Impact of Irma, Maria on Florida 2018 Election? Could it be Cat 5?
October 2, 2017
Center for Latin American Studies' affiliate faculty member, Dr. Carlos Suarez Carrasquillo, was interviewed by The Palm Beach Post on an article regarding the potential political consequences of María for Florida.
"Cuban-Americans, who historically lean Republican, have been the dominant Hispanic group in Florida. But Puerto Ricans, who lean more Democratic, have more than doubled in Florida since 2000. The U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey for 2016 estimates Florida’s Cuban population at nearly 1.5 million and its Puerto Rican population at nearly 1.1 million."