TRENDING TOPIC FOR WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14TH: For the first time in several months, the Democratic hopefuls for their party’s nomination took over the Spanish-language airwaves. The analysis and commentary on their debate performance came from the left and right, we leave you with some highlights below.
THE DEMOCRATIC DEBATE: Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen discussed the
Ros-Lehtinen stated that the Democrats had a very interesting debate and agreed with Rodriguez-Tejera that “it would be a good idea to reduce or limit the number of Republican candidates that can participate in the debates, because there are so many on stage that it is difficult to get to their specific plans and for them to discuss the important issues in depth. However, I don’t think the system can change because the polls are constantly changing and it would be arbitrary to choose.”
Ros-Lehtinen argued that after the debate, all the momentum of Biden’s possible bid for president was lost. “Hillary Clinton was in control of the entire debate, there were some inconsistencies in some answers, but overall she dominated it. Like Donald Trump unfortunately has done in the Republican ones.” She highlighted Bernie Sander’s comment regarding Clinton’s emails, “Bernie Sanders helped her (Hillary Clinton) a lot last night, saying that no one wanted to keep hearing about the emails and that it was time to talk about the important issues. So now when they raise the subject, she can say her challenger is not even interested in attacking her on that and they should focus on other more important matters.”
Annette Taddeo was also on Actualidad Radio, as well as “Noticias del Mediodia”on Caracol 1260AM, talking about the Democratic debate with Yoly Cuello.
“We saw a great difference between the show that have been both Republican debates with Donald Trump and the Democratic one, where they actually talked about the issues that really matter to Americans. We have enjoyed the GOP’s show, but there are issues that should be discussed thoroughly, and here the candidates did it in a respectful manner.” Taddeo argued that Hillary Clinton “not only won the debate, but showed that she is extremely well prepared to be president, we could see she belonged on that stage. She was sure of herself, smiling, and even when she disagreed with another candidate, she would answer without arrogance.” Taddeo concluded, “as a woman, I felt very proud of Hillary and seeing how well she did.”
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JACKSON HEALTH’S PROFITABLE YEAR: Jackson Health CEO Carlos Migoya was on “Al Ritmo de Miami” with Humberto Cortina on Radio Mambi 710AM, discussing Jackson Memorial Hospital’s economic growth and improvement of services.
“We are entering a positive fiscal year. We are comfortable economically speaking, we will have a record surplus thanks to patient services and local sales and property taxes. The number of Jackson patients has increased, we continue to improve our operations, and we are doing better in controlling spending.” Migoya explained that the surplus is invested back into Jackson Hospital and helps the financial reserve. “The standard for hospitals is 180 days or six months of reserves, we have almost two months (50 days). We continue to improve, taking into account we started with five days of reserves in 2011 when I first started. We also have to invest money from the surplus to make necessary improvements and expansions.” Migoya highlighted that the hospital has not only been doing better economically, but it continues to improve its operations, patient relations and overall reputation. “The hospital is doing well financially. We are enhancing its reputation and it is becoming the ‘go to hospital’ for many people. We have to keep looking for new revenue to meet the changes in the funds we receive from the federal government, but I am confident we will continue to see positive results,” concluded Migoya.