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Arte Inc Gives New Haven Students Opportunity To Travel And Learn About Puerto Rico

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Special to CTLatinoNews.com

On June 24, 2016 cofounders of Arte Inc. Daniel Diaz and David Greco, along with chaperones, Dr. Abie Benitez, Anthony Reid and Erin McElhone escorted a group of students from New Haven Public Schools on an eight day learning adventure to Puerto Rico.  In eighth grade, these students graduated from Arte’s incredibly successful SLATE program (Socialization & Learning Adventures Through Education). 

This intensive two year program teaches middle school kids valuable social and life skills as well as morals and values.   The students, now entering their junior and senior years of high school, took part in this cultural, educational and personal growth experience.  Students stayed at ...

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The Chinese Volunteers Who Fought In The Spanish Civil War – Their Amazing Courage And Obscure Fates

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In the autumn of 1937, Zhang Ruishu was enjoying a rare break from his 14-hour days on the frontline. One of very few, if not the only, Chinese in Madrid, he hadn’t asked for time off – there was so much to do – but his commander had insisted he take a break. The Spanish capital was decorated with defiant if raggedy banners reading No pasarán (“They shall not pass”) and Madrid será la tumba del fascismo (“Madrid will be the tomb of fascism”). Zhang had seen many such signs before. At a newsstand, however, a large promotional poster for Spanish news magazine Estampa caught his eye.

Xie Weijin (left) ...

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CT Students: ‘Undocumented, Unafraid, Here To Stay’

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Bill Sarno



When the U.S. Supreme Court recently applied the brakes to President Obama’s executive order to shield more immigrants from deportation, it was a “sad day” for many of those in the undocumented population, but hardly a fatal blow to those seeking to revamp immigration policy.

 “It (Obama’s order) was a small patch on something bigger that needs to be fixed,” said Julio Lopez-Varona, lead coordinator for Make The Road CT, an immigrant advocacy and assistance organization based in Bridgeport.

The battle cry “undocumented, unafraid, here to stay” continues to be expressed with fervor as organizations such as CT Students for a Dream, Make the Road CT ...

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