The conservative enclave: Cubans in Florida Book Chapter

Moreno, D, Warren, CL. (2019). The conservative enclave: Cubans in Florida . 127-145. 10.4324/9780429041402-13

cited authors

  • Moreno, D; Warren, CL



  • The proliferation of Cuban businesses, primarily serving Cuban tastes, also strengthens the enclave. The safety of the Cuban enclave has made the Democratic party less attractive to Hispanics in Dade. The formation of a Cuban enclave in Miami has also proven to be an important factor in explaining the Hispanic community‚Äôs support for Republicans. The 1988 presidential election saw Cuban Americans in Florida vote overwhelmingly Republican. Through an examination of 1988 election results and other data, the chapter analyses the growing impact of the Florida Hispanic vote, and especially the role of Cuban voters and their strong loyalties to the Republican party, in state and national election. Cuban loyalty to the Republicans is also attributed to the fact that the party has historically been the underutilized party in Florida. The mutually reinforcing nature of historical, economic, political, and cultural forces has created a conservative Hispanic enclave in the State of Florida.

publication date

  • January 1, 2019

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

International Standard Book Number (ISBN) 10

International Standard Book Number (ISBN) 13

start page

  • 127

end page

  • 145