Mexican Consul Sandra Fuentes-Berain and City officials signed a new alliance agreement to promote workers’ rights. 
(Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

City, Mexican Consulate Team Up to Prevent Worker Abuse

Business, Labor, Latino, Mexican, New York August 31, 2015 at 6:19 pm

The Mexican Consulate and OSHA have created an alliance to prevent abuse of Mexican laborers in the tri-state area, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

David Dolores, owner of Salsa Picante Restaurant. (Photo by Guadalupe Ramos via Diario de México)

Mexican Restaurants Thrive in Port Chester

Food, Metro Area, Mexican August 24, 2015 at 3:11 pm

Thanks to its affordability and love of cuisine, the Westchester village boasts 14 Mexican restaurants, Diario de México reports.

“Some people seek me out to fix their figurines when they are badly damaged. They do it because they have beautiful memories attached to them and they want to preserve them.” (Courtesy photo via Diario de México)

Mexican Artisan Restores Religious Statues

Business, Mexican, Religion August 20, 2015 at 4:47 pm

Socorro Sánchez learned to repair religious images in Mexico and her skills have become her source of income in New York, Diario de México reports.

Activists gathered August 15 at Times Square to protest the murder of five people in Mexico City, including a photojournalist and activist (Photo by Roxanne L. Scott for Voices of NY)

Mexican Activists Protest Photojournalist’s Murder

Featured Posts, Manhattan, Mexican August 18, 2015 at 5:33 pm

Times Square was the site of protests over the recent killing in Mexico City of a photojournalist, an activist and others.

Vitali and Lorena Meschoulam, founders of La Fundidora, which prepares and sells artisanal Mexican salsas (Photo by Gerardo Romo via El Diario)

La Fundidora: Brooklyn’s Saucy Couple

Food, Mexican August 5, 2015 at 3:36 pm

A Brooklyn couple has created La Fundidora, a new brand of organic Mexican salsa, El Diario reports.

Cilantro is a mainstay in Mexican kitchens (Photo by Edison Esparza via El Diario de Mexico)

Despite Ban, Mexican Cilantro is Easily Found in Queens

Food, Health, Mexican July 29, 2015 at 5:39 pm

Although the FDA announced a ban on cilantro imported from the state of Puebla, Mexico, some New York Mexican restaurants still use it, Diario de México reports.

Making tortillas using nixtamal. (Photo via El Diario video)

Nixtamal Brings Traditional Tortillas to Corona

Food, Mexican, Queens June 5, 2015 at 6:05 pm

Corona’s Tortillería Nixtamal brings a thousand-year-old tradition to the growing Mexican community in Queens, El Diario reports.

Go to Diario de México for more photos of the exhibition by Héctor Calderón.

Frida Kahlo’s ‘Casa Azul’ Now in NY

Bronx, Culture, Mexican, Women May 20, 2015 at 1:04 pm

The New York Botanical Garden recreates Frida Kahlo’s studio and garden in an exhibition that focuses on the renowned Mexican artist’s nature pieces, reports Diario de México.

María tells her story as part of a Rural & Migrant Ministry project. (Photo via La Voz)

‘If I Had Papers, I Would Like to Work in a Daycare’

Labor, Mexican, New York May 14, 2015 at 5:29 pm

Mexican-born María works on a farm in the Finger Lakes region but she would rather be around children than apple trees. Her interview, which is part of a project that collects the stories of farmworkers, is published in La Voz.

Mexican native Laura Cadena helps support her home with her taco trade. Mexican flavors prevail on Roosevelt Avenue with tacos like those prepared on the La Sabrosita truck on 79th Street. (Photo by Virginia Alvarado via Queens Latino)

Taco Mom from Nezahualcóyotl to New York

Food, Labor, Mexican, Queens, Women May 8, 2015 at 5:16 pm

Taco maker Laura Cadena, originally from Mexico, tells Queens Latino that more women are joining the work force and no longer have to depend on the support of family members.

Batalla de Puebla Celebrations in East Harlem

Batalla de Puebla Celebrations in East Harlem

Manhattan, Mexican, Traditions May 4, 2015 at 5:29 pm

Mexicans gathered to mark the Batalla de Puebla in East Harlem on May 3, Diario de México reports.

A "little free library," like this one in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, is in the works for books in the Spanish language. (Photo by Sean Connors, Creative Commons license)

Inviting Fellow Mexicans to Read in Spanish

Mexican April 28, 2015 at 11:50 am

Mexicans will place libraries throughout different neighborhoods with a Latino majority where people can take or share books, reports Diario de México. The idea is for people to take a book and read it while they go to work, so they can return it afterwards.

Caravana 43 Aims to Put Pressure on Mexican Government

Caravana 43 Aims to Put Pressure on Mexican Government

Featured Posts, Manhattan, Mexican, Voices' Picks April 27, 2015 at 6:44 pm

Members of Caravana 43, the group that traveled to 43 cities to tell the story of the 43 disappeared students in Mexico, converged in New York.

María de Jesús Tlatenpa-Bello, mother of one of the disappeared students. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Parents of Ayotzinapa Students Arrive in New York

Manhattan, Mexican April 22, 2015 at 3:20 pm

As the parents of the 43 Ayotzinapa students who disappeared in Mexico present a petition to the U.N., local activists complain of lack of community involvement, El Diario reports.

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.