migration


Elections Race for Puerto Rican Voters

The race to appeal to the hearts and minds of Puerto Rican voters in the 2016 presidential elections is off and running. For months Republican Sen. Marco Rubio has wooed Puerto Ricans in Central Florida, among whom he is not that popular (see previous stories in Orlando Latino). This week his re-election campaign launched […]


Puerto Rico Crisis Offers Business Opportunities

Every fiasco creates opportunity, if people care to look carefully. That was the message of a panel discussion about the Puerto Rico financial crisis held this week at the Hispanic Business Conference and Expo in Orlando. The island’s many problems are known to Central Floridians, tens of thousands of whom […]


Who Is the Puerto Rican Migrant?

More than 440,000 Puerto Ricans have left Puerto Rico since an economic recession hit the island in 2006 and which hasn’t relented. As is well documented, Florida has become the No. 1 destination for migrants, boosting the Sunshine State’s Puerto Rican population to over 1 million – and growing. But […]


Another Record Migration Year for Puerto Rico

NEW  figures point to another year of record migration from Puerto Rico to the United States in 2015. In the first 10 months of 2015 about 112,500 more people left the island than arrived in Puerto Rico, according to a recent report by Ricardo Cortés Chico in El Nuevo Día, Puerto […]