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'Hispanics for Ron Paul' launches in FL with Miami-centric group

Ron Paul's Republican presidential campaign is downplaying its efforts in Florida, where it only sent a little bit of mail to early voters and won't advertise much, or at all, on TV (a must to win in large-state Florida's early Jan. 31 primary).

But his relatively small coterie of Florida supporters are amped. They've packed straw polls to secure wins for Paul. They say they have 15,000 in-state activists. And they're making some push for the Hispanic vote, which is a tall order considering the vagaries of Florida politics.

The primary is closed other parties. Only Republicans can vote. And the vast number of Florida Hispanic Republicans appear to be Cubans, who favor a hardline on Cuba. Paul is considering "the weakest" candidate on Cuba by Capitol Hill Cubans, an influential exile blog. 

From a press release:

KISSIMMEE, Florida – The Ron Paul 2012 Presidential Campaign announced today additional members of its growing “Hispanics for Ron Paul” nationwide coalition.

The following additions are all from Miami-Dade County, Florida and have pledged to support Ron Paul’s candidacy spread the word about Dr. Paul among their peers.
 
Renyel Rivero is a real estate broker and owner of Worldwide Select Group.  He says he is “…inspired by Ron Paul, specifically when it comes to his defiance of the corporatism that most don’t dare speak about.  His persistence has created the possibility that what the powerful individuals and special interests have created will be brought down in the name of liberty once again.  It’s no coincidence that as the population grows conscious of the special interests that have misled us, the support for Ron Paul grows.”
 
Originally from pre-Castro Havana, Cuba, Leopoldo Aguilera of Miami is a veteran of Brigade 2506, the group of Cuban exiles sponsored by the CIA for an attempted coup of the Castro-led government.  A proud Cuban naturalized American citizen, Mr. Aguilera originally learned of Ron Paul while living in Texas in the 70s and 80s.
 
“I have followed Ron Paul since he first started in Texas.  I lived there and can assure you that he is a totally straight arrow who has been warning us about our present economic disaster for over 30 years, and he is the only one that really knows and means what he says about solving our economic calamity,” said Mr. Aguilera.
 
Melanie Modesti of Coral Gables has been enthusiastically involved with the grassroots office in Miami, doing phone banking and precinct walking for Ron Paul, and has committed to more involvement in outreach for the local Hispanic community.
 
Born and raised in Miami’s Cuban exile community, Anthony Travieso is now studying economics at George Mason University in Virginia.  Although offering a personal endorsement, Mr. Travieso is a member of the Miami-Dade Republican Executive Committee and is involved in many conservative grassroots organizations.
 
Mr. Travieso stated, “As a young Cuban-American, I believe Ron Paul’s platform of economic freedom can modernize a Cold War foreign policy of sanctions and embargos.  Free-trade creates and empowers a middle class in all nations, so that individuals may guide their country’s future with unfettered rights.”
 
Similar to those first joining the coalition during its launch in November, the new members being announced today are leaders in their community who are representative of the support Dr. Paul enjoys from America’s fastest-growing population and voter segment. 
 
recent poll shows Dr. Paul faring better among nonwhite votes than any other Republican candidate when matched against incumbent President Barack Obama.  “Hispanics for Ron Paul,” then, offers the Ron Paul campaign the opportunity to form a larger winning coalition by sharing his message of personal and economic liberty among voters of Hispanic ancestry.
 
As a function of this announcement, Messrs. Rivero, Aguilera, Travieso and Ms. Modesti are all members of the “Hispanics for Ron Paul” national advisory board, a steering committee focused on operations and referrals.

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mgginva

Why we haven't normalized relations with Cuba is just idiotic. You'd think the Cubans living in the US would want the freedom to travel and buy land there. I don't get it.

Norminha

Dr Ron Paul is a man of peace and hard work. As a Latin woman, I appreciate Dr Paul for the convictions maintained all throughout his career.
It is time to tare down any walls among the nations and to give peace a chance.
Dr Ron Paul will not intimidate or declare war to any nation if the nation does not threat us or our allies, as any president would do. He'll not drain our economy with nuclear armament, for he understands that it is easier to talk than shoot guns.

Brian Carta

All I know is I like hearing the Truth, and just the thought of Freedom from this Slavery from Big Government is over welling! I don't see the Government ever letting him be President, which will make America just like Syria where the people are crying in the streets, Give us Freedom save us from the Government!!! The American Voters deserve to see that the electoral system still works!

