Puerto Ricans


Puerto Rico Bungles Gubernatorial Succession

Puerto Rico has a full-on constitutional crisis on its hands following the resignation of Ricardo Rosselló. The wrong person has assumed the governorship, subverting the laws of succession and assuring that the matter will wind up in court. Whether voters like or dislike any of the candidates in line for […]


Georgia’s Problematic “Puerto Rico Knowledge Test” for Drivers Licenses

Seems a lot like a poll test aimed at Puerto Ricans in Georgia, only not for voting but for obtaining drivers licenses. Puerto Ricans who want to obtain a Georgia driver’s license apparently may be subjected to a test of their knowledge of Puerto Rico from a set of 43 […]


FEC Raises Red Flag on Boricua Vota, Alianza Campaign Contributions

The Federal Elections Commission red-flagged the financial reports of two Orlando-based Puerto Rican political organizations. Both organizations – Boricua Vota and Alianza for Progress – were cited for similar infractions committed during the final quarter of the 2018 midterm elections, that is, they had expenses for which they showed no […]


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 […]