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Brazil’s Radical Artist Gets a NY Retrospective

Brazil’s Radical Artist Gets a NY Retrospective

MoMA is featuring Lygia Clark, and other museums are paying more attention to Latin American artists.

Teacher Vivian Reyes teaches kids to dance at the Cali Salsa Pa’l Mundo salsa school. (Photo by Humberto Arellano via El Diario/La Prensa)

Kids Dance Salsa, Cali-Style, in Queens

Culture, Latino, Queens, South American, Youth May 8, 2014 at 11:17 am

Instructors say that kids lose their shyness when they learn salsa, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Gregorio Uribe (Photo via video on Feet in 2 Worlds)

Colombian Forges a Unique Big Band Sound

Culture, Latino, South American, Video May 2, 2014 at 11:00 am

In this Feet in 2 Worlds video, musician Gregorio Uribe explains how coming to New York affected his identity and outlook, and helped him develop a new big band sound.

Ramón Caraballo, co-owner of Barco de Papel, a Spanish-language bookshop in Little Colombia in Jackson Heights (Photo via El Diario).

New York’s Little Colombia Remembers ‘Gabo’

Culture, In the News, Latino, Queens, South American April 21, 2014 at 12:32 pm

On the day Gabriel García Márquez died, the news spread quickly in Little Colombia in Jackson Heights, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Protestors against President Rafael Correa in front of the New York Hall of Science in Queens (Photo by Humberto Arellano via El Diario).

Activists Protest Ecuador’s President in Queens

Environment, Latino, Politics, Queens, South American April 14, 2014 at 12:19 pm

Demonstrators against Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa during his visit to New York protested against political repression in Ecuador and oil exploitation in the Amazon, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Westchester to Sample a Taste of Peru

Westchester to Sample a Taste of Peru

Culture, Food, Latino, South American June 19, 2013 at 4:08 pm

The smell of spiced meats cooking under hot stones will waft through the air and the tang of seafood “cooked” in lime juice will tantalize palates in Rye Brook this weekend at the first Peruvian gastronomic event in the history of Westchester County.

(Photo by Sofia Perpetua)

Caipi Invasion: Brazil’s Cachaça Re-Debuts in US

Culture, Featured Posts, Food, South American, Voices' Picks May 24, 2013 at 12:14 pm

As Brazil prepares for take center stage hosting the World Cup and the Olympics Game, Americans are going to be hearing a lot more about caipirinhas following a big push to expand the market for cachaça in the U.S. now that the spirit can be sold under its Portuguese name and is officially a “distinctive product of Brazil.”

Venezuelans Prepare to Vote Amid Rising Violence

Venezuelans Prepare to Vote Amid Rising Violence

Crime, Latino, South American April 12, 2013 at 5:53 pm

New York Venezuelans held a vigil in Times Square to bring attention to the rise in violence in the South American nation, just a few days before Sunday’s critical presidential elections to replace the late Hugo Chávez.

Vigil for Hugo Chávez in the Venezuelan Consulate of New York (Photo by Mariela Lombard, via El Diario/La Prensa).

Chávez’s Death Met With Grief, Relief

In the News, Latino, Politics, South American March 7, 2013 at 4:20 pm

The passing of Hugo Chávez last Tuesday has been felt in New York City, where dozens of people mourned the Venezuelan President in a memorial vigil at the Venezuelan Consulate, while others welcomed his passing, El Diario/La Prensa and Hunts Point Express report.

From left to right, Juan Carlos Carvajal, director of the Colombian Film Festival NYC, film promoter Diana Vargas (standing), Consul Elsa Gladys Cifuentes, and actors Kika Child and Juan Fisher (Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino).

Colombian Film Boom Fuels First NY Festival

Culture, In the News, Latino, Media, South American February 25, 2013 at 4:25 pm

A growing film output in Colombia and the government’s interest in promoting the South American nation abroad has led to the creation of the first Colombian film festival in New York, reports Queens Latino.

Ecuadorean Roots Run Deep, Here and at Home

Ecuadorean Roots Run Deep, Here and at Home

Business, Featured Posts, Immigration, Latino, Metro Area, South American February 15, 2013 at 10:47 am

As tens of thousands of Ecuadoreans in the metro area prepare to vote in Ecuador’s general elections this Sunday, Feb. 17, El Diario-La Prensa reports extensively on this growing South American community whose numbers reach 600,000 in the tri-state area according to estimates.

African Beats Welcome Brazilian Cultural Center

African Beats Welcome Brazilian Cultural Center

African, Culture, Featured Posts, Food, South American, Video February 7, 2013 at 11:05 am

After years of planning, New York’s first Afro-Brazilian institution – the Ofá Cultural Center – was finally born late last year. The center hopes to celebrate Brazil’s cultural diversity and ethnic richness through music, dance, food and literature events.

(Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino).

Ecuadorean Party in Queens Unveils Campaign for Seats Back Home

Immigration, Politics, Queens, South American January 8, 2013 at 7:37 pm

Ecuador’s Partido Avanza introduced in Queens its candidates for the National Assembly. The four are running for the chance to represent Ecuadoreans living in the U.S. and Canada in their homeland’s main legislative body, reports Queens Latino.

Brazilian Directors Celebrated in MoMA’s Classic Films Fest

Brazilian Directors Celebrated in MoMA’s Classic Films Fest

Culture, South American October 19, 2012 at 12:45 pm

Films by acclaimed Brazilian directors, including Humberto Mauro, will be screened in the 10th edition of “To Save and Project,” MoMA’s international film preservation festival running through Nov. 12, the Brazilian Press reported.

Venezuelan New Yorkers can vote in Sunday's presidential elections back home at the Consulate.

NY Venezuelans Vote at Consulate to Keep or Boot Chavez

Latino, Politics, South American October 5, 2012 at 3:27 pm

Venezuelan New Yorkers share their thoughts on Sunday’s elections back home when President Hugo Chavez will face his strongest challenge in 14 years in power, El Diario La Prensa reported.