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Cubans in NJ Critical of New U.S.-Cuba Relations

Government, Latino December 18, 2014 at 3:08 pm

Cuban exiles in New Jersey do not welcome the U.S. government’s announcement that it will reestablish diplomatic relations with Cuba, El Diario reports.

The Dominican Republic Congress is debating whether to legalize abortion. (Photo via El Diario)

Local Dominicans Divided over Abortion Laws Back Home

Dominican, Health, New York December 17, 2014 at 4:42 pm

El Diario interviewed Dominicans about proposed changes in the abortion law in the Dominican Republic, which is being debated by the country’s Congress.

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Virgin of Guadalupe Caught in the Crossfire in NYC

Mexican, Religion December 12, 2014 at 1:58 pm

This year, the traditional Guadalupan Torch (Antorcha Guadalupana) run will not reach St. Patrick’s Cathedral, El Diario reports.

Juan Camilo (Photo via El Diario)

Dominican Puts ‘Cerveza’ on the Upper Manhattan Map

Business, Dominican, Manhattan December 9, 2014 at 4:33 pm

Less than two years ago, Juan Camilo left his Wall Street job to establish Dyckman Beer, El Diario reports.

Maria Hinojosa, founder of the Harlem-based Futuro Media Group, which produces “America by the Numbers.” (Photo via Amsterdam News)

Starting a Conversation About a Changing America

Black, Demographics, Latino, Media December 9, 2014 at 11:52 am

Maria Hinojosa talks with Amsterdam News about a new documentary series illustrating her signature “America by the Numbers” analysis of demographic changes across the country.

The Antorcha Guadalupana run in which participants take turns carrying the torch. (Photo by Gerardo Romo via El Diario)

Has the Virgin of Guadalupe Lost Some Appeal?

Immigration, Mexican, Religion, Youth December 8, 2014 at 4:38 pm

The change in attitude toward the Virgin of Guadalupe reflects the different experiences of two generations of immigration activists, El Diario reports. 

Herman Badillo was considered “the most influential Puerto Rican politician” of the 1950s and 1960s. (Photo via El Diario)

Remembering Herman Badillo

New York, Politics, Puerto Rican December 5, 2014 at 2:53 pm

The death of former Rep. Herman Badillo, considered the most influential Puerto Rican politician for decades, has prompted an outpouring of grief, El Diario reports.

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A Night of Protests: Ayotzi 43

Protestors gathered in Times Square Dec. 3, in one of 43 protests around the nation to mark the disappearance in Mexico of students known as the Ayotzi 43.

Mural of Juia de Burgos and Frida Kahlo (Courtesy of the artist, Jasmina Hernandez)

The Multifaceted Legacy of Poet Julia de Burgos

Culture, Featured Posts, Puerto Rican, Voices' Picks December 3, 2014 at 5:16 pm

A new book further burnishes the reputation of Puerto Rican poet Julia de Burgos, exploring her legacy and iconic stature.

CB3 chair Gigi Li. (Photo via The Lo-Down)

CB3 Moves to Improve Diversity

Black, Latino, Manhattan, Politics December 3, 2014 at 2:16 pm

Community Board 3 chair Gigi Li has announced a series of moves that appear responsive to members who criticized her leadership last spring, reports The Lo-Down.

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Push for Representation in the NYPD, but is it Enough?

Latino, New York, Police December 3, 2014 at 2:14 pm

Some argue it will take much more than diversity at the top to implement change in the NYPD, reports The Brooklyn Ink.

Dominican Studies Institute Celebrates 20 Years

Dominican Studies Institute Celebrates 20 Years

Dominican, Education, Manhattan December 2, 2014 at 6:00 pm

The country’s first university-based research center on Dominicans boasts more than 4,000 books, 8,000 academic articles and 750 doctoral and masters’ dissertations, reports Manhattan Times.

City Council speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito was among the protestors. (Photo by Alexandra Ochoa via El Diario)

Urging Release of Puerto Rican Political Prisoner

Government, Manhattan, Puerto Rican December 2, 2014 at 12:24 pm

A group of women, including City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, demanded the release of Oscar López Rivera, who has been in jail for more than 33 years, El Diario reports.

A mural in Bushwick by Hugo Andrés dedicated to Chespirito. (Photo via El Diario)

Comedy Icon ‘Chespirito’ Remembered

Culture, Latino, Mexican, New York December 1, 2014 at 3:54 pm

Several generations of Latin Americans, including many New Yorkers, mourned the passing of Mexican comedian Roberto Gómez Bolaños, El Diario reports.

Protestors near the U.N. on Nov. 23 (Photo by Lucina Melesia for Voices of NY)

Mexican Protests: Is This Time Different?

Featured Posts, Manhattan, Mexican, Voices' Picks November 26, 2014 at 2:02 pm

At Columbia University, panelists at a forum discussed the possibility of “transitional justice” after the disappearance of 43 students in Iguala, Mexico.