Source: El Diario La Prensa
Mexican service workers will be able to obtain professional certificates through a 15 week program of study in the basics of hotel administration, math and English offered by CUNY and funded by the Mexican state of Puebla, Goya Foods and CUNY.
State Sen. and Queens borough president hopeful José Peralta emphatically told El Diario-La Prensa that he is not under investigation. The clarification comes after his name was included in a list of officials who were secretly recorded as part of a corruption investigation.
The recent arrest of 13 people linked to a prostitution ring in New York doesn’t seem to be holding back the demand for sexual services in the city's Latino neighborhoods, or changing long-held views that women do it for "their desire for easy money," reports El Diario-La Prensa.
The Dominican consulate in New York will act as a facilitator between the uninsured and healthcare providers, reports El Diario-La Prensa. It's good news for some in a community where many don't have health insurance but for others, it's just a "political ploy."
The City Council is once again considering legislation that would give legal residents the right to vote in municipal elections but this time supporters believe they can override a potential veto from Mayor Bloomberg, reports El Diario and Queens Latino.
Complaints stemming from recently-arrived white residents to Moore Street in East Williamsburg has meant tension in the community and fines for longtime Latino shopkeepers who play salsa and merengue music at their stores, reports El Diario-La Prensa.