Post Tagged with: "Colombia"

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Colombians Abroad Ask for More Representatives Back Home

Metro Area, Politics, South American May 22, 2018 at 12:58 pm

As Colombians in the tri-state area prepare to vote to send a representative back home, they seek to reverse the decision to cut their representation in half, from two to one seats for expats, Reporte Hispano reports.

Gabriel Chávez, in front of the United Nations in New York City, reading a long list of Colombians who have been murdered. (Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

Colombians at the United Nations: ‘No More Deaths!’

Government, Manhattan, South American May 16, 2018 at 4:46 pm

New York City Colombians gathered in front of the U.N. to call for an end to decades of political violence as the country prepares for the next presidential election, Queens Latino reports.

Catalina Cruz (Photo via El Diario)

Dreamer Catalina Cruz Seeks NY Assembly Seat

Elections 2018, Immigration, Latino, Politics, Queens January 31, 2018 at 5:07 pm

Queens Latina Dreamer and pro-immigrant activist Catalina Cruz seeks to represent Assembly District 39, comprising the neighborhoods of Elmhurst, Corona and Jackson Heights, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

The Barranquilla Carnival delegation stood out for its colorful attire. (Photo by Humberto Arellano via Queens Latino)

New York’s Hispanic Day Parade Exalts Cultural Traditions

Latino, Manhattan, Traditions October 10, 2017 at 4:53 pm

Folkloric groups from Latin America and Spain marched along Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue on Sunday to mark the 53rd Hispanic Day Parade, Queens Latino reports.  

Colombian-born José V. will return to his country. (Photo via El Diario)

More Immigrant New Yorkers Looking to Return to Their Native Countries

Immigration, Latino, New York June 26, 2017 at 5:07 pm

Latin American consulates in New York have seen an increase in inquiries and applications coming from people interested in going back because of the anti-immigrant climate created by Trump, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Ernesto Fidel Carpio, from Colombia, at his home in Queens. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Colombia Seeks Victims of Civil Conflict to Offer Reparations

New York, South American May 23, 2017 at 1:03 pm

The Colombian consulate in New York is asking for nationals who may have been victims of the country’s decades-long armed conflict to register and apply for compensation under the recently signed peace accord, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Juan Vivares, with his wife Yahaira Burgos and their son Christopher Vivares. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

‘…The Worst Thing Anyone Can Do to a Family’

Immigration, Latino, Manhattan, New York April 7, 2017 at 4:51 pm

Juan Vivares, the Colombian father whose detention by ICE for 20 days mobilized the pro-immigrant community in New York, talks to El Diario/La Prensa after returning home.

Folklore Urbano Orchestra with Pablo Mayor (center, in the white shirt). (Photo via El Diario)

Encuentro NYC Festival: Cumbia, Vallenato, Joropo… ‘Let’s Dance’!

Culture, Manhattan, South American December 2, 2016 at 12:24 pm

New York-based musicians will offer the best music from every region of Colombia Dec. 3 at the dance-oriented 13th Encuentro NYC festival, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

General Consul of Colombia Maria Isabel Nieto in her Manhattan office. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Community Forum to Address Doubts About Colombian Peace Process

South American November 16, 2016 at 5:32 pm

After the Colombian community in New York voted “No” to the peace agreement in October, several Hispanic media outlets will host a panel in Jackson Heights to clarify doubts about the future of the peace process, El Diario La Prensa reports.

Clara Henao turned up enthusiastically to cast her ballot.  (Photo via

Hope and Heartbreak on LI Over Colombian Referendum

Latino, Long Island October 4, 2016 at 8:03 pm

A Noticia Long Island reporter reflects on his experiences at the voting site as Colombians in Brentwood, New York participated in the peace plebiscite in which “No” won narrowly.

Supporters of the “no” vote in Queens celebrate their win at the polls. (Photo by Mauricio Hernández via Queens Latino)

Queens Colombian Voters Also Reject Peace Deal

Queens, South American October 3, 2016 at 4:17 pm

The Colombian community in Queens joined the rest of the country in voting “no” to the country’s peace deal with FARC rebels, Queens Latino reports.

Ana Casas at the Secaucus Doll Hospital (Photo by Calista MacHarrie for Voices of NY)

Memories and a Colombian Couple

Business, Featured Posts, Latino, Metro Area, Voices' Picks December 1, 2015 at 1:53 pm

Ana Casas runs the Secaucus Doll Hospital in New Jersey, a doll restoration business started by her husband, Luis, who now suffers from Alzheimer’s.

Consul of Colombia in New Jersey Divia Cepeda Rojas (Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Seeking Local Support for Colombian Peace Referendum

Metro Area, Politics, South American September 15, 2016 at 12:45 pm

The new consul of Colombia in Newark is calling on Colombians in New Jersey to vote in the upcoming plebiscite in favor of the peace deal reached between the Colombian government and FARC guerrillas, reports Reporte Hispano.

Colombin flag (Photo by Mark Koester, Creative Commons license)

Hope, Distrust Among Local Colombians Over Peace Treaty

Metro Area, South American September 6, 2016 at 3:53 pm

As thousands of local Colombians will vote to ratify the peace deal between the Colombian government and the FARC guerrillas, opinions among the community are mixed, finds Reporte Hispano.

Marches for peace could be a thing of the past for Colombians. (Photo via El Diario)

Colombians in New York: Divided, but Dreaming of Peace

Latino, South American November 3, 2015 at 3:46 pm

As the Colombian government may be signing a peace accord ending a five-decade conflict with the FARC guerrillas, El Diario talks with a hopeful but wary community.