Post Tagged with: "Mexicans"

Untraditional Path to Citizenship: Leaving the US

Untraditional Path to Citizenship: Leaving the US

Bronx, Immigration, In the News, Mexican September 20, 2013 at 11:15 pm

The Manhattan Times reports on the journey of Marco Saavedra, an undocumented New Yorker who traveled to Mexico in order to enter the U.S. as an asylum-seeker.

(Photo by Pamela Granda)

Menchaca Becomes First Mex-Am. Elected in NYC

Brooklyn, Elections 2013, Featured Posts, LGBTQ, Mexican, Voices' Picks September 11, 2013 at 11:28 am

Carlos Menchaca beats three-term incumbent in Brooklyn to become city’s first Mexican-American elected official.

Susanna, 19, almost dropped out of high school citing a lack of support from "misinformed teachers." (Photo by Mica Scofield via Feet in 2 Worlds)

The Miseducation of Mexican NYers

Education, Mexican, Social Services July 30, 2013 at 5:09 pm

Mexicans in New York are the youngest and fastest growing group, but also have the highest dropout rate. A Feet in 2 Worlds podcast looks at contributing factors and efforts taken to combat it.

Mexican immigrant Leticia Matos carries three garlic cloves in her purse to keep away the bad energy. (Photo by Víctor Matos, via El Diario-La Prensa)

Superstitions that Transcend Borders

Culture, Latino, Mexican, Traditions July 17, 2013 at 4:08 pm

Superstitions like carrying cloves of garlic to keep away bad energy have crossed borders throughout time. To this day, Latino immigrants bring them from their homelands and incorporate them into their New York lives, reports El Diario-La Prensa.

(Photo by Steve Rhodes, Flickr Creative Commons License)

Immigration Status Isolates Victims of Domestic Violence

Crime, In the News, Latino, Mexican, Queens, Women July 16, 2013 at 4:05 pm

In the death of Mexican immigrant Viridiana Victorio during a domestic attack at her home, the silence of her relatives and neighbors is the culprit that nobody mentions, and the main reason why the future of her three children is uncertain, reports El Diario-La Prensa.

Farm Hands Disconnected from Immigration Reform

Farm Hands Disconnected from Immigration Reform

Mexican and Central American workers in upstate New York, know little about immigration reform and whether it could help them, finds El Diario-La Prensa. Being on a farm, they have scant contact with the outside world and just want to earn a living.

The Guelaguetza festival, originating in Oaxaca, Mexico, will take place in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. on August 4, in its fifth year. (Photo by Pilar Roca via La Voz)

Festival Brings Oaxacan Traditions to Poughkeepsie

Culture, Latino, Mexican, Traditions July 3, 2013 at 12:35 pm

Dances that originate from the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca will take center stage at the 5th annual Guelaguetza festival in the Hudson Valley town. Local Oaxacans share with La Voz the importance of spreading their culture and traditions so that “we can all be Oaxacans for a day.”

Crime and Costs Hinder Mexican Couriers

Crime and Costs Hinder Mexican Couriers

Business, Latino, Mexican, Transportation June 21, 2013 at 6:00 pm

Some couriers transporting goods between the city and Puebla, Mexico, and New York find it too difficult to continue making a living off the business due to expensive plane tickets and increasing crime, reports Diario de México.

(Photo by Humberto Arellano via El Diario-La Prensa)

Brooklyn Candidate Vies to Become First Mexican-American Councilman

Elections 2013, In the News, Latino, LGBTQ, Mexican, Politics June 11, 2013 at 5:26 pm

After observing a lack of assistance from elected officials in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Carlos Menchaca decided to run for a City Council seat in northern Brooklyn, reports El Diario-La Prensa.

(Photo by Heather Martino/Voices of NY)

John Liu Finds Support Among Fellow Immigrants from Mexico

Elections 2013, Mexican, Revson Covering NYC June 3, 2013 at 12:45 pm

Call it the immigrant factor. Taiwan-born Democratic mayoral candidate John C. Liu seems to be making inroads with Mexican-Americans in the city who identify with his immigrant background.

Goya Foods delivered a $50,000 check to fund the program. (Photo by Zaira Cortés via El Diario-La Prensa)

Mexican Service Workers Get Chance to Obtain Professional Certification

Education, Food, In the News, Labor, Mexican May 15, 2013 at 5:26 pm

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.

Sahadi's started out as a Middle Eastern food store but has expanded into an international gourmet business. (Photo by JolieNY, Flickr Creative Commons License)

An Earful of Immigrants at Work

Business, Immigration, In the News, Labor, Mexican May 1, 2013 at 4:04 pm

Feet in 2 Worlds features “audio postcards” in which people from an immigrant background talk about their job, from a Polish-American worker at Greenpoint bakery Peter Pan to the Lebanese-American owner of family-run food store Sahadi’s.

The Cinco de Mayo festival organized for years by CECOMEX, headed by Sandra Pérez (center), will not take place this time after being denied a permit by city officials. (Photo via El Diario-La Prensa)

After 16 years, East Harlem Cinco de Mayo Festival a No-Go

Culture, Latino, Mexican April 22, 2013 at 5:29 pm

The city has denied Cinco de Mayo organizers CECOMEX a permit for the annual festival, citing a late application, reports El Diario-La Prensa. The decision has left Mexican residents and East Harlem small business owners disappointed and frustrated.

Every Roman soldier uniform costs about $80 (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario-La Prensa).

Good Friday Procession Relies on Hands of Bronx Couple

Bronx, Culture, Latino, Mexican, Religion, Traditions March 29, 2013 at 4:59 pm

As Catholics around the world celebrate Easter, El Diario-La Prensa profiles a creative Mexican couple who embroiders the costumes for a traditional Via Crucis procession from their living room.

Undocumented immigrants in Staten Island protest a lack of assistance in the wake of superstorm Sandy. Second from right, holding the sign, is Maria Raquel. (Photo from Make the Road NY/City Limits)

Undocumented Immigrants Have Nowhere to Turn for Sandy Help

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, the challenges faced by undocumented immigrants have accumulated with lost jobs, lost housing, denial of help, and for some, an increased fear of being exposed, reports City Limitsfrom Staten Island.