Friday, September 17, 2021
Many areas of the Caribbean have trade, investment and family connections with communities in Florida. As the state now plays a pivotal role in US electoral politics, crises in the region can take on added political importance for parts of Florida’s electorate.
- Forecasts of short-term economic recovery for Florida remain highly uncertain given the continuing impact of the pandemic.
- Clashing interests across the Caribbean may demand greater coordination of US policy than the government can currently offer.
- Healthcare and disaster relief capabilities within the state are severely overstretched and could be overwhelmed by a new crisis.