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Hope, and Battles Ahead, for Hispanics after Tuesday’s Election

Elections 2017, Latino, Metro Area, New York November 8, 2017 at 5:02 pm

While Tuesday’s election was greeted in the Hispanic media as a good night for immigrants in the tri-state area and a repudiation of Trump, the battle to keep a Latino speaker in the City Council has only started, El Diario/La Prensa and Queens Latino report.  

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Local Hispanic Leaders, Media Blast Trump’s ‘Offensive’ Puerto Rico Visit

Environment, New York, Puerto Rican October 4, 2017 at 5:46 pm

Local leaders and Hispanic media outlets considered the president’s comments regarding the assistance given to the island after Hurricane María offensive and derogatory, El Diario/La Prensa and La Tribuna Hispana report.  

Lucero Castillo, from Mexico, lost a member of her family in the Mexico City earthquake. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Mexicans, Puerto Ricans Respond to Tragedy Back Home

Environment, Immigration, Metro Area, Mexican, New York, Puerto Rican September 21, 2017 at 6:15 pm

Mexicans and Puerto Ricans in the metro area struggled to get news from their homes, ravaged by a powerful earthquake and a hurricane respectively, and are mobilizing to send help, El Diario/La Prensa reports. 

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As Moya’s Prospects Improve, So Does Ecuadoreans’ Clout in the City

Culture, Queens, South American August 7, 2017 at 8:03 pm

Ecuadoreans in Queens celebrated their 35th Independence Day Parade by reflecting on their community’s growing influence in the city, exemplified in the rising prospects of Francisco Moya in the upcoming Democratic City Council primaries, El Diario/La Prensa and Queens Latino report.

Councilman Vincent Gentile, after the passage of bill 1218-A banning illegal subdivisions in residential spaces. (Photo by Edwin Martínez via El Diario)

New Law Imposes Harsh Penalties on Illegal Home Conversions

Brooklyn, Housing, Immigration, New York, Queens May 10, 2017 at 9:51 pm

The City Council passed a bill further restricting the illegal partitioning of homes, a dangerous practice to increase rents that affects particularly Hispanic tenants targeted by unscrupulous landlords, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

In Long Island City, 134 new buildings are being erected. (Photo by Edwin Martínez via El Diario)

Amid Building Boom, LIC Wonders Where the Green Areas Are

Environment, Housing, Queens May 9, 2017 at 11:59 am

Long Island City activists and residents worry that the urban development that is creating new housing and more jobs will starve the neighborhood of much-needed green spaces, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Guatemala-born José Ventura, who works at a farm in New York, is asking Albany to approve a benefits law. (Photo by Edwin Martínez via El Diario)

Farmworkers Urge Albany to Pass Fair Labor Act

Labor, Latino, New York March 31, 2017 at 5:30 pm

Farmworkers and elected leaders protested in Albany asking for an initiative that would create labor protections for some 80,000 workers employed on farms, mostly Hispanics, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Mary Silva has mixed feelings about having more shelters in the Bronx. (Photo by Edwin Martínez via El Diario)

Complaints in the Bronx, Brooklyn About Shelter Plan

Bronx, Brooklyn March 3, 2017 at 4:43 pm

Mayor de Blasio’s plan to build more homeless shelters faces criticism from Bronx and Brooklyn residents and leaders who say that the shelters should also be built elsewhere, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, during the unveiling of the budget for fiscal year 2018 at City Hall. (Photo by Edwin Martínez via El Diario)

De Blasio Confronts ICE Over Detained Undocumented Man

Central American, Government, Immigration, New York February 23, 2017 at 4:26 pm

A 19-year-old Salvadoran detained by ICE becomes a rallying point for Mayor de Blasio and city officials as they stand up for the city’s sanctuary status, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Corona residents complain about the problem of dirt and trash in their neighborhood. (Photo by Edwin Martínez via El Diario)

NYC Fight Against Trash Still Insufficient

Queens December 16, 2016 at 10:25 am

Despite the efforts of City Hall and the City Council, residents of Hispanic neighborhoods complain of increasing amounts of garbage on the streets, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Student Martita Abril is $20,000 in debt. (Photo by Edwin Martínez via El Diario)

State Assembly Analyzes Student Debt Crisis

Education, New York December 2, 2016 at 5:07 pm

As college graduates are anxious about student loan debt, the New York State Assembly began holding hearings to find ways to promote initiatives to help them, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Roberto Godillo, the son of Cuban parents. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Tri-State Area Cubans Not as Emotional as in Miami Over Castro’s Death

Caribbean, Latino, Metro Area November 30, 2016 at 5:21 pm

According to El Diario/La Prensa and Noticia, Cubans in the tri-state area feel at peace now that the former leader has passed, but most agree that Cuba still has a long way to freedom.

Council Member Ydanis Rodríguez, Senator Adriano Espaillat and elected Assembly Member Carmen de la Rosa met with tenants living at 78 Thayer Street in Upper Manhattan to make their claim. (Photo by Edwin Martínez via El Diario)

Uptown Landlords Accused of Warehousing Apartments

Housing, Latino, Manhattan October 20, 2016 at 3:31 pm

Washington Heights elected officials and residents denounced landlords who keep their apartments empty as a dirty tactic to end affordable housing, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Steven Banks, NYC Commissioner of the Department of Social Services at the Oct. 19 briefing at the Center for Community and Ethnic Media at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism (Photo by Julius Motal for CCEM)

Stopping the Growth Trajectory in NYC Homeless

Government, Housing, New York, Social Services October 19, 2016 at 5:50 pm

Steven Banks, New York City commissioner of the Department of Social Services, told community and ethnic reporters Oct. 19 at a briefing at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism that the city had succeeded in stopping the trajectory of growth in homelessness.

Dozens of nail salon employees gathered in Jackson Heights, Queens, to demand the immediate implementation – both at old and new shops – of the law requiring businesses to have ventilation systems to prevent illnesses caused by chemical exposure. (Photo by Edwin Martínez via El Diario)

Nail Salon Workers Demand Quick Implementation of New Rules

Health, Labor, New York October 5, 2016 at 4:57 pm

New safety laws for nail salons went into effect on Monday, but some workers worry that certain owners may have as long as five years to implement them, El Diario/La Prensa reports.