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Entries by Ray Sanchez from 11/2011

Latinos Rewrite America's Urban Folklore

| Posted 11.01.2011 | Latino Voices

At the Abbey, my friends and I listened to our music. We laughed and reminisced and, when the music stopped, we paid the tab and thanked the barman. We turned around and walked past the new jukebox and into the rainy night, rewriting America's rich urban folklore with every step.

Deportations Leave Behind Thousands Of Children In Foster Care

Posted 11.02.2011 | Latino Voices

An unprecedented increase in the deportation of undocumented immigrants has left an estimated 5,100 children languishing in U.S. foster homes -- a tro...

Mexican-American UFC Champion Inspired By Immigrant Father

Posted 11.07.2011 | Latino Voices

By Omar Porcayo It takes guts to enter the ring and fight an opponent several pounds heavier than you. But it takes even more courage to cross the ...

Botanicas: A Testament To The Perseverance Of Dreams

Posted 11.08.2011 | Latino Voices

NEW YORK -- Deirdre Bentancourt, currently unemployed, escorted her daughter through the aisles of a Bronx botanica that bills itself as the largest o...

Major League Soccer Surpasses NBA And NHL In Per-Game Attendance

Posted 11.08.2011 | Latino Voices

Nearly four decades ago, the legendary Brazilian striker Pele arrived in New York amid great fanfare, the supposed savior of a largely unnoticed sport...

In Arizona And New York, A Pair Of Immigration Foes Fall

Posted 11.10.2011 | Latino Voices

For a pair of Arizona and New York Republicans known for their hard line on immigration, political defeat could be seen as a case of the chickens comi...

Colombia Fashion Week, With Narco Beauties, Obsessions With Implants And 'Mountains Of Cocaine'

Posted 11.11.2011 | Latino Voices

High fashion in the land of Pablo Escobar has a distinctly Latin flavor, a surreal place where the narco-aesthetic is proudly flaunted with "mountains...

Cinco De Mayo Controversy: Federal Court Backs Live Oak High School Ban On American Flag Shirts

Posted 11.14.2011 | Latino Voices

The dress code at Live Oak High School in northern California explicitly prohibits "any clothing or decoration which detracts from the learning enviro...

New Data Indicates Mexican Migration Decline; A Separate Report Predicts Immigrant Integration

Posted 11.15.2011 | Latino Voices

At a time when statistics suggest that fewer Mexicans are setting out on the perilous journey across the border, a new study projects that newer immig...

Immigration Debate: 'Define American' Gathers Stories About American Identity

Posted 11.16.2011 | Latino Voices

After freshman year of high school, Julia Duperrault's best friend, Mandeep, shared a secret. "She told me she is an undocumented immigrant," Duper...

DREAMers Online Project On What It Means To Be Young And Undocumented In The U.S. (VIDEO)

Posted 11.18.2011 | Latino Voices

By Andrea Long Chavez The two-part video series "Undocumented and Awkward" depicts situations that young adults find uncomfortable enough, such as ...

Jose Pimentel, New York Bombing Suspect, Was Frustrated By Unemployment, Mother Says

Posted 11.21.2011 | Latino Voices

NEW YORK -- The mother of the man accused of plotting to build and detonate bombs in New York said Monday that her son had grown increasingly frustrat...

Food Pantries Provide Thanksgiving Lifeline As Hunger Soars Among Latinos

Posted 11.22.2011 | Latino Voices

By Andrea Morocoima NORTH PLAINFIELD, N.J. -- In the days before Thanksgiving, a holiday first celebrated by immigrants, Maria Castillo took a mome...

The New Yorker Thanksgiving Cover Takes On Immigration

Posted 11.23.2011 | Latino Voices

No stranger to controversial cover art, The New Yorker Thanksgiving issue depicts a gaggle of pilgrims scampering under a starry sky. A woman...

Immigrants Flock To Neighborhood Slaughterhouse, Relive Rituals From Back Home

Posted 11.24.2011 | Latino Voices

NEW YORK-- On Thanksgiving Eve, people from South America, the Caribbean and Africa poured in from the rain to the damp smell of offal at La Granja, a...

Diego Rivera Murals Together Again At MoMA After 80 Years

Posted 11.28.2011 | Latino Voices

"Diego Rivera: Murals for the Museum of Modern Art," at MoMA through May, is impeccably timed to coincide with the Occupy Wall Street movement that or...

Miami's Cuban Exiles: The Widening Chasm Between The Leadership And Newer Arrivals

Posted 11.30.2011 | Miami

Mitt Romney appeared amid crates of tropical guava paste and coconut water at Conchita Foods, a Florida family-run business founded by Cuban exiles --...