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Dominicans living in New York City braved long lines to cast their ballots in yesterday's Dominican elections. (Photo by EDLP / Jose Acosta)

Dominicans Cram NYC Polling Stations to Vote in Homeland’s Election

Politics May 21, 2012 at 1:07 pm

Even as yesterday’s election results in the Dominican Republic remain under dispute, there was no doubt about the New York City Dominican population’s fervor for politics back home. El Diario La Prensa ran a dispatch from the lively scenes at the city’s Dominican polling places on Sunday.

María Pichardo said she would like an increase in the minimum wage so she can send her son, Jhojandy, to a better school. (Photo by Jose Acosta/El Diario)

For a Bronx Single Mother, Minimum Wage Debate is More Than Just Politics

In the News, Labor, Politics May 18, 2012 at 3:20 pm

With a bill to increase the minimum wage stalled in the state legislature, one single mother in the Bronx told El Diario La Prensa about her struggles to make ends meet.

"I hope that politicans can solve the big problems, like domestic violence, corruption and the economy," said Claudia Sánchez while waving the Dominican flag. (Photo by Gerardo Romo/EDLP)

Dominicans in NYC Gear Up For Sunday’s Presidential Elections

Caribbean, Dominican, Politics May 17, 2012 at 7:53 pm

The Dominican Republic will hold its presidential and congressional elections this Sunday, and with 1.4 million Dominicans living in the United States — and nearly 600,000 in New York City alone — the election in this country of just under 10 million could end up being decided by those in the diaspora.

Scene from a sector on St. Nicholas Avenue, where street vendors work to make a living daily. (Photo by Jose Acosta/EDLP)

Vendors Blame Cap on Permits For So-Called ‘Mafia’

Featured Posts, Labor April 10, 2012 at 2:11 pm

Despite complaints about a “mafia” that rents out street vendor licenses at exorbitant rates, many vendors say the bigger problem is a city regulation that caps non-veteran licenses, making it virtually impossible for non-veterans to obtain their own.

Adriano Espaillat defeated Guillermo Linares after a close loss to Charles Rangel over the summer. (Photo from El Diario la Prensa)

Espaillat Will Challenge Rangel, But Will Dominicans Vote for One of Their Own?

Dominican, Latino, Politics April 3, 2012 at 5:41 pm

This past Sunday, the Dominican-American State Senator Adriano Espaillat announced that he intends to run for the newly-formed 13th Congressional District seat in Upper Manhattan, pitting him against longtime Congressman Charles Rangel in the Democratic primary. But Espaillat should not take blanket Dominican support for granted, El Diario reports.

Bronx declares war on diabetes

Bronx declares war on diabetes

Health, In the News, Latino October 31, 2011 at 12:39 pm

Ened Fredrick, a 17-year-old Hispanic student in her last year of high school, found out on National Food Day that in the Bronx, the problem of obesity and being overweight will cause 50% of the children born in the borough to suffer from diabetes at some point in their lives.Read More

A Journey of Art, from Caracas to Millerton

A Journey of Art, from Caracas to Millerton

Culture, Metro Area, South American October 12, 2011 at 4:53 pm

“The price that is put on a piece of art should be in accordance to what the artist has achieved.” This was what Camilo Rojas, distinguished artist and professor, told me before wishing me goodbye alongside his wife, artist Virginia Lavado. Camilo and Virginia are two of the most inspiringRead More

Protests over Puerto Rico's economic crisis, held earlier this month on Park Ave.  (Photo by Gerardo Romo via El Diario)

Puerto Rican Diaspora Demands Federal Action On Debt Crisis

Government, Puerto Rican July 29, 2015 at 6:11 pm

New York politicians and activists are urging the U.S. government to act in the Puerto Rico debt crisis, El Diario reports.