurs every quarter century” The latest was brought to life through his efforts. Surely Miami’s current personality is evolving into a technology focused cocoon. And to Maurice this new incarnation could displace Silicon Valley as innovation hub for the Americas. And to oversee this new transformation he entered a new dimension where he can inspire his fellow citizens to continue transforming the dream.

Published by LAHT.com on Monday, April 23th, 2019

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Beatrice Rangel is President & CEO of the AMLA Consulting Group, which provides growth and partnership opportunities in US and Hispanic markets. AMLA identifies the best potential partner for businesses which are eager to exploit the growing buying power of the US Hispanic market and for US Corporations seeking to find investment partners in Latin America. Previously, she was Chief of Staff for Venezuela President Carlos Andres Perez as well as Chief Strategist for the Cisneros Group of Companies.For her work throughout Latin America, Rangel has been honored with the Order of Merit of May from Argentina, the Condor of the Andes Order from Bolivia, the Bernardo O’Higgins Order by Chile, the Order of Boyaca from Colombia, and the National Order of Jose Matías Delgado from El Salvador.