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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.

Elected officials say that some ground has been won against the “chicas cards” but that the war is not over. (Photo by Zaira Cortés via El Diario)

Latino Neighborhood Rife with ‘Chicas Cards’

Latino, Queens August 26, 2015 at 12:22 pm

Prostitution promoted through business cards handed out on the streets remain visible in Hispanic neighborhoods despite a crackdown in 2011, El Diario reports.

A recent study places Latinos in second place among groups with the highest incidence of excessive alcohol consumption. (Photo by Zaira Cortés via El Diario)

Alcoholism in Immigrant Communities

Health, Latino, New York August 18, 2015 at 1:30 pm

Alcoholism rates are higher among people suffering from anxiety due to their immigration status, El Diario reports.

Preparing the chair that Pope Francis will use when he holds Mass at Madison Square Garden on Sept. 25. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Hispanic Workers Prepare for Pope’s NYC Visit

Health, Latino, Metro Area, Religion August 10, 2015 at 2:55 pm

Ahead of the Sept. 24-25 visit, day laborers are building the chair Pope Francis will use as he holds Mass, while wives of day laborers are embroidering altar cloths for the liturgies he will officiate, reports El Diario.

Victims Carlos Norena (left) and Carlos Londoño have not lost hope of finding justice. (Photo by Zaira Cortés via El Diario)

Three Years On, Queens Ponzi Scheme Case Unsolved

Crime, Latino, Queens August 7, 2015 at 10:44 am

Despite FBI intervention, the case of the Ponzi scheme that ripped off 400 Latino immigrants in Queens seems stalled three years later, El Diario reports.

Parishioners of the Church of the Holy Agony in El Barrio organized a flea market to raise funds and try to avoid the closing. (Photo by Zaira Cortés via El Diario)

Thousands of NYC Catholics Say Goodbye to Their Churches

New York, Religion July 28, 2015 at 4:37 pm

Some 7,000 parishioners went to Mass for the last time this weekend at Catholic churches set to close later this summer because of budget cuts, El Diario reports.

(Photo by Zaira Cortés via El Diario/La Prensa)

Families Of Disappeared Immigrants Suffer Extortion

Crime, Immigration, New York April 28, 2015 at 4:23 pm

Dozens of local families with disappeared members on the U.S.-Mexican border are suffering phone extortion, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

María de Jesús Tlatenpa-Bello, mother of one of the disappeared students. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Parents of Ayotzinapa Students Arrive in New York

Manhattan, Mexican April 22, 2015 at 3:20 pm

As the parents of the 43 Ayotzinapa students who disappeared in Mexico present a petition to the U.N., local activists complain of lack of community involvement, El Diario reports.

Sol Aramendi, from Project Luz, and day laborers Omar Trinidad and Humberto Yescas created the app. (Photo by Zaira Cortés via El Diario)

Day Laborers Create an App to Report Abuses

Immigration, Latino, New York, Technology March 30, 2015 at 3:21 pm

The Wage Theft app will help day laborers protect themselves from fraudulent contractors, El Diario reports.

"We don't live; we survive," said Mexican mother Nancy Vázquez. (Photo by Zaira Cortés via El Diario)

Child Poverty Epidemic Sweeps Through New York State

African American, Food, Latino, New York, Youth March 23, 2015 at 6:14 pm

The levels of child poverty in New York state are reaching epidemic proportions and Latino and African-American children are the most affected, El Diario reports.

José Antonio Tizapa (left), father of a disappeared student, and Miguel Castro, who organized the “Ayotzinapa 43x43” run. (Photo by Zaira Cortés via El Diario)

Mexican Parent: ‘Bring Back My Child’

Mexican, New York March 18, 2015 at 3:58 pm

José Antonio Tizapa, who lives in Brooklyn, is the father of a disappeared Mexican student. He is demanding justice for his son and the other Ayotzinapa students, El Diario reports.

Flowers and photos on a fence at the site of the explosion (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

A Year Later, Grief and Unresolved Issues in East Harlem

Latino, Manhattan March 12, 2015 at 5:26 pm

A year after a gas explosion destroyed two East Harlem buildings, El Diario remembers the victims, and takes a look at pending legal issues and struggling local business.

Angélica Salgado (left) and her son Pablo with a group of immigrants. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Vowing to Keep Up the Fight on Immigration

Immigration, Latino, Metro Area February 19, 2015 at 2:39 pm

After a federal judge blocked President Obama’s executive actions on immigration, New York immigration advocacy groups joined in protest, El Diario reports.

Francisco Curiel cannot wait to apply for DACA (Photo by Gerardo Romo via El Diario)

Vowing to Fulfill Young Immigrants’ Dreams

Featured Posts, Immigration, Voices' Picks, Youth February 17, 2015 at 3:17 pm

Roadblocks may appear, but immigrants who qualify are eager to apply to the expanded DACA program, El Diario reports.

A cocaine bag, ready for distribution. (Photo by Zaira Cortés via El Diario)

Mexican Cartels Secure Distribution Networks

Metro Area, Mexican February 2, 2015 at 6:10 pm

Whether they are producing methamphetamine in rural NJ or smuggling cocaine and heroin, Mexican drug dealers have secured distribution networks, reports an El Diario investigation.

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