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CT’s Senate’s Only Hispanic Would Have Voted ‘No’ On Aid To Undocumented Students

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When the state Senate voted Wednesday to open financial aid for undocumented students, it stood out that the chamber’s only Hispanic member, Sen. Art Linares, was a no-show for the vote.

It was especially surprising to the advocates, the so-called “Dreamers,” who thought they had secured his support for the bill and posed for a picture with him shortly before the vote on the floor of the state Senate.

“Sen. Linares agrees that if we are paying into the pool of money we should be able to access it,” Dreamer Alison Martinez-Carrasco tweeted with a photo attached.

That’s actually not the case.

During an interview Friday, Linares said that, ...

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At Age 35, A Latino With Cancer Wants The Option To Die On His Terms

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Miguel Carrasquillo is the face of a national campaign to have right-to-die legislation passed in states such as Connecticut and to encourage Latinos to consider this issue despite a cultural aversion to talking about death.


Bill Sarno


Miguel Carrasquillo talks with great pride and enthusiasm about how he created a bacon pasta dish featuring fettuccine a few years ago that “everybody loved” at the Italian American restaurant in Chicago where he was a chef.

 Today, he is now longer able to cook, or do most other things. He is dying of brain cancer. He also has become  the face of a national campaign to have right-to-die legislation passed ...

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Protest Staged By Cuban Migrants At The Panama-Costa Rica Border

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Hundreds of anxious Cubans staged a protest Thursday demanding the right to transit through Central America as part of their migratory route to the United States, Agence France Presse reported.

The migrants, some stranded in Panama for months, are being held in makeshift shelters as government leaders from across the region determine what to do with the growing number of Cubans and migrants from other countries continue to try to cross through their respective countries to reach the U.S.-Mexico border.

More than 3,000 Cubans are stuck at the border in Panama, following a denial for passage from Costa Rica. Nicaragua also has ...

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