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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.

Attendees in Brooklyn at a posada, a traditional Mexican Christmas celebration. (Photo via Diario de Mexico)

Las Posadas Marked in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Mexican, Traditions December 23, 2014 at 12:24 pm

Las Posadas was marked with a posada in a Brooklyn church, where about 300 children received traditional aguinaldos (gifts given on Christmas), Diario de Mexico reports.

(Photo by Humberto Arellano via EDLP)

Virgin of Guadalupe Caught in the Crossfire in NYC

Mexican, Religion December 12, 2014 at 1:58 pm

This year, the traditional Guadalupan Torch (Antorcha Guadalupana) run will not reach St. Patrick’s Cathedral, El Diario reports.

The Antorcha Guadalupana run in which participants take turns carrying the torch. (Photo by Gerardo Romo via El Diario)

Has the Virgin of Guadalupe Lost Some Appeal?

Immigration, Mexican, Religion, Youth December 8, 2014 at 4:38 pm

The change in attitude toward the Virgin of Guadalupe reflects the different experiences of two generations of immigration activists, El Diario reports. 

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A Night of Protests: Ayotzi 43

Protestors gathered in Times Square Dec. 3, in one of 43 protests around the nation to mark the disappearance in Mexico of students known as the Ayotzi 43.

A mural in Bushwick by Hugo Andrés dedicated to Chespirito. (Photo via El Diario)

Comedy Icon ‘Chespirito’ Remembered

Culture, Latino, Mexican, New York December 1, 2014 at 3:54 pm

Several generations of Latin Americans, including many New Yorkers, mourned the passing of Mexican comedian Roberto Gómez Bolaños, El Diario reports.

Protestors near the U.N. on Nov. 23 (Photo by Lucina Melesia for Voices of NY)

Mexican Protests: Is This Time Different?

Featured Posts, Manhattan, Mexican, Voices' Picks November 26, 2014 at 2:02 pm

At Columbia University, panelists at a forum discussed the possibility of “transitional justice” after the disappearance of 43 students in Iguala, Mexico.

Dressed up for Halloween (Photo by Alejandro Cartagena via Mott Haven Herald)

Mexico Through Different Lenses

Bronx, Culture, Mexican November 24, 2014 at 3:40 pm

An exhibition of Mexican photographers at the Bronx Documentary Center shows the many facets to life in Mexico, reports Mott Haven Herald.