Politics & Government

Historic Sotomayor appointment prompts celebration


The scene on Thursday afternoon was fitting for the historic occasion: A group of Colombians, Nicaraguans and Cubans meeting at a Peruvian restaurant in Miami to toast a Puerto Rican woman's ascent to the highest court in the land.

"We did it!" shouted Nubia Rodriguez over the cheers of a dozen others who celebrated the Senate confirmation of federal appellate court judge Sonia Sotomayor to a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court.

The diversity of Latinos at the Sabor a Peru restaurant on Biscayne Boulevard illustrates the pride Sotomayor's appointment represented to not just Puerto Ricans but to the nation's 45 million Hispanics.

And it's the story of her life that resonates with many Hispanics, who identify with her humble upbringing and cheer her success.

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