Young Mariachi Singer Takes After Her Father

Young Mariachi Singer Takes After Her Father

Culture, Mexican, New York, Video February 10, 2016 at 5:12 pm

Meet 12-year-old Ximena Roca who sings about issues facing her family and community, in this segment of CUNY TV’s “Nueva York.”

Olga Jiménez de Wagenheim, Rutgers University academic. (Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Puerto Ricans Remember Historic Confrontation with Newark Police

History, Metro Area, Puerto Rican February 9, 2016 at 1:12 pm

A conference at Rutgers University recalls the forgotten Newark Puerto Rican Riots of 1974, Reporte Hispano reports.


Learning English, History and Bomba in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Culture, Puerto Rican, Video February 5, 2016 at 5:59 pm

BRIC TV goes into the classroom of El Puente’s BombaYo art program, which teaches kids history through bomba, a traditional dance and music form of Puerto Rico.

(Photo by Gerardo Romo via El Diario)

Among New Yorkers, Latinos Have Less Access to Health Care

Health, Latino February 4, 2016 at 2:07 pm

A new report suggests that extending health coverage to undocumented immigrants would cost less than 1 percent of the state’s health budget, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

(Photo courtesy of César Vargas via Diario de México)

Mexican ‘Dreamer’ Lawyer Allowed to Practice

Immigration, Mexican, New York February 3, 2016 at 5:02 pm

César Vargas, New York’s first undocumented lawyer, officially became a licensed attorney today after years of legal hurdles, Diario de México reports.

Cesár González was forced to set up his bookstore on the street (Photo by Gerardo Romo for El Diario)

On a Mission to Save Latino Businesses in Upper Manhattan

Business, Latino, Manhattan February 2, 2016 at 5:32 pm

The Latino community demands solutions to the elevated rental prices that have been pushing small vendors out of business for years, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Pedro Ortiz does not want to expose his 6-year-old son Ángel Gabriel to the Zika virus, which has affected dozens of people in the Dominican Republic. (Photo by Pedro F. Frisneda via El Diario)

Zika Ruins Travel Plans for New York Hispanics

Caribbean, Health, Latino, Transportation February 1, 2016 at 5:35 pm

Some Latinos in New York are cancelling their plans to visit their native countries for fear of catching the virus, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

(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.

(Photo by Gustavo Martínez Contreras)

El Diario: A Dying Newspaper Writes Its Final Pages

Featured Posts, Latino, Media, New York, Voices' Picks January 25, 2016 at 10:21 pm

Some are concerned that El Diario, now manned by a skeleton crew and forced to work with dwindling resources, has lost the influence it once wielded as the city’s largest and oldest Spanish-language newspaper.

(Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Los Sures Does Not Look Back

Brooklyn, Dominican, Latino, Puerto Rican January 21, 2016 at 5:28 pm

Hispanics who stay in the transformed Williamsburg neighborhood remember their past without nostalgia, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

On Jan. 18, 2016, day laborers are picking free winter clothes near the cross of Northern Blvd and Parsons Blvd in Flushing, Queens (Photo via Korea Daily)

Korean Volunteers Help Day Laborers

East Asian, Immigration, Latino, Queens January 19, 2016 at 3:48 pm

A Korean nonprofit has been distributing jackets and coats and providing meals to day workers, many of them Latino, reports Korea Daily.

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.

Carlos Puche (center), co-owner of this pet services store, started out as a dog walker, a job his family back in Caracas was not very happy about (Photo by Gerardo Romo via El Diario)

From Dog Walking, a Business Bloomed

Business, Latino, Manhattan January 13, 2016 at 4:33 pm

Venezuelan Carlos Puche went from dog walker to co-founder of a business offering day care and other services for pets in Manhattan, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

NJ residents demonstrated against ICE’s actions (Photo via El Diario)

Activists Protest ICE Raids in New Jersey

Government, Immigration, Latino, Metro Area, New York January 8, 2016 at 6:16 pm

The first protests in response to ICE operations have taken place in the New York area. More are expected in the next few days, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

(Photo by Gerardo Romo via El Diario)

The Three Kings Warm up El Barrio

Latino, Manhattan, Religion, Traditions January 7, 2016 at 3:43 pm

The traditional parade organized by El Museo del Barrio also brought social and political messages, El Diario/La Prensa reports.