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Gregg Bishop, Commission of the Department of Small Business Services, at the opening of a new workforce center in Washington Heights in September (Photo by Gregg McQueen via Manhattan Times)

Bishop on Boosting M/WBE City Contracting

Department of Small Business Services Commissioner Gregg Bishop spoke with reporters about his agency’s work, and detailed what SBS will do to promote the new ambitious goals of the de Blasio administration for boosting contracting with women and minority-owned businesses.

Salvadoran Ana Enriquez, 23, with her daughters Emily and Valeria Romero. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Salvadorans In NY: Between Economic Progress and Immigration Struggles

El Diario/La Prensa reports on the Salvadoran communities on Long Island and in Yonkers as they celebrate their national day.

NYC Dept. of Health Warns About Zika

NYC Dept. of Health Warns About Zika

As Zika cases rise, the NYC Department of Health is launching a new campaign to urge pregnant women or women who are trying to become pregnant, and their partners, to defer travel to Zika-affected areas.

New voter registration forms in an additional five languages on display  at the city's July 14 briefing at the Homescrest Library in Brooklyn (Photo by Alex Ayala for voices of NY)

NYC Voter Registration Forms, Soon in 10+ Languages

New York City plans to expand the number of languages in which voter registration forms will be available by adding Russian, Urdu, Haitian Creole, French and Arabic to the existing English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean and Bangla forms.

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.

An example of what Pinatas by Martinez offers. (Photo from Facebook page via El Diario)

Meet Mr. Piñata Guy

Business, Central American, Culture, Mexican, Puerto Rican June 13, 2016 at 2:06 pm

Puerto Rican lawyer David Martínez has started a piñata business and has published a children’s book dedicated to Hispanic kids, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

The Afri-Garifuna Jazz Ensemble and organizers from Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education pose on the Alexander Ave. stoop. (Photo by Photo by Tequila Minsky via Caribbean Life)

Garifuna Music from a Stoop in the South Bronx

African, Bronx, Caribbean, Central American, Culture May 3, 2016 at 5:10 pm

The Afri-Garifuna Jazz Ensemble mixed jazz with Garifuna music in their performance from a stoop in Mott Haven. The show is one of more than a dozen taking place on “rooftops, stoops and public nooks” as part of the “South Bronx Culture Trail Fusion Fest 2016,” reports Caribbean Life.

Francisco Guachiac's identity papers (Photo by Zaira Cortés for Voices of NY)

Beyond Words: Translating Indigenous Communities

Cultural and social factors are a challenge for court interpretation in indigenous languages.

Francisco Guachiac's identity papers (Photo by Zaira Cortés for Voices of NY)


2015年四月弗朗西斯科.關奇克.阿布拉西歐(Francisco Guachiac Ambrocio)失踪了,直到那年年底他才被找到。在整整八個月的時間裡,他的家人唯一確知的是這位54歲的危地馬拉移民在布魯崙賓臣墟的一條街上被警察逮捕了,除此之外他們聽說的所有消息都是傳言。

(Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Cuban Refugees Arrive in New Jersey from Central America

Central American, Immigration, Latino, Metro Area January 27, 2016 at 5:03 pm

A group of Cuban refugees who arrived in West New York from Central America tell of brutal treatment at the Costa Rica-Nicaragua border, Reporte Hispano reports.

Lake Atitlán with the volcanoes San Pedro and Toliman, from "Maya Healers: A Thousand Dreams" (Photo by Fran Antmann)

A Lens on the Healers of Guatemala

A Brooklyn-based photographer who travelled to Guatemala many times profiles Maya healers and bonesetters in a soon-to-be-published photography book.

Elías García (Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Day Laborer, Link Between Guatemalans and the Consulate

Central American, Immigration, Latino, Metro Area January 15, 2016 at 2:20 pm

Guatemalans in Fairview, New Jersey, turn to fellow community member Elías García for all their immigration questions and needs, Reporte Hispano reports.

Guatemalans celebrated their independence with piñatas representing the ousted politicians. (Photo by Zaira Cortés via El Diario)

Guatemalans Celebrate Independence with Humor

Brooklyn, Central American, Government September 15, 2015 at 2:48 pm

The celebration of Guatemala’s independence day in NYC was defined by the recent resignation and jailing of President Otto Pérez-Molina, El Diario reports.

Celebrating Garifuna Heritage with Jazz

Celebrating Garifuna Heritage with Jazz

Hear from members of the Afri-Garifuna Jazz Ensemble about how they keep their cultural heritage alive.

Professor Isabel Martínez goes through boxes of donated books at La Casa Azul in Harlem. (Photo by Aura Bogado via Colorlines)

Collecting Books for Child Migrants

Central American, Immigration, Manhattan September 23, 2014 at 11:33 am

A bookstore owner and a professor teamed up to collect and distribute books to child migrants from Central America, Colorlines reports.