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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.

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.

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.

(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.

José Antonio Tizapa (left), father of a disappeared student, and Miguel Castro, who organized the “Ayotzinapa 43x43” run. (Photo by Zaira Cortés via El Diario)

Mexican Parent: ‘Bring Back My Child’

Mexican, New York March 18, 2015 at 3:58 pm

José Antonio Tizapa, who lives in Brooklyn, is the father of a disappeared Mexican student. He is demanding justice for his son and the other Ayotzinapa students, El Diario reports.

Natalia Mendez at La Morada (Screenshot via Mott Haven Herald video)

Running a Restaurant as an Undocumented Mother

Bronx, Food, Immigration, Mexican March 17, 2015 at 2:56 pm

Natalia Mendez fulfilled her long-time dream of opening her own restaurant but the undocumented mother of three has another dream she has to put on hold –seeing her family in southern Mexico after nearly three decades, reports Mott Haven Herald.

Antonio with Mexican activist Elvira Arellano during a presentation at Bard College. (Photo via La Voz)

‘We are Essential to This Nation’

Immigration, Metro Area, Mexican March 4, 2015 at 1:24 pm

A farmworker, and father, chronicles his arduous day on the job in the Hudson Valley, as part of a project from the Rural & Migrant Ministry nonprofit to collect stories from farmworkers in New York state. La Voz publishes his story.

Flor de Toloache (Photo via Manhattan Times)

Meet NYC’s Only All-Women Mariachi Band

Culture, Mexican February 27, 2015 at 4:22 pm

Ahead of the release of Flor de Toloache’s debut album, Manhattan Times profiles the seven-member group who sometimes raises a few eyebrows among traditional circles.

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. 

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.”

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.

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.

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.

Angelo Cabrera in Mott Haven (Photo by Natalie Fertig for Mott Haven Herald)

Editor Urges Help for Cabrera

Bronx, Education, Immigration, Mexican, New York, Opinion January 21, 2015 at 5:12 pm

The founder of MASA has been denied legal immigration status to the U.S., and Mott Haven Herald’s Bernard L. Stein urges action to help him.

‘Somos Los Otros’ Speaks for Those Who Can’t

‘Somos Los Otros’ Speaks for Those Who Can’t

Featured Posts, Mexican, Video, Voices' Picks January 12, 2015 at 4:53 pm

Watch as grass-roots organizers in NYC prepare protests to speak out for the Ayotzinapa students missing in Mexico since late September.