MORE LATINOS SPURNING POLITICAL STATUS QUO
Today's Tampa Tribune looks at the changing political climate among many in Tampa/Central Florida's Hispanic population, especially Cubans. Of course, Tampa holds a substantial historical significance when it comes to Cuban immigration and politics. Jose Marti founded his Cuban Revolutionary Party in Tampa in 1891, and received much support from the community and beyond for overthrowing the Spanish rulers on the island.
The story sees a growing trend among Cuban-Americans back to the Democratic Party, as younger people who may not remember the 1961 Bay or Pigs coup attempt and are not as staunch on the issue of continuing the embargo look more at practical issues such as health and day care and education.