Wednesday, 23 April 2014

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Quiet NJ Town at Center of Human-Smuggling Ring

Quiet NJ Town at Center of Human-Smuggling Ring

Route used by Mexican coyotes to bring people illegally into the U.S. includes a stop in Dover.

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Radio Show Brings Indigenous Communities Together

Radio Show Brings Indigenous Communities Together

A group of Guatemalan immigrants have launched a radio show in Spanish, Quiché and English, which broadcasts from an East Harlem church, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

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Salvadorans Push for Right to Vote in Elections Back Home

Salvadorans Push for Right to Vote in Elections Back Home

Salvadoran organizations in Long Island gathered to demand that El Salvador’s National Assembly allow Salvadorans living abroad to vote no matter the expense, La Tribuna Hispana reported.

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On Long Island, Salvadoran Cultural Roots Run Deep

On Long Island, Salvadoran Cultural Roots Run Deep

Later this week, we'll have some coverage of Salvadoran Vice President Salvador Sanchez Cerén's visit to Long Island, where he was met with protestors calling him anti-American. The possible presidential contender was reaching out to a community of almost 100,000 Long Island Salvadorans, whose culture has deeply penetrated the community, El Diario La Prensa reports.

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After Lobbying for New Bronx Soccer Field, Honduran Players Can’t Use It

After Lobbying for New Bronx Soccer Field, Honduran Players Can’t Use It

The Bronx-based New York Honduras Soccer League lobbied for a synthetic-turf soccer field in Crotona Park, and its efforts were successful -- a field was completed last year. But the Honduran players are blocked from using the new field because weekend and evening slots are reserved for youth teams.

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Mexican community in NY seeks leadership

Mexican community in NY seeks leadership

In 2005, all signs seemed to indicate that the Mexican community, the fastest-growing Latino group in New York, held an important position within the city's Hispanic leadership. Mayor Michael Bloomberg was trying to rally support for his first re-election--running against Democrat Fernando Ferrer--when the Mexican American Political Association, formed by a group of Mexican organizations and leaders, declared Ferrer to be “persona non grata” and demanded that both candidates include Mexicans in

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Spanish-language media stays strong as English-language media struggles

Spanish-language media stays strong as English-language media struggles

Over the past year, Hispanic media performed better than its English-language counterparts in the U.S., according to a news study from the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism. Spanish-language print circulation declined overall, but not nearly as much as English-language print publications. In fact, Spanish-language daily newspaper circulation actually grew by 1.9 percent last year, while the circulation of English-language dailies dropped five percent in only six months o

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Undocumented Latino workers are protected in the United States

Undocumented Latino workers are protected in the United States

U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis has signed an agreement with the ambassadors of the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica and El Salvador, which protects the labor rights of migrant workers from these countries who are employed in the United States. Regardless of their immigration status, workers may seek advice or make reports  ​​confidentially, said Solis. "With these agreements we want to eliminate those fears. The aim is to simplify. Make it easier for immigrants to report," explained Solis. Am

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