Puerto Ricans Spend 15 Cents of Every Hispanic $1 in Florida

Another way to look at the influence of Puerto Ricans (other than political) is to examine their purchasing power. Just how much money courses through the community’s vein which, in turn, boosts the overall economy? Information about Hispanic purchasing power is easy to find –  the Census Bureau reported it […]

Author Decries Exploitation of Puerto Rico

More than 150 people gathered under a cloudless sky enjoying a cool breeze in the courtyard of Polytechnic University in east Orange County to hear author Nelson Denis talk about his new book, “The War Against All Puerto Ricans,” a provocative title for a book about the early years of […]

‘War Against Puerto Ricans’ Coming to Orlando

The book The War Against All Puerto Ricans published earlier this year is riding a wave of mostly bad news about Puerto Rico, including a nine-year economic recession that won’t quit, an unprecedented migration to the states, an aging population, an unpayable $72 billion in debt and the specter of […]

Old Asociación Borinqueña Building Rises Again

  The Encuentro Nacional of the Puerto Rican diaspora wasn’t the only news coming out of the Centro Borinqueño, the venue for the national gathering of Puerto Rican elected officials and others in east Orange County last week. In fact, there were many stories and one of them is the […]