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Co-ops operate by membership. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Food Co-ops Invite Latinos to Join

Brooklyn, Food, Latino April 17, 2015 at 10:41 am

Food co-ops in Brooklyn seek to attract Latino customers by hiring Spanish-speaking workers and offering discounts to members of community organizations, El Diario reports.

Carmen 'Julie' Mercado spoke to reporters on April 9. (Photo by Adrian Fussell via The Riverdale Press)

Latina Takes the Helm at Fort Independence Houses

Bronx, Education, Housing, Latino April 16, 2015 at 5:53 pm

The election of Carmen “Julie” Mercado as president of the Fort Independence Houses Tenants’ Association makes her the first leader of Hispanic background at the Bronx housing development, reports The Riverdale Press.

Equal Bike Access for All?

Equal Bike Access for All?

New York, Puerto Rican, Transportation, Video April 15, 2015 at 2:22 pm

On this episode of “Independent Sources”, hear from a group advocating to make the streets “more equitable for everyone involved”; the author of “War Against All Puerto Ricans”; and a coordinator and participant in the Havana Film Festival NY.

Customers admire the beauty of the colorful objects. (Photo by Guadalupe Ramos via Diario de Mexico)

A Bit of Mexico in NY at ‘La Sirena’

Culture, Manhattan, Mexican April 15, 2015 at 12:11 pm

Diario de México pays a visit to La Sirena Mexican Folk Art, the East Village store where Dina Leor sells objects that she purchased over the past 15 years on numerous visits to Mexico.

‘Nueva York':  From Colombian artist Carlos Jacanamijoy to a South Bronx Worker Co-op

‘Nueva York': From Colombian artist Carlos Jacanamijoy to a South Bronx Worker Co-op

Culture, Immigration, Labor, Latino, New York, Video April 9, 2015 at 4:56 pm

In the April 9 episode of CUNY TV’s “Nueva York”: Meet two college students who are part of the DACA program, a Colombian painter with connections to the indigenous Inga people, and members of a worker co-op for the environment in the South Bronx.

Mourners for Nicholas Figueroa at his funeral service on April 7 (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Services Held for East Village Blast Victims

Latino, New York April 9, 2015 at 12:00 pm

The family of Moisés Locón, the Guatemalan worker who lost his life in the East Village explosion last month, transported his remains to his native country, El Diario reports.

The President of the New York City Council’s Committee on Immigration sees the New York ID cards as a huge victory. (Photo by Enrique Soria via Diario de Mexico)

Carlos Menchaca: ‘I am Responsible for Creating Bridges’

Brooklyn, Immigration, Latino, Mexican, Politics April 8, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Carlos Menchaca is becoming a non-traditional leader for the Mexican community in the Big Apple and for immigrants in general, reports Diario de México.

Meet the New Chair of the Dominican Day Parade

Meet the New Chair of the Dominican Day Parade

Culture, Dominican, New York, Video April 6, 2015 at 5:29 pm

Angela Fernández speaks to City & State’s Gerson Borrero about becoming the new head of the Dominican Day Parade.

“Our people are being crucified,” said community organizer Juan Carlos Ruiz. (Photo by Gerardo Romo via El Diario)

‘Our People Are Being Crucified’

Immigration, Latino, Religion April 3, 2015 at 4:32 pm

Local Hispanic churches are devoting their Holy Week ceremonies to the plight of undocumented immigrants, El Diario reports.

Children, adolescents, and adults attend services to bless their palms and branches in churches throughout New York. (Photo via Diario de Mexico)

Celebrating Holy Week in El Barrio

Manhattan, Mexican, Traditions April 1, 2015 at 11:16 am

Mexicans living in the tri-state area follow the Catholic tradition to the letter, Diario de México reports.

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.