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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.

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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.

Mexican presidential candidate Andrés Manuel López Obrador (Photo by Marco Reza via Diario de México)

Contentious New York Visit by Mexican Presidential Candidate

Manhattan, Mexican March 14, 2017 at 1:46 pm

During a meeting with the New York Mexican community in which he vowed to defend migrants, Mexican presidential candidate Andrés Manuel López-Obrador was met with cheers and protests, Diario de México USA reports.

Imelda Castillo and husband Artemio Sales (Photo via Diario de México)

Undocumented Mother of Army Members Anxiously Awaits Her Green Card

Government, Immigration, Mexican, Staten Island March 1, 2017 at 4:15 pm

Although she has two children in the U.S. Army and is awaiting her green card, a Staten Island Mexican woman is terrified that Trump will deport her, Diario de México USA reports.

The Sureños identify themselves with the color blue. (Photo by Zaira Cortés via El Diario)

Mexican Gangs Increase Their Presence in Corona

Crime, Mexican, Queens February 21, 2017 at 5:09 pm

The predominance of graffiti tags of Mexican gang Sur 13 in the streets of Corona, Queens, points to an increase in gang violence and criminal activity, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Nicolás Aguilar, owner of Nicomex, says that local merchants are in waiting mode. (Photo via Diario de México USA)

Mexican Importers Fear Trump’s Tariffs Will Bring Inflation

Business, Metro Area, Mexican February 8, 2017 at 12:38 pm

Import entrepreneurs of Mexican products in New Jersey brace for Trump’s promised tariff increases, and say that “everybody will pay more” if they are implemented, Diario de México USA reports.

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Mexicans Celebrate Candlemas In New York

Mexican, New York, Religion February 3, 2017 at 3:24 pm

Local Mexicans celebrated the traditional “La Candelaria” (Candlemas) day by dressing up Baby Jesus figurines, Diario de México USA reports.

Virginia, along with two other Mexicans living in NYC, shares her views on whether Mexican President Enrique Peña-Nieto should come to the U.S. Watch their videos below.

NYC Mexicans: Mexico Should Not Pay for the Wall

Mexican, New York, Video January 27, 2017 at 4:56 pm

Diario de México asked Mexicans in New York about President Trump’s latest actions and the response is unanimous: Mexico should not pay for the wall and President Peña Nieto did well in cancelling his visit.

Víctor Navarrete, co-owner of Fragole, in Brooklyn. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

From Busboy to Fancy Restaurant Entrepreneur

Brooklyn, Business, Food, Mexican January 24, 2017 at 11:50 am

El Diario/La Prensa tells the story of Víctor Navarrete, who came to New York from Mexico to study English and, after working as a busboy and overcoming serious problems, ended up co-owning an Italian restaurant in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn.

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Asking Mexican Immigrants for Investments Instead of Remittances

Immigration, Labor, Mexican January 12, 2017 at 12:16 pm

A cooperative from Puebla, Mexico, seeks investors among the Mexican community in New York to create jobs instead of depending on remittances, Diario de México USA reports.