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Elza Kochueva in Times Square (Image via video)

A Family From Russia Hopes for a Future in the US

Brooklyn, Eastern European, Immigration, Video June 23, 2015 at 12:18 pm

Elza Kochueva and her parents say they faced persecution in Russia because of their appearance and religion. They applied for asylum but the odds are stacked against them.

Worrying About FreshDirect in the Bronx

Worrying About FreshDirect in the Bronx

Bronx, Environment, Featured Posts, Video March 5, 2015 at 1:36 pm

In this video a mother and daughter in the South Bronx, both of whom suffer from asthma, consider the consequences of FreshDirect’s move into the neighborhood.

South Bronx Marches for Climate Change

South Bronx Marches for Climate Change

Bronx, Environment, Featured Posts September 22, 2014 at 5:43 pm

Tired of being the “junk yard” of the city, residents say they want “green jobs.”

Zephyr Teachout and Tim Wu on September 3 at Battery Park (Photo by Ana Maria Rodriguez for Voices of NY)

Teachout Supports Immigrant Rights

Government, Immigration, New York, Politics September 3, 2014 at 6:41 pm

The gubernatorial candidate and her running mate believe immigrants should be able to vote in state elections.

Caroliona Arango showing her Certificado Electoral, which indicates that she has voted, at the Colombian Consulate in NY (photo by Ana Maria Rodriguez for Voices of NY)

Colombians in NY Reflect on Election

New York, Politics, South American June 18, 2014 at 5:16 pm

Colombians in New York voted in the June 15 runoff which re-elected the incumbent, Juan Manuel Santos.

Sounds of the Amazon in NYC

Sounds of the Amazon in NYC

From Colombia, classical guitar, song and poetry inspired by indigenous tales.

Cuban immigrant Román Valdés said that he has had housing assistance coupons since 2016 but no one takes them. (Photo via El Diario)

What the Latino Community Wishes for 2019

From immigration to driver’s licenses, education, civil rights, housing, and subway issues, Hispanic New Yorkers express their wishes for 2019 to El Diario La Prensa.

“Most of the items are related to providing light,
power or food,” explained Mejías, shown here at work. (Via Manhattan Times)

The Team Behind ‘Eco Kit Puerto Rico’

Environment, Manhattan, Puerto Rican January 24, 2018 at 3:41 pm

“Eco Kit Puerto Rico” was the brainchild of three artists and activists, and the kits are put together at the Loisaida Center, reports The Bronx Free Press.

Council members at a hearing. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

City Council Races a Test to Latino and Women’s Power 

Elections 2017, Government, Latino, Politics, Women August 14, 2017 at 4:58 pm

As women’s representation in the New York City Council may be diminished after the upcoming municipal election, some worry that Melissa Mark-Viverito’s exit will also portend a weakened Latino influence, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

From left to right, Wilfredo “BIO” Feliciano, Hector “Nicer” Nazario, and Sotero “BG183” Ortiz of Tats Cruller stand before the completed mural of La Borinqueña at Casita Maria on Simpson Street. (Photo by Jaime Longoria via Hunts Point Express)

New Hunts Point Mural Reflects Puerto Rican Identity

Bronx, Culture, Puerto Rican June 14, 2017 at 5:09 pm

A new mural in Hunts Point featuring comic book superheroine La Borinqueña reflects the Bronx neighborhood’s Puerto Rican culture and history, writes Hunts Point Express.

Fifth Avenue in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, is an area with an important and growing Latino community including a large percentage of Mexican immigrants. During the last week of February, restaurants in the area had few customers. (Photo via Impacto)

Raids in New York City Neighborhoods Affecting Local Economy

Business, Immigration, Latino, Queens, Staten Island March 7, 2017 at 1:18 pm

Concern over the immigration measures enforced by the Trump administration has become a true nightmare affecting the five boroughs far beyond immigrants without legal status, Impacto Latino and El Diario report.

Latinos send money to their countries at the Roosevelt Avenue and 76th Street Western Union branch (Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

In Queens, Immigrants Are Fearful

Latino, Queens February 15, 2017 at 5:30 pm

Call it the Trump effect: More remittances and fewer people dining out or shopping are some of the consequences of rumors of massive ICE raids in Queens, Queens Latino reports.

The new ambassador of El Salvador in the U.S., Claudia Ivette Canjura de Centeno (center), attended the inauguration of the renovated consulate in Elizabeth on Saturday. (Photo via Reporte Hispano)

New Jersey Salvadorans Renovate Consulate with Their Own Money

Central American, Immigration, Metro Area June 30, 2016 at 3:20 pm

In an unprecedented effort, Salvadoran and other Latino immigrants put money and effort to renovate and improve the Salvadoran consulate in Elizabeth, NJ, Reporte Hispano reports.

Adriano Espaillat declaring victory. (Photo by Edwin Martínez via El Diario)

Espaillat Poised to be First Dominican in U.S. Congress

Dominican, Elections 2016, Latino, Manhattan, Politics June 29, 2016 at 5:03 pm

After narrowly winning the Democratic primary for the 13th Congressional District, Adriano Espaillat is poised to be the first Dominican in U.S. Congress, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Maria Luisa Jácome speaks at the Ecuador Consulate in New York. (Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

Solidarity and Chaos As Ecuadoreans Support Earthquake Victims

Environment, New York, South American April 19, 2016 at 5:48 pm

Ecuadoreans living in the New York area offered an outpouring of support to the victims of the earthquake back home, to the point of overwhelming the consulate, El Diario/La Prensa and Queens Latino report.