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Exclusive: What Dr. Nivea L. Torres Wants You To Know

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Dr. Nivea L. Torres

 

Bill Sarno/CTLatinoNews.com

It’s been nearly three months since Dr. Nivea L. Torres has been able to work or even visit her office, and more than a month since her resignation became effective, but what Dr. Torres wanted to talk about in a recent interview with CTLatinoNews.com is about “Tomorrow’s Framework,” a strategic plan the Connecticut Technical High School System board formulated and she implemented.  It was designed to reshape the district’s mission and foster a greater awareness of its innovations and achievements in preparing the workforce of tomorrow, and while by all accounts it has been quite successful, ironically  it was also one of its ...

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Cubans Now Face Same Deportation Risk As Other Immigrants

photo credit: Mark Sims

photo credit: Mark Sims

Tens of thousands of Cubans living in the U.S. are adapting to a harsh new reality: After enjoying decades of favored status dating back to the Cold War, many of them now face the same deportation risks as any other immigrants.

They feel betrayed by former President Barack Obama’s administration, which in its waning days stripped away a nearly automatic path to citizenship that had been offered since the 1960s to Cubans who arrived on U.S. soil, even those who showed up without a visa. The change was part of a thaw in relations with Cuba, which also agreed to start accepting the return of more ...

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Can ‘Dark Money’ Campaign Funds Impact Latinos’ Role In Connecticut Government?

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Photo credit: gavelgrab.org

Bill Sarno/CTLatinoNews.com

The role untraceable “dark money” can play in Connecticut elections was evident during the final weekend of the 2014 governor’s contest when a conservative nonprofit issues group based in Ohio pumped more than a million dollars into attack ads against the eventual winner, Governor Dannel Malloy.

The race between Malloy and Republican Tom Foley attracted more than $18 million in outside contributions, according to the State Election Enforcement Commission, with much of the money coming from nonprofit “issues” groups that are not required to identify their donors.  This money flows to independent contribution organizations, such as Political Action Committees, who are barred from working directly ...

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