Central American

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Preparing for New Immigrant Students

Preparing for New Immigrant Students

The Internationals Network for Public Schools welcomes youth from Central America as well as many other nations.

Katherine Polanco (center) with her sister and stepfather Acner Alan Espinoza. (Photo by Gerardo Romo via El Diario)

Cases of Immigrant Children in NYC Move Slowly

Central American, Immigration, Youth August 20, 2014 at 6:02 pm

After spending a day at a New York immigration court, a reporter for El Diario found that most cases of unaccompanied minors crossing the border are postponed due to a lack of lawyers.

Ana Rosa Martínez and her daughter Katherine (Photo by Victor Matos via El Diario)

Honduran Girl’s Struggle to Get to NYC

Central American, Immigration, In the News, Manhattan, Youth July 23, 2014 at 3:36 pm

A little girl arrived in NYC recently, as have thousands of minors from Central America, El Diario reports. She hopes to not be deported.

Rubén Mach tells about his journey on La Bestia (The Beast,) “the train of death,” which crosses Mexico. (Photo via El Diario).

Guatemalan Quiché Youth Tells of Arduous Journey

Brooklyn, Central American, Immigration, Youth June 30, 2014 at 7:56 pm

Fear, hunger, muggings and confinement were only some of the circumstances endured by a Quiché teenager as he traveled from Guatemala to Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Just Don’t Call Them Afro-Latino

Just Don’t Call Them Afro-Latino

With roots in Central America and Africa, the Garinagu in NYC celebrate a proud history.