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(Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Celebrating Mexico’s Independence But Not Its Government

Mexican, New York, Politics September 18, 2017 at 5:52 pm

As they celebrated their country’s Independence Day, Mexicans in New York expressed worry about political corruption and electoral fraud back home, El Diario/La Prensa reports. 

Ballet Folklórico Mexicano de Nueva York (Photo by Javier Gochis via Diario de Mexico USA)

A Legacy of 30 Years: Ballet Folklórico Mexicano

Culture, Mexican, New York, Queens September 15, 2017 at 12:02 pm

Dance troupe Ballet Folklórico Mexicano de Nueva York, which started as a community group by Mexican immigrant families, is approaching its 35th anniversary, Diario de México USA reports.

(Photo by Andrew Sundberg for Mother to Mother Brooklyn via BKLYNER)

ESL Classes for Sunset Park Moms

Brooklyn, Education, Latino September 7, 2017 at 5:45 pm

A nonprofit in Sunset Park offers ESL classes and more to mothers with young children, reports BKLYNER.

Connie Mallafre Melendez

Cuban-born Law Clerk Runs for Civil Court Judge Seat

Brooklyn, Elections 2017, Latino September 7, 2017 at 5:43 pm

In an interview with Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Connie Mallafre Melendez describes how her immigrant background can be an asset on the Civil Court bench.

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. 

(Photo via Diario de México USA)

Saga of Guadalupe Shrine Removal Gripped Community

Metro Area, Mexican, Religion August 29, 2017 at 4:16 pm

The return of a tree stump with the image of the Virgin of Guadalupe – after a shrine beloved by the Mexican community in Passaic was torn down by the New Jersey city – seems to put an end to a saga that has gripped the local community.

Congressman Espaillat stands in front of Duarte’s statue in Lower Manhattan.

Dominicans Defend Statue of Founding Father

Dominican, Manhattan August 28, 2017 at 3:09 pm

Dominican politicians and community leaders stood up in defense of the statue of founding father Juan Pablo Duarte in Lower Manhattan, El Diario/La Prensa reports. 

Ron Bautista

Latino Seeks to Be Mayor of Hoboken

Elections 2017, Latino, Metro Area August 25, 2017 at 4:31 pm

Ronald Bautista, a 31-year-old born in Ecuador, seeks to be the first Latino mayor in Hoboken, Reporte Hispano reports.

City Councilman Rafael Salamanca Jr., here seen with Melrose constituents in May, will run in a Sept. 12 Democratic primary to hold onto his seat in the 17th Council District. (Photo via Mott Haven Herald)

Two-way Primary Race in 17th District

Black, Bronx, Elections 2017, Latino August 23, 2017 at 5:30 pm

Mott Haven Herald and Hunts Point Express profile the incumbent and his challenger, respectively, for the 17th district city council seat.

Father Tom Babiuch, from St. Joseph’s Church in Fort Edward, at mass, which used to be frequented by more than 50 Hispanic parishioners. (Photos via El Diario)

Lost Businesses and Empty Churches after ICE Raid Upstate

Business, Central American, Immigration, Mexican, New York, Religion August 21, 2017 at 5:46 pm

An ICE raid in upstate New York that took 28 undocumented immigrants resulted in the closing of the restaurant in which they worked and an atmosphere of panic that has left even local churches empty, El Diario/La Prensa reports. 

Guelaguetza on Staten Island

Guelaguetza on Staten Island

Mexican, Staten Island, Traditions August 21, 2017 at 5:13 pm

Diario de México USA covered the Staten Island celebration of the Guelaguetza.

Civil Court judge candidate Patria Frias-Colón visits the office of the Brooklyn Eagle. (Photo by John Alexander via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Dominican-born Candidate Strives for Civil Court Seat

Brooklyn, Dominican, Elections 2017, Politics August 17, 2017 at 3:41 pm

Patria Frias-Colón speaks to Brooklyn Daily Eagle about how her upbringing in Bushwick shaped her decision to pursue a career in law, and now a seat on the Brooklyn Civil Court bench.

Angélica Vélez, 34, from Ecuador, and her family were discriminated against for being Hispanic. (Photo via El Diario)

Public Advocate Criticizes Courts for Discrimination  

Immigration, Latino, Queens August 15, 2017 at 4:46 pm

Letitia James’ office confirmed the complaints of Hispanic women who said they were mistreated and denied translation services at Queens Surrogate’s Court, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Council members at a hearing. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

City Council Races a Test to Latino and Women’s Power 

Elections 2017, Government, Latino, Politics, Women August 14, 2017 at 4:58 pm

As women’s representation in the New York City Council may be diminished after the upcoming municipal election, some worry that Melissa Mark-Viverito’s exit will also portend a weakened Latino influence, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

At the Loíza festival. (Photo via Manhattan Times)

Celebrating Afro-Latin Roots at Loíza Festival

African, Culture, Manhattan, Puerto Rican August 3, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Crowds gathered in East Harlem for the Loíza festival, named for the city in Puerto Rico that is home to the largest community of African descendants, writes Manhattan Times.