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Pablo Villavicencio (left), wife Sandra Chica (center), their daughters Luciana and Antonia, and attorney Jennifer Williams with Council member Justin Brannan. (Photo by Photo by Helen Klein via Brooklyn Reporter)

Pizza Delivery Man Returns to Bay Ridge

Brooklyn, Immigration, South American August 14, 2018 at 5:12 pm

Pablo Villavicencio visited Bay Ridge for the first time since ICE detained him while he was delivering pizza to the Fort Hamilton military base, writes Brooklyn Reporter.

(Photo via El Diario)

Worker, Back in Ecuador, Recovers 40K in Stolen Wages

Labor, New York, South American August 1, 2018 at 6:06 pm

Thanks to the help of a union, the Consulate General of Ecuador and the city comptroller’s office, an Ecuadorean worker recovered $40,000 in wages stolen by his employer years after moving back to his country, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

First Latino Burger Chain in the U.S. Sizzles in Westchester

First Latino Burger Chain in the U.S. Sizzles in Westchester

Food, New York, South American July 31, 2018 at 4:40 pm

Colombian immigrant and fan of Argentine cuisine Moisés Mera started in White Plains the first Latino-owned burger chain in the U.S., Gaucho Burger Company, Westchester Hispano reports.

The 8th SUMAQ Peruvian Food Festival will be held August 25 and 26 at the Cradle of Aviation Museum on Charles Lindbergh Boulevard in Garden City, NY. (Photo from Cindy via Noticia Long Island)

Peruvian Food Festival Chef Promises More Than Ceviche

Food, Long Island, South American July 26, 2018 at 1:53 pm

Diego Sánchez, chef of the year at the 8th SUMAQ Peruvian Food Festival, to be celebrated in August in Garden City, vows to venture beyond traditional Peruvian fare, Noticia Long Island reports.

(Photo via Reporte Hispano)

New Jersey Campaign Collects Aid for Venezuelans

Metro Area, Social Services, South American July 3, 2018 at 4:50 pm

The Misión Venezuela campaign in a New Jersey church is collecting and sending critical aid to impoverished Venezuelans, Reporte Hispano reports.

(Photo via Reporte Hispano)

From the Jungle to NJ: A Celebration of Amazonian Heritage

Culture, Metro Area, South American June 18, 2018 at 3:08 pm

Peruvian artisans, artists and entrepreneurs will display products and traditions from the Amazon basin at the 4th Amazonian Festival, Reporte Hispano reports.  

Pablo Villavicencio, the pizza delivery man at risk of being deported. (Photo via El Diario)

Man Turned In to ICE After Delivering Pizza to Military Base

Brooklyn, Labor, South American June 5, 2018 at 5:13 pm

The case of a pizza delivery man who now risks deportation after being reported by a U.S. Army soldier has unsettled pro-immigrant groups in New York, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Co-owner of the German’s Soup in East Flatbush, Clinton Urling holds a bowl of his late father’s famous chicken soup. He says he and his older brother Hubert Urling Jr., who runs the flagship Georgetown location, make the soups following their father’s recipe. (Photo by Jason Speakman via Caribbean Life)

Offering Cow Heel Soup in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Business, Food, South American May 30, 2018 at 4:40 pm

German’s Soup, a restaurant based in Guyana, has opened its first international branch in East Flatbush with the founder’s son as the co-owner, reports Caribbean Life.

(Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Colombians Abroad Ask for More Representatives Back Home

Metro Area, Politics, South American May 22, 2018 at 12:58 pm

As Colombians in the tri-state area prepare to vote to send a representative back home, they seek to reverse the decision to cut their representation in half, from two to one seats for expats, Reporte Hispano reports.

Edinson Calderón moved to NYC only three weeks ago. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Venezuelans in NYC Reject Election and Warn of Displacement

New York, Politics, South American May 21, 2018 at 8:34 pm

Venezuelans in New York City denounced a humanitarian crisis of displacement back home and say the latest elections are a sham, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Gabriel Chávez, in front of the United Nations in New York City, reading a long list of Colombians who have been murdered. (Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

Colombians at the United Nations: ‘No More Deaths!’

Government, Manhattan, South American May 16, 2018 at 4:46 pm

New York City Colombians gathered in front of the U.N. to call for an end to decades of political violence as the country prepares for the next presidential election, Queens Latino reports.

Cholo Organization (Photo via Reporte Hispano)

NJ Group Gives Scholarships to Peruvian Youths

Metro Area, Social Services, South American, Youth April 3, 2018 at 5:01 pm

At New Jersey-based nonprofit Cholo Organization, students raise funds to provide grants to low-income students of Peruvian descent, Reporte Hispano reports.

(Photo via Reporte Hispano)

NJ Bolivian Organization Turns 14 Amid Deportation Fears

Metro Area, South American December 11, 2017 at 4:13 pm

The Bolivian Center of Residents in the State of New Jersey celebrated its 14th anniversary as it focuses its efforts on preventing deportations of members of the community, Reporte Hispano reports.  

Activist Cristina Jiménez, with her brother and parents. (Photo via El Diario)

Dreamer Who Fought for the Creation of DACA Wins ‘Genius’ Grant

Immigration, New York, South American October 12, 2017 at 4:01 pm

Ecuadorean “Dreamer” and immigrant advocate Cristina Jiménez is one of the 2017 John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Genius grant award winners, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Brooklyn Professor Translates Peruvian Poet’s Work

Brooklyn Professor Translates Peruvian Poet’s Work

Brooklyn, Culture, South American October 2, 2017 at 5:04 pm

Kings County Politics writes about a Brooklyn professor who has translated the poems of a late Peruvian poet whose work reflects the time he spent in the NYC area.