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.

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, Video, 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.

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.

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.

Costumed characters at Times Square (Photo by Yehyun Kim for Voices of NY)

Costumed Characters Demand Respect

In the News, Manhattan, Mexican September 25, 2014 at 5:08 pm

Costumed characters at Times Square are organizing to be treated with respect and not harassed by the police, Diario de Mexico reports.

Martha Flores helps her daughter Gisel Cabrera with her tiara and her quinceañera bouquet during one of the rehearsals for her big day. (Photo by Gerardo Romo via El Diario)

Mexican Families Keep Quinceañera Rite Alive

Culture, In the News, Mexican, Women, Youth September 23, 2014 at 9:16 am

A Mexican girl’s quinceañera is more than a beautiful gown and a perfect hairdo. Each element symbolizes the coming of age of a young woman and her commitment to make her parents proud, El Diario reports.

(Photo by Victor Matos via El Diario)

Mexican Day Parade in NYC

Culture, Manhattan, Mexican September 22, 2014 at 5:00 pm

The growing Mexican community took to the streets on Sunday to celebrate Mexican Day Parade, El Diario reports.

Carlos Menchaca speaking at the City Hall Mexican Independence Day Celebration (Photo by William Alatriste via Gotham Gazette)

Mexicans in NY: The Promise of More Political Clout

Mexican, Politics September 19, 2014 at 6:17 pm

Mexicans are the fastest growing Latino group in New York, and their political clout is likely to increase as they overcome some challenges, Gotham Gazette reports.

Elsa Salas Lázaro (Photo via Diario de Mexico)

Making Handmade Tortillas in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Food, Mexican September 19, 2014 at 12:18 pm

Elsa Salas Lázaro makes handmade tortillas in Brooklyn that are much in demand, reports Diario de Mexico.

The Brothers Solis from Mexico City and Jesús Benavídes from the state of Oaxaca proudly wear their sombreros. (Photo by Marco Meza via El Diario de Mexico)

Mexico’s Independence Day Celebrated in the Bronx

Bronx, Culture, Mexican September 17, 2014 at 3:56 pm

Thousands turned out to celebrate Mexico’s Independence Day at the Kingsbridge Armory in the Bronx, a location convenient for many of the borough’s Mexican residents, reports Diario de Mexico.

Rosa Lopez (Photo via Diario de Mexico)

Making Indigenous-themed Art in NJ

Culture, Metro Area, Mexican September 10, 2014 at 2:41 pm

Using natural materials, Mexico native Rosa López handcrafts art pieces inspired by indigenous peoples, reports Diario de Mexico.

Chocolate is made from mixing sugar with cocoa paste and cocoa butter. (Photo via Diario de Mexico)

Mexican Chocolate Co-op Stems Migration North

Business, Food, In the News, Mexican, Women August 28, 2014 at 4:17 pm

Building a successful artisanal chocolate co-op in one Mexican town was the response of some local women to mass emigration to the U.S., reports Diario de Mexico.

Santa Muerte altar in the home of Arely González in Queens (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Cult of Santa Muerte Grows in Queens

In the News, Mexican, Queens, Religion, Traditions August 5, 2014 at 1:52 pm

El Diario reports on a colorful and elaborate altar to Santa Muerte, with more than 80 statues, that worshippers visit in a private home in Queens.