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2016 Comes to an End with a Bang






The year 2016 is coming to an end with a bang on many fronts. Let’s turn to a few less obvious but newsy items that merit attention for their importance. Pulse From the first news of the Pulse nightclub shooting on June 12, a tug of war erupted between the LGBTQ […]


Did Latinos Vote for Donald Trump?






Did Latinos vote for Donald Trump? And by what margin? Pollsters are having a food fight trying to answer that question. Expectations were high that Latinos would vote against Trump in large numbers and this would be a major factor in Hillary Clinton’s supposed victory. Well, high numbers of Hispanics did vote and […]


Fresh Faces Win Central Florida Congressional Races






Central Florida will send a number of fresh faces to Congress come January. All are Democrats. They include State Rep. Darren Soto, who will represent Congressional District 9 and is the first Puerto Rican from Florida to head to Congress, a symbol of the growing Puerto Rican electorate. In addition, […]


Florida Returns to Red






Florida turned a shade of red on election night, boosting Donald Trump over the finish line with a 120,000-vote lead and 29 electoral votes, the biggest cache of any battleground state. The vote lead is larger than President Barack Obama‘s 74,000 re-election win in Florida in 2012, but not as […]


Four Days Left to Election-Day Finish






Only four days left to the Election-Day finish. Drilling down to the Latino community, what’s the ground game look like for the Puerto Rican community? Many political events center around Kissimmee, in Osceola County, a nod to what is considered the heart of Central Florida’s Puerto Rican community. Kissimmee also has […]


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 […]