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(Photo via Reporte Hispano)

NJ Youths Preserve Traditional Afro-Peruvian Dance

Culture, Metro Area, South American, Youth October 18, 2016 at 5:00 pm

Young Peruvian Americans in Paterson, New Jersey, are learning festejo, a traditional Afro-Peruvian dance, Reporte Hispano reports.

Supporters of the “no” vote in Queens celebrate their win at the polls. (Photo by Mauricio Hernández via Queens Latino)

Queens Colombian Voters Also Reject Peace Deal

Queens, South American October 3, 2016 at 4:17 pm

The Colombian community in Queens joined the rest of the country in voting “no” to the country’s peace deal with FARC rebels, Queens Latino reports.

‘Our Lady of El Cisne’ Visits from Ecuador

‘Our Lady of El Cisne’ Visits from Ecuador

Featured Posts, Queens, Religion, South American September 29, 2016 at 5:33 pm

Our Lady of El Cisne (The Swan) is traveling across different parishes in New York, on a visit from Ecuador.

Carmen Fariña, Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education. (Photo by Mauricio Hernández via Queens Latino)

Gabriela Mistral Campus Opens in Corona

Culture, Education, Queens, South American September 29, 2016 at 11:03 am

The Gabriela Mistral Campus in Corona, Queens, is named for the Chilean poet who lived the last years of her life in New York and is the only Latin American women to win a Nobel Prize in literature, reports Queens Latino.

Colombians in New York toast for peace. (Photo by Luisa Castaño via Queens Latino)

Colombians in NY Hold Dialogue on Peace Process

Queens, South American September 28, 2016 at 1:01 pm

Colombians in New York City, both left-wing and right-wing, gathered to hold a dialogue regarding their country’s peace process in Jackson Heights, Queens Latino reports.

Argentines protest in front of the hotel where President Mauricio Macri stayed in New York. (Photo by Mexican American Photography via Queens Latino)

Argentina President Faces Protests During NY Visit

Government, South American September 26, 2016 at 5:57 pm

Anti-neoliberal activists protested in front of the hotel where Argentina’s President Mauricio Macri was staying during his visit to New York, Queens Latino reports.

Go to Diario de México to see more photos and videos of the Mexican Independence Day festivities from Gery Vereau.

Passaic Celebrates First Mexican and Bolivian Parades

Culture, Metro Area, Mexican, South American September 26, 2016 at 5:52 pm

Passaic, New Jersey, celebrated its first Mexican Independence Day celebration and Bolivian Parade this past weekend, Diario de México USA and Reporte Hispano report.

(Photo by Katrina Shakarian via Mott Haven Herald)

A Mom-and-Pop Bakery in the South Bronx

Bronx, Business, Food, South American September 23, 2016 at 3:52 pm

Mott Haven Herald profiles Pitusa Bakery and the Ecuadorean family whose close relationship with staff and customers has kept the store running despite the fast food chains moving in.

Consul of Colombia in New Jersey Divia Cepeda Rojas (Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Seeking Local Support for Colombian Peace Referendum

Metro Area, Politics, South American September 15, 2016 at 12:45 pm

The new consul of Colombia in Newark is calling on Colombians in New Jersey to vote in the upcoming plebiscite in favor of the peace deal reached between the Colombian government and FARC guerrillas, reports Reporte Hispano.

Erika DeFreitas, a Canadian of Guyanese heritage is one of the 13-featured artists in the Unfixed Homeland” exhibit. (Photo by Melissa Noel for Voices of NY)

How 13 Artists See Guyana

Caribbean, Culture, Featured Posts, South American, Voices' Picks September 8, 2016 at 5:11 pm

Thirteen Guyanese artists explore the meaning of homeland at an exhibit in Newark, New Jersey.

Colombin flag (Photo by Mark Koester, Creative Commons license)

Hope, Distrust Among Local Colombians Over Peace Treaty

Metro Area, South American September 6, 2016 at 3:53 pm

As thousands of local Colombians will vote to ratify the peace deal between the Colombian government and the FARC guerrillas, opinions among the community are mixed, finds Reporte Hispano.

After the impeachment of Brazil's Dilma Rousseff, the group Defend Democracy in Brazil held a "vigil for democracy" in New York (Photos by Alexandre Soares for Voices of NY)

Brazilians Fear for Democracy Back Home

Featured Posts, New York, South American, Voices' Picks September 1, 2016 at 6:14 pm

In New York, members of Defend Democracy in Brazil held a “vigil” for democracy outside the Brazilian consulate following the impeachment of Dilma Rousseff as president.

The Newark Ecuadorean community will celebrate its national independence day in style with a festival. (Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Newark Ecuadoreans Seek Political Representation

Metro Area, Politics, South American August 16, 2016 at 4:00 pm

As the growing Ecuadorean community in Newark prepares to celebrate its national independence day, residents are hoping to increase their political representation, Reporte Hispano reports.

(Photo via El Diario)

Celebration and Calls for TPS at Ecuadorian Parade

Culture, Queens, South American August 9, 2016 at 12:57 pm

The New York Ecuadorian Parade on Northern Boulevard in Queens, held days before the country’s independence day, was marked by calls for temporary protected status, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Xarles Thompson, chef at Pío Pío, in Manhattan Hell's Kitchen. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Stir-Fry Expert Unveils Chifa Cuisine Secrets

East Asian, Food, New York, South American August 3, 2016 at 11:49 am

Chef Xarles Thomson tells El Diario/La Prensa how to prepare one of the classic dishes of Chifa (Peruvian-Chinese) cuisine.