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(Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Cuban Refugees Arrive in New Jersey from Central America

Central American, Immigration, Latino, Metro Area January 27, 2016 at 5:03 pm

A group of Cuban refugees who arrived in West New York from Central America tell of brutal treatment at the Costa Rica-Nicaragua border, Reporte Hispano reports.

Lake Atitlán with the volcanoes San Pedro and Toliman, from "Maya Healers: A Thousand Dreams" (Photo by Fran Antmann)

A Lens on the Healers of Guatemala

A Brooklyn-based photographer who travelled to Guatemala many times profiles Maya healers and bonesetters in a soon-to-be-published photography book.

Elías García (Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Day Laborer, Link Between Guatemalans and the Consulate

Central American, Immigration, Latino, Metro Area January 15, 2016 at 2:20 pm

Guatemalans in Fairview, New Jersey, turn to fellow community member Elías García for all their immigration questions and needs, Reporte Hispano reports.

Guatemalans celebrated their independence with piñatas representing the ousted politicians. (Photo by Zaira Cortés via El Diario)

Guatemalans Celebrate Independence with Humor

Brooklyn, Central American, Government September 15, 2015 at 2:48 pm

The celebration of Guatemala’s independence day in NYC was defined by the recent resignation and jailing of President Otto Pérez-Molina, El Diario reports.

Celebrating Garifuna Heritage with Jazz

Celebrating Garifuna Heritage with Jazz

Hear from members of the Afri-Garifuna Jazz Ensemble about how they keep their cultural heritage alive.

Professor Isabel Martínez goes through boxes of donated books at La Casa Azul in Harlem. (Photo by Aura Bogado via Colorlines)

Collecting Books for Child Migrants

Central American, Immigration, Manhattan September 23, 2014 at 11:33 am

A bookstore owner and a professor teamed up to collect and distribute books to child migrants from Central America, Colorlines reports.

Preparing for New Immigrant Students

Preparing for New Immigrant Students

The Internationals Network for Public Schools welcomes youth from Central America as well as many other nations.

Katherine Polanco (center) with her sister and stepfather Acner Alan Espinoza. (Photo by Gerardo Romo via El Diario)

Cases of Immigrant Children in NYC Move Slowly

Central American, Immigration, Youth August 20, 2014 at 6:02 pm

After spending a day at a New York immigration court, a reporter for El Diario found that most cases of unaccompanied minors crossing the border are postponed due to a lack of lawyers.

Ana Rosa Martínez and her daughter Katherine (Photo by Victor Matos via El Diario)

Honduran Girl’s Struggle to Get to NYC

Central American, Immigration, In the News, Manhattan, Youth July 23, 2014 at 3:36 pm

A little girl arrived in NYC recently, as have thousands of minors from Central America, El Diario reports. She hopes to not be deported.

Rubén Mach tells about his journey on La Bestia (The Beast,) “the train of death,” which crosses Mexico. (Photo via El Diario).

Guatemalan Quiché Youth Tells of Arduous Journey

Brooklyn, Central American, Immigration, Youth June 30, 2014 at 7:56 pm

Fear, hunger, muggings and confinement were only some of the circumstances endured by a Quiché teenager as he traveled from Guatemala to Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Just Don’t Call Them Afro-Latino

Just Don’t Call Them Afro-Latino

With roots in Central America and Africa, the Garinagu in NYC celebrate a proud history.

(Photo by Hajer Naili via Women's e-News)

In NY, Indigenous Women Publicize Plight

Central American, In the News, Women May 21, 2014 at 2:56 pm

Indigenous women from Central America brought their stories about physical abuse and discrimination to a tribunal in NYC, Women’s eNews reports.

Quiet NJ Town at Center of Human-Smuggling Ring

Quiet NJ Town at Center of Human-Smuggling Ring

Route used by Mexican coyotes to bring people illegally into the U.S. includes a stop in Dover.

The radio show "Voices without Borders" is a community project focusing on such topics as migration among indigenous people, education, culture and social justice (Photo by Zaira Cortés via El Diario/La Prensa).

Radio Show Brings Indigenous Communities Together

Central American, Culture, In the News, Media March 21, 2014 at 4:22 pm

A group of Guatemalan immigrants have launched a radio show in Spanish, Quiché and English, which broadcasts from an East Harlem church, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

There's almost 3 million Salvadoran living outside of their homeland, about half of them in the U.S. (Photo by Jorge Quinteros via Flickr, Creative Commons License)

Salvadorans Push for Right to Vote in Elections Back Home

Central American, Latino, Long Island, Politics January 18, 2013 at 8:18 pm

Salvadoran organizations in Long Island gathered to demand that El Salvador’s National Assembly allow Salvadorans living abroad to vote no matter the expense, La Tribuna Hispana reported.