Puerto Ricans


Osceola County Has Most Latino Political Candidates

Osceola County has the most Latinos running for local office, a reflection of the coming of age of the Hispanic population as well as a steep rise in its population. Of the approximately 42 Hispanics who are running for office in Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Volusia counties, half are in […]


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 […]


Hispanics Now Largest Share of Osceola Voters

The dramatic increase in the Hispanic population in Central Florida is significantly impacting  voter registration, with Latinos now accounting for the largest group of voters in Osceola County. That would mean Osceola is behind only Miami-Dade in percentage of Hispanic voters in Florida, which is a major feat. Hispanics total […]