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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.

Linda Machuca (middle), consul general of Ecuador in New York, receives goods donated by her compatriots. (Photo by David Ramírez via El Diario)

Supporting Victims of Ecuador Earthquake

Environment, Metro Area, South American April 27, 2016 at 1:23 pm

Groups have formed spontaneously in many parts of the tri-state area to support the Ecuadorean quake victims, El Diario/La Prensa and Reporte Hispano report.

Brazil’s Political Crisis Echoes in NY

Brazil’s Political Crisis Echoes in NY

Featured Posts, Manhattan, South American, Voices' Picks April 22, 2016 at 8:21 pm

Supporters and opponents of Dilma Rousseff squared off in protests near the U.N. on April 22, as the president of Brazil, facing impeachment, addressed the international session being held to sign the climate agreement.

Maria Luisa Jácome speaks at the Ecuador Consulate in New York. (Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

Solidarity and Chaos As Ecuadoreans Support Earthquake Victims

Environment, New York, South American April 19, 2016 at 5:48 pm

Ecuadoreans living in the New York area offered an outpouring of support to the victims of the earthquake back home, to the point of overwhelming the consulate, El Diario/La Prensa and Queens Latino report.

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.

Jeremy Ray Valdéz plays a young man with Asperger’s syndrome (Photo courtesy of Gashouse Films via Queens Latino)

‘H.O.M.E.’ Offers a Glimpse Into a Part of Queens Few Get to See

Immigration, Queens, South American April 13, 2016 at 4:18 pm

Queens Latino interviews the Jackson Heights-based director of “H.O.M.E.,” an award-winning movie featuring a New York Latino teenager with Asperger’s syndrome.

Liliana Melo, right, rousing the demonstrators who protested the Colombian peace process. (Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

NY Colombians Protest against Peace Process

Government, Manhattan, South American April 4, 2016 at 4:33 pm

A group of Colombians protested against their country’s peace process in front of the New York consulate, Queens Latino reports.

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

Environment, 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.

An Alianza Popular event in New Jersey (Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Peruvian Presidential Campaign in Full Swing in NJ

Metro Area, Politics, South American March 29, 2016 at 11:19 am

The Peruvian election has the country’s political parties working nonstop to reach 80,000 potential voters in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, Reporte Hispano 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.

Folklore Urbano Orchestra with Pablo Mayor (center, in the white shirt). (Photo via El Diario)

Encuentro NYC Festival: Cumbia, Vallenato, Joropo… ‘Let’s Dance’!

Culture, Manhattan, South American December 2, 2016 at 12:24 pm

New York-based musicians will offer the best music from every region of Colombia Dec. 3 at the dance-oriented 13th Encuentro NYC festival, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Oriana Rivera, 18, who moved to the Big Apple in June of last year and is currently studying English. (Photo by Gerardo Romo via El Diario)

Venezuelan Community Grows in New York

Immigration, Latino, New York, South American March 1, 2016 at 1:24 pm

New York City is a frequent destination for new Venezuelan immigrants, most of them youths and young adults fleeing crime and political unrest, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

General Consul of Colombia Maria Isabel Nieto in her Manhattan office. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Community Forum to Address Doubts About Colombian Peace Process

South American November 16, 2016 at 5:32 pm

After the Colombian community in New York voted “No” to the peace agreement in October, several Hispanic media outlets will host a panel in Jackson Heights to clarify doubts about the future of the peace process, El Diario La Prensa reports.

Holiday-related Warning on Zika

Holiday-related Warning on Zika

Caribbean, Central American, Health, New York, South American November 16, 2016 at 5:08 pm

City health officials are issuing new warnings about the Zika virus, concerned that holiday-related travel to affected areas might result in more infections.

At NYU, from left to right, Julio Bedoya, Paola Ángel, Ramiro Sandoval, Laura Zarta and Carlos Salamanca. (Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

New York Colombians Debate Fate of Peace Process

Manhattan, South American November 15, 2016 at 5:55 pm

The New York movement in favor of the Colombia peace process analyzed its defeat in the past referendum during an emotional NYU panel, Queens Latino reports.