Who would think that Communism would change the entire paradigm of how politics is run in Florida. In the 50’s there were many prosperous Cubans that had their businesses and their residences here and in Cuba. After Castro took political power and started taking lands and businesses, most of the more affluent Cubans along with many less fortunate decided to leave the island. The most prosperous saw that their vision was very different from that of the revolutionaries. Angry at their losses and the pain the regime brought toward the people they loved, they vowed to make sure that the Castro regime would fail, thus, creating in them a passion for political power in Florida.
Almost 60 years later, the inheritance of this Cuban-American passion is seen in the corridors of Tallahassee and in groups such as the Florida Hispanic Legislative Caucus (FHLC) whose purpose is to discuss, educate and advocate issues that are important to the advancement of Hispanics and the Hispanic community in the State of Florida.
Several Republicans and a handful of Democrats are members of this group. A majority of them are Continue reading