Is Cuban Miami becoming more moderate politically?
If you want to argue the affirmative, you can cite data from this poll or anecdotes from stories such as this one from the Sarasota Herald Tribune (sub. req’d), citing pro-engagement sentiments among Cuban Americans of different generations.
If you want to argue the negative, you can cite the fact that
And what does the interesting case of Carlos Otero tell us?
Otero, a famous television personality in
If you roam the Spanish-language blogs, you’ll see that his defection sparked all kinds of questions. Why was he allowed to travel to
I don’t know Mr. Otero, I don’t know his work, and I don’t know the answer to those questions.
But what is clear is that these questions, and a comical recent call for a boycott of Channel 41 and a competing station that show too many ex-officials of the Cuban government, were cast aside completely by Channel 41.
That station’s management made a quick business judgment regarding their audience.
Clearly, they calculated that what matters to their audience is that Otero is a good entertainer. And that the audience will not hold his life and work in
That is a market response to the Cuban American audience that would not have occurred, I think, even a generation ago. It focuses on an audience of more recent immigrants that don’t reject everything about
It’s not a predictor of political change, but I think it does mark a difference.
And Mr. Otero, welcome to