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Port Chester Celebrates 6th Bolivian Parade and Festival

Culture, Metro Area, South American September 12, 2017 at 3:43 pm

Folkloric groups in the tri-state area showed off their traditional costumes and art at the sixth Bolivian Parade and Festival in Port Chester, Westchester Hispano reports. 

Roasted lamb from Kankachos Tinajani. (Photo from the SUMAQ Peruvian Food Festival via El Diario)

SUMAQ Peruvian Food Festival to Celebrate 7th Edition

Food, Long Island, South American August 8, 2017 at 5:04 pm

The SUMAQ Peruvian Food Festival will celebrate its seventh edition on Aug. 26 and 27 on Long Island attracting renowned chefs from Peru and the tri-state area, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

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As Moya’s Prospects Improve, So Does Ecuadoreans’ Clout in the City

Culture, Queens, South American August 7, 2017 at 8:03 pm

Ecuadoreans in Queens celebrated their 35th Independence Day Parade by reflecting on their community’s growing influence in the city, exemplified in the rising prospects of Francisco Moya in the upcoming Democratic City Council primaries, El Diario/La Prensa and Queens Latino report.

Venezuelans show the ink on their fingers, proof that they voted. (Photo via El Diario)

Large Venezuelan Turnout in NY for Plebiscite

New York, Politics, South American July 17, 2017 at 5:24 pm

Venezuelans in the tri-state area expressed hope and worry as they participated in large numbers in this Sunday’s unofficial referendum held in restaurants, small businesses and churches, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Mateo Guerrero, 21, laughs at himself when he shaves, because even after nearly two years on testosterone, he knows he doesn't have much facial hair yet - but he still likes the habit. Here, he gets ready for work at home in Corona, Queens on April 5, 2017. (Photo by Mallory Moench via Brooklyn Based)

Capturing an Immigrant’s Transitioning

LGBTQ, South American June 27, 2017 at 4:40 pm

A photo essay in Brooklyn Based documents the life of a “pioneer activist” who started transitioning a few years after immigrating from Colombia.

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.

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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.