The passing of Hugo Chávez last Tuesday has been felt in New York City, where dozens of people mourned the Venezuelan President in a memorial vigil at the Venezuelan Consulate, while others welcomed his passing, El Diario/La Prensa and Hunts Point Express report.
As tens of thousands of Ecuadoreans in the metro area prepare to vote in Ecuador's general elections this Sunday, Feb. 17, El Diario-La Prensa reports extensively on this growing South American community whose numbers reach 600,000 in the tri-state area according to estimates.
After years of planning, New York's first Afro-Brazilian institution – the Ofá Cultural Center – was finally born late last year. The center hopes to celebrate Brazil's cultural diversity and ethnic richness through music, dance, food and literature events.
Ecuador's Partido Avanza introduced in Queens its candidates for the National Assembly. The four are running for the chance to represent Ecuadorians living in the U.S. and Canada in their homeland's main legislative body, reports Queens Latino.
Films by acclaimed Brazilian directors, including Humberto Mauro, will be screened in the 10th edition of “To Save and Project,” MoMA's international film preservation festival running through Nov. 12, the Brazilian Press reported.
Venezuelan New Yorkers share their thoughts on Sunday's elections back home when President Hugo Chavez will face his strongest challenge in 14 years in power, El Diario La Prensa reported.