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Will The CT Hispanic Democratic Caucus Flourish Under New Leadership?

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Norma Rodriguez-Reyes (center) is the new chair of the state’s Hispanic Democratic Caucus. (Photo credit: CHDC)

 Bill Sarno

CTLatinoNews.com

As the new leader of the Connecticut Hispanic Democratic Caucus, Norma Rodriguez-Reyes is now at the helm of the 90-member organization’s efforts to elect candidates from their party who they believe will best represent the interests of the state’s growing Latino population.

Their first big test for the caucus and Rodriquez’s leadership, are the upcoming state legislative elections in terms of electing the Latino democratic candidates  who will be on the ballot in more than a dozen House districts.

However, supporting successful Latino candidates is not the only challenge  for the ...

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Scotland Farmer Flies Mexican Flag Next To Donald Trump’s Golf Course

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When Donald Trump lands in Aberdeenshire this Saturday to inspect his Scottish golf course, he’ll be greeted with the sight of the Mexican flag flying above its border.

Residents on the Menie Estate, north of Aberdeen, told BuzzFeed News they raised the flag as part of their campaign against the Trump International Golf Links, which the Republican presidential nominee opened in 2012.

“The point of the flag is to show solidarity with the Mexicans and every other group that Trump has decried, derided, insulted, and tried to marginalise,” said David Milne, who has lived for 25 years in a former coastguard’s lookout that is now enveloped ...

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LPRAC Gone – Will New Combined Commission Effectively Address Latino Issues In CT?

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Bill Sarno

CTLatinoNews.com 

It is a time of change at 18-20 Trinity Street where the Latino and Puerto Rican Affairs Commission is closing shop as one of six legislative advisory departments that are being disbanded to help resolve a billion dollar state budget shortfall.

The space now  will be occupied by the Commission on Equity and Opportunity (CEO), a new  legislative body that combines LPRAC with the African-American and Asian Pacific affairs commissions.

The changeover officially takes place with the start of the 2017 state fiscal year on July 1 and LPRAC’s records and reports are being packed and shipped to the state archives.

For the state’s Latinos seeking to ...

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