South American

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.”

Chinese-American Filmmaker Sees Family Story in Colombian Immigrant’s Story

Chinese-American Filmmaker Sees Family Story in Colombian Immigrant’s Story

Culture, East Asian, Immigration, South American February 22, 2017 at 5:47 pm

The Queens World Film Festival will feature “Undocumented,” a documentary on an undocumented immigrant turned top cardiologist. Filmmaker Patricia Shih explains to World Journal how she sees her own father’s story in that of Dr. Harold Fernandez.

Sari Renjifo with her four-year-old son Richard Cardona in their home in Woodhaven, Queens. (Photo by Leila Miller via City Limits)

More Venezuelan Asylum Seekers in NYC

Immigration, New York, South American February 9, 2017 at 4:19 pm

Venezuelan asylum seekers in NYC speak about their experiences with City Limits.

Cecilia Carrera and Freddy Naranjo, from the Social Christian Party, branch 6, chatting with their compatriots at the Sabor Latino Restaurant in Queens. (Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

Local Ecuadoreans Wrapped Up In Presidential Election Back Home

Metro Area, Politics, South American January 25, 2017 at 5:25 pm

As the Ecuadorean community in New York is absorbed by the Feb. 19 presidential election back home, Queens Latino reports on several campaign events in the city.

Members of Local 78 and volunteers, helping build the house owned by Gabriela Paola Cruz-Jare, one of the victims of Ecuador’s coastal earthquake. (Photo via Impacto New York)

Union Leads Local Efforts to Help Ecuador Earthquake Victims

Labor, New York, South American January 11, 2017 at 3:20 pm

Local 78, a Queens-based union with 1,700 Ecuadorean members, is leading the New York efforts to help victims of the earthquake in Ecuador, Impacto New York reports.

Mónica Patricia Avilés, founder of the Ecuadorian indigenous dance group Ñukanchi Llakta Wawakuna (Children of Our Land), with her daughter. (Photo provided to El Diario)

Rescuing Quechua Roots in Corona One Dance at a Time

Culture, Queens, South American December 15, 2016 at 3:56 pm

Through her folkloric dance group Ñukanchik Llakta Wawakuna, an immigrant Ecuadorean woman in Corona promotes the use of Quechua language and fights discrimination, El Diario/La Prensa reports.