Election Spurs Yard Signs Feud 1 comment   Recently updated !

The lawns in my neighborhood have sprouted about seven Hillary Clinton yard signs. Is it a harbinger of things to come on November 8? Is it an I-dare-you-put-up-a-Trump-sign moment? Is it a stand-your-ground event stating “Enough!” Is it a not-so-secret symbol of Democrat solidarity? The political pendulum in my voting precinct swings […]



Faux Outrage Over Trump

It was 20 years ago that former senator and GOP presidential candidate Bob Dole asked, “Where’s the outrage? When will the voters start to focus?” during his campaign against Bill Clinton, then running for a second term. (And that was before Monica Lewinsky.) Today the public has turned the tables, asking […]

Poll: 84 Percent of Puerto Ricans Plan to Vote

A new poll of Puerto Ricans in Florida indicates that 84 percent plan to vote in the upcoming November elections, while 14 percent said they would probably vote. Just 2 percent said they would not go to the polls, according to the 504 Puerto Ricans surveyed by the Center for American Progress Action […]



Chasing the Puerto Rican Voter

With barely a week to go until Florida voter registration closes on October 11, a number of  groups are chasing Puerto Rican voters in hopes of impacting the November elections. The state’s 1 million Puerto Ricans are a tempting target because they are relative newcomers and they have no obstacle to […]

Elections Race for Puerto Rican Voters

The race to appeal to the hearts and minds of Puerto Rican voters in the 2016 presidential elections is off and running. For months Republican Sen. Marco Rubio has wooed Puerto Ricans in Central Florida, among whom he is not that popular (see previous stories in Orlando Latino). This week his re-election campaign launched […]



Miss Universo vs. Donald Trump

The world may have long forgotten Alicia Machado, but the Latinoverse knows exactly who she is. !Miss Universo! Miss Universo is serious stuff. It’s a hotly coveted title among Spanish-speaking countries, particularly Venezuela and Puerto Rico, which have won the most crowns. The Latinoverse stops when Miss Universo comes to the boob tube. Ask any Hispanic. Por fa. The Latinoverse remembers all […]

Debate: Clinton – 1, Trump – 0

  It’s pretty clear who won the first presidential debate: Hillary Clinton. She’s likely to get a bump in the polls for her substantive performance. Donald Trump, meanwhile, started off calm – he even looked a bit tranquilized – then became unhinged. As soon as he started gesticulating with his […]



Marco Rubio Courts Puerto Rican Voters 2 comments

Republican Sen. Marco Rubio is paying a lot of attention to Puerto Ricans in Central Florida for his re-election campaign. During the August 30 primaries, he held his campaign victory party in Osceola, which is the heart of Central Florida’s significant Puerto Rican community. Rubio has been out front on the […]