The Two Wings of the Same Bird   Recently updated !






Puerto Rico and Cuba are the two wings of the same bird, wrote Puerto Rican poet Lola Rodríguez de Tió eons ago in a pean to the twin Caribbean islands. We are mirror images of each other except that we are not. Your star is on sangre roja. Ours on cielo azul.  We are cojitditas de mano except […]

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New Reality Begins to Set In 1 comment






A new reality is beginning to set in one week after the presidential election. The country appears to be poised to tear at the seams after a divisive presidential election filled with hateful rhetoric. Here are some ironies and random thoughts. • The same people who rail about John Mica losing his […]


Did Latinos Vote for Donald Trump?






Did Latinos vote for Donald Trump? And by what margin? Pollsters are having a food fight trying to answer that question. Expectations were high that Latinos would vote against Trump in large numbers and this would be a major factor in Hillary Clinton’s supposed victory. Well, high numbers of Hispanics did vote and […]

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It’s Mourning in America






It is mourning in America. The nation woke up to a funeral for what could have been or should have been, a novena for the deceased, a rosario for the living whose souls must flicker on. ‘We should have all lit a candle yesterday,” my mom said, disappointed in the election results. […]


Fresh Faces Win Central Florida Congressional Races






Central Florida will send a number of fresh faces to Congress come January. All are Democrats. They include State Rep. Darren Soto, who will represent Congressional District 9 and is the first Puerto Rican from Florida to head to Congress, a symbol of the growing Puerto Rican electorate. In addition, […]

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Florida Returns to Red






Florida turned a shade of red on election night, boosting Donald Trump over the finish line with a 120,000-vote lead and 29 electoral votes, the biggest cache of any battleground state. The vote lead is larger than President Barack Obama‘s 74,000 re-election win in Florida in 2012, but not as […]


Half of Florida Has Already Voted






Half of Florida has voted, according the the latest figures by the state Division of Elections. One of every three Florida voters or 30 percent cast an early ballot or nearly 4 million people, while another 20 percent have voted by mail  thus far. Mail-in ballots continue to flow in as, […]

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Last Day to Vote Early






Important things to consider:     Early voting ends Sunday, November 6,  at 8 p.m. Tuesday, November 8, is the next – and last – opportunity to vote in person. Mail-in ballots must be in the Supervisor of Elections Office by 5 p.m. Election Day, November 8.