Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Puerto Ricans in Central Florida’s Tourism Hub Are Driving Hispanic Growth


Puertorriqueños populares, pnp's e independentistas se han mudado para la Florida y encuentran en ese estado una mejor calidad de vida y grandes oportunidades. Sin embargo, no se han interesado en ejercer su poder político para lograr escaños en el Congreso como lo han hecho los cubanos que tienen tres congresistas Cubanos y un Senador.MJ
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By Simone Baribeau - Mar 18, 2011 - Bloomberg
It was becoming a nightmare to practice medicine in Puerto Rico,” said Torres-Aguiar, 56, who now lives in Orlando, about 230 miles (370 kilometers) north of Miami.

Puerto Ricans like Torres-Aguiar, free to move because they’re U.S. citizens, have displaced Cubans driving Florida’s Hispanic growth, especially in the state’s center. They make up almost half the Hispanic population of three counties surrounding Orlando: Orange, Polk and Osceola, according to the 2009 American Community Survey of the U.S. Census Bureau.



Caribe Bakery and Restaurant's Owner Anmary Hidalgo
Anmary Hidalgo, the proprietor of Caribe Bakery and Restaurant in Orlando, Florida. Photographer: Simone Baribeau/Bloomberg