Philoec

Hispanic/Latin for Ron Paul!!!
Catholics for Ron Paul!!!
YEAH!!!

Louis Nardozi

As Dr. Paul says, freedom is popular! I want a candidate who will address our important national security issues, and there is none more important than the debt.

juan

everybody for Paul!!!!!!!!!!!

Johnny Pachivas

Thanks Florida,...I cant wait to get back home

Alma Gonzalez Coffey

Glad to see other Hispanics backing up Ron. He's the man we need in office if what we're after is freedom and a fair and just country to live in.

Kyana Lily

Three cheers for Florida! Ron Paul Money Bomb happening now! http://www.ronpaul2012.com/

Petra

I don't really think that it matters what race we are that determines Dr. Paul success. The only thing that matters is what the "people" agree on when it comes to principles, integrity and morality. Of all the candidates he is the only man that isn't telling people what they want to hear. Instead he is saying what he stands for, and what he will do if elected.

And, I love it that he rides a bike. He is still in touch with reality. I bet he doesn't get his shoes shined on a tarmac like Romney does! I think most of us are tired of the same fat, fake suits running for office. Each one of them is spoon fed. Dr. Paul worked for his $$$ delivery babies for crying out loud! Gotta love him!

ADP

It depends what you mean by "weakest" on Cuba. If what you mean by strongest is abandoning capitalist principles to punish the citizen victims of a corrupt albeit reforming regime with all the domestic power in the world to redirect the brunt of that embargo onto the backs of average Cubans, Paul is not your guy. On the other hand if you believe in counterintuitive but sensible and humane policies towards peoples already suffering under cruel and corrupt regimes Paul is your guy, whether he's the "softest" (elite codeword for least immoral) or not. If you want a president that doesn't support the kinds of crooked acts that rob the poor to enrich the affluent (banks, agrobusiness, weapons manufacturers) and certainly isn't for sale to the lobbyists behind such schemes and so won't participate in it, Paul is your guy. If you want a philosophy diametrically opposed to Cuban socialism, a government opposed to and in contrast to the policies of the cleptocracies in Latin America, an end to the failed drug war and an end to the ineffective, stupid policies of adult-child type punishment towards Cuba, Ron Paul all the way. So if weakest means furthest in all meaningful ways to those Latin American countries in practice then Perry, Santorum and Romney are the perfect "strong", "hard" corrupt leaders for you, who hate Latin America, by acting more like it. Ironic? Not really. Hitler and Stalin for example had a remarkable amount in common.

Dominic Cote

Surprising The Cuban vote wouldn't be for Ron Paul, Certainly he would open to trade with Cuba considering he has no beef with the Country, and while also praises Chavez of Venezuela for giving home heating fuel to the poor of my state, N.Y. because the state nor the Feds would keep them warm.

Larry Moreno

Viva Ron Paul!

Handle it Fla!


California Hispanics for Paul 2012

Dominic Cote

Usted está equivocado Cuba ama Ron Paul, Estados Unidos envíe su Títeres al infierno

Jose Mora

Mitt, Newt, and the Ricks claim to care about a free Cuba. They will come to Versailles, drink Cuban espresso, and say, "¡Viva Cuba Libre!" knowing full well they could not care less about Cuba's freedom. The US has meddled in Cuba for the entire 20th Century and just look at what there is to show for it.

Embargoes and sanctions only preserve the status quo. The US then prevents the Cuban people from liberating their own country.

It speaks volumes that a veteran of Brigade 2506 understands that better than the neocon phonies.

The best thing the US can do for a free Cuba is to get out of its way. Ron Paul is the only candidate who seems to understand that.

He is the real deal. I'll drink my own Cuban espresso in his honor, thank you very much. Make that a double.

Julian Alien

Free Trade with Cuba.Kennedy tried to make the dollar backed by silver.George Bush,L.B.J.,Allen Dulles,and a hand full of traitors decided that was not going to happen.We do not trade with Cuba because of foreign alliances with Swiss banks that represent foreign investors.This has gone on to long!Ron Paul for Cubans and Americans!!!

Jonathon Loomis

Jews for ron paul 2012

Mary

As a hispanic female of Cuban(father) descend who also resides in Florida and a Ron Paul supporter, it makes me extremely proud and excited to learn that Ron Paul's plan to "Restore
America" is resonating with the Hispanic community. Dr. Paul's plan will benefit ALL AMERICANS. As Americans, our concerns are the same as any other American.

