By Verky Arcos | 07/17/2010 - 10:00
73 West 71st Street
New York, NY 10023
The décor of Sante Fe is understated, with sand colored walls, a few ethnic artifacts and white tablecloths, but that's not why people visit this popular eatery in NYC. It's all about the food—contemporary Mexican cuisine.
By Angie Romero | 06/09/2010 - 10:00
While Latino citizens and celebrities alike condemn Arizona’s controversial SB 1070 law, a highly motivated group of young Latino leaders are fighting for their chance at the dream—the Dream Act, that is.
By Verky Arcos | 05/28/2010 - 08:35
95 Avenue A
New York, NY 10009-6107
Who doesn't like great (Latin) food and cool "scene-y" spots? Especially when they're top secret! To enter Cienfuegos, the new Cuban rum bar/restaurant that recently opened in NYC, you have to enter the secretive location through the back of the Carteles sandwich shop. (No, seriously.) Show your ID, hope that there's availability--as its first come first serve--and finally get escorted up the stairs to a place that resembles Candyland/ Barbieworld, only more chic.
By Mariela Rosario | 10/23/2009 - 12:45
Does Kate Hudson have God on her side? Yankee's third baseman Alex Rodriguez seems to think so. The Bronx bomber has reportedly taken an interest in the Buddhist belief system Hudson was raised with. The actress even brought Buddhist prayer beads to a few playoff games for good luck. Anything to win, right?
By Mariela Rosario | 05/08/2009 - 09:45
20-year-old Grigory Korostyshevskiy of Staten Island, New York was recently rearrested on hate crime charges, on accusations that he beat a Mexican immigrant with a belt, just a few short weeks after it seemed as though charges would be dismissed.
By Mariela Rosario | 04/02/2009 - 14:15
Rosario Lucero hadn't seen her son Marcelo in 14 years, since the day he left his native Ecuador for the United States, determined to make a better life for his family. Ever since then she says she's been “counting the hours, the minutes” until she could see him again.
By Mariela Rosario | 03/04/2009 - 13:05
Hakim Scott, 25, and Keith Phoenix, 28, were indicted on charges of second-degree murder as a hate crime in the beating death of Jose Sucuzhañay, and first-degree assault as a hate crime in the attack on his brother, Romel. The two are accused of killing Sucuzhañay while shouting slurs about his ethnicity and sexuality. Prosecutors said Tuesday that they are also pursuing charges for additional crimes that could send them to prison for up to 78 years if convicted.
By Mariela Rosario | 01/30/2009 - 13:30
This past Sunday, MTV aired a new episode of their popular True Life series entitled "I'm a Nuyorican." Unfortunately, MTV chose to highlight three young people who embrace and embody the most negative and damaging stereotypes of the Nuyorican community.
By Latina Staff | 03/07/2008 - 09:54