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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. 

The event was organized by El Diario, Univision and NALEO as part of its activities for Immigration Week. (Photo by Víctor Matos via El Diario)

Hundreds Pack Forum on Immigration Relief in the Bronx

Bronx, Immigration, Latino February 23, 2015 at 2:57 pm

The brutal cold did not stop more than 600 people from attending an information session about Deferred Action, El Diario reports.

Jennie Santos stands with her mixed-media sculpture. The piece is supposed to be interactive. (Photo by Tequila Minsky via Caribbean Life)

Exhibition Brings Haitian and Dominican Artists Together

Caribbean, Culture, Dominican, Manhattan February 20, 2015 at 3:53 pm

Caribbean Life reports that artists of Haitian and Dominican background are featured in a Washington Heights exhibit, something that might seem “impossible on the island of Hispaniola itself.”

Angélica Salgado (left) and her son Pablo with a group of immigrants. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Vowing to Keep Up the Fight on Immigration

Immigration, Latino, Metro Area February 19, 2015 at 2:39 pm

After a federal judge blocked President Obama’s executive actions on immigration, New York immigration advocacy groups joined in protest, El Diario reports.

Rev. Danilo LaChapel (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Hispanic Church Spearheads Social Change in the Bronx

Bronx, Latino, Religion, Social Services February 18, 2015 at 11:35 am

The Spanish Evangelical Church in the Bronx offers food and preaches social justice to an impoverished community, El Diario reports.

Mariel Fiori, managing editor of La Voz. (Photo via La Voz)

Opinion: 2015, the Year of Citizenship

Immigration, Latino, Opinion February 13, 2015 at 2:34 pm

In an editorial, Mariel Fiori, managing editor of the Hudson Valley-based publication La Voz, urges immigrants, especially Mexicans and other Latinos, to seek citizenship in 2015.

What is Room 28?

What is Room 28?

Culture, Featured Posts, Latino, Manhattan, Video February 9, 2015 at 4:51 pm

The comedy sketch group Room 28, with Latino roots, wants to entertain people of all backgrounds with their humor, on display Feb. 13 and 14 in East Harlem.

Angelo remembers the moments he experienced when he immigrated to New York. (Photo by Rafael Gaviria via Diario de México)

Away from Home, Angelo Cabrera Speaks About His Future

Featured Posts, Immigration, Mexican, New York February 9, 2015 at 4:01 pm

From his family’s humble home in Puebla, Mexico, Angelo Cabrera tells Diario de Mexico about his desires to keep fighting for his fellow Mexicans in NY, the city he calls “my home.”

El Nuevo Bohío (Photo by Mónica Barnkow via Manhattan Times)

Feeling at Home at El Nuevo Bohío

Bronx, Dominican, Food, Puerto Rican February 5, 2015 at 5:01 pm

At El Nuevo Bohío restaurant in the Bronx, customers can enjoy Dominican and Puerto Rican meals while surrounded by murals depicting landscapes of the islands and memories from childhood, reports Manhattan Times.

David and Carolina Bustamante, the brother and sister co-owners of Gallo Restaurant in Patchogue, Long Island. (Photo courtesy of Pablo Lituma Photography 2015 via Long Island Wins)

Gallo Restaurant Helps Drive Economic Revival in LI Town

Business, Food, Latino, Long Island February 4, 2015 at 5:05 pm

Siblings Carolina and David Bustamante co-own Gallo Restaurant, opened by their father, a Colombian native, who in 2001 saw a chance to revitalize the village of Patchogue-Medford through the then-untapped Latino population, reports Long Island Wins.

A cocaine bag, ready for distribution. (Photo by Zaira Cortés via El Diario)

Mexican Cartels Secure Distribution Networks

Metro Area, Mexican February 2, 2015 at 6:10 pm

Whether they are producing methamphetamine in rural NJ or smuggling cocaine and heroin, Mexican drug dealers have secured distribution networks, reports an El Diario investigation.

(Photo by Mónica Barnkow via Manhattan Times)

Urging Release of a Puerto Rican Nationalist

Manhattan, Puerto Rican January 28, 2015 at 3:04 pm

A group of 33 women gathered and chanted for the release from prison of Oscar López Rivera, the Puerto Rican nationalist, on Jan. 25 in northern Manhattan, reports Manhattan Times.

The public square dedicated to Cuban journalist Manuel de Dios Unanue, who became popular for unveiling the Colombian cartels operating in New York in the late 1980s. (Photo via El Diario)

Mexican Cocaine Drug Lords Quietly Take NY Streets

Mexican, New York January 27, 2015 at 1:59 pm

Virtually unnoticed, Mexican traffickers have successfully introduced drugs into Latino neighborhoods throughout the state, El Diario reports.

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

CB3’s Li Not Biased, Report Finds

Black, Latino, Manhattan January 26, 2015 at 4:24 pm

A report by Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, obtained under FOIL, found that CB3 chair Gigi Li wasn’t biased in her appointments, says The Villager.

A Day in the Life of Miguel

A Day in the Life of Miguel

Brooklyn, Featured Posts, Immigration, Labor, Mexican, Voices' Picks January 26, 2015 at 12:08 pm

Miguel, 29, is a Mexican immigrant working in a Brooklyn deli. Rahim Chagani follows him at his job in this photo essay.