‘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 […]


All Eyes on ‘Floriricans’

  This week’s Encuentro Nacional of the Puerto Rican diaspora was a gathering of historic proportions for the local and national Puerto Rican community. For the first time ever Puerto Rican elected leaders from about eight states – including  congressional representatives Nydia Velázquez of New York, Luis Gutiérrez of Chicago, […]


Puerto Ricans in Florida – Now What?

Here’s an analysis about 1 million Puerto Ricans in Florida just published by Suset Laboy of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies in New York for which I was interviewed – Maria Padilla, Editor.  By Suset Laboy 2014 marked a watershed moment in the history of Puerto Ricans in the […]