Mary

I saw a posting above discussing the Fed Reserve and central bank. I'll like to add that there are only 3 countries left in the world with their central bank, Cuba, Iran and Korea...makes you wonder if that might be the TRUE reason why there is an embargo with Cuba. Also, maybe this might be part of the reason for war with IRAN. The U.S. trades with other Communist countries. Look at China. The U.S. is heavily indebted to China. The U.S. export is a third of China's...

Larry Moreno

Orale, Mary!!!


Paul 2012

Mary

Continue from my comment above:
In the year of 2000 there were seven countries without a Rothschild owned Central Bank:

Afghanistan
Iraq
Sudan
Libya
Cuba
North Korea
Iran

The only countries left in 2003 without a Central Bank owned by the Rothschild Family were:

Sudan
Libya
Cuba
North Korea
Iran

In 2011:
Cuba
North Korea
Iran

pete

ron paul is a vicious nazi--antisemite,

May God punish Ron paul, for hating the jews.

pete

YEAH RON PAUL,
LETS INVITE FIDEL CASTRO AND
AJMADINEJAD TO MIAMI AND ESTABLISH FULL RELATIONS WITH CUBA AND IRAN.

IRAN AND CUBA---ALSO VENEZUELA--YEAH LETS HAVE
PEACE WITH THESE NATIONS---GIVE PEACE A CHANCE.

IRAN DOES NOT WANT NUKES, THEY JUST WANT
TO DEVELOP THEIR NUCLEAR INDUSTRY FOR ELECTRICITY.

RON PAUL LOVES FIDEL CASTRO YEAH!!! HURRAAH

celebs4truth

Ron Paul is going to win the nomination! The establishment cannot hide the rule of law and individual rights forever! The people are going to get tired of the BS eventually! Even if they don't yet realize it!

Joshu Jones

I don't care who you are, it's impossible to ignore the racist newsletters that Ron Paul published in the 80's and 90's. Every excuse he tries to sell us is nothing but hogwash. If you want to fight the economic destruction and impending corporate takeover of America, give President Obama an obstruction-proof majority in Congress and then watch him go to bat for us.

Geeza

The newsletters have been well debunked and are now old news:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGH77lZsglU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HP-mYq4DaJI

The fact that Ron Pauls opponents have nothing to grasp but nine articles at a time when he was not managing the newsletter out of hundreds published over 20 years prove just how desperate they really are.

Went down the Obama trail only to discover that he is nothing more than a corporate sell out. Google campaign contributions to Obama, Romney and Paul and the answer as to who can be bought becomes self evident.

Mary

Why are people so dense???!!! HOW MANY TIMES DO YOU NEED TO HEAR EXPLAINED and HOW MANY DIFFERENT WAYS THAT DR RON PAUL SUPPORTS ISRAEL? At this point, I believe people just CHOOSE TO BELIEVE THE LIES THEY WANT! I'm sure the Jews in Israel who live in the Middle East appreciate the fact that Dr. Paul wants to cut aid to ALL FOREIGN NATIONS including its neighbors who receive more aid then they Do! Not to mention all of the high TECH WEAPONS THAT ARE SOLD TO THE neighbors! DO RESEARCH!!! STOP BEING LAZY RELYING ON THE MEDIA TO DO ALL OF the THINKING FOR YOU! YOUR DEMISE HAS RAMIFICATIONS TO THIS COUNTRY!!!

Francisco

Full decolonization for Puerto Rico...que se acabe la colonia ahora!

Mary

FOR THOSE THAT CLAIM IRAN IS A THREAT: Do YOU KNOW MORE THAN THE DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE, JAMES CLAPPER? OR DID YOU FIND SOMETHING THE DRONES THAT HAVE BEEN FLYING OVER IRAN FOR THE PAST 4 YEARS DIDN'T? There is NO EXCUSE FOR IGNORANCE!!! If you have time to post regurgitating media fixed spew, spend sometimes reading and educating yourself! YOU MAKE THE MEDIA and THOSE IN CONTROL OF YOUR FIXED NEWS job too EASY! So Easy, they're probably insulted by the easiness and lack of CHALLENGE! STOP BEING LAZY COWARD! HIDING BEHIND LIES ISN'T GOING TO SAVE THIS COUNTRY! YOUR DEMISE AND OTHERS SUCH AS YOURSELF ARE DESTROYING THIS NATION!

Larry Moreno

Hey Josh: Obama had a Democratic his first two years in office and they didn't do jack! That's why their butts got voted out! I swear the partisanship of these members is so appallingly blind! I'm so glad I'm not a Democrat anymore!

