South American

Ñandutí (Paraguayan embroidered lace exhibition) at White Plains Library. (Photo via Westchester Hispano)

Westchester Paraguayan Community Celebrates 208th Independence Day

Culture, New York, South American May 20, 2019 at 4:47 pm

The Paraguayan community in Westchester is celebrating their country’s independence day with a festival in White Plains that will include the international premiere of a Guarani movie, Westchester Hispano reports.

Dozens of Venezuelans protest in front of the Venezuela consulate in New York. (Photo by Ramón Frisneda via El Diario)

Dozens of Venezuelans Support Caracas Protest at New York Consulate

Manhattan, South American May 1, 2019 at 5:34 pm

As turmoil engulfed Caracas on Tuesday, dozens of Venezuelan New Yorkers protested against the Maduro government in front of the Manhattan consulate, El Diario La Prensa reports.

Creme & Sugar ice cream parlor and cafe (Photo courtesy of Creme & Sugar via Bushwick Daily)

Finding Peruvian Ice Cream in Queens

Food, Queens, South American April 10, 2019 at 4:25 pm

Bushwick Daily writes about the Peruvian ice cream shop Creme & Sugar in Ridgewood which has reopened its doors as warmer weather arrives.

The band Espíritu Andino performs during the first Peruvian community forum sponsored by the City of New York. (Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

City Holds First Community Forum for Peruvians

Immigration, Queens, South American April 3, 2019 at 12:25 pm

More than 500 people packed the first Peruvian community forum organized by the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs in Jackson Heights to highlight the city’s services, Queens Latino reports.

Fabiana Rosales speaks to the Venezuelan community at St. Teresa’s Church on March 26. (Photo via NY City Lens)

Venezuelans in NYC Meet with Fabiana Rosales, Wife of Guaidó

Manhattan, South American March 27, 2019 at 5:30 pm

Members of the Venezuelan community in New York felt encouraged by a visit from Fabiana Rosales, reports NY City Lens.

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.

BRIC TV

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.