Yearly Archives: 2015

Florida: 20 Million People and Counting

  Wow, Florida now has 20.2 million residents, placing the state after California and Texas as the nation’s most populous states, according to the latest estimates from the census. The figures are not too surprising. Last year, Florida surpassed New York as the state with the third largest population, which […]

No Debt Relief for Puerto Rico

    Millions of Puerto Ricans here and on the island were disappointed when Congress approved a federal budget without  bankruptcy relief for Puerto Rico to help manage over $70 billion in debt, leaving the island in limbo about what to do next. Looks like it won’t be until March […]

Court Removes Latinos from Congressional District 9

Florida desperately needed a resolution to its long and costly congressional redistricting, and thankfully the state Supreme Court delivered last week when it sided with the Florida League of Women Voters, which contested the Legislature’s plan. The Legislature spent $11 million to defend a redistricting plan that was too Republican […]

Hillary on the Hustings for Hispanic Vote

Hillary Clinton campaigned in Florida this week for the fourth time since launching her presidential campaign, stopping in Tampa, Jacksonville and Orlando, where she addressed a rally in the heavily Hispanic Meadow Woods area of south Orlando. Orlando was the second of the three stops, where up to 600 people […]

Puerto Ricans Plan Day of Action in DC

  A busload of Puerto Ricans from Orlando is scheduled to travel to the nation’s capital next week to pressure congressional leaders to act on behalf of Puerto Rico’s debt crisis. Buses will converge in Washington, D. C., from points north and south as part of a continuing effort among […]