Little Havana in Miami is a notorious hotbed of Cuban-American activism. For many, Senator Barack Obama is the new Fidel Castro. But the Latino vote in Florida is more nuanced: there are older Cuban-Americans leaning Democrat, and young, born in the US Cuban-Americans vote differently from their fathers. Central and South Americans hold widely diverse political views. Senator John McCain held his last rally in south Florida before the election this past Sunday; that was his last stand appealing to a Latino vote that has been steadily escaping the Republican party.
Pepe Escobar, born in Brazil is the roving correspondent for Asia Times and an analyst for The Real News Network. He's been a foreign correspondent since 1985, based in London, Milan, Los Angeles, Paris, Singapore, and Bangkok. Since the late 1990s, he has specialized in covering the arc from the Middle East to Central Asia, including the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. He has made frequent visits to Iran and is the author of Globalistan and also Red Zone Blues: A Snapshot of Baghdad During the Surge both published by Nimble Books in 2007.More by Pepe Escobar