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Florida voters react to Biden's Caribbean policy

Friday, September 17, 2021

Significance

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.

Impacts

  • 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.
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