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Judge Carmen Velásquez at the Consulate of Ecuador in Manhattan. She's seeking the support of the community in her quest to become NY State Supreme Court judge. (Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

A First for the NY State Supreme Court?

Latino, Politics, Queens October 31, 2014 at 3:56 pm

If elected on Nov. 4, Queens Civil Court Judge Carmen Velásquez would become the first female judge on the New York State Supreme Court. The win would also mean a historic victory for the Ecuadorean community, reports Queens Latino.

Independent candidate Néstor Montilla is running for Congress. (Photo via El Diario)

Dominicans Seek More Representation in NJ

Dominican, Metro Area, Politics October 30, 2014 at 2:56 pm

Two Dominican candidates hope to gain more visibility for their community in New Jersey, El Diario reports.

Guatemaltecan Edgar Cifuentes opened The King of Tacos, where the Salvadoran restaurant La Joya de Cerén used to be. (Photo by  Gerardo Romo via El Diario)

Two Years after Sandy, Hispanics in Rockaway Get Back on Their Feet

Latino, Queens October 29, 2014 at 3:50 pm

Many Latinos hit by Hurricane Sandy have repaired their homes and reopened their businesses, El Diario reports.

LGBT groups will fight the judge's decision in Puerto Rico in the coming days. (Photo via El Diario)

Gay Marriage Controversy in Puerto Rico Rattles New York

LGBTQ, Politics, Puerto Rican October 24, 2014 at 2:14 pm

Several New York politicians reacted to the controversy sparked in Puerto Rico after a federal judge refused to green-light gay marriage, El Diario reports.

Protestors in front of the Mexican Consulate on Oct. 23 (Photo by Pamela Granda for Voices of NY)

Mexicans in NYC Demand Accountability for Missing Students

Crime, Featured Posts, Mexican, Voices' Picks October 24, 2014 at 1:36 pm

Mexicans in NYC gathered Oct. 23 in front of the Mexican consulate to protest the disappearance of 43 Mexican student teachers in the state of Iguala last month.

Luisa Simbaña (Image via Feet in 2 Worlds video)

Capturing Their New Home Through Photography

Culture, Latino, Queens October 22, 2014 at 2:07 pm

A Queens photography class gets Latino immigrants to open their eyes, and lenses, to the beauty of their new surroundings, as captured in a video from Feet in 2 Worlds.

Rodolfo Munoz, owner of Jalisco Tacos, which he says was the first taqueria in the area when when it opened in the 1980s. (Photo by Ana M. Rodriguez via Mott Haven Herald)

In SW Bronx, Mexicans Take Over Businesses

Bronx, Business, Mexican October 21, 2014 at 4:56 pm

Businesses are changing hands in neighborhoods like Mott Haven, turning over from Dominican and Puerto Rican to Mexican ownership as members of the older generation retire and move to warmer climes, reports Mott Haven Herald.

Día de los Muertos at El Museo del Barrio

Día de los Muertos at El Museo del Barrio

Culture, Featured Posts, Manhattan, Mexican, Voices' Picks October 21, 2014 at 3:04 pm

Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, was marked at El Museo del Barrio with face painting, storytelling and performances, as shown in this video.

Interior of Casa Enrique in Long Island City, the first Latino restaurant in NY to earn a coveted star from the Michelin Guide. (Photo by Paloma Cacho-Sousa)

For Prized Chef, Mexican Food is the Real Star

Ethnic Eats, Featured Posts, Food, Mexican, Queens, Voices' Picks October 20, 2014 at 4:52 pm

Casa Enrique, which serves Mexican food in Long Island City, just earned one star from Michelin Guide for its creations by Oaxacan-born chef Cosme Aguilar.

The team behind "Mari en Maraña" – writers Lourdes Carrasco and Ian Jackson of Washington Heights. (Photo by Sherry Mazzocchi via Manhattan Times)

A Dominican-Haitian Love Story Made in the Heights

Caribbean, Culture, Dominican, Manhattan October 17, 2014 at 5:43 pm

“Mari en Maraña,” a “Romeo and Juliet”-inspired film on a Dominican woman who falls in love with a Haitian man, is in the works, reports Manhattan Times. The Washington Heights filmmakers say the theme is particularly relevant now.

Javier Ambrosio must use a cane to move around,due to a kidney disease. He also cannot hear out of one ear. (Photo via Diario de Mexico)

Disabled Mexican Immigrants Struggle to Survive in NY

Health, Mexican, New York October 17, 2014 at 4:38 pm

Mexican immigrants who have a disability due to a degenerative disease or an accident at work face poverty, and find little in the way of job opportunities and support, reports Diario de Mexico.

"Enough!" say Bushwick residents rallying again gentrification Mariela Lombard/EDLP

Latino Residents Fed Up with Bushwick Displacements

Housing, Latino October 17, 2014 at 2:36 pm

Bushwick residents marched to demand a swift solution to the gentrification problem leaving thousands of Latino families without a home, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Some protesters called for the departure of Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto. (Photo by Humberto Arellano via El Diario)

Mexican Immigrants Protest Disappearance of Students

Mexican, Youth October 16, 2014 at 5:55 pm

Mexican immigrants demanded justice in front of the Mexican consulate for the 43 education students who disappeared in Iguala, Mexico, after they allegedly clashed with the police, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Former Cop Survives Cervical Cancer and Obesity

Former Cop Survives Cervical Cancer and Obesity

Featured Posts, Health, Latino, New York, Women October 15, 2014 at 9:21 am

Patti Murillo Casa is a Latina cervical cancer survivor who is helping Latinas who have received the diagnosis to cope.

Diversity on Display at the Hispanic Day Parade

Diversity on Display at the Hispanic Day Parade

Culture, Featured Posts, Latino, Manhattan October 14, 2014 at 12:55 pm

Participants and viewers came from many nations and communities to celebrate the 50th Hispanic Day Parade on Fifth Avenue on Oct. 12.