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Carmen Velásquez was elected in last Tuesday’s vote. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Ecuadorean Judge Makes History

Queens, South American November 10, 2014 at 3:45 pm

Ecuadorean Carmen Velásquez is the first South American to be elected judge for the Queens Supreme Court, El Diario reports.

The Dream Act would be one of the few reasons for Latinos to go to the polls on Nov. 4. (Photo by Marlene Peralta via El Diario)

NY Candidates Use Dream Act to Get Votes

Education, Government, Immigration October 22, 2014 at 2:16 pm

For New York Latinos, the Dream Act would be one of the few motivations to vote Nov. 4, El Diario reports.

Latinos make up the largest minority group in the NYPD. (Photo by Marlene Peralta via El Diario)

Petition to Name Latino NYPD Deputy

Latino, New York September 30, 2014 at 4:31 pm

Hispanic City Council members, Latino unions in the NYPD and the editorial page of El Diario are asking that another Hispanic is chosen as deputy commissioner after Rafael Piñeiro’s retirement.

Latinos make up the largest minority group in the NYPD. (Photo by Marlene Peralta via El Diario)

Black-Latino Power Struggle Within NYPD?

African American, Government, Latino September 19, 2014 at 6:39 pm

The forced retirement of the NYPD’s highest-ranked Latino, Rafael Piñeiro, has prompted speculation that it is due to a pressure to increase the number of African-American officers in the department, El Diario reports.

(Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Hispanic Police Say City Doesn’t Offer Support

Government, Latino, New York September 10, 2014 at 4:24 pm

Several Hispanic police officers are unhappy about what they consider a lack of support from the municipal government, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

(Photo by Jiwon Choi/Voices of NY)

De Blasio Talks Policy with City’s Ethnic Media

The mayor discussed affordable housing, immigration and other topics at a roundtable at City Hall.

Katerin Pleites, 12 (Photo by Gerardo Romo via somosdreamers.us).

Dreamers Share Their Stories on Interactive Platform

Government, Immigration, In the News, Latino November 21, 2013 at 12:34 pm

An interactive multimedia project in support of the DREAM Act is encouraging dreamers across the nation to put out their pictures and share their aspirations. “Somos Dreamers/We Are Dreamers” has been launched by Impremedia, the publisher of El Diario-La Prensa.

Community leaders attribute the financial crisis facing Latino nonprofits to rules imposed by the Bloomberg administration when it comes to accessing city funding. However, it's not only problems obtaining public funding. As in the case of the iconic Alianza Dominicana, its downfall came from problems within. (Photo by Zaira Cortes via El Diario-La Prensa)

Mismanagement and City Policies Trigger Latino Nonprofit Crisis

Government, Latino, Social Services October 22, 2013 at 11:45 am

The dependence of Latino groups on public funds has become problematic and put their financial future in limbo, reports El Diario-La Prensa. But it’s not only challenges from the city, some nonprofits also face internal problems.

Mostly Latino and Asian activists came out to Diversity Plaza in Jackson Heights to show support for Intro 410. (Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

Right to Vote Seen Close to Reality for NYC Legal Residents

Elections 2013, Immigration, In the News, Politics May 8, 2013 at 6:33 pm

The City Council is once again considering legislation that would give legal residents the right to vote in municipal elections but this time supporters believe they can override a potential veto from Mayor Bloomberg, reports El Diario and Queens Latino.