Looking Back at an Aviation Disaster that Tore Through Dominican Immigrant Families

11/12/11 marks the tenth anniversary of the crash of American Airlines Flight 587 from New York to Santo Domingo. Families who lost loved ones received monetary settlements. But fighting over the money caused years of additional grief for many.

Rick Perry

Perry Fumbles With Hispanics in New York

GOP Presidential candidate Rick Perry met with Hispanic community leaders in his visit to New York this week. He was greeted with a little warmth and a lot of skepticism.

Ingrid Betancourt - Copyright 2008 Tess Steinkolk

Remembering Colombia’s Political Prisoners: An Interview with Ingrid Betancourt

In early December, the Colombia’s FARC guerrillas announced plans to liberate five political prisoners. In the wake of that news, Annie Correal interviewed FARC’s most well-known former hostage, former Colombian presidential candidate, Ingrid Betancourt.

Gillibrand's evolution: "On the Immigrant Side" read El Diario's cover on October 18, 2010

Gillibrand Vows to Take on Immigration Reform

NY Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand was initially attacked by immigrant groups for not being sensitive to their issues. Now, as she runs for reelection, she’s reaching out to Hispanic voters and gave El Diario/La Prensa an exclusive interview.

Evo Morales - Photo: Sebastian Baryli/flickr

Bolivian President Evo Morales Tells Obama ‘Stop Deporting Immigrants’

Evo Morales, a man who rose from a poor indigenous family to become president of Bolivia, spoke of universal human rights when discussing U.S. immigration policy.

Christian Vasquez - Photo: Humberto Arellano/EDLP

Mexican Immigrant from Staten Island Speaks Out About Dismissed Hate Crime Charges

After the State Island District Attorney threw out the case against his alleged attacker, Christian Vázquez claims he was misled by police investigators. But authorities say Vázquez didn’t tell them the whole story.

Edgar Sandoval

The New Face of Small Town America: Latinos in Allentown, PA

In his new book, journalist Edgar Sandoval aims to humanize immigrants.

Victor Cariás, a supervisor on an oil spill cleanup crew in the Gulf of Mexico - Photo: Annie Correal

Hard, Dirty, Work: Latinos Clean Up The Gulf of Mexico

The massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has drawn clean up workers from near and far. Many of these workers are Latinos, so-called “disaster migrants” who go from catastrophe to catastrophe and aid in the repair efforts. Fi2W’s Annie Correal documented their lives in a radio piece for Latino USA.

Vicky Peláez

Breaking News: Ethnic Media Journalist Arrested in Alleged Russian Spy Plot

Vicky Peláez is originally from Peru, and has been on the staff of El Diario/La Prensa for more than twenty years.

Elena - An oil spill response worker in Hopedale, LA - Photo: Annie Correal

The Life of Hispanic Immigrant Cleanup Workers in the Gulf

Cleaning up oil in the Gulf of Mexico is grueling, sometimes dangerous work. In Louisiana, these jobs are drawing immigrant workers to small communities. And they’re not always getting a warm welcome.