Fidel and Maria: the ghosts that haunt Latino voters in Florida

Miami (AFP) – The shadows of Cuban leader Fidel Castro and the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico are looming large over Latino voters in Florida as they decide whether to back President Donald Trump or his Democratic challenger Joe Biden in November elections. The electoral clout of the Cuban community in Florida, heavily Republican and staunchly anti-Castro, has been a key factor in US politics for decades — but this reality could be changing under Trump. After the recent financial crisis in Puerto Rico, a US territory, and subsequent havoc wreaked by Hurricane Maria, tens of thous…

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