Central Florida


Old Asociación Borinqueña Building for Sale Again

Compatriotas, we’re about to go another round with the former Asociación Borinqueña building, now Acacia Banquet Hall. In mid-June building owner Acacia Network announced through its Orlando representative Carlos Nazario that it was putting the building up for sale. “The coronavirus has made it a very challenging environment to continue […]


Latinos Are 37 percent of Tri-County COVID-19 Cases

And One-Third of COVID-19 Cases in Central Florida It’s been said that the COVID-19 pandemic is a great equalizer, but that’s not exactly true. COVID-19 is opportunistic, targeting people wherever and whenever it can. However, the virus does not strike everyone alike. It does discriminate based on age and health […]


Bloomberg Comes for Puerto Ricans

Driving to an event in Orlando, Michael Bloomberg, former mayor of New York and current Democrat presidential candidate, kept me company. No, not Bloomberg in person but Bloomberg appealing to Orlando’s Latino voter community in a radio ad. “Juntos vamos a reconstruir la nación,” he said. Together we will rebuild […]


How Florida Latinos Voted in the Midterms 1 comment

There was much ado about the Latino vote in the midterm elections, particularly Puerto Ricans who migrated post Hurricane María. So how did that work out?  The answers are beginning to eke out now that the elections have concluded and been certified. Turnout among all voters was high – about […]


Hurricane Supplies May Go to Waste 2 comments

Puerto Rico hurricane victims may never see thousands of pounds of food and other supplies collected in Central Florida as part of relief efforts. Earlier this week, news reports indicated that hundreds of boxes of supplies at the Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Office (PRFAA) in Kissimmee were potentially contaminated by […]