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Puerto Ricans head to Central Florida at fast pace for climate, jobs

Recent census data now show Central Florida is home to the second largest number of Puerto Ricans in the country.
Recent census data now show Central Florida is home to the second largest number of Puerto Ricans in the country. Concilio

In a small, crowded shopping plaza, the smell of mofongos drifts from Melao, a popular Puerto Rican bakery. A few doors down people eat plantains at Puerto Chino a Puerto Rican-style Chinese spot. Others buy books at libreria cristiana, a Spanish bookstore.

This is Buenaventura Lakes, part of Kissimmee St. Cloud, where Spanish is the new lingua franca and Puerto Rican flags propped in windows is now a common sight.

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