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Videos of Empty Store Aisles Unrelated to Florida’s Immigration Bill
While some truckers have posted on social media calling on drivers to curb deliveries to Florida, immigration advocates say it’s too soon to tell if there will be any widespread action.
Latino Truckers Lead Boycott of Florida After Anti-Immigrant Law (OPINION)
A protest started by Latino truck drivers against Florida’s anti-immigrant law has now grown to include a diversity of drivers across the country.
Netflix’s ‘Florida Man’ Highlights Hollywood’s Problem With Latino Accents
A lot of people have accents. And with a little more respect and knowledge, Hollywood might finally portray them that way.
The Legislative Attack on Immigrant Communities in Florida (OPINION)
In late February, Gov. Ron DeSantis unveiled a series of extreme anti-immigrant proposals for the upcoming legislative session, including repealing previous state laws that offered legal rights and protections to undocumented people
Florida’s Fascist Legislative Agenda (OPINION)
The Florida Legislature has ceased to function as an independent body and instead serves as a rubber stamp for Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis, the result of which is a slew of legislation that targets the vulnerable, diminishes civil liberties, and serves special interest groups at the expense of working people.
Lula Assumes Presidency in Brazil as Bolsonaro Hides in Florida, Supporters Grow More Violent (OPINION)
Against the backdrop of increasingly violent protests by supporters of former President Jair Bolsonaro, who has fled to Florida in hopes of escaping prosecution in Brazil, Sunday saw the formerly jailed Lula da Silva of the Workers’ Party resume the presidency.
Florida Democratic Party Needs to Get Its Act Together (OPINION)
Florida Democrats can turn things around, but it will take a long-term plan, cohesive economic messaging that appeals to working people, year-round voter registration, permanent offices offering tangible services, and electing down-ballot candidates to build a bench.
Amid GOP Gains in Florida, Democrat Maxwell Alejandro Frost Is 1st Gen Zer to Win House Seat
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Amid Republican gains in the U.S. House races in Florida, Democrat Maxwell Alejandro Frost became the first member of Generation Z to win a seat in Congress.
Poor Debate Performance Shows Why Florida Governor Attacks Press (OPINION)
For almost two years, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) has gone to great lengths to insulate himself in press conferences that amount to nothing more than taxpayer-funded choreographies in which he is allowed to regurgitate his talking points unchallenged.
Florida’s Latino Independents Lean Republican in Futuro Media Poll
After Futuro Media’s first-ever poll of Latino voters in Florida revealed high support for Gov. DeSantis and the Republican Party, Latino Rebels spoke to respondents to get a better sense of the political environment in a battleground state that is quickly becoming a crimson stronghold for the GOP.
In Futuro Media’s First-Ever Political Poll, DeSantis Has Highest Favorable Rating With Florida Latino Voters
In the first battleground state political poll from Futuro Media that spans three key states and issues important to the U.S. Latino community, Florida governor Ron DeSantis has the highest favorable rating with the state’s Latino voters in the leadup to the 2022 midterms.
Florida’s Property Insurance Crisis Is Even Worse After Hurricane Ian (OPINION)
Floridians have the highest property-insurance rates in the nation, with the average premium of $4,231 nearly tripling the nationwide average of $1,544. The issue stems largely from a lack of financial regulation and out-of-control litigation, and has been made worse in the wake of Hurricane Ian.
People Trapped, 2.5M Without Power as Ian Drenches Florida
Hurricane Ian left a path of destruction in southwest Florida, trapping people in flooded homes, cutting off the only bridge to a barrier island, damaging the roof of a hospital intensive care unit and knocking out power to 2.5 million people as it dumped rain across the peninsula on Thursday.
Hurricane Ian Strikes Cuba, Florida Braces for Category 4 Damage
Hurricane Ian tore into western Cuba on Tuesday as a major hurricane, with nothing to stop it from intensifying into a catastrophic Category 4 storm before it hits Florida on Wednesday.
‘Boricuas’ in Florida at Epicenter of Housing Crisis
The lack of affordable housing has been exacerbated by the pandemic, but it’s a systemic problem that goes back much further.
Florida Governor DeSantis’ Plan to Bus Cuban Migrants Red Meat for Extremists (OPINION)
The busing of migrants was always nothing more than a taxpayer-funded stunt meant as red meat to the most extremist elements of the Republican base, who DeSantis is obsessed with pandering to as he weighs a possible presidential run in 2024.
Gov. DeSantis Making Florida a Place of Intolerance (OPINION)
Once again, Florida Republican governor, Ron DeSantis, is failing to condemn neo-Nazis holding demonstrations in Florida. He and his Republican colleagues are creating an environment in Florida where hateful individuals and groups are emboldened.
I’m Suing Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis for Attacks on Free Speech, Press (OPINION)
The First Amendment has protected advocacy journalism in America since the founding of this country. Unfortunately for press freedom, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has stomped on that tradition by declaring his administration to be government regulators of journalism.
Haitians Aiming for Florida Keys Outpace 2021 Migration
The rise in the desperate and sometimes deadly voyages on overloaded vessels comes amid deepening political instability, skyrocketing inflation, severe fuel shortages, and a spike in gang-related violence and kidnappings in Haiti.
Florida Sen. Scott: ‘Not Enough Support in Congress’ for Puerto Rico Statehood
Scott’s words should fall hard on advocates of Puerto Rican statehood, as he has been one of the movement’s most prominent proponents in government.
Migrant Minors Dispute Pits Florida Against Catholic Church
The debate over whether to deter or accommodate minors arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border without their parents has pitted Florida’s Catholic governor against the state’s highest-ranking Roman Catholic.