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Nationalism Is Hiding in Plain Sight






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 […]


Venezuela Gets Attention in Trump Tweet






Venezuela got some attention this week from President Donald Trump, who earlier publicly supported Venezuela opposition leader Leopoldo López in a tweet.  Trump may have been encouraged by Florida Sen. Marco Rubio (R), who was photographed with Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and López’s wife Lilian Tintori in the White […]


Renaming Orlando’s Division Street 1 comment






Division Street in the South is the Mason-Dixon line of its communities, the historical barrier between the black and white parts of town. It was precisely what the predominantly white population ordered, codified in municipal surveys and maps, and meant to state clearly – especially to blacks – on what side of the line they […]


Bad Economic Tidings from Puerto Rico






Puerto Rico is back in the spotlight again with bad economic tidings and little holiday cheer. The island is expected to run out of money for its government payroll possibly in February, meaning Puerto Rico is broke for all intents and purposes. The annual budget deficit is expected to be more than $67 […]


Caravanas Cruise Orlando in Search of Voters 1 comment






Puerto Rican caravanas – the get-out-the-vote staple of Puerto Rico elections –cruised Orlando streets  to generate voter enthusiasm in Central Florida. Iniciativa Acción Puertorriqueña, together with Misión Boricua, Que Vote Mi Gente, Organize Now and others – all progressive leaning groups – drew 50 or more cars to the parking […]


Hispanic Heritage Month Blues






Ahhh, Hispanic Heritage Month, the time between September 15 and October 15 when people pay slightly more attention to Latinos because it’s “our month.” Not always sure what to make of this. Mixed feelings abound. That’s why you won’t find me at many Hispanic Heritage events this year. No singing […]