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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.

Collective Kichwa Hatari translated an immigrants' rights guide into Quechua (Photo by Zaira Cortés via El Diario)

Immigrants’ Rights Translated into Quechua

Bronx, Immigration, New York, South American January 11, 2016 at 5:36 pm

In response to ICE’s deportation policies, Ecuadorean indigenous collective Kichwa Hatari has translated an immigrants’ rights guide into the Quechua language, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Supporters of the “no” vote in Queens celebrate their win at the polls. (Photo by Mauricio Hernández via Queens Latino)

Queens Colombian Voters Also Reject Peace Deal

Queens, South American October 3, 2016 at 4:17 pm

The Colombian community in Queens joined the rest of the country in voting “no” to the country’s peace deal with FARC rebels, Queens Latino reports.

‘Our Lady of El Cisne’ Visits from Ecuador

‘Our Lady of El Cisne’ Visits from Ecuador

Featured Posts, Queens, Religion, South American, Voices' Picks September 29, 2016 at 5:33 pm

Our Lady of El Cisne (The Swan) is traveling across different parishes in New York, on a visit from Ecuador.

Carmen Fariña, Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education. (Photo by Mauricio Hernández via Queens Latino)

Gabriela Mistral Campus Opens in Corona

Culture, Education, Queens, South American September 29, 2016 at 11:03 am

The Gabriela Mistral Campus in Corona, Queens, is named for the Chilean poet who lived the last years of her life in New York and is the only Latin American women to win a Nobel Prize in literature, reports Queens Latino.

Colombians in New York toast for peace. (Photo by Luisa Castaño via Queens Latino)

Colombians in NY Hold Dialogue on Peace Process

Queens, South American September 28, 2016 at 1:01 pm

Colombians in New York City, both left-wing and right-wing, gathered to hold a dialogue regarding their country’s peace process in Jackson Heights, Queens Latino reports.

Argentines protest in front of the hotel where President Mauricio Macri stayed in New York. (Photo by Mexican American Photography via Queens Latino)

Argentina President Faces Protests During NY Visit

Government, South American September 26, 2016 at 5:57 pm

Anti-neoliberal activists protested in front of the hotel where Argentina’s President Mauricio Macri was staying during his visit to New York, Queens Latino reports.

Go to Diario de México to see more photos and videos of the Mexican Independence Day festivities from Gery Vereau.

Passaic Celebrates First Mexican and Bolivian Parades

Culture, Metro Area, Mexican, South American September 26, 2016 at 5:52 pm

Passaic, New Jersey, celebrated its first Mexican Independence Day celebration and Bolivian Parade this past weekend, Diario de México USA and Reporte Hispano report.

(Photo by Katrina Shakarian via Mott Haven Herald)

A Mom-and-Pop Bakery in the South Bronx

Bronx, Business, Food, South American September 23, 2016 at 3:52 pm

Mott Haven Herald profiles Pitusa Bakery and the Ecuadorean family whose close relationship with staff and customers has kept the store running despite the fast food chains moving in.

Consul of Colombia in New Jersey Divia Cepeda Rojas (Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Seeking Local Support for Colombian Peace Referendum

Metro Area, Politics, South American September 15, 2016 at 12:45 pm

The new consul of Colombia in Newark is calling on Colombians in New Jersey to vote in the upcoming plebiscite in favor of the peace deal reached between the Colombian government and FARC guerrillas, reports Reporte Hispano.

Preserving a Musical Tradition With a Children’s Book

Preserving a Musical Tradition With a Children’s Book

Mexican, New York, South American, Video November 20, 2015 at 5:55 pm

Musician Zenén Zeferino has written a children’s book to teach the younger generation about the musical genre of Son Jarocho. He speaks to CUNY TV’s “Nueva York.” Also featured on the episode: the role Instituto Cervantes plays in the lives of Hispanics, and Colombian immigrant writer Matilde Galeano tells her story.