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Consul of Colombia in New York María Isabel Pérez (left). (Photo by Camille Padilla Dalmau via El Diario)

Colombians Celebrate Independence and Peace in Queens

Culture, Latino, Queens, South American July 26, 2016 at 3:50 pm

Native Colombians and those by heritage, along with other Latinos, came together to celebrate their culture, reports El Diario/La Prensa.

Lina Montoya’s exhibit in Staten Island. (Photo provided to El Diario)

Love, Art, and Color for NY

Culture, South American, Staten Island July 26, 2016 at 2:48 pm

Colombian artist Lina Montoya, aka Ele Eme, puts in effort, energy, and creativity to highlight the unexplored beauty – both material and human – of Staten Island, reports El Diario/La Prensa.

NYC Dept. of Health Warns About Zika and Pregnant Women

NYC Dept. of Health Warns About Zika and Pregnant Women

As Zika cases rise, the NYC Department of Health is launching a new campaign to urge pregnant women or women who are trying to become pregnant, and their partners, to defer travel to Zika-affected areas.

Sara Van and Santiago Antúnez de Mayolo at the Queens Council on the Arts on July 1 (Photo courtesy of QCA)

A Literary Feast in Astoria

The Queens Council on the Arts series Wordfeast concluded July 1 with a presentation by Peruvian writer and Astoria resident Santiago Antúnez de Mayolo, with help from Peruvian singer Sara Van.

A Peruvian dancer in typical outfit during the parade. (Photo by Mauricio Hernández via Queens Latino)

Queens Peruvian Parade Bigger and More Colorful Than Ever

Culture, Queens, South American June 30, 2016 at 12:29 pm

The Peruvian community celebrated its third national parade in Jackson Heights, as part of the International Peruvian Festival, boasting more attendance and folkloric groups than ever, Queens Latino reports.

María Consuelo Barrero moved to Jackson Heights in the 1970s. (Photo via El Diario)

Local Colombians Skeptical about Peace Treaty with FARC

New York, South American June 29, 2016 at 11:41 am

Although Colombians in New York want peace in their native country, they do not agree with the government allowing the guerrillas to go without charges, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Martha Gualotunai, who has not been to her native Ecuador in 21 years, will travel to Washington on Monday to request that the TPS is approved. (Photo by Edwin Martínez via El Diario)

NY Ecuadoreans to Request Immediate TPS Approval in Washington

Government, New York, South American June 17, 2016 at 12:56 pm

New York community leaders and delegates from Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa’s government will travel to Washington on Monday in hopes that the Obama administration will listen to their plea two months after the devastating earthquake in Ecuador, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Ecuadoreans demonstrated at 26 Federal Plaza to request TPS. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Ecuadoreans in New York March to Request TPS

Government, New York, South American June 2, 2016 at 5:37 pm

Hundreds of Ecuadoreans demonstrated in front of the Lower Manhattan immigration offices to request Temporary Protected Status for their compatriots, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Phagwah (or Holi) celebrations in Richmond Hill, Queens. (Photo by Roup Hardowar, Creative Commons license)

‘Little Guyana’ Grows in Queens

Demographics, Immigration, Queens, South American June 2, 2016 at 5:31 pm

Queens Tribune looks at the growth of the Guyanese community in South Queens, and how the second largest immigrant group in the borough has shaped the region.

Olga Armas is a DAPA beneficiary. (Photo via Reporte Hispano)

NJ Latina at the Center of DAPA Debate

Immigration, Metro Area, South American May 18, 2016 at 5:57 pm

Olga Armas – a resident of Elizabeth, New Jersey, and an undocumented immigrant – is at the center of the media spotlight after she wrote an opinion column for The New York Times, Reporte Hispano reports.

Dozens of Ecuadoreans in Flushing signed a petition to ask their country’s government to apply for TPS. (Photo via El Diario)

Ecuadoreans Want Their Government to Apply for TPS

Immigration, South American May 16, 2016 at 2:03 pm

Ecuadorean immigrants still working to help their loved ones affected by the quake say that TPS would help the country overcome the present emergency, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Linda Machuca (middle), consul general of Ecuador in New York, receives goods donated by her compatriots. (Photo by David Ramírez via El Diario)

Supporting Victims of Ecuador Earthquake

Metro Area, South American April 27, 2016 at 1:23 pm

Groups have formed spontaneously in many parts of the tri-state area to support the Ecuadorean quake victims, El Diario/La Prensa and Reporte Hispano report.

Brazil’s Political Crisis Echoes in NY

Brazil’s Political Crisis Echoes in NY

Featured Posts, Manhattan, South American, Voices' Picks April 22, 2016 at 8:21 pm

Supporters and opponents of Dilma Rousseff squared off in protests near the U.N. on April 22, as the president of Brazil, facing impeachment, addressed the international session being held to sign the climate agreement.

Maria Luisa Jácome speaks at the Ecuador Consulate in New York. (Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

Solidarity and Chaos As Ecuadoreans Support Earthquake Victims

New York, South American April 19, 2016 at 5:48 pm

Ecuadoreans living in the New York area offered an outpouring of support to the victims of the earthquake back home, to the point of overwhelming the consulate, El Diario/La Prensa and Queens Latino report.

Jeremy Ray Valdéz plays a young man with Asperger’s syndrome (Photo courtesy of Gashouse Films via Queens Latino)

‘H.O.M.E.’ Offers a Glimpse Into a Part of Queens Few Get to See

Immigration, Queens, South American April 13, 2016 at 4:18 pm

Queens Latino interviews the Jackson Heights-based director of “H.O.M.E.,” an award-winning movie featuring a New York Latino teenager with Asperger’s syndrome.