Independent, ese!!!!


Ron Paul 2012!

Eddie Navarrete

Hispanic veterans for Dr. Paul. It time we start thinking as invidiuals. Dr. Paul is the only invidivual politician that has the courage to stand for the thruth even when it was not popular or convient. This man deserves respect and admiration for his integrety. He is standing behind a movement that t is bigger than he is. He' message is forever that's is why the establishment is running scare. They never had someone that could not be intimitated or bought. The people of the United States of America are not for sale anymore!

Lisa

Wake up, Wake up!!!that shrinking list of countries with their own central bank is pretty frightening........... I will check it out for sure but if true, WTH??? Things are worse than I thought. Ron Paul is the only answer, Ron Paul 2012, WAKE UP AMERICA!!!!

Erin

Look, Ron Paul is not racist. Stop buying into that newsletter crap -- a relatively unsupervised freelancer wrote it. Don't believe me? Go Google Ben Swann's explanation. He's a real, on-air journalist who actually bothered to do the research.

Before you start promoting what the media is telling you, put some effort in to doing your own research... go YouTube some videos.

Seriously. Ron Paul would help low-income, minority patients without taking money or Medicare.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Rv0Z5SNrF4

His opponents are so desperate to make him appear unelectable with this racist smear that they manufacture offensive videos to slander him (see: Huntsman's strategy w/ "The Manchurian Candidate" -- IP tracked back to Huntsman's *campaign headquarters*.)

There are plenty of screenshots of Huntsman's daughter talking about how they made the video to bring down Paul... yet you don't hear about that in the papers.

Wake up people!!!

Erin

Another issue to consider, outside of race, etc. -- is the Federal Reserve.

They are utterly bungling and don't keep track of all these bailouts they are granting using taxpayer dollars.

Watch this initial audit and tell me it doesn't scare the crap out of you: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36EX11kD2E4&feature=youtu.be.

"Uh, uh... we don't have that information at this time..."

Mary

What a short or perhaps selective memory for a few have...! For the person who is asking for a Congress majority for Obama, here is a memory refresher. The Democrats are the majority in the Senate and have been for the past 6 years('06, '07, '08, '09, '10, '11). Republicans gained majority of the House of Representatives in 2010. Obama has been busy passing laws to violate our freedom and civil rights with no problems What so ever. He signed NDAA section 1021 on January 1, 2012. That was our gift for the New Year! He believes like Romney, Gingrich and Santorum in CORPORATE WELFARE! Banksters have received all sort of bailouts (look it up in Wikipedia) in forms of a number of acts. The FEDERAL RESERVE RECEIVED $16 TRILLION DOLLAR IN THE PAST 3 YEARS! WE LEARNED OF THIS ONLY BECAUSE RON PAUL PUSHED FOR AN AUDIT. They agreed only to a partial audit. CAN YOU IMAGINE WHAT WE WILL LEARN IF A FULL AUDIT IS CONDUCTED??? Everyone should read up on this. Marshal Law in America! (the equivalent to Comite De Barrios for Cuban readers) Now, they will be voting on January 24 on S.968 IP Protect act of 2011. It will give Eric Holder the right to control what we see and view online! They are also debating on SOPA. I have emailed the Senators who support these bills and believe that we all need to stand together to defend our liberties! United we Stand, Divided we Fall!

Ron Paul 2012!!!! IF YOU LOVE AMERICA AND WANT IT RESTORED!

Daniel Parkman

RON PAUL 2012

www.TeaPartyWPBFL.wordpress.com

West Palm Beach, FL

90MILES

I AM CUBAN!!! I AM VOTING FOR RON PAUL 2012 ONLY!!!
NOT ANY OTHER REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE...
THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION IS ALIVE AND WELL
IN MIAMI,FLORIDA..WE WILL WIN!!!!
GO RON PAUL!!!!2012

D

I'm Cuban American, from Miami, Veteran and I'm voting for Ron Paul.

Lisa

Que bueno que los Cubanos reconozcan la importancia de Ron Paul. So happy to hear Cubans for Ron Paul. He truly is the best choice and not sure why the old guard are supporting the Establishment, although Mary's important list of countries left with their own central banks make perfect sense. Ron Paul has said that the goal of the sad state of our dollar is to devalue it and make a global currency and they can't do that if countries have their own central banks.

T. Walls

Florida is Fla. not FL, you'd think a newspaper would follow AP style!

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