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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.

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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.

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.

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A DACA Chef in Astoria

Immigration, Mexican, Queens, Video August 2, 2017 at 5:07 pm

With the future of the DACA program up in the air, recipient Alfonso Verdis voices his worries during a visit by BRIC TV to Sanfords Restaurant where the Mexican immigrant works as a chef.

(Photo via Diario de Mexico USA)

Mexican Store in El Barrio Falls Victim to Rising Rent

Business, Manhattan, Mexican, Real Estate August 1, 2017 at 5:45 pm

East Harlem’s México Lindo closes its doors after 27 years, Diario de México USA reports.

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The New Face of Classical Music Blooming in Queens

Culture, Mexican, Queens July 27, 2017 at 12:45 pm

A classical music duo formed by two Mexican immigrants is now giving music lessons to kids in working-class neighborhoods in Queens, Diario de México USA 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.

Heleodora Vivar (Photo via Diario de México)

Heleodora Vivar: A Matriarch Who Defends Her Own

Immigration, Labor, Mexican, New York, Seniors June 19, 2017 at 3:53 pm

A Mexican great-grandmother who’s a Street Vendor Project leader says that if Trump experienced the hardship immigrants go through, he would not survive one day, Diario de México USA reports.

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Mexican Program Reunites Immigrant Families

Immigration, Metro Area, Mexican May 11, 2017 at 3:25 pm

Twenty-five Mexican families in Paterson, New Jersey, were reunited with their visiting mothers thanks to a special visa program approved by President Obama that the current administration has allowed to continue, Diario de México USA 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 via Diario de México)

Mexican Flag Will Wave at Brooklyn’s Borough Hall on May 5

Brooklyn, Culture, Mexican May 3, 2017 at 12:57 pm

In an act of defiance against Donald Trump’s rhetoric, the Mexican flag will rise at Brooklyn Borough Hall as part of the Cinco de Mayo festivities, Diario de México reports.

The NYC premiere of The War Boys. From left to right, actor Sea McHale playing George, Gabriel Sloyer playing Greg and Wyatt Joseph Fenner playing David. (Photo by Christopher Thompson)

‘The War Boys’: A Timely Tale of the Border

Culture, Featured Posts, Immigration, Mexican April 4, 2017 at 5:06 pm

In its NYC premiere, the gripping play The War Boys explores the emotions and violence that mark the lives of three characters, one of them Mexican-American, who freelance as spotters helping the border patrol along the U.S.-Mexico border.