Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Category: Central American

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Preparing for New Immigrant Students

Preparing for New Immigrant Students

The Internationals Network for Public Schools welcomes youth from Central America as well as many other nations.

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Cases of Immigrant Children in NYC Move Slowly

Cases of Immigrant Children in NYC Move Slowly

After spending a day at a New York immigration court, a reporter for El Diario found that most cases of unaccompanied minors crossing the border are postponed due to a lack of lawyers.

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Honduran Girl’s Struggle to Get to NYC

Honduran Girl’s Struggle to Get to NYC

A little girl arrived in NYC recently, as have thousands of minors from Central America, El Diario reports. She hopes to not be deported.

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Guatemalan Quiché Youth Tells of Arduous Journey

Guatemalan Quiché Youth Tells of Arduous Journey

Fear, hunger, muggings and confinement were only some of the circumstances endured by a Quiché teenager as he traveled from Guatemala to Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

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Just Don’t Call Them Afro-Latino

Just Don’t Call Them Afro-Latino

With roots in Central America and Africa, the Garinagu in NYC celebrate a proud history.

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In NY, Indigenous Women Publicize Plight

In NY, Indigenous Women Publicize Plight

Indigenous women from Central America brought their stories about physical abuse and discrimination to a tribunal in NYC, Women's eNews reports.

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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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