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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.

Daniel Altschuler, president of the Long Island Civic Engagement Table (far left), next to Elizabeth Bonilla, of New York Communities for Change, and Magdalena Flores, Alexandra San Juan and Carlos Ramos of Make the Road New York.

Children of immigrants hope for change in Suffolk

Immigration, Latino, Metro Area, Politics December 5, 2011 at 12:50 pm

Suffolk County’s growing Latino population made itself heard in the rise in youth voter turnout for the election of a new county executive.

Activists denounce imprisonment of immigrants

Immigration, In the News, Latino December 5, 2011 at 11:11 am

Border patrol agents stray out of their jurisdiction to interrogate immigrants about their immigration status on trains and buses in a northern region of New York State, and most of those they detain are Latin Americans, according to a report released in November.

Peconic Landing retirement home in Greenport, Long Island

When government audits, immigrants lose

Economy, Featured Posts, Immigration, Latino, Metro Area, Opinion November 30, 2011 at 12:42 pm

Immigrant workers lose jobs at retirement home in Long Island.

Enough with deportations and Secure Communities

Enough with deportations and Secure Communities

Immigration, In the News, Latino, Opinion November 30, 2011 at 12:20 pm

More than one million people have been deported since the beginning of the Obama administration. An editorial from La Voz says: “Stop the deportations and enough with S-Comm.”

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.

Dominicans react to terror suspect’s arrest

Dominican, In the News, Latino, Manhattan, Opinion November 29, 2011 at 12:05 pm

Audio interviews of reactions from Dominicans in Washington Heights to the arrest of Jose Pimentel.

City councilmember Melissa Mark-Viverito and other elected officials presented the Youth Violence Task Force outside the James Weldon Johnson Community Center

Halting violence in El Barrio

Economy, Latino, Manhattan November 25, 2011 at 4:08 pm

In response to shootings and gang activity in East Harlem, city council member Melissa Mark-Viverito, together with other elected officials, presented the Youth Violence Task Force.

Former immigrants tell why they returned to Mexico and what advice they have for others.

Former Mexican immigrants tell their story

Immigration, In the News, Latino, Metro Area, Mexican November 23, 2011 at 1:53 pm

Five former immigrants in Neza, Mexico tell why they returned and what advice they have for those still living in the US.

Carlos Rodríguez (left) and other former workers of Domino's Pizza están demand compensation for wages allegedly kept from them for years. They ask New Yorkers to boycott the national pizza chain.

Workers protest Domino’s Pizza

East Asian, Latino November 22, 2011 at 3:33 pm

Former workers and protesters gathered at West 72nd Street on November 16 to denounce sweatshop conditions at Domino’s Pizza and Saigon Grill.

Immigrants who pick food go hungry themselves, in fear of immigration officials.

Boiled corn for dinner

Featured Posts, Immigration, Latino, Mexican November 22, 2011 at 2:37 pm

Immigrants who spend hours harvesting the food Americans eat are afraid to risk going out to shop for food.

Friday morning at the Give Them to Eat Ministries food pantry.

Church worries about pantry’s future

Bronx, Economy, Latino November 22, 2011 at 12:07 pm

Church-run food pantry faces an uncertain future due to rising rent and food prices.

A group of young people participated on Nov. 15 at a press conference with education officials to push for legislation that would provide college aid to undocumented students in New York State.

Regents Board support college aid for undocumented

Education, Latino, Manhattan November 21, 2011 at 4:45 pm

Education officials met on Nov. 15 with undocumented students and activists on the steps of the New York Public Library on 42nd Street in Manhattan to support enactment of a law that would provide financial assistance to undocumented students in the state.

Catholic churches in Queens at service of Latinos

Catholic churches in Queens at service of Latinos

In the News, Latino, Queens November 17, 2011 at 11:33 am

Catholic churches in Queens offer various services to the community, something few Hispanics realize.