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Sami, known as one of the first Mexican burreros, holds up a sealed contained of pasta de mole that someone from Puebla, Mexico sent to a relative in Brooklyn. (Photo by Zaira Cortes / EDLP)

Special Delivery: ‘Burreros’ Offer Personal Package Service

Business, Mexican, Transportation May 9, 2012 at 1:16 pm

For some Latinos, delivering a package does not mean going through FedEx, but instead hiring a “burrero” (Spanish for “donkey”) — a person who makes a living traveling between countries to deliver goods. Burreros can bring news of family members, or even accompany children traveling without their parents, El Diario reports.

The indigenous Mexican band Sak Tzevul seeks to address violence against Mexicans on their current tour. (Photo via Diario de Mexico)

Voices in Focus: In Divided Crown Heights, Teens Seek Connection

Culture, Health, Mexican May 9, 2012 at 12:53 pm

Four Caribbean teenagers’ mission to learn about their Lubavitch neighbors in Crown Heights; an indigenous Mexican band speaks out against violence against Mexicans in the United States; study links literacy, math skills to medication errors; and a massive rooftop farm for Sunset Park.

From Cinco de Mayo’s Little-Known History to Its Celebrated Food (and Drink)

From Cinco de Mayo’s Little-Known History to Its Celebrated Food (and Drink)

History, Latino, Mexican May 3, 2012 at 7:08 pm

With Mexicans making up 10.3 percent of the U.S. population, Cinco de Mayo has become an American celebration. But many gringos seem to mistakenly think that Cinco de Mayo is Mexico’s Independence Day — or an homage to the blessed margarita cocktail. Here’s what it’s really about.

Organizers of Occupy Sunset Park have distributed pamphlets in various languages to reach out to their diverse community. (Photo by Zach Campbell/Brooklyn Bureau)

Taking Pages From OWS Playbook, Occupy Sunset Park Thinks Local

Brooklyn, Mexican, Politics April 12, 2012 at 2:43 pm

While the Occupy Wall Street movement has been relatively quiet recently, a group of Sunset Park residents hope to create some noise with a protest that serves the interests of their immigrant-rich neighborhood, The Brooklyn Bureau reported.

Pomaire is one of several Latino restaurants that have been successful despite intense competition from other businesses. (Photo via El Diario)

Venerable Latino Restaurants Share Their Secrets

Food, Latino, Mexican, Puerto Rican April 12, 2012 at 1:33 pm

While some Latino restaurant owners have struggled to make ends meet, others have created businesses that have thrived over decades in New York City. El Diario asked six of these neighborhood institutions for their “recipe for success.”

Five of the seven workers who won their case before the Labor Department and recovered 80 percent of the salary owed to them by the owner of a Westchester construction company. (Photo by Cristina Loboguerrero/El Diario La Prensa)

Better Late Than Never: Day Laborers Win Back Unpaid Wages

Labor, Latino, Mexican April 3, 2012 at 2:30 pm

Here’s another story of unpaid wages, but this time the workers — day laborers in Westchester County — won a victory. The laborers recovered much of the $15,000 they had not received from the owner of a construction company.

Paola Cancillieri (Photo by Martha Puentes / Aligned Visions Enterprises)

Video Campaign Pokes Fun at Stereotypes of Latinos

Culture, Latino, Mexican, Video March 29, 2012 at 3:30 pm

The Mexican actress and television host Paola Cancillieri has some fun with stereotypes of Latinos this YouTube video, which is part of the “Being Latino” campaign. In an interview with the Queens Courier, the T.V. personality explained the campaign and why she got involved.

Piñata-Makers Sue for Labor Violations

Piñata-Makers Sue for Labor Violations

In the News, Labor, Latino, Mexican March 19, 2012 at 5:03 pm

Three Mexican immigrants filed a federal lawsuit in New York against their employer, which produces piñatas, in which they allege abuse, exploitation and dangerous working conditions.

Some have taken to Twitter to deride Mexicans.

Twitter Provides Forum to Mock Mexicans

Culture, Immigration, Latino, Mexican February 16, 2012 at 1:16 pm

Hatred against people of Hispanic heritage is not only seen on the streets of the United States, where Latinos are often the target of attacks, Diario de Mexico reports. It has now invaded cyberspace as well.

Deceased Ground Zero volunteer Rafael Hernandez

9/11 hero dies without honor

Health, Immigration, Latino, Mexican January 24, 2012 at 2:58 pm

Rapheal Hernandez died in his Queens apartment. He was one of many undocumented immigrants to work at Ground Zero, who have not been compensated, medically cared for, or recognized for their heroism.

Romney’s Mexican family

Immigration, Mexican, Politics, Video January 10, 2012 at 2:42 pm

Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney has officially invoked his father’s Mexican roots. It came during campaigning for the New Hampshire primary. And no sooner had he invoked his Latino cred, Univision sent reporter Edgar Munoz to Casas Grandes, Chihuahua, where some 50 of Romney’s cousins call home.

The changing face of Bath Beach, Brooklyn.

The changing face of Bath Beach, Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Immigration, In the News, Mexican January 8, 2012 at 10:01 pm

A combination of Chinese, Russian, Mexican and Italian immigrants are mixing it up in Bath Beach, Brooklyn. Home Reporter News reports that the once Italian neighborhood is changing, and some locals say in many ways it’s for the better.

Some Mexicans use natural and traditional remedies for holiday hangovers.

Spicy food – Mexican cure for hangovers

Culture, In the News, Latino, Mexican January 4, 2012 at 9:04 am

Mexican immigrants in New York City turn to natural home remedies to cure hangovers and other physical discomforts from overindulging during the holidays. “A good tea makes a huge difference after a big meal,” said Maricela Uscanga, a Mexican-American who knows how to relieve upset stomachs, headaches, and the agonyRead More

Chef Zarela Martinez opened the doors for sophisticated Mexican cuisine in New York.

Martinez brings true flavor of Mexico to NYC

Culture, Latino, Mexican, New York December 13, 2011 at 11:15 am

Twenty-five years ago, you couldn’t get a decent taco in New York. Today, thanks to Zarela Martinez, you can experience culinary delights like pescado con coco (fish with coconut and fresh mint) and costillas con longaniza (baby back ribs and sausage marinated in lime), garlic and oregano. Feet In TwoRead More

Small business owners in Brooklyn claim they were fined “excessively” by city inspectors for small violations that they immediately corrected.

Small businesses denounce petty fines

Brooklyn, Economy, Featured Posts, Latino, Mexican November 29, 2011 at 3:45 pm

Small business owners claim they were fined “excessively” by inspectors for small violations that they immediately corrected.