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.

  • Mar 7, 2023
  • 5:18 PM

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.

  • Nov 14, 2022
  • 5:18 PM

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.

  • Oct 3, 2022
  • 4:45 PM

‘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.

  • Sep 7, 2022
  • 10:00 AM

DeSantis’ Hateful Record on Immigration (OPINION)

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has consistently adopted an aggressive and punitive stance against immigrants throughout his political career, including the use of harmful rhetoric and enacting bigoted legislation to the detriment of Florida’s economic well-being.

  • Aug 18, 2023
  • 4:52 PM

Puerto Ricans in the US Live in Counties With the Highest Possibility of COVID-19 Infection and Death

The trend is strongest in the state of New York. Urban poverty and social vulnerability factors increase the possibility of becoming infected or dying from the virus in places where most Puerto Ricans live.

  • Jun 26, 2020
  • 2:30 PM

Our Food Supply Is Vulnerable (OPINION)

As Americans line up at grocery stores for supplies during the current crisis, farmworkers are putting themselves at risk to harvest our food.

  • Apr 7, 2020
  • 4:00 PM

Biden’s Poor Showing in Iowa Shakes Establishment Support

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Joe Biden’s third presidential bid enters a critical stretch after a disappointing finish in the Iowa caucuses sent the former vice president on to New Hampshire with a skittish donor base, low cash reserves and the looming threat of billionaire rival Michael Bloomberg and his unlimited personal wealth.

  • Feb 5, 2020
  • 9:39 AM

Mexican Authorities Say Thousands of Hondurans Have Voluntarily Returned or Been Deported in January

As many as four planes of deportees a day have departed Mexico for Honduras.

  • Jan 28, 2020
  • 12:10 PM

Feds Investigate Businessman Managing Puerto Rico Government Agency Investments

SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico “is the place to invest in right now, because inefficiency breeds the biggest opportunities,” said Michael Scott Williams-King, founder of financial firms Kinetic Funds and Kinetic International.

  • Sep 25, 2019
  • 12:25 PM

Going Against the Healthcare Insanity of the GOP Was the Only Option Out There

Is there a more fitting metaphor for the plight of our current political climate?

  • Jul 29, 2017
  • 10:50 AM

Breaking the Myth of ‘El Mantengo’ in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico’s social situation is a bit more complex than the traditional bourgeois versus proletariat class conflict. Puerto Rico has a large underemployed class, heavily dependent on government social programs and handouts and commonly referred in a derogatory fashion, mantenidos or cuponeros. More than half of Puerto Rican families in 2007, for example, received food […]

  • Jun 4, 2015
  • 1:39 PM

Immigration is Center Stage for President Obama…Again

The day after Mitt Romney spoke to the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) in Orlando, President Obama made his remarks. Did we not hear this message before in 2008? We will see, Mr. President, we will see. Let the ¡PANDERFIESTA! begin!     THE PRESIDENT: Thank you. Gracias! (Applause.) Thank you […]

  • Jun 22, 2012
  • 9:38 PM

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