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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.

Thousands without heat during frigid temps

Thousands without heat during frigid temps

Brooklyn, Housing, In the News, Latino, New York January 8, 2012 at 9:47 pm

Last week’s wave of freezing temperatures literally plunged thousands of families into the cold. During the first four days of the new year, the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) received a total of 5,480 reports from people that didn’t have heating.

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

Dressing for success

Suit Yourself dresses African American, Latino men for work

African American, Education, Latino, New York January 2, 2012 at 8:57 am

“Suit Yourself” began in 2012 when members of a nonprofit noticed that many young men lacked clothing appropriate for entering the workforce.

Worst landlord in the Bronx

Bronx, Brooklyn, Housing, In the News, Latino, Manhattan, New York December 31, 2011 at 3:01 pm

The award for the worst landlord in the Bronx goes to… 1071 Home Corp. Being home for the holidays is not a happy experience for tenants of this company’s eight buildings. Problems like pests, a lack of safety, and delayed repairs are among the litany of woes that this landlord’s mostly Latino tenants endure.

Estevez gets keys to new home

Update: Kidney patient gets home

Housing, In the News, Latino, Manhattan, New York, Politics December 30, 2011 at 4:58 pm

It’s being described as the miracle in Washington Heights. A week ago we told you about Octavio Estevez, a 54 year old homeless kidney patient who could not qualify for a transplant because he had no permanent address. Manhattan Times reports that the city came through and delivered the gift of shelter.

Latina women in retail earn less than $10/hour

Latina women in retail earn less than $10/hour

African American, Economy, In the News, Latino, New York December 27, 2011 at 3:09 pm

A new study by the Retail Action Project and the City University of New York shows 53 percent of African American and 77 percent of Latina women earn less than $10 an hour. Additionally, a dramatic gender gap was found in the retail industry, where women generally earn a medianRead More

Francisca Sangiovanni, 81, remembers Christmases in the Dominican Republican were "celebrated by people who were poor but happy."

Immigrants long for togetherness of Christmases past

Culture, Latino, New York December 24, 2011 at 11:10 am

Although Christmas has always been a time filled with food, gifts, and celebration, some elderly Latinos say that festivities today lack the “togetherness” that families and neighbors used to experience during the holidays.

Abortion tea leads to arrest in Washington Heights

Caribbean, Communities, Culture, In the News, Latino, New York December 23, 2011 at 2:20 pm

A seldom used charge of self abortion in the first degree has been filed against a 20 year old woman who admitted to police that she aborted her baby after drinking an herbal tea that is widely available in her neighborhood. The case reignites the debate over how abortion is perceived in immigrant cultures.

Octavio Estévez holds up photos of his two daughters.

Homeless man struggles to get organ transplant

Bronx, Economy, Health, Latino, Manhattan December 20, 2011 at 11:24 am

Octavio Estévez has a health condition that prevents him from working. He desperately needs an organ transplant, but not having a stable place to live – he currently lives in a shelter – prevents him from being placed on the list of potential organ donation recipients.

Taino Native Americans hold sweat lodge ceremony at Inwood Hill Park.

Taino ceremony fires up Inwood Hill Park

Caribbean, Culture, Environment, Featured Posts, Latino December 19, 2011 at 3:40 pm

Descendants of Taino Native Americans received a fire permit from New York City’s Parks Department to stage a sweat lodge ceremony in a public park for the first time in recent memory.

Honduras asylum seeker awaits deportation

Immigration, In the News, Latino December 14, 2011 at 1:05 am

Héctor Ortega-Valladares has been in prison for nearly five months waiting to be deported. He survived cancer, and a nasty fall in the immigration detention center, but he fears he will not survive repatriation in his native Honduras.

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

Riders against privatization of Nassau County bus service.

Hundreds protest MTA bus privatization plan

Economy, Latino, Metro Area December 9, 2011 at 3:53 pm

Saying privatizing public transportation in Nassau County will hurt workers and residents who rely on the county’s buses, several hundred people—many of them immigrants from Latin America–turned out for a hearing on the issue on Dec. 5.