Puerto Rican Flag Raising at Hartford City Hall and State Capitol
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Puerto Rican Flag Raising at Hartford City Hall and State Capitol

 By Maria Roman | Photos by Nestor M. Montanez  It was a gorgeous day as spectators gathered in Hartford on Thursday, June 4, when the Connecticut Institute for Community Development…

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LPRAC Honors Hispanic Veterans at the State Capitol
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LPRAC Honors Hispanic Veterans at the State Capitol

By Maria Roman Photographer James Russo There were proud moments at the Connecticut State Capitol in Hartford on May 13, when the Latino & Puerto Rican Affairs Commission (LPRAC) held…

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Comedian Elizardi Castro ‘Gives Back’ in Connecticut
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Comedian Elizardi Castro ‘Gives Back’ in Connecticut

By Maria Roman Photo by: David Sepulveda Stand-up comedian Elizardi Castro performed a sold-out show of “Law and Disorder” on April 10 at the Bregamos Community Theatre in…

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Fiza: A New Addition to Danbury’s Diverse Culinary Scenes
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Fiza: A New Addition to Danbury’s Diverse Culinary Scenes

By Angela Barbosa   Serving Bangladeshi, Pakistani and Indian fare, the new addition to the diverse gastronomic landscape of downtown Danbury is a family owned and operated restaurant named…

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Brazilian Carnaval Brought to Life Through Zumba
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Brazilian Carnaval Brought to Life Through Zumba

By Maria Roman Photos By Liz Szebenyik On March 22, Nina Merlonghi held her third annual Zumba Carnaval at Punchthesky Fitness in Fairfield, CT. Nina, a native of Rio de Janeiro, invited…

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Waterbury Exchange Club Youth of the Year
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Waterbury Exchange Club Youth of the Year

By Angela Barbosa Like many youth, Jessica Andrade’s American Dream is to be able to succeed in the land of opportunity. Her journey toward that path has certainly…

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Local Brazilian Resident Fighting a Battle Against Cancer Needs Help from the Community
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Local Brazilian Resident Fighting a Battle Against Cancer Needs Help from the Community

By Angela Barbosa Unexpected events can turn one’s life around 180 degrees. You make plans and prepare yourself to purchase a home, a new car, send children to…

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UWWC Hosts Second Annual Hometown Heroes Benefit Dinner
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UWWC Hosts Second Annual Hometown Heroes Benefit Dinner

By Angela Barbosa From a lieutenant commander to a reverend, from a volunteer to an award-winning filmmaker and advocate for adults with disabilities, the diverse talents of the…

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Brazilian Choir & Orchestra Tours the US to Spread the Word
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Brazilian Choir & Orchestra Tours the US to Spread the Word

By Angela Barbosa From Framingham, MA to Baltimore, MD and Richmond, VA to Danbury, CT, their voices proclaiming the Word of God have resonated loudly within the communities…

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Hats Off to the 50 Most Influential Latinos in Connecticut in 2014
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Hats Off to the 50 Most Influential Latinos in Connecticut in 2014

By Angela Barbosa On February 5, Latinos United for Professional Advancement (LUPA), a professional organization that seeks to raise the profile of the Latino business community in Connecticut, held…

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