Miami-Dade mayor steps in to keep 82-year-old former Cuban political prisoner from being evicted

MIAMI – Tuesday was the deadline for a South Florida senior citizen fighting to stay in her home.

A judge refused to issue a stay for an eviction order, but Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava stepped in at the last minute.

“Almost a certainty that Ana was going to be thrown out on the street,” said attorney David Winker. “We were making contingency plans on where she was going to go this morning.”

Levine Cava told officers to stand down, the third time she has done so to ensure 83-year-old Ana Rodriguez can remain in her home.

Attorneys quickly got to work drafting a last-ditch motion for the Florida Supreme Court after a prior motion was denied in the third district court of appeals.

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