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From left: Jorge W. Lopez (Ecuador), Ana Lorena Siria de Lara (El Salvador), Jaime Alberto Acosta (Colombia), Diego Gómez Pickering (México) and Alberto Hart Potestá (Perú)
(Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Latin American Consuls Join Forces in the Tri-State Area

Immigration, Latino, Metro Area July 19, 2017 at 12:26 pm

Consuls of different Latin American nations joined efforts in New Jersey to work on issues concerning their immigrant compatriots, including conditions at detention centers, Reporte Hispano reports.

Handicrafts street vendor Segundo Pérez. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

With City Hall in Queens, Residents Offer Praise and Criticism

Government, Immigration, Latino, Queens July 18, 2017 at 5:19 pm

As Mayor de Blasio “moves” to Queens as part of the “City Hall in Your Borough” initiative, Latino immigrants express gratitude for his efforts to maintain a sanctuary city and make specific demands (more schools, affordable housing) while some grumble that he is just pandering for votes, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

(Photo via Diario de Mexico)

Guelaguetza Folk Fair Expands to Staten Island

Culture, Metro Area, Mexican, Staten Island July 18, 2017 at 4:07 pm

The Mexican community will celebrate this summer’s traditional Guelaguetza Oaxacan folk fair in five different places in the tri-state area, including Staten Island for the first time, Diario de México USA and Impacto Latino report.

An officer attempts to escort protestors outside after the abrupt conclusion Of The City’s Uniform Land Use Review Procedure’s July 10 meeting at Brooklyn Borough Hall. (Photo by Kelly Mena via Kings County Politics)

Protesters Shut Down Brooklyn Rezoning Hearing

Black, Brooklyn, Jewish, Latino July 11, 2017 at 4:15 pm

A hearing for two controversial projects in Brooklyn, including the rezoning of the Broadway Triangle in Williamsburg, came to an end after hundreds made their voices heard over a plan that some fear will displace longtime Black and Latino residents, reports Kings County Politics.

Salsa band Cuboricua

2nd Hispanic Heritage Festival Comes to Monticello ‘Free Of Fear’

Culture, Latino, New York July 10, 2017 at 3:29 pm

After a more successful than expected first edition last summer, the town of Monticello, New York, prepares its second Hispanic Heritage Festival, one that is “bigger and better” despite ICE fears, La Voz reports.

At 62, Cuban-born William Guerra feels that the dream of the yellow medallion taxi is crumbling down with the support of the local and state authorities. (Photo via El Diario)

Broken Dreams of Medallion Cab Owners

Labor, Latino, New York, Transportation July 7, 2017 at 4:36 pm

Thousands of NYC immigrants who saw a secure future in medallion taxis say they are at risk of losing their pensions due to the disruption of Uber-like apps, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Pedro Rodríguez (l.) and Alex Méndez (r.) are waging a daily battle to become the Dominican candidate for mayor of Paterson. (Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Paterson Dominicans Worry Two Candidates for Mayor May Be Too Many

Dominican, Metro Area, Politics July 6, 2017 at 2:46 pm

The growing Dominican community in Paterson, the biggest in New Jersey, is worried that the two Dominican candidates vying for mayor in the 2018 election will divide its vote and hinder its political power, Reporte Hispano reports.

Wilfredo Feliciano, known as ‘Bio,’ left, and Hector Nazario, known as ‘Nicer’ from Tats Cru, look at some of their artwork at their exhibition in BronxArtSpace.
Photo by Julius Constantine Motal via The Riverdale Express)

‘Tats Cru’ – A Look Back at Graffiti Art in the Bronx

Bronx, Culture, Latino July 5, 2017 at 4:01 pm

Art from the graffiti group Tats Cru is on view at BronxArtSpace, reports The Riverdale Press.

(Photo via Diario de México)

First Wedding at Newly Restored Paterson Cathedral Is Hispanic 

Latino, Metro Area, Religion June 30, 2017 at 10:47 pm

On the same day Paterson’s Saint John the Baptist Cathedral reopened after being closed for renovation for 6 years, it also held its first wedding, of a Mexican-Peruvian couple that had met in that same church in 2009, Diario de México USA reports.

María Cortés (r.) and Sofía Greene, from Brooklyn, are trying to make ends meet with a tight budget. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Small Rent Hike Means Big Burden for Cash-Strapped Tenants

Housing, Latino, New York June 29, 2017 at 5:23 pm

Hispanic immigrants are concerned about the latest rent increase for rent-regulated apartments saying that, as little as it is, they already feel squeezed beyond their means, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Afro-Latino Festival 2016 (Photo by Alex Ayala for Voices of NY)

Afro-Latino Festival to Honor Women of the Diaspora

African, Culture, Latino, New York, Video June 28, 2017 at 5:09 pm

The co-directors of the Afro-Latino Festival NYC speak to BRIC TV about the two-day event celebrating women of African descent from Latin American and Caribbean countries.

Colombian-born José V. will return to his country. (Photo via El Diario)

More Immigrant New Yorkers Looking to Return to Their Native Countries

Immigration, Latino, New York June 26, 2017 at 5:07 pm

Latin American consulates in New York have seen an increase in inquiries and applications coming from people interested in going back because of the anti-immigrant climate created by Trump, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Maureen Choi (Photo by Kyeongmin Park for Voices of NY)

Spanish Jazz, from Korean American Maureen Choi

Brooklyn, Culture, Featured Posts, Latino, Queens June 26, 2017 at 4:43 pm

Maureen Choi trained first as a classical violinist in Michigan, then was drawn to the freedom and improvisation of jazz. Now living in Spain, she’s on tour with her quartet in the U.S., and will have two NYC performances.

Diana Ayala chats with seniors living in her district. (Photo via El Diario)

Meet Diana Ayala, Running for Mark-Viverito’s Seat

Bronx, Elections 2017, Latino, Manhattan, Women June 22, 2017 at 5:39 pm

El Diario interviews Puerto Rico-born Diana Ayala, who is running in the Democratic primary for the mostly-Latino 8th District, currently represented by Council member Melissa Mark-Viverito.

(Screen shot from "East Harlemites talk Rezoning")

A Confusing ‘No’ Vote on East Harlem Rezoning

Latino, Manhattan June 22, 2017 at 2:44 pm

Amid chaos and opposition, the city’s plan for rezoning East Harlem was voted down by Community Board 11, with the condition that task force recommendations be adopted. For some, the voting process raised questions, and they remain worried about the changing face of El Barrio, and its affordability in the future, reports City Limits.