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Harnessing the Power of Newly Arrived Puerto Ricans






How to harness the potential electoral power of newly arrived Puerto Ricans, whose American citizenship permits them to arrive by plane today and vote tomorrow? That’s the principal question asked today, as Florida experiences an unprecedented migration of Puerto Ricans to the state. The voter participation of Puerto Ricans lags that of […]


Poll: 84 Percent of Puerto Ricans Plan to Vote






A new poll of Puerto Ricans in Florida indicates that 84 percent plan to vote in the upcoming November elections, while 14 percent said they would probably vote. Just 2 percent said they would not go to the polls, according to the 504 Puerto Ricans surveyed by the Center for American Progress Action […]


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 […]


Election Season Heats Up






The election season is heating up as we close in on the August primaries and march toward the November election, which is less than three months away. Campaign developments are coming fast and furious. Here are some local, state and national campaign notes that caught my eye. Florida GOP Spokesman Resigns Wadi […]


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 […]