Puerto Ricans


COVID-19 Federal Response Proves Puerto Ricans Were Right

Puerto Ricans were not crazy after Hurricane María. It’s the federal government that’s crazy. The crisis over COVID-19, otherwise known as the coronavirus, has proven it beyond a doubt. The thread tying the two disasters together is the horrendous response of the federal government in the face of a catastrophe. […]


Presidential Candidates Begin Appealing to Puerto Ricans

Slowly but surely presidential candidates are appealing to Puerto Rican voters via the Orlando Sentinel, with Michael Bloomberg being the latest. I’ll analyze Bloomberg’s campaign appeal later, but first here’s my commentary on Joe Biden, which the Sentinel published in December. Or you can click here to read. ˜˜María T. Padilla, […]


Hurricane María’s Population Impact on Florida

In the days and weeks following Hurricane María in 2017, as packed flights arrived from San Juan, people wondered just how many Puerto Ricans had fled the island that was so devastated it couldn’t provide essential public services such as water and electricity for months to come. It was difficult […]