Central American

Professor Isabel Martínez goes through boxes of donated books at La Casa Azul in Harlem. (Photo by Aura Bogado via Colorlines)

Collecting Books for Child Migrants

Central American, Immigration, Manhattan September 23, 2014 at 11:33 am

A bookstore owner and a professor teamed up to collect and distribute books to child migrants from Central America, Colorlines reports.

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.

Katherine Polanco (center) with her sister and stepfather Acner Alan Espinoza. (Photo by Gerardo Romo via El Diario)

Cases of Immigrant Children in NYC Move Slowly

Central American, Immigration, Youth August 20, 2014 at 6:02 pm

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.

Ana Rosa Martínez and her daughter Katherine (Photo by Victor Matos via El Diario)

Honduran Girl’s Struggle to Get to NYC

Central American, Immigration, In the News, Manhattan, Youth July 23, 2014 at 3:36 pm

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

Rubén Mach tells about his journey on La Bestia (The Beast,) “the train of death,” which crosses Mexico. (Photo via El Diario).

Guatemalan Quiché Youth Tells of Arduous Journey

Brooklyn, Central American, Immigration, Youth June 30, 2014 at 7:56 pm

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.

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.

(Photo by Hajer Naili via Women's e-News)

In NY, Indigenous Women Publicize Plight

Central American, In the News, Women May 21, 2014 at 2:56 pm

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

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.

The radio show "Voices without Borders" is a community project focusing on such topics as migration among indigenous people, education, culture and social justice (Photo by Zaira Cortés via El Diario/La Prensa).

Radio Show Brings Indigenous Communities Together

Central American, Culture, In the News, Media March 21, 2014 at 4:22 pm

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.

There's almost 3 million Salvadoran living outside of their homeland, about half of them in the U.S. (Photo by Jorge Quinteros via Flickr, Creative Commons License)

Salvadorans Push for Right to Vote in Elections Back Home

Central American, Latino, Long Island, Politics January 18, 2013 at 8:18 pm

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.

Alex Martínez, 43, the owner of the Tres Sabores restaurant in Hempstead, recalled that when he arrived on Long Island 26 years ago, the town was stagnant and lifeless. (Photo by Zaira Cortes / EDLP)

On Long Island, Salvadoran Cultural Roots Run Deep

Central American, Long Island, Politics August 20, 2012 at 3:41 pm

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.

Members of the New York Honduras Soccer League play at Ferry Point Park (Photo by Patrick Wall/DNAinfo)

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

Central American, Sports June 7, 2012 at 11:02 am

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.

Mexican community in NY seeks leadership

Central American, In the News, Mexican, Politics September 20, 2011 at 3:22 pm

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 byRead More

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

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

Caribbean, Central American, In the News, New York, South American September 7, 2011 at 8:47 pm

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 actuallyRead More

Undocumented Latino workers are protected in the United States

Central American, In the News, New York, South American September 7, 2011 at 6:14 pm

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 orRead More