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A record number of Latinos are running for office this year, a sign of the continuing political awakening of the group whose numbers and voters in Central Florida have grown significantly in the past several years. At least 42 Hispanics from as far north as Volusia and south as Osceola counties […]

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Who Is the Puerto Rican Migrant?






More than 440,000 Puerto Ricans have left Puerto Rico since an economic recession hit the island in 2006 and which hasn’t relented. As is well documented, Florida has become the No. 1 destination for migrants, boosting the Sunshine State’s Puerto Rican population to over 1 million – and growing. But […]


Hispanics Now Largest Share of Osceola Voters






The dramatic increase in the Hispanic population in Central Florida is significantly impacting  voter registration, with Latinos now accounting for the largest group of voters in Osceola County. That would mean Osceola is behind only Miami-Dade in percentage of Hispanic voters in Florida, which is a major feat. Hispanics total […]

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Donald Trump Thinks He ‘Won the Hispanics’






In Donald Trump‘s fact-challenged world, he “won the Hispanics,” he said after winning the Indiana presidential preference primary this week. But now that he has cleared the Republican primary field, what chance does Trump really  have to win Hispanic votes in November’s general election? It is going to be difícil or difficult. […]


Activists Draw Attention to Puerto Rico’s Plight






As expected Puerto Rico this week defaulted on $422 million in debt, while Congress is no closer to reaching an agreement on a debt restructuring. To draw attention to the island’s ongoing fiscal plight, Gov. Alejandro García Padilla made a 10-minute address to the island in which he pleaded that […]

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