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Venezuelans protesting in Central Park (Photo via Noticia)

Dueling Venezuela Protests Ask For – and Reject – International Help

Manhattan, South American February 26, 2019 at 6:01 pm

On Saturday, members of the Venezuelan community asked the international community to intervene to end the humanitarian crisis back home, while demonstrators at another rally chanted “Hands off Venezuela,” Noticia Long Island and Queens Latino report.

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A Venezuelan Photographer on Growing Up and Immigrating

Brooklyn, Culture, South American, Video February 22, 2019 at 5:24 pm

Photographer Mariangela Serrano traces her life from a teenager in Venezuela to a young adult in Bushwick through videos and photos, in this BRIC TV video.

Venezuelan gathering in front of the statue of Simón Bolívar in Central Park South. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Venezuelans Gather in US Cities to Support Opposition Leader

Government, South American January 24, 2019 at 4:13 pm

The Venezuelan community took to the streets in several U.S. cities in support of self-appointed President Juan Guaidó, and thanked President Trump for his endorsement, report El Diario La Prensa, Diario Las Américas and El Diario de El Paso.

La Cumbiamba eNeYé (Courtesy photo via El Diario)

Flushing Town Hall Celebrates 40th Anniversary to the Beat of Cumbia

Culture, Queens, South American January 22, 2019 at 4:15 pm

Flushing Town Hall will celebrate 40 years to the rhythm of Colombian cumbia by local band La Cumbiamba eNeYé, El Diario La Prensa reports.

The group of children of Peruvian parents and their marinera instructor at a recent rehearsal held at St. Peter’s Church in Port Chester. (Photo via Westchester Hispano)

Children of Peruvians Keep ‘Marinera’ Alive in Westchester

Culture, Metro Area, South American, Youth January 14, 2019 at 5:22 pm

A group of Peruvian-American children in Port Chester will participate in an international “marinera” dance contest in Peru, Westchester Hispano reports.

The Pase del Niño Viajero de San Joaquin celebration in East Hampton on Sunday, Dec. 16. (Photo by Durell Godfrey via The East Hampton Star)

An Ecuadorean Christmas Tradition on LI

Culture, Long Island, South American, Traditions December 20, 2018 at 4:06 pm

For the 15th year in a row, the Ecuadorean community brought a Christmas tradition from home to East Hampton, reports The East Hampton Star.

Jair Bolsonaro (Photo by Fabio Rodrigues Pozzebom/ Agencia Brasil, Creative Commons license)

Bolsonaro Wins 76 Percent of the NY Vote

Elections 2018, New York, Politics, South American October 31, 2018 at 2:52 pm

Documented takes a look at why Brazilian immigrants and expatriates in New York voted overwhelmingly for far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro in the country’s presidential election.

(Photo by Gery Vereau via Reporte Hispano)

Afro-Peruvian Procession Demonstrates Peruvian Staying Power in Paterson

Culture, Metro Area, Religion, South American October 24, 2018 at 2:55 pm

The Peruvian community in Paterson, New Jersey, celebrated its 36th procession of the Lord of the Miracles, an Afro-Peruvian tradition, Reporte Hispano reports.

(Photo by Gery Vereau via Reporte Hispano)

Pro-Immigrant Anthem Turned Into Costa Rican Dance Piece

Culture, Immigration, Metro Area, South American October 23, 2018 at 4:12 pm

As part of Hispanic Heritage Month, a Costa Rican dance troupe showcased a piece inspired by the Ricardo Arjona song “El Mojado” in Newark, New Jersey, Reporte Hispano reports.

Arepa Lady (Photo courtesy of Alejandro Osorio via Jackson Heights Post)

Arepa Lady Back in Business in Jackson Heights

Food, Queens, South American October 11, 2018 at 3:02 pm

The famed Colombian restaurant Arepa Lady reopens on Roosevelt Avenue, reports Jackson Heights Post.

Edna Hernández, wife of Edgar Latacela and the mother of their 6-year-old child, is asking ICE to free him. He was taken to a detention center in NJ two months ago. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Immigrant Claims Port Authority Called ICE on Him

Immigration, New York, South American September 25, 2018 at 4:36 pm

The wife of an Ecuadorean immigrant who was detained by ICE claims that the Port Authority Police denounced him, a practice supposedly banned by the city and the state, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Jessica Ramos, with her family at Barriles Restaurant on the night of her victory. (Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

Four Female Candidates of Colombian Descent Win in NY

Elections 2018, Latino, Queens, South American, Women September 14, 2018 at 3:39 pm

The streets of Jackson Heights celebrated well into the night as four women of Colombian origin won their Democratic primaries on Thursday night, Queens Latino reports.

(Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Uruguayans Celebrate Independence without Flag-Raising

Culture, Metro Area, South American August 27, 2018 at 4:04 pm

The Uruguayan community in the tri-state area celebrated the country’s Independence Day with several events, educational programs and carnivals, although without the traditional raising of the flag in New Jersey, Reporte Hispano reports.

Guillermo Vasquez (Photo via QNS)

Corner Named for Latino Activist Added to ‘LGBT Historic Sites’ Map

History, LGBTQ, South American August 17, 2018 at 1:21 pm

Guillermo Vasquez Corner in Elmhurst, co-named for the late LGBT activist, has been added to a digital project that maps sites of importance for the community, reports QNS.

Pablo Villavicencio (left), wife Sandra Chica (center), their daughters Luciana and Antonia, and attorney Jennifer Williams with Council member Justin Brannan. (Photo by Photo by Helen Klein via Brooklyn Reporter)

Pizza Delivery Man Returns to Bay Ridge

Brooklyn, Immigration, South American August 14, 2018 at 5:12 pm

Pablo Villavicencio visited Bay Ridge for the first time since ICE detained him while he was delivering pizza to the Fort Hamilton military base, writes Brooklyn Reporter.