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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.

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.

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.