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New York’s Little Colombia Remembers ‘Gabo’

New York’s Little Colombia Remembers ‘Gabo’

On the day Gabriel García Márquez died, the news spread quickly in Little Colombia in Jackson Heights, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

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Activists Protest Ecuador’s President in Queens

Activists Protest Ecuador’s President in Queens

Demonstrators against Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa during his visit to New York protested against political repression in Ecuador and oil exploitation in the Amazon, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

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Westchester to Sample a Taste of Peru

Westchester to Sample a Taste of Peru

The smell of spiced meats cooking under hot stones will waft through the air and the tang of seafood "cooked" in lime juice will tantalize palates in Rye Brook this weekend at the first Peruvian gastronomic event in the history of Westchester County.

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Caipi Invasion: Brazil’s Cachaça Re-Debuts in US

Caipi Invasion: Brazil’s Cachaça Re-Debuts in US

As Brazil prepares for take center stage hosting the World Cup and the Olympics Game, Americans are going to be hearing a lot more about caipirinhas following a big push to expand the market for cachaça in the U.S. now that the spirit can be sold under its Portuguese name and is officially a "distinctive product of Brazil."

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Venezuelans Prepare to Vote Amid Rising Violence

Venezuelans Prepare to Vote Amid Rising Violence

New York Venezuelans held a vigil in Times Square to bring attention to the rise in violence in the South American nation, just a few days before Sunday's critical presidential elections to replace the late Hugo Chávez.

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Chávez’s Death Met With Grief, Relief

Chávez’s Death Met With Grief, Relief

The passing of Hugo Chávez last Tuesday has been felt in New York City, where dozens of people mourned the Venezuelan President in a memorial vigil at the Venezuelan Consulate, while others welcomed his passing, El Diario/La Prensa and Hunts Point Express report.

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Colombian Film Boom Fuels First NY Festival

Colombian Film Boom Fuels First NY Festival

A growing film output in Colombia and the government's interest in promoting the South American nation abroad has led to the creation of the first Colombian film festival in New York, reports Queens Latino.

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Ecuadorean Roots Run Deep, Here and at Home

Ecuadorean Roots Run Deep, Here and at Home

As tens of thousands of Ecuadoreans in the metro area prepare to vote in Ecuador's general elections this Sunday, Feb. 17, El Diario-La Prensa reports extensively on this growing South American community whose numbers reach 600,000 in the tri-state area according to estimates.

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African Beats Welcome Brazilian Cultural Center

African Beats Welcome Brazilian Cultural Center

After years of planning, New York's first Afro-Brazilian institution – the Ofá Cultural Center – was finally born late last year. The center hopes to celebrate Brazil's cultural diversity and ethnic richness through music, dance, food and literature events.

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Ecuadorean Party in Queens Unveils Campaign for Seats Back Home

Ecuadorean Party in Queens Unveils Campaign for Seats Back Home

Ecuador's Partido Avanza introduced in Queens its candidates for the National Assembly. The four are running for the chance to represent Ecuadoreans living in the U.S. and Canada in their homeland's main legislative body, reports Queens Latino.

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Brazilian Directors Celebrated in MoMA’s Classic Films Fest

Brazilian Directors Celebrated in MoMA’s Classic Films Fest

Films by acclaimed Brazilian directors, including Humberto Mauro, will be screened in the 10th edition of “To Save and Project,” MoMA's international film preservation festival running through Nov. 12, the Brazilian Press reported.

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