Orlando


Same-old, Same-old for Donald Trump 1 comment

It’s deja vu all over again for Donald Trump, who visited Orlando this week to launch his presidential re-election campaign using all his familiar tropes and messaging. Fake news, immigration, MS-13, the wall, border control, Crooked Hillary, socialism, no collusion, no obstruction, low unemployment and poverty, packing the courts, a […]


Madison Anderson Berríos, a Symbol of Puerto Rico

It had to happen sometime – a Miss Universe-Puerto Rico who was not born in Puerto Rico, who possesses an Anglo-Saxon monicker and who is not fluent in Spanish. Oh, and she lives in Florida, the de facto headquarters of Puerto Rican migration. Puerto Ricans both here and on the […]


Azalea Park Is Focus of Social Mobility Study

Talleres de Bienvenida, which sponsors acculturation workshops for Hispanic newcomers, has launched a deep-dive study of Azalea Park, with an eye to providing services to the population. Azalea Park is the first Puerto Rican enclave in Orlando, with settlement going back decades. It became a hot spot once again after […]


Historic Day for Orange County

A new Orange County Commission was sworn in this week, one that hit several historic markers for including the county’s first African-American mayor, two new Latina commissioners and the first all-female Orange County Commission.  For these and many other reasons, it was an emotional installation service. “It’s a great day […]


Post-María Voters, Latina Wave and More Election Thoughts

It’s not looking as if the 2018 midterm elections produced a wave of post-María Puerto Rican voters. Preliminary election data show that counties with a large Puerto Ricans population, such as – and especially–  Osceola, underperformed the rest of the state. Voter turnout was very high, about 62 percent for […]