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Puerto Rican Flag in Police Photos of Drug Raid Haul Called Offensive

Crime, In the News, Metro Area, Puerto Rican March 26, 2012 at 4:31 pm

Photos of troopers from the New Jersey State Police posing by a cache of drugs, with one officer waving the Puerto Rican flag, have upset the Puerto Rican community and prompted an investigation, El Diario La Prensa reported last week.

In a Basement, Trove of Spanish Literature Blooms

In a Basement, Trove of Spanish Literature Blooms

Culture, Featured Posts, Latino March 21, 2012 at 2:16 pm

in a SoHo basement underneath the McNally Jackson bookstore, a haven for Spanish-language literature has emerged. In this profile of the Uruguayan bookseller behind the store’s Spanish literature section, he explains his approach to promoting a range of Spanish literature, and tells of how a job arranging flowers helped him land his current gig.

Colorlines has campaigned to drop the phrase "illegal immigrants" from common use. (Photo via Colorlines)

Poll: Half of Latino Voters Find ‘I-Word’ Offensive

Immigration, Latino March 20, 2012 at 12:12 pm

Colorlines last year launched its “Drop the I-Word” campaign, urging news organizations and others to stop using the phrase “illegal immigrants.” A new poll last week found that almost half of Latino “likely voters” do not like the term.

At Harlem’s Adarsh Alphons Projects, a 12-year-old art student, Arielle, told DNAinfo: "I like the whole experience.”(photo by Jeff Mays/DNAinfo)

Voices in Focus: Art and Literature Springs Up Around City

Culture, Dominican March 20, 2012 at 11:29 am

A Dominican literary festival, a Harlem children’s art program, and a photo exhibit recalling Japan’s nuclear disaster a year later are among the cultural offerings covered in the community and ethnic media this week.

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.

Latinos prefieren hierbas a medicamentos para poder dormir (Photo by La Opinión / Archivo)

Study Supports Latinos’ Choice of Warm Milk over Sleeping Pills

Health, Latino March 14, 2012 at 2:58 pm

A recent study found that sleeping pills may lead to premature death. But in the Latino community, El Diario reports, “Whether due to a lack health insurance, custom, or tradition, when it comes to sleeping well, many Latinos prefer to use natural medicine or to follow the recipes of their grandmothers.”

Former Miss Universe Dayana Mendoza, shown on the cover of El Correo de Queens, has dedicated her fame to casting light on the problem of HIV/AIDS.

Opinion: Acculturation Does Not Mean Adopting Poor Eating Habits

Health, Latino March 14, 2012 at 1:29 pm

This editorial, translated from El Correo de Queens, warns Latinos that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

Opinion: Yo Decido… That The Deportations Will Continue

Opinion: Yo Decido… That The Deportations Will Continue

Latino, Politics March 9, 2012 at 1:07 pm

The Time Magazine headline, “Yo Decido; Why Latinos Will Pick the Next President,” caused a stir in the Latino press. In a column translated from La Tribuna Hispana, opinion-writer Lux Fer dismisses as empty flattery the idea of Latinos deciding major policy.

Wilfredo Ruiz plays his Tremolo Sextet harmonica. (Photo by Flonia Telegrafi / Hunt's Point Express)

Profile: Lifelong Musician Finds Fans in Nursing Home

Culture, Latino March 6, 2012 at 1:47 pm

Blind and wheelchair-bound, Wilfredo Ruiz maintains his vitality through music, The Hunt’s Point Express reported in a profile of the 69-year-old Bronx nursing home resident.

Queens Bachata Fans Enjoy Intimate Gigs With Big Stars

Queens Bachata Fans Enjoy Intimate Gigs With Big Stars

Culture, Dominican, Queens March 2, 2012 at 5:29 pm

Bachata, a popular dance music from the Dominican Republic, has a growing audience for its sentimental lyrics and rhythmic sounds. And Queens is the place to enjoy live Bachata in a cozy, intimate setting.

Residents packed a hearing at Queens Borough Hall on proposed new legislative district lines.

Voices in Focus: More Anger at Proposed Redistricting Lines

African, African American, Asian, Caribbean, Latino, New York, Politics February 21, 2012 at 4:42 pm

The conversation on controversial proposed redistricting lines continued across New York City and its suburbs over the last few weeks, with hearings and protests by residents. Here is another sampling of coverage from the community and ethnic press.

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.

Over 200 turned out in Rego Park to demand justice from Inversionistas Unidos.

Alleged Ponzi Scheme Cheats Latinos of $10 Million

Economy, Latino, Queens February 9, 2012 at 4:12 pm

Victims of an alleged ponzi scheme in Queens are seeking justice for their losses, which may total more than $10 million. Here’s more on the scam we referenced in an earlier post on efforts by the Ecuadorian government to help victims recover their money.

Voices in Focus: Giants Celebrations, Immigration Law and a Soul Flash Mob

Culture, Economy, Latino February 6, 2012 at 12:36 pm

In this morning’s linkfest, we have Superbowl celebrations, news for low-wage workers, and some impressive disco dancing.

Vanessa Bransburg, Luz Maria Hernandez and Irene Alcanta Gonzalez are members of Si Se Puede!, a cleaning co-op based in Sunset Park.

For immigrant women’s co-op, best praise is imitation

Brooklyn, Featured Posts, Immigration, Latino February 2, 2012 at 4:48 pm

Across the country and world, worker cooperatives have emerged as a tool to spur economic development among immigrants, and 2012 has been declared the United Nations’ International Year of Cooperatives. Here in New York City, Home Reporter News recently profiled a co-op based in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, which has becomeRead More