The last salsa in Miami

November 4, 2008

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.

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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.



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