Letters to the Editor

Hispanic voters

In his July 5 article, Hispanic voters prefer ‘Big Government,’ Jose Azel, obviously frustrated at the 75 percent of non-Cuban Hispanics’ preference for Democratic Party policies, opted for insulting their choice and intelligence with big and caustic words.

ProfessorAzel’scolumn can be answered with a short sentence and simple words:: Hispanics, like blacks and other minorities, support more government “intrusion” because they need the help and “coercive” strength afforded by the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

These laws try, but are not always successful, in counteracting the longtime abuses perpetrated by his mostly-Republican-preferred, market-driven and egotistical forces.

Graciela Catasus,

Miami Beach