Hispanic Federation Opens Doors in Orlando 1 comment

    A new Latino-based organization opened its doors in Orlando this week to much community fanfare. The Hispanic Federation, a 25-year old New York group, is a new nonprofit in town that is expected to tap the local fund-raising vein to disburse monies to other Latino nonprofits, in much […]


Patatín y Patatán

Marc Anthony endorsed Hillary Clinton during his Miami Arena concert. / photo from Marc Anthony Facebook page This column is about this and that, and so on, etcetera. Many Spanish speakers – at least in Puerto Rico – use patatín and patatán as a substitute for the catch-all this and […]


‘Guagua Aérea’ Heads to Florida

    Note: This story is based on interviews conducted earlier this year but never before published. María T. Padilla Editor The guagua aérea has changed its destination from the Big Apple to the palm shores of Florida, where 1 million Puerto Ricans now live – slightly less than in […]


1 Million Puerto Ricans in Florida

    By María T. Padilla It’s official. There currently are more than 1 million boricuas in the Sunshine State, more than any other state except New York, according to the latest population numbers from the Center for Puerto Rican Studies in New York. Given the unprecedented level of migration […]