Florida’s Cuban Politics

Word is that Democrats will seriously challenge U.S. Representatives Lincoln and Mario Diaz-Balart of South Florida this November. This is significant because the Congressionally entrenched, Cuban-American brothers are the consummate hard liners when it comes to supporting the failed, counter-productive Cuban embargo.

The two Democrats are Raul Martinez, the ex-mayor of Hialeah and Joe Garcia, the former executive director of the Cuban American National Foundation. Martinez would run against LD-B in District 21 and Garcia against MD-B in District 25.

It’s worth keeping an eye on. Nothing major will change nationally until it happens in South Florida. Obviously changing Cuban-policy attitudes have yet to be reflected at the ballot box.

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