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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.

Karina Garcés (Photo via Reporte Hispano)

NJ Activist Runs for Assembly in Ecuador

Government, Metro Area, South American November 14, 2016 at 1:35 pm

A New Jersey activist seeks to become an Assembly member in her native Ecuador representing Ecuadoreans abroad, and vows to create a ministry of the Ecuadorean migrant with offices in New York and New Jersey, Reporte Hispano reports.

Efraín Antonio Campo Flores (second from left) and Franqui Francisco Flores de Freitas (third from right) on Nov. 12, 2015, in Haiti.

Venezuelans Watch As President’s Nephews’ NY Trial Begins

Crime, Manhattan, South American November 9, 2016 at 12:51 pm

The Venezuelan community in the U. S. is anxiously watching as the trial against President Nicolás Maduro’s relatives for alleged drug trafficking began in a New York court, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

(Photo via Long Island Wins)

On Nov. 8, Remembering Marcelo Lucero

Latino, Long Island, South American November 7, 2016 at 6:04 pm

A vigil in Patchogue, Long Island, honored Marcelo Lucero, an Ecuadorean immigrant fatally stabbed in a hate crime eight years ago, reports Long Island Wins.

Romanee Kalicharran in traditional dance attire for Kathak, a classical North Indian dance. Kalicharran is of Puerto Rican and Indo-Guyanese descent and will be teaching a workshop series for both of her cultures dances. (Photo from Renee K. Productions via Caribbean Life)

Indo-Guyanese and Puerto Rican Dancing Meet in Multiborough Series

Culture, New York, Puerto Rican, South American, Video November 3, 2016 at 1:53 pm

“Where Kathak and Bomba Meets in Me” is a two-week event that will present and teach dances from the two cultures founder Romanee Kalicharran has roots in, reports Caribbean Life.

Judge Carmen Velásquez offers report on funds collected for Ecuador earthquake victims. (Photo by Mauricio Hernández via Queens Latino)

Ecuadoreans in Turmoil over Earthquake Funds

Environment, Queens, South American October 28, 2016 at 5:37 pm

The Ecuadorean community in Queens,  shaken by accusations that the money raised to help the earthquake victims has been misused, heard from the manager of the funds at a press conference, Queens Latino reports.

(Photo via Reporte Hispano)

NJ Youths Preserve Traditional Afro-Peruvian Dance

Culture, Metro Area, South American, Youth October 18, 2016 at 5:00 pm

Young Peruvian Americans in Paterson, New Jersey, are learning festejo, a traditional Afro-Peruvian dance, Reporte Hispano reports.