A newly revitalized Puerto Rican parade, led by Cong. Darren Soto (D) and Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and his black labradoodle, packed the heart of downtown Orlando Saturday with hundreds of Puerto Ricans waving their treasured flag. The parade, in its second year, ended at the public plaza at the […]
I’m experiencing a case of the Puerto Rico “bailout blues” after a recent conversation with a friend went like this: “Well, you guys want a bailout but you don’t pay federal taxes and you can’t have it both ways.” Pause. After the rant dust settled down, I concluded: Must we always start […]
Nationalism is hiding in plain sight today in almost every corner of the globe, coming at us fast as global economies and governments seek to protect “their own,” whatever that means. Since taking office, President Donald Trump‘s brand of nationalism has come into focus – economic nationalism. Companies and jobs stay in […]
No more wet-foot, dry-foot for Cubans. In a surprise move, President Barack Obama ended the policy that gave favored status to Cuban immigrants, including permanent residence after one year. The presidential decision, effective immediately and issued just one week before Obama leaves office, orders that Cuban immigrants be treated the same as other immigrants […]
I will not genuflect at the altar of the white working class. I will not pray to this new god. For I am the daughter of a woman who at age 14 strapped on high heels and slapped on lipstick so she could appear older and find work in New York […]
Did Latinos vote for Donald Trump? And by what margin? Pollsters are having a food fight trying to answer that question. Expectations were high that Latinos would vote against Trump in large numbers and this would be a major factor in Hillary Clinton’s supposed victory. Well, high numbers of Hispanics did vote and […]
Half of Florida has voted, according the the latest figures by the state Division of Elections. One of every three Florida voters or 30 percent cast an early ballot or nearly 4 million people, while another 20 percent have voted by mail thus far. Mail-in ballots continue to flow in as, […]
Important things to consider: Early voting ends Sunday, November 6, at 8 p.m. Tuesday, November 8, is the next – and last – opportunity to vote in person. Mail-in ballots must be in the Supervisor of Elections Office by 5 p.m. Election Day, November 8.