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Woodhaven Pulses to a Latin Beat

Woodhaven Pulses to a Latin Beat

Demographics, Dominican, Featured Posts, Latino, Puerto Rican, Queens January 10, 2013 at 3:31 pm

Over the last two decades, Woodhaven, Queens, has been transformed with the influx of Latinos. Today, they make up 40 percent of the population but their political clout remains minimal, El Diario La Prensa reports.

(Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino).

Ecuadorean Party in Queens Unveils Campaign for Seats Back Home

Immigration, Politics, Queens, South American January 8, 2013 at 7:37 pm

Ecuador’s Partido Avanza introduced in Queens its candidates for the National Assembly. The four are running for the chance to represent Ecuadoreans living in the U.S. and Canada in their homeland’s main legislative body, reports Queens Latino.

Ecuadoreans Embrace Folk Dance to Preserve Culture

Ecuadoreans Embrace Folk Dance to Preserve Culture

Culture, Featured Posts, Latino, Video December 10, 2012 at 11:18 am

Fearful that the rich traditions of their homeland would be lost in the younger generations born here, Ecuadorean Jose Rivera founded the Ayazamana Cultural Center where children can learn ancestral folkloric dances native to different regions Ecuador.

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.

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.

Suffolk rallies against hate

Suffolk rallies against hate

Immigration, In the News, Metro Area, Politics November 11, 2011 at 3:27 pm

Focusing on the new administration elected on Tuesday to lead Suffolk County, the Long Island Immigrant Alliance held a rally Wedmesdau outside the Suffolk Legislature to call for making Suffolk a “Hate Free Zone.”

Joselo Lucero

Brother of hate crime victim fights back

Immigration, In the News, Latino, Metro Area October 21, 2011 at 4:31 pm

When Joselo Lucero came to the United States as a teenager, he could immediately feel the difference from his native Ecuador. “I knew the rules in Ecuador, I knew how things worked,” he recalls. “No one told me that I didn’t belong or to go back to Mexico.” He remembersRead More