Orlando Voter Turnout Declines

  Official results are in for Orlando mayoral  and city council elections held this week and my prediction has materialized: a dismal turnout. In fact, it was down from 2012. Yes, down, as if it could get worse. About 14,000 votes got Buddy Dyer elected to a fourth term as […]


Día de los Muertos: A Day to Remember

I always liked the concept of el Día de los Muertos or Day of the Dead, when Mexico and Central America honor family who has passed away. It’s no accident that the Catholic calendar celebrates All Saints Day the same time – November 1 – and that All Souls Day […]


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 […]