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From the Jungle to NJ: A Celebration of Amazonian Heritage

Culture, Metro Area, South American June 18, 2018 at 3:08 pm

Peruvian artisans, artists and entrepreneurs will display products and traditions from the Amazon basin at the 4th Amazonian Festival, Reporte Hispano reports.  

Pablo Villavicencio, the pizza delivery man at risk of being deported. (Photo via El Diario)

Man Turned In to ICE After Delivering Pizza to Military Base

Brooklyn, Labor, South American June 5, 2018 at 5:13 pm

The case of a pizza delivery man who now risks deportation after being reported by a U.S. Army soldier has unsettled pro-immigrant groups in New York, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Co-owner of the German’s Soup in East Flatbush, Clinton Urling holds a bowl of his late father’s famous chicken soup. He says he and his older brother Hubert Urling Jr., who runs the flagship Georgetown location, make the soups following their father’s recipe. (Photo by Jason Speakman via Caribbean Life)

Offering Cow Heel Soup in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Business, Food, South American May 30, 2018 at 4:40 pm

German’s Soup, a restaurant based in Guyana, has opened its first international branch in East Flatbush with the founder’s son as the co-owner, reports Caribbean Life.

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Colombians Abroad Ask for More Representatives Back Home

Metro Area, Politics, South American May 22, 2018 at 12:58 pm

As Colombians in the tri-state area prepare to vote to send a representative back home, they seek to reverse the decision to cut their representation in half, from two to one seats for expats, Reporte Hispano reports.

Edinson Calderón moved to NYC only three weeks ago. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Venezuelans in NYC Reject Election and Warn of Displacement

New York, Politics, South American May 21, 2018 at 8:34 pm

Venezuelans in New York City denounced a humanitarian crisis of displacement back home and say the latest elections are a sham, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Gabriel Chávez, in front of the United Nations in New York City, reading a long list of Colombians who have been murdered. (Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

Colombians at the United Nations: ‘No More Deaths!’

Government, Manhattan, South American May 16, 2018 at 4:46 pm

New York City Colombians gathered in front of the U.N. to call for an end to decades of political violence as the country prepares for the next presidential election, Queens Latino reports.

Cholo Organization (Photo via Reporte Hispano)

NJ Group Gives Scholarships to Peruvian Youths

Metro Area, Social Services, South American, Youth April 3, 2018 at 5:01 pm

At New Jersey-based nonprofit Cholo Organization, students raise funds to provide grants to low-income students of Peruvian descent, Reporte Hispano reports.

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NJ Bolivian Organization Turns 14 Amid Deportation Fears

Metro Area, South American December 11, 2017 at 4:13 pm

The Bolivian Center of Residents in the State of New Jersey celebrated its 14th anniversary as it focuses its efforts on preventing deportations of members of the community, Reporte Hispano reports.  

Activist Cristina Jiménez, with her brother and parents. (Photo via El Diario)

Dreamer Who Fought for the Creation of DACA Wins ‘Genius’ Grant

Immigration, New York, South American October 12, 2017 at 4:01 pm

Ecuadorean “Dreamer” and immigrant advocate Cristina Jiménez is one of the 2017 John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Genius grant award winners, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Brooklyn Professor Translates Peruvian Poet’s Work

Brooklyn Professor Translates Peruvian Poet’s Work

Brooklyn, Culture, South American October 2, 2017 at 5:04 pm

Kings County Politics writes about a Brooklyn professor who has translated the poems of a late Peruvian poet whose work reflects the time he spent in the NYC area.

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Port Chester Celebrates 6th Bolivian Parade and Festival

Culture, Metro Area, South American September 12, 2017 at 3:43 pm

Folkloric groups in the tri-state area showed off their traditional costumes and art at the sixth Bolivian Parade and Festival in Port Chester, Westchester Hispano reports. 

Roasted lamb from Kankachos Tinajani. (Photo from the SUMAQ Peruvian Food Festival via El Diario)

SUMAQ Peruvian Food Festival to Celebrate 7th Edition

Food, Long Island, South American August 8, 2017 at 5:04 pm

The SUMAQ Peruvian Food Festival will celebrate its seventh edition on Aug. 26 and 27 on Long Island attracting renowned chefs from Peru and the tri-state area, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

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As Moya’s Prospects Improve, So Does Ecuadoreans’ Clout in the City

Culture, Queens, South American August 7, 2017 at 8:03 pm

Ecuadoreans in Queens celebrated their 35th Independence Day Parade by reflecting on their community’s growing influence in the city, exemplified in the rising prospects of Francisco Moya in the upcoming Democratic City Council primaries, El Diario/La Prensa and Queens Latino report.

Venezuelans show the ink on their fingers, proof that they voted. (Photo via El Diario)

Large Venezuelan Turnout in NY for Plebiscite

New York, Politics, South American July 17, 2017 at 5:24 pm

Venezuelans in the tri-state area expressed hope and worry as they participated in large numbers in this Sunday’s unofficial referendum held in restaurants, small businesses and churches, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Mateo Guerrero, 21, laughs at himself when he shaves, because even after nearly two years on testosterone, he knows he doesn't have much facial hair yet - but he still likes the habit. Here, he gets ready for work at home in Corona, Queens on April 5, 2017. (Photo by Mallory Moench via Brooklyn Based)

Capturing an Immigrant’s Transitioning

LGBTQ, South American June 27, 2017 at 4:40 pm

A photo essay in Brooklyn Based documents the life of a “pioneer activist” who started transitioning a few years after immigrating from Colombia.