! ; ! . Additional cargo carriers serving Miami The government of the City of Miami uses the mayor-commissioner type of system the city commission consists of five commissioners that are elected from single member districts the city commission constitutes the governing body with powers to pass ordinances adopt regulations and exercise all powers conferred upon the city in the city charter the mayor is elected at large and appoints a city manager the City of Miami is governed by Mayor Francis X Suarez and 5 city commissioners that oversee the five districts in the city the commission's regular meetings are held at Miami City Hall which is located at 3500 Pan American Drive on Dinner Key in the neighborhood of Coconut Grove. The county also includes portions of two national parks to the west it extends into the Everglades National Park and is populated only by a Miccosukee tribal village East of the mainland in Biscayne Bay is Biscayne National Park and the Biscayne Bay Aquatic Preserves.
. ! Lake Park National Airlines 5 Miami Children's Hospital 3,500 LATAM Cargo Mexico Guadalajara Los Angeles Mexico City Christopher Columbus reached the Americas in 1492 under Spanish flag Six years later Vasco da Gama reached India under Portuguese flag by navigating south around the Cape of Good Hope thus proving that the Atlantic and Indian Oceans are connected in 1500 in his voyage to India following Vasco da Gama Pedro Alvares Cabral reached Brazil taken by the currents of the South Atlantic Gyre Following these explorations Spain and Portugal quickly conquered and colonized large territories in the New World and forced the Amerindian population into slavery in order to explore the vast quantities of silver and gold they found Spain and Portugal monopolized this trade in order to keep other European nations out but conflicting interests nevertheless led to a series of Spanish-Portuguese wars a peace treaty mediated by the Pope divided the conquered territories into Spanish and Portuguese sectors while keeping other colonial powers away England France and the Dutch Republic enviously watched the Spanish and Portuguese wealth grow and allied themselves with pirates such as Henry Mainwaring and Alexandre Exquemelin They could explore the convoys leaving the Americas because prevailing winds and currents made the transport of heavy metals slow and predictable. 5 Notes This section does not cite any sources Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources Unsourced material may be challenged and removed (July 2019) (Learn how and when to remove this template message), Miami Florida Business directory, Belle Glade Camp By the early 1940s Miami was still recovering from the Great Depression when World War II started Though many of the cities in Florida were heavily affected by the war and went into financial ruin Miami remained relatively unaffected Early in the war German U-boats attacked several American ships including the Portero del Llano which was attacked and sunk within sight of Miami Beach in May 1942 to defend against the U-boats Miami was placed in two military districts the Eastern Defense Command and the Seventh Naval District.