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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.

(Image via Diario de México video below)

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.

(Photo via Diario de México)

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.

(Photo via Reporte Hispano)

In NJ, Mexicans Are Not Moving, At Least for Now

Government, Immigration, Metro Area, Mexican January 11, 2017 at 2:58 pm

Despite post-election fears of massive deportations, the large Mexican community in New Jersey does not show signs of going away, Reporte Hispano reports.

(Photo via Diario de México)

Mexican ‘Dreamers’ Return to New York

Mexican, New York, Youth January 10, 2017 at 11:48 am

After visiting Mexico for over a month as part of the Dreamers Without Borders educational program, students who are DACA beneficiaries returned to New York, Diario de México USA reports.

Rosca de reyes (Photo via Diario de México USA)

Traditional Mexican Cake Has an Epiphany in NY

Food, Mexican, New York January 6, 2017 at 3:14 pm

The rosca de reyes, a traditional Mexican cake for the Three Kings celebration, is easy to find in New York City, Diario de México USA reports.

Gabriela Pérez (Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Dance Teacher Has Largest Collection of Mexican Costumes in NJ

Culture, Metro Area, Mexican January 5, 2017 at 11:05 am

Oaxaca native Gabriela Pérez, founder of folk dance group Tozimapán, may be the owner of the largest collection of Mexican regional costumes in the state of New Jersey, Reporte Hispano reports.

(Photo via Diario de México)

Parents of Migrants Fret Back Home

Immigration, Mexican January 3, 2017 at 3:31 pm

In Mexico, parents of New York immigrants say “fear crossed the border” when Trump was elected president, Diario de México USA reports.

A detail of Irma Bohórquez photographic exhibit, which highlights how Mexican immigrants recreate their culinary customs and traditions, including preparing tamales and Christmas buñuelos, as well as cleaning nopales for cooking. (Photo via Impacto)

Photo Exhibit Documents Mexican Community on Staten Island

Culture, Mexican, Staten Island December 20, 2016 at 2:14 pm

The Mexican-American photographer and activist documents the Mexican community on Staten Island in a photo exhibit at the Mexican consulate in New York, Impacto New York reports.

(Photo via Diario de México)

Latina Day Laborers Become Entrepreneurs

Brooklyn, Labor, Mexican, Women December 12, 2016 at 5:39 pm

A group of women day laborers became their own bosses by creating a job cooperative in Williamsburg, and have been able to increase wages, improve job conditions and better tend to their children, Diario de México USA reports.

(Image via Diario de Mexico)

Little Oaxaca: How Mexican Immigrants Revived Poughkeepsie

Business, Mexican, New York December 7, 2016 at 1:37 pm

The rising Mexican population in the Hudson Valley, coupled with the success of the Guelaguetza Festival, has been instrumental in the revitalization of Poughkeepsie, now nicknamed “Little Oaxaca,” Diario de Mexico reports.

(Photo via Diario de México USA)

Mexicans Demonstrate in Front of Trump Tower

Elections 2016, Immigration, Manhattan, Mexican, Muslim November 14, 2016 at 4:59 pm

Latino immigrants joined a massive anti-Trump demonstration in Manhattan chanting “We’re not going anywhere,” Diario de México USA reports.