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(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 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.

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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.

Luis Miguel Castilla, ambassador to Peru in Washington (fifth from the left), attended the official launching of the Congressional Caucus on Peru. (Photo courtesy of Roberto Curitomai via El Diario)

U.S. Peruvians Create Caucus Seeking Political Power

Government, Metro Area, South American August 2, 2016 at 3:36 pm

A large New York delegation helped create earlier this month the Peruvian American Political Organization, the first Peruvian caucus in the U.S., to improve political representation, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

The El Diario float was featured in the New Jersey Peruvian parade. (Photo provided to El Diario)

Three NJ Cities Celebrate 30th Peruvian Parade

Culture, Metro Area, South American August 1, 2016 at 3:40 pm

In spite of the rain, three cities in New Jersey celebrated 195 years of Peruvian independence, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Amparo Arango, from Medellín, showing a tray with some of the sweets served in Noches de Colombia, where she works. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Colombian Bakeries Delight the Palate of Union City

Business, Food, Metro Area, South American August 1, 2016 at 11:46 am

The aroma and taste of the land of coffee has an enclave in Union City, New Jersey, reports El Diario/La Prensa.

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

NYC Dept. of Health Warns About Zika

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.