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Leading Republican: Borinqueneers Monument Noble But Not With State Funding

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Bill Sarno

CTLatinoNews.com

Editor’s Update: On Tuesday, July 12, the $300,000 for the monument in New Britain honoring the ‘Borinqueneers’ was approved.

For members of Connecticut’s Puerto Rican community who have been working for several years to create a memorial park in New Britain  to honor the 65th Regiment Infantry “Borinqueneers,” it is a recognition that is needed, warranted and should become a reality as soon as possible.

However, a leading Republican legislator last week said a proposed grant for a monument in the park is among the items for state bonding allocations that are unjustified and reflect Democratic financial mismanagement.

“Projects like this monument can be paid ...

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Plans To Build A “Border Wall” Around Trump And GOP Convention Site Announced By Latino Activists

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Echoing presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s claim that if elected he would build a wall along the United States border with Mexico, a Latino rights group is planning next week to build its own wall.

But this one would circle the real estate tycoon and the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.

Mijente in Action, a group that calls itself “a new political home for Latinx and Chicanx organizing,” has started a campaign called “Wall Off Trump,” which is raising funds to construct a 15,000- foot banner wall around Cleveland’s Quicken Loans Arena, the site of the 2016 GOP convention.

“Latinx” and “Chicanx” are gender-inclusive terms used in place of ...

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Young CT Latinos Join Protestors At Republican Convention In Cleveland

 

Three Young CT Latinos who traveled to Cleveland to join in the protests. They are CLaura Veira-Ramirez, a Colombia-born student from Norwalk who will enter Harvard

Three Young CT Latinos who traveled to Cleveland to join in the protests. They are from left,  Yenimar Cortes, who enters ECSU this fall to study biology, Eric Cruz a student at UCONN and Laura Veira-Ramirez, a Colombia-born student from Norwalk who will enter Harvard this fall.

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Three young people from Connecticut, each born in Latin America and an undocumented student, are spending this week in what, for them, is “the belly of the beast:” the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio.

“These are the people who want to deport us,” said Eric Cruz, a University of Connecticut student who was born in Mexico, about the Republicans ...

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