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Latinos Are Frequent Vacationers – How Safe Are Your Travels?

West Hartford resident, Nerida Mora on a recent trip to Eygpt.

West Hartford resident, Nerida Mora on a recent trip to Eygpt.

 

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It was Palm Sunday and Nerida Mora, with a dozen other Americans, had just arrived in Cairo, Egypt after a 10-hour flight and were on their tour bus when the West Hartford resident received a text alert that nearly four dozen Egyptians had been killed in explosions at two Coptic Christian churches.

When Mora shared the news about the bombings on social media,  family and friends in Connecticut worried for her safety. The  attack was linked to Islamic State terrorists and took place in cities more than a hour from Cairo.  Which she told other members ...

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Hartford’s Yard Goats Reaching Out To City’s Latino Residents

 

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Head and shoulders of Pittsburgh Pirates Roberto Clemente

Head and shoulders of Pittsburgh Pirates Roberto Clemente

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Even before the first batter takes a swing at Dunkin Donuts Park, the Hartford Yard Goats are making a strong pitch to excite and engage the city’s large and mostly Puerto Rican Latino population through various targeted outreach and employment programs, and by recognizing one of Puerto Rico’s most revered and iconic figures, Roberto Clemente.

Puerto Rico has a long affinity with baseball and has sent more than 200 players to the Major Leagues including several who have been elected to baseball’s Hall of Fame. This enthusiasm was full blown during the recent World Baseball Championships when the Puerto ...

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Connecticut’s Philanthropic Organizations Aid In Educating Immigrants

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The federal government may be growing less charitable toward undocumented immigrants, but this has not deterred philanthropic organizations from committing resources to support families and individuals whose status in this country has become increasingly precarious.

In Connecticut, well-established grant-providing institutions such as the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving and the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven are helping fund organizations that educate immigrants about their rights, support stronger protections from detention, deportation, abuse and even exploitation by notary publics and others who cannot legally address their needs.

The topic of undocumented immigration has become a hot button issue since the last presidential campaign, with Hispanic arrivals especially targeted. ...

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