Elections Race for Puerto Rican Voters   Recently updated !






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 […]

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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   Recently updated !






  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 […]

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Marco Rubio Courts Puerto Rican Voters 1 comment   Recently updated !






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 […]


Hispanic Heritage Month Blues






Ahhh, Hispanic Heritage Month, the time between September 15 and October 15 when people pay slightly more attention to Latinos because it’s “our month.” Not always sure what to make of this. Mixed feelings abound. That’s why you won’t find me at many Hispanic Heritage events this year. No singing […]

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Univision Poll: Latinos Are with “Her”






Latinos are with “Her” – Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, that is – by significant margins, according to a Univision poll out this week. The poll, which surveyed Hispanics in heavy Latino and swing states like Florida (24 percent), Arizona (31 percent), Colorado (21 percent) and Nevada (28 percent), found that support for […]


Latino Justice to Monitor Elections in Florida






Gearing up for the November elections, the civil rights legal organization Latino Justice has put out a call to lawyers in Florida and four other states to assist in voter protection by agreeing to monitor polling stations on election day. The initiative, titled Cada Voto Cuenta (Every Vote Counts), was […]

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Four Puerto Ricans Named to Island Fiscal Oversight Board






The seven members of the fiscal oversight board that will run Puerto Rico’s affairs were announced this week, and four are  Puerto Rican. The board – officially known as the Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico – comprises four Republicans and three Democrats. They are the unelected people who will run […]