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Hispanic youths participating in Alcoholics Anonymous reunions in East Harlem. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

For Mexican Immigrants, Alcoholism is Yet Another Hazard

Health, Immigration, Mexican, New York, Social Services February 4, 2019 at 6:06 pm

Experts say the harshness of the immigrant experience contributes to high alcoholism rates in the Mexican community, El Diario La Prensa reports.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio makes an education announcement regarding specialized high school at J.H.S. 292 in Brooklyn, New York on Sunday, June 03, 2018. (Photo by Benjamin Kanter/Mayoral Photo Office, via Chalkbeat)

Assessing the Impact of Dropping the SHSAT

Asian, Black, Education, Latino, New York February 1, 2019 at 4:52 pm

A new study from the NYC Independent Budget Office simulates the impact of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan for changing the process for admitting students to the city’s specialized high schools. Chalkbeat reports on the city’s response.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor and Kerry Washington (far left) met with Bronx schoolchildren. (Photo by Joseph Martin/Keyz 2 Life Media via The Bronx Free Press)

Justice Sotomayor Inspires Bronx Children

Bronx, Puerto Rican, Women February 1, 2019 at 4:44 pm

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor met with elementary school students at Hostos Community College where she presented her children’s book, reports The Bronx Free Press.

Doris  Hernández (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

‘Betrayal!’ – Community Opposition to Amazon Deal Grows

Business, Government, Latino, Queens January 31, 2019 at 4:37 pm

As the City Council’s concern about Amazon’s planned corporate offices in Queens grows, community activists outraged at the subsidies the city will provide the company are mounting an opposition, El Diario La Prensa reports.

Consul General of Ecuador in New York Linda Machuca, at the editorial meeting she held with El Diario. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Hispanic Consulates Getting More Involved with the Community

Latino, New York January 30, 2019 at 3:59 pm

Consul of Ecuador and head of the Coalition of Latin American Consuls in New York Linda Machuca talked with El Diario La Prensa about the larger role diplomats are having in immigrant communities in the Trump era.

Immigrant advocates protest against the plan to take ICE to Nassau University Medical Center. (Photo by Benjamin Britton via Noticia LI)

Furor Grows Over ICE Move to Nassau Hospital

Immigration, Latino, Long Island January 28, 2019 at 3:44 pm

Nassau County Executive Laura Curran’s announcement that she will let ICE relocate to a building at the Nassau University Medical Center continued to draw backlash from Long Island community and pro-immigrant groups, El Diario La Prensa and Noticia Long Island report.

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Los Hacheros: Cuban Sound Meets NYC Jazz

Brooklyn, Culture, Latino, Video January 24, 2019 at 3:16 pm

Meet Los Hacheros, a diverse Brooklyn-based band inspired by Latin and jazz music, in this BRIC TV video.

Irene Rodríguez’s Cuban-Infused Flamenco Dance at Joyce Theater

Irene Rodríguez’s Cuban-Infused Flamenco Dance at Joyce Theater

Culture, Latino, Manhattan January 18, 2019 at 4:23 pm

Cuban dancer-choreographer Irene Rodríguez brings her flamenco-inspired company this weekend to New York’s Joyce Theater, El Diario La Prensa reports.

José Cruz, a resident of Mott Haven, the Bronx, prepares to take financial advantage of a possible legalization of cannabis in New York. The death of his brother “Che” marked a before and after for José Cruz, who currently devotes much of his time to his organization Young, Fresh and Conscious. (Photo by José Martínez via El Diario)

In Cannabis Legalization Latinos See Business – And Redemption

Business, Health, Latino, New York January 17, 2019 at 4:02 pm

As Mayor Bill de Blasio mulls legalizing marijuana in the city, some Hispanic New Yorkers believe it would create business opportunities and reverse some of the damage inflicted on communities of color during the war on drugs, El Diario La Prensa reports.

Dr. Oxiris Barbot in her Long Island City offices. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

First Latina Health Commissioner is Only Getting Started

Health, Latino, New York, Women January 15, 2019 at 4:55 pm

In a wide-ranging interview with El Diario La Prensa, newly-appointed Health Commissioner Oxiris Barbot talks about expanding services for Hispanics, fighting the HIV and opioid epidemics, and her domino-playing skills.

My Luis Garden Acosta

My Luis Garden Acosta

Brooklyn, History, Latino, Opinion January 14, 2019 at 5:22 pm

A longtime friend of Luis Garden Acosta remembers the civic leader who died on Jan. 8.

Emperatriz Castro, with her daughter Isabella. (Photo via El Diario)

Hispanic New Yorkers Feel Doubly Mistreated by Shutdown

Latino, New York January 8, 2019 at 4:02 pm

As the partial government shutdown is already affecting New Yorkers in many ways, Hispanics feel they have more to lose due to the anti-immigrant policies President Trump is pursuing, El Diario La Prensa reports.

The 42nd Three Kings Day Parade in which El Museo celebrates with children, artists, politicians and camels in El Barrio. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Three Kings Keep Tradition Alive in El Barrio

Culture, Latino, Manhattan January 7, 2019 at 4:05 pm

Attracting some 5,000 people and the mayor, the Three Kings Day tradition was kept alive in El Barrio through its 42nd parade, after last year’s was suspended because of a blizzard, El Diario La Prensa reports.

(Photo by Andrei Averbuch, courtesy of Flor de Toloache, via El Diario)

For All-Female Mariachi Band Flor de Toloache, Breaking Rules Paid Off

Culture, Dominican, Latino, Mexican, New York, Puerto Rican, Women January 4, 2019 at 3:09 pm

Members of the New York mariachi band Flor de Toloache, in concert this Saturday at the Highline Ballroom, talk to El Diario La Prensa about their upcoming album and the criticism they have faced from the mariachi community for being all-female and not exclusively from Mexico.

Puerto Rico Feels Pinch of Government Shutdown

Government, National, Puerto Rican January 4, 2019 at 2:25 pm

The effects of the partial government shutdown are increasingly being felt in Puerto Rico, where an estimated 4,000 federal workers are without pay, El Nuevo Día reports. The biggest worry is potential delays in reconstruction projects, particularly those managed by the Housing Administration, one of the main agencies affected by the shutdown. Tourism is also impacted as many landmarks are federally run, although the local government intervened to keep the San Cristóbal and San Felipe del Morro castles open. Meanwhile the U.S. Department of Agriculture suspended 40% of operations in the El Yunque forest. FEMA, considered to provide essential services, remains open.