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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 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.

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.