Post Tagged with: "Ecuador"

Special Report: Immigrants Increase Clout, Elect Reps Back Home

Special Report: Immigrants Increase Clout, Elect Reps Back Home

Local elections to choose a representative in a faraway legislature are becoming increasingly common and New York City, with its large, vibrant ethnic enclaves, plays a visible and important role. For example, Ecuadorean New Yorkers Ximena Peña and Alex Guamán were elected last month for a seat in the National Assembly back home.

Elvira y Hortensia Colorado fueron pioneras en el campo teatral indígena en NY.

City’s 40,000 Indigenous People Find Voice

Culture, Demographics, In the News, Latino March 13, 2013 at 7:10 pm

With over 40,000 indigenous Latin Americans in the city, initiatives such as organizations, publications, craft and theater groups support a community that distinguishes themselves from Latinos, and the Spanish language, reports El Diario-La Prensa.

Brooklyn Latinos Thankful to ‘Virgin of Immigrants’

Brooklyn Latinos Thankful to ‘Virgin of Immigrants’

Immigration, Latino, Religion September 6, 2012 at 4:35 pm

Ecuadorians in Brooklyn will hold a vigil to honor the “Virgen del Inmigrante” (Virgin of Immigrants) on Sept. 7, an annual event that celebrates a virgin they believe protects immigrants from the perils of crossing borders.

A typical dance of th Ecuadoran mountain region during a show in New York. (Centro Cultural Ayazamana via El Diario)

The Cultural Diversity of Ecuador, Here in NYC

Culture August 16, 2012 at 6:02 pm

Ecuador, like the United States, is a country blessed with a vast, diverse population and a variety of rich cultures. El Diario La Prensa examined the practices and traditions brought to the New York area by expatriates from the South American nation.

The president of the National Assembly, Fernando Cordero made an announcement to inform of first under legislative center for immigrant community in New York. (photo by Zaira Cortés)

Ecuadorean Government Offers Expat Countrymen N.Y. Legislative House

Immigration, Latino May 22, 2012 at 3:57 pm

Many immigrant communities remain closely connected to politics in their home countries. But Ecuador is actively courting its expatriate citizens — establishing a legislative house in New York, as well as an organization that offers basic medical care to Ecuadoreans here.

José Ordóñez and Attorney John Dalli (Photo by Jose A. Rivera / EDLP)

Ecuadorian Has Yet to Tell Family of Debilitating Accident and $10 Million Payout

Health, Labor March 19, 2012 at 1:39 pm

When José Ordóñez, who worked for an asbestos removal company, fell from a malfunctioning construction lift in 2007, his injuries left him unable to work. Last week, a New York State Supreme Court jury awarded him $10,015,000. He plans to break both these pieces of news to his family over Skype this week.