The continued failure of the community to flex its political muscle election after election is the result of multiple factors.
“López Rivera’s release enjoys broad and growing support, both in Puerto Rico and throughout the diaspora.”
For the Democratic Party, the youth, or “millennial” vote was deemed critical to success. The approach failed.
The “pink tide” passed by Mexico. However, the emergence of new social and political movements may represent a beacon of hope to revive the region’s Left.