After Botched Primary Puerto Rico Plans Second Election   Recently updated !

Puerto Rico is scheduled to hold a primary election this Sunday – after botched elections last Sunday. Not enough paper ballots forced precincts to open late, close early or not open at all. The result: only about half the island’s precincts voted, according to news reports. Politicians were foaming at […]

Puerto Ricans, Cubans and the Florida Presidential Vote

It’s time to pay closer attention to politics. The November general election is fewer than 100 days away. The Hispanic vote is not so much up for grabs, but a slice of it is. Let me explain, and I’ve said this many times before – the Cuban-American vote will be […]

The Road to Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico has again locked down the island to residents and tourists amid surging cases of COVID-19. Gov. Wanda Vázquez’s new executive order is in effect until July 31 – limited hours for bars, restaurants, casinos, even the use of beaches. The 10 p.m. curfew also remains in effect. A dry […]

Back to School – Or Not 1 comment

There has never been more school “choice” than there is today, but things were better pre coronavirus when there was only one choice – you just sent your kids to school without thinking much about it. Post pandemic, parents are bombarded with school options – should kids attend school, take […]

La Hora de Walter

He would be a major Instagram star today with millions of followers. He of the flowing capes, bejeweled dancer’s hands and blow-dried hair. He is none other than the late Walter Mercado, the Puerto Rican astrologer who was about much more than the moon and the stars. Watching the Netflix […]

GOYA: Latinos May Spend Where They Please 1 comment

Latinos in the United States account for $1.5 trillion of buying power and were slated to hit $1.7 trillion in by 2020, according to Forbes, if not for the disastrous effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Whether it’s $1.5 trillion or $1.7 trillion, it’s still a lot of moolah, greater than […]

This Fourth of July

To paraphrase Frederick Douglass, what does the Fourth of July mean to me? As a kid it was all food and fireworks, and to a large extent remains so today. Through the years, however, more somber thoughts have seeped in. This year, in particular, the Fourth of July is fraught […]