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Day Laborers at a Williamsburg, Brooklyn, stop take part in post-Sandy free cleaning brigades to help businesses and home owners in Coney Island. (Photo by Zaira Cortes via El Diario)

Female Day Laborers Demolish Walls, Prejudice

Economy, Environment, In the News, Labor, Latino December 17, 2012 at 11:22 am

Women day laborers are standing side by side men workers at pickup points, fighting prejudices from both their male counterparts and employers who “question whether a woman can, or should, take on a job traditionally held by men,” reports Zaira Cortés in El Diario La Prensa.

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New Mexican Gangs Crop Up in Brooklyn Neighborhoods

Crime, Latino, Mexican August 22, 2012 at 6:11 pm

In parts of Sunset Park and Brighton Beach, young Mexican-American gangs are taking over the area as gangs from other ethnic groups become less prevalent, El Diario La Prensa reports. Zaira Cortés delves into their rituals and activities, including second-generation gang members learning to speak their parents’ native language.

Ana Ruiz, from Guatemala, suffered discrimination at her workplace due to her national origin. (Photo by Zaira Cortes via El Diario)

Workplace Discrimination Complaints on the Rise in New York

Central American, Immigration, Labor, Mexican September 26, 2017 at 4:45 pm

The case of a Guatemalan worker discriminated against by Mexicans highlights a 60 percent increase in labor complaints in New York over mistreatment based on race, religion and gender, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

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. 

Established with funding from the city, the new workers’ center inaugurated by the Worker’s Justice Project is an “oasis” in the midst of the current anti-immigrant climate and policies. (Photo by Zaira Cortés via El Diario)

City-Funded Day Laborer Center Opens in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Immigration, Labor, Women September 11, 2017 at 4:20 pm

The community organization Worker’s Justice Project opened its new headquarters in Brooklyn thanks to funding from the city, El Diario/La Prensa reports. 

Protest against DACA decision in front of Trump Tower. (Photo by Mariela Lombard
via El Diario)

Legal, Legislative Battles Brew in New York After DACA Decision

Government, Immigration, Latino September 6, 2017 at 5:19 pm

As several local elected officials and pro-immigrant organizations announced they will take President Trump’s DACA decision to court, New York’s Hispanic representatives in Congress vowed to work on a legislative alternative, El Diario/La Prensa reports. 

Latino businesses, mainly Mexican, have boosted the Newburgh economy. (Photo by Zaira Cortés via El Diario)

Newburgh: The Other ‘Puebla York’

Metro Area, Mexican May 5, 2017 at 5:44 pm

The extensive Mexican community in Newburgh has revitalized the Hudson River town’s economy after the recession and turned it into a favorite recreation destination for Mexicans, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Pedro Ibarra likes to serve egg yolk bread with homemade strawberry ice cream. (Photo by Zaira Cortés via El Diario)

New Jersey Baker Keeps Sweet Mexican Tradition Alive

Business, Food, Metro Area, Mexican May 5, 2017 at 5:35 pm

A baker in Passaic, NJ, born and raised on the border of the Puebla and Tlaxcala states, continues the traditions of his ancestors, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

(Photo by Zaira Cortes via Diario de México)

Workers Laid Off for Joining ‘Day without Immigrants’ Announce Lawsuit

Immigration, Labor, Latino, Long Island April 19, 2017 at 10:07 pm

While 10 Long Island workers fired for participating in the Day Without Immigrants protest are suing their former employers, labor activists help workers avoid being fired if they participate in the next strike, El Diario/La Prensa and Diario de México report.

Some churches have seen a decline in attendance over fears of Donald Trump's immigration policies. (Photo by Zaira Cortés via El Diario)

ICE Raids Spur Fear, Activism in NYC Churches

Brooklyn, Immigration, Latino, New York, Queens, Religion, Staten Island April 10, 2017 at 6:49 pm

Some Hispanic churches have seen a decrease in parishioners fearful of ICE, while others are thriving because of pro-immigrant activism, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Afraid of deportations, many victims fail to file complaints. (Photo by Zaira Cortés via El Diario)

Undocumented Women Are Victims Twice Over

Immigration, New York, Women March 28, 2017 at 5:02 pm

Undocumented women enduring domestic violence are afraid to report incidents as a result of the new immigration measures established by Trump, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Latinas Building Equality in the Construction Industry

Latinas Building Equality in the Construction Industry

Labor, Latino, New York, Women March 9, 2017 at 5:52 pm

As they fight stereotypes and a gender wage gap, many Latinas are making a mark in the construction industry, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

The Sureños identify themselves with the color blue. (Photo by Zaira Cortés via El Diario)

Mexican Gangs Increase Their Presence in Corona

Crime, Mexican, Queens February 21, 2017 at 5:09 pm

The predominance of graffiti tags of Mexican gang Sur 13 in the streets of Corona, Queens, points to an increase in gang violence and criminal activity, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Most Latino Muslims are women who have converted. (Photo by Zaira Cortés via El Diario)

Hispanic Muslims Twice-Vulnerable Under Trump

Latino, Metro Area, Muslim February 7, 2017 at 6:10 pm

Many immigrants fear that their being Hispanic and Muslim makes them an easier target for discrimination and even hate crimes, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

(Photo by Karen Pennar for Voices of NY)

New York Reacts to Inauguration with Disregard and Protests

Latino, New York, Women January 23, 2017 at 5:15 pm

As Donald Trump took office, immigrant New Yorkers chose to ignore the inauguration, or show resistance at Saturday’s Women’s March, El Diario/La Prensa reports.