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Lt. Col. Lesbia Nieves — a Latina officer with distinction

Lt. Col. Lesbia Nieves — a Latina officer with distinction

Jennifer Supernaw CTLatinoNews.com Lt. Col. Lesbia Nieves says the most important thing she has learned from serving in the military is “If you dream and dream big, anything is possible.” Now, Nieves is the first Hispanic woman to serve as Lieutenant Colonel in the Connecticut Army National Guard and has recently received another prestigious honor.

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Dominican-American high school teacher wins university poetry prize

Rumbo The Central University of the East, as part of its 44th Anniversary proclaims the winner of its UCE Literature Prize of 2014, in the genre of Poetry is the writer César Sánchez Beras, with his work “Recorded on metal, bolero for three different women.” César Sánchez Beras participated under the pseudonym Tinma. Michael Phipps,

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Latina Sisters’ Soccer Talent Energizes College Team

By Bill Sarno CTLatinoNews In the team photo for the 2014 Connecticut College women’s soccer team, sisters Nicole Medina and Michelle Medina stand like bookends at the opposite edges of the group. However, on and off the field, the two first-year students from Hartford are usually a lot closer. They are twins, but not identical.

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Hispanic Fans Key To Growth Of Boxing And Mixed Martial Arts

By Brian Woodman CTLatinoNews.com We know boxing has long been a popular sport among Hispanics, with such well known Latinos in the ring as Carlos Ortiz in the ‘60s, Hector ‘Macho” Camacho and Miguel Cotto, whose fight at Madison Square Garden remains one of the top ticket sellers of all times. But in recent years,

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Latina Cake Maker Creates Incredible (Edible) Art

Annika Darling CTLatinoNews.com In seven years, Hope Looney has seen her cake business skyrocket. In her first year Looney made 30 wedding cakes. This year, she will make 425. Looney is the owner of JCakes, a gourmet custom-order bakery in North Haven, CT. Being a business owner comes with numerous challenges, says Looney, but being

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