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Sol Aramendi, from Project Luz, and day laborers Omar Trinidad and Humberto Yescas created the app. (Photo by Zaira Cortés via El Diario)

Day Laborers Create an App to Report Abuses

Immigration, Latino, New York, Technology March 30, 2015 at 3:21 pm

The Wage Theft app will help day laborers protect themselves from fraudulent contractors, El Diario reports.

The Attorney general's office has named a new board of directors for the Dominican Parade. (Photo via El Diario)

Fired President of Dominican Day Parade: ‘I’ll be Back in 2017′

Dominican, New York, Traditions March 25, 2015 at 3:11 pm

The former president of the NYC Dominican Day Parade told El Diario that “the attorney general has handed the parade over to politicians.”

Nearly 800 inmates in local and state prison are under 18. (Photo via El Diario)

Pressure Mounts to Stop Trying Minors as Adults

African American, Criminal Justice, Latino, New York, Youth March 24, 2015 at 6:05 pm

The New York State Legislature debates whether to raise the age for imprisonment as an adult from 16 to 18, a measure that would affect mostly Hispanic and African-American youth, El Diario reports.

"We don't live; we survive," said Mexican mother Nancy Vázquez. (Photo by Zaira Cortés via El Diario)

Child Poverty Epidemic Sweeps Through New York State

African American, Food, Latino, New York, Youth March 23, 2015 at 6:14 pm

The levels of child poverty in New York state are reaching epidemic proportions and Latino and African-American children are the most affected, El Diario reports.

(Photo via Diario de México)

Shopping at Local Mexican Artisan Shops

Culture, Mexican, New York, Traditions March 23, 2015 at 12:28 pm

To celebrate Artisans Day, Diario de México made a list of compatriots who own Mexican craftwork shops in New York, including Casa El Rodeo, a rodeo attire store located in East Harlem since 1994.

Students worked on signs for the upcoming Interfaith Museum Exhibition, which opens March 22 at Temple Adas Israel. (Photo by Michael Heller via The Sag Harbor Express)

An Interfaith Museum on the East End of LI

Jewish, Latino, Long Island, Youth March 20, 2015 at 4:44 pm

An interfaith museum opens March 22 with works by Jewish and Hispanic children from the East End of Long Island, The Sag Harbor Express reports.

José Antonio Tizapa (left), father of a disappeared student, and Miguel Castro, who organized the “Ayotzinapa 43x43” run. (Photo by Zaira Cortés via El Diario)

Mexican Parent: ‘Bring Back My Child’

Mexican, New York March 18, 2015 at 3:58 pm

José Antonio Tizapa, who lives in Brooklyn, is the father of a disappeared Mexican student. He is demanding justice for his son and the other Ayotzinapa students, El Diario reports.

Checking out the Amazon jungle (Photo by Eric Sackler via Brooklyn Daily)

Sunset Park Students Study the Amazon

Education, Environment, Latino, South American March 17, 2015 at 5:34 pm

Middle school students from Sunset Park got to spend a week studying the flora and fauna of the Amazon, reports Brooklyn Daily.

Natalia Mendez at La Morada (Screenshot via Mott Haven Herald video)

Running a Restaurant as an Undocumented Mother

Bronx, Food, Immigration, Mexican March 17, 2015 at 2:56 pm

Natalia Mendez fulfilled her long-time dream of opening her own restaurant but the undocumented mother of three has another dream she has to put on hold –seeing her family in southern Mexico after nearly three decades, reports Mott Haven Herald.

Flowers and photos on a fence at the site of the explosion (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

A Year Later, Grief and Unresolved Issues in East Harlem

Latino, Manhattan March 12, 2015 at 5:26 pm

A year after a gas explosion destroyed two East Harlem buildings, El Diario remembers the victims, and takes a look at pending legal issues and struggling local business.

Street vendors on Roosevelt Ave. were also included in plans for developing the BID (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Roosevelt Avenue BID Set to Expand

Business, Latino, Queens March 9, 2015 at 5:14 pm

Under the leadership of a new director, the 82nd St. Partnership, also known as the Roosevelt Ave. BID, is set to expand. Leslie Ramos included Latino vendors and others in the discussions, and people are positive about the agreement, which still must undergo an approval process, El Diario reports.

A Spanish-stye pizzetta. (Photo by Maria Gotay via Bushwick Daily)

Meet Maite, in Bushwick

Brooklyn, Food, Latino, Western European March 4, 2015 at 3:06 pm

Bushwick has a new restaurant, Maite, combining Basque, Colombian and Italian flavors, reports Bushwick Daily.

Antonio with Mexican activist Elvira Arellano during a presentation at Bard College. (Photo via La Voz)

‘We are Essential to This Nation’

Immigration, Metro Area, Mexican March 4, 2015 at 1:24 pm

A farmworker, and father, chronicles his arduous day on the job in the Hudson Valley, as part of a project from the Rural & Migrant Ministry nonprofit to collect stories from farmworkers in New York state. La Voz publishes his story.

Flor de Toloache (Photo via Manhattan Times)

Meet NYC’s Only All-Women Mariachi Band

Culture, Mexican February 27, 2015 at 4:22 pm

Ahead of the release of Flor de Toloache’s debut album, Manhattan Times profiles the seven-member group who sometimes raises a few eyebrows among traditional circles.

Photo by Héctor Calderón via Diario de México

Mexicans Observe Lent With Carnival of Huejotzingo

Mexican, Traditions February 25, 2015 at 4:36 pm

Over 300 Mexicans came together to mark the beginning of Lent in New York City, recreating the way they celebrate the occasion in their native city of Puebla, reports Diario de México.