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Ricardo Henriquez, a one-time journalist in Chile, worked his way up from waiter to bookstore manager after he immigrated to New Haven. Now he has a new job: organizing small business people, many of them Spanish-speaking, in the Fair Haven neighborhood to support the push to pass universal health care in Connecticut in 2007. Henriquez joined some 70 other grassroots activists for a strategy session for what promises to be the state’s number-one social-justice quest over the next six months.