Maria Isabel Puerta Riera

María Isabel Puerta Riera is a political scientist, currently adjunct professor at Valencia College (Florida), and former associate professor at the Universidad de Carabobo (Venezuela).

The politics of ‘white’ Latinx voters

April 5, 2021 /

The Democratic Party isn’t getting it.

‘Border crisis’ as Republican advantage may be conventional wisdom proven wrong this time

March 24, 2021 /

Dems may have to go solo, writes María Isabel Puerta Riera.

The GOP’s push to restore Jim Crow

March 11, 2021 /

María Isabel Puerta Riera explains democracy’s great threat.

GOP radicalization won’t stop on its own

March 5, 2021 /

María Isabel Puerta Riera says a legislative response is needed.

For Biden, ‘democracy promotion’ starts at home

February 25, 2021 /

Where to begin reassuring global allies after January 6.

Insurgency will happen again

February 15, 2021 /

María Isabel Puerta Riera witnessed Hugo Chavez first failing, then succeeding.

When it came to immigration, legal and illegal, Donald Trump was his own worst enemy

February 7, 2021 /

María Isabel Puerta Riera explains why “America First” put America last.