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(Photo by Gerardo Romo via El Diario)

They Came to Morristown from Montenegro – That’s Montenegro, Colombia

Metro Area, South American July 30, 2015 at 11:32 am

For more than 40 years, immigrants from Montenegro, Colombia, have settled in Morristown, New Jersey, finds El Diario.

"Nations market" at Park Peter Francisco in the Ironbound (Photo by Alexandre Soares)

How Samba and Saudade Found a Place in Newark

Immigrants keep coming to the Ironbound, home to the largest Portuguese and Brazilian communities in the tri-state area.

At the Colombian Day Parade in Queens (Photo by Andrea González-Ramírez via El Diario)

A Weekend of Parades

Bronx, Culture, Dominican, Queens, South American July 27, 2015 at 7:39 pm

Three national parades – of the Dominican, Peruvian and Colombian communities – took place last weekend in the tri-state area, El Diario reports.

General Antonio Rivero (left,) student Josmir Guitérrez and engineer Eduardo Bavarezco protested for 148 hours.  (Photo by Andrea González-Ramírez via El Diario)

Venezuelans End Hunger Strike at the UN

Manhattan, South American June 17, 2015 at 2:49 pm

Three Venezuelans ended a hunger strike in front of the United Nations headquarters in protest against human rights violations in their country, El Diario reports.

Stacy Kovacs, co-founder and director of Batala NYC. (Photo courtesy of Batala NYC via Brooklyn Daily)

‘Celebration Continues’ for All-Women Afro-Brazilian Drum Group

Brooklyn, Culture, South American May 7, 2015 at 1:12 pm

The dozens of members of Batala NYC, described as an “Afro-Brazilian samba reggae percussion band,” will celebrate the group’s third birthday at “The Carnival Project” in Gowanus.

(Photo courtesy of Jesús Hidalgo)

‘Medicine Music’ on the Lower East Side

Jesús Hidalgo speaks about his “medicine music” before performing at the Teatro LATEA on May 9 and 10.

The gang's initials "SN" (Sombra Negra) are seen in the streets of Corona, Queens. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Transnational Menace In Black & White

Crime, Queens, South American, Youth April 29, 2015 at 11:02 am

Sombra Negra (Black Shadow), a violent gang born in Ecuador, is also active in Queens, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Checking out the Amazon jungle (Photo by Eric Sackler via Brooklyn Daily)

Sunset Park Students Study the Amazon

Education, Environment, Latino, South American March 17, 2015 at 5:34 pm

Middle school students from Sunset Park got to spend a week studying the flora and fauna of the Amazon, reports Brooklyn Daily.

A member of the Humanist Party holds a sign in support of peace in Colombia. (Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

Supporting Peace in Colombia

Queens, South American March 10, 2015 at 11:46 am

Queens Latino reports on Colombians in New York who marched in support of efforts in Havana to bring a peaceful resolution to the decades long conflict between the government and the insurgency in Colombia.

José Antonio Castellanos-Pazos (Photo by Alexandre Soares for Voices of NY)

Portuguese Gains Popularity at Universities

The language is one of only four languages for which enrollment has been growing at the university level.

Domício Coutinho (Photo by Alexandre Soares for Voices of NY)

A Missionary for Brazilian Literature

Culture, Featured Posts, South American, Voices' Picks January 23, 2015 at 12:33 pm

Domício Coutinho studied to spread the word of God, but ended up promoting the work of Brazilian writers through the Brazilian Endowment for the Arts in New York, which he founded.

From left to right: Flor De Liz Perez, Daniel K. Isaac and Rafael Benoit (Photo by Marie Yokoyama via Downtown Express)

‘A Gay, North Korean Terrorist’ Takes the Stage

East Asian, History, Immigration, LGBTQ, South American January 21, 2015 at 4:49 pm

In “Tala,” Korean-Chilean playwright Kyoung H. Park blends stories of couples around the time of Sept. 11 – of 1973 in Chile and 2001 in the U.S. – who get tangled up in conflicts of identity, government and immigration, reports Downtown Express. 

Chef Wong's name has become synonymous with Peru's most popular dish. (Photo courtesy of Héctor Castañeda via El Diario.)

World’s Best Ceviche Chef Has ‘No Secrets’

Food, South American January 15, 2015 at 12:52 pm

The recipient of a recent award in Stamford, CT, chef Javier Wong is interviewed by El Diario.

Unlike Central Americans, the dynamic of Ecuadorean immigrants is more discreet. (Courtesy of 1800migrante.com via El Diario)

Looking For the Disappeared Ecuadorean Migrants

Immigration, South American January 14, 2015 at 5:06 pm

Ecuadoreans seek answers after 200 immigrants have disappeared at the Mexican border and transit countries on their way to the U.S., El Diario reports.

Dozens of Colombians living in New York protested in front of the consulate. (Photo by Alexandra Ochoa via El Diario)

Local Colombians to Government Back Home: ‘We Do Exist’

Government, South American December 19, 2014 at 1:30 pm

In front of the Colombian Consulate in New York, Colombians protested plans to eliminate the seat representing them in their country’s Congress, El Diario reports.