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November 24, 2006

Miami Herald Building Evacuated After Editorial Cartoonist Claims To Have Gun

The Miami Herald Building was evacuated by police earlier today after editorial cartoonist Jose Varela of El Nuevo Herald walked into his newsroom this morning, with an item many thought was a gun, and barricaded himself in his editor's office. El Nuevo Herald is a Spanish-language newspaper located on the sixth floor of the Miami Herald Building.

The exact nature of Varela's effort to "take over" the newspaper are unknown, although it's believe that Varela objected to the newspaper's coverage of Cuban exiles.
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