South American

An Ecuadorean family is adjusting to life without its matriarch. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Deported Grandmother Case Exposes Risks of Legal Maze

Immigration, South American June 13, 2017 at 4:17 pm

The case of an Ecuadorean grandmother recently deported after being advised to ask ICE to overturn a deportation order dating from 1993, and spending $8,000 in legal fees, showcases the importance of having quality legal representation, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

(Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Peru’s Colonial Past and Street Culture at Newark Photo Exhibit

Culture, History, Metro Area, South American, Women May 30, 2017 at 12:35 pm

Ana de Orbegoso’s photo exhibit “Urban Virgins,” showing Peru’s conflicted colonial and indigenous heritage, will open on June 3 at the Newark Public Library, Reporte Hispano reports.

Ernesto Fidel Carpio, from Colombia, at his home in Queens. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Colombia Seeks Victims of Civil Conflict to Offer Reparations

New York, South American May 23, 2017 at 1:03 pm

The Colombian consulate in New York is asking for nationals who may have been victims of the country’s decades-long armed conflict to register and apply for compensation under the recently signed peace accord, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Profiling Prominent Guyanese in Queens

Profiling Prominent Guyanese in Queens

Queens, South American May 19, 2017 at 3:33 pm

To mark Guyana’s 51st year of independence, Queens Tribune is running a series of profiles of notable figures in the borough’s Guyanese community, from activists to entrepreneurs.

(Photo via Reporte Hispano)

‘Marinera’ Dance Contest in Newark Sends Winners to Peru

Culture, Metro Area, South American May 8, 2017 at 2:29 pm

A Peruvian traditional dance contest held in Newark last weekend chose eight couples who will participate in an international dance competition in Peru, Reporte Hispano reports.

Two Brothers and Two Decades of Peruvian Flavor in Brooklyn   

Two Brothers and Two Decades of Peruvian Flavor in Brooklyn  

Brooklyn, Business, Food, South American April 25, 2017 at 1:19 pm

Coco Roco restaurant, a pioneer of Peruvian cuisine in Brooklyn founded by two brothers from Cuzco, is celebrating its first 20 years, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Kinmedai Tiradito, one of the dishes offered at Kizuna Nikkei (Photo by Dina Rabiner via BKLYNER)

Nikkei in Brooklyn: Steakhouse Turns to Japanese-Peruvian Food

Brooklyn, East Asian, Food, South American April 12, 2017 at 12:20 pm

BKLYNER reviews Kizuna Nikkei, the city’s first restaurant to offer Nikkei cuisine – Japanese-Peruvian food introduced by Japanese immigrants in Peru.

Port Chester Councilman Luis Marino, helping to carry boxes of donated clothes. (Photo via Westchester Hispano)

Tri-State Area Shows Solidarity with Victims of Floods in Peru

Metro Area, South American April 11, 2017 at 1:15 pm

Thousands of dollars in flood aid have been shipped to Peru from the tri-state area after a still ongoing series of fundraising efforts that include artistic and gastronomic events, Westchester Hispano reports.

Polling station at Science Park High School in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Ecuadoreans in NJ Voted for the Opposition Candidate

Metro Area, Politics, South American April 7, 2017 at 3:00 pm

Ecuador’s conservative presidential candidate Guillermo Lasso won in New Jersey and tied in New York in a runoff election marked by low turnout, Reporte Hispano reports.

Casual Eatery Introduces Manhattanites to Bolivian Cuisine

Casual Eatery Introduces Manhattanites to Bolivian Cuisine

Business, Food, Manhattan, South American April 7, 2017 at 2:32 pm

Three sons of Bolivian immigrants founded Bolivian Llama Party, the first Bolivian restaurant in Manhattan, Impacto Latin News reports.

A group of Venezuelans holds a banner during a demonstration held on Monday in front of the their country’s consulate general in New York to ask for freedom and for the intervention of international organizations to restore democracy in that nation. (Photo via Impacto Latin News)

Venezuelans Demonstrate at Consulate

New York, South American April 6, 2017 at 5:15 pm

Local Venezuelans protested at the New York consulate denouncing a “silent genocide” by the Venezuelan government, Impacto Latin News reports.

Matías Sartorio, from Argentina, became a police officer. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

From Undocumented Immigrant to NYPD Officer

Immigration, New York, Police, South American March 31, 2017 at 5:37 pm

Among the NYPD’s most recent graduating class, a young Argentinean who lived undocumented for many years stood out, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Meeting of Peruvian community leaders (Photo via Reporte Hispano)

NJ Peruvians Mobilize in Huge Numbers to Help Flood Victims

Metro Area, South American March 27, 2017 at 5:38 pm

The floods currently plaguing Peru, the country’s worst humanitarian tragedy in the last 20 years, have generated an enormous wave of solidarity in New Jersey’s Peruvian community, Reporte Hispano reports.

(Photo via Reporte Hispano)

The Largest Peruvian Parade in the U.S. in Jeopardy

Culture, Metro Area, South American March 21, 2017 at 2:21 pm

Rising municipal costs are putting at risk this year’s Peruvian Parade in Paterson, New Jersey, the biggest of its kind in the nation, Reporte Hispano reports.

The Empanada Fork, Hipatia López’s invention, helps cooks close the dough when making the traditional Latino turnover. (Photo provided to El Diario)

100 Empanadas and an Invention Made Her an Entrepreneur

Business, Food, Metro Area, South American March 1, 2017 at 2:12 pm

El Diario/La Prensa profiles Hipatia López, a young Latina entrepreneur who won a contest to promote her invention on HSN: an “Empanada Fork.”