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Resentment is growing among English-speaking Americans in Miami. The "Magic City" today is an international metropolis with a heavy dash of Latin flavor brought in by Cuban refugees. But some residents think the move to English-Spanish bilingualism has gone too far.

Now a petition is expected to be on the ballot in November on the issue. It would force Dade County to halt bilingual government publications and services.

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Presently the country is 45 percent Anglo, 45 hispanic, 15 percent black. There may be more Hispanics than anyone else within five years. Anglos complain they have trouble getting jobs -- or even being served in some restaurants -- without speaking Spanish.

"This is still the United States of America, where English is the language," says Marion Plunske, a key supporter of the petition.

However, aides to Miami's Puerto Rican mayor, Maurice Ferre, worry that the petition is "divisive" and could damage Miami's business ties to Latin America.m

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