Communities

Stories organized by national and regional communities of origin.

Standoff Between the U.S. and Haiti: 30,000 Migrants at Issue

By Diego Graglia, FI2W web editor In one of our end-of-the-year pieces last December, Haitian-American journalist Macollvie Jean-François summed up the hopes of Haitians in the U.S. after many of them helped elect Barack Obama to the presidency: “People here…

From Coast To Coast, Latino Small Business Owners At Risk

By Diego Graglia, FI2W web editor In New York and Los Angeles, the effects of the economic slowdown are hitting hard in one important sector of immigrant communities: small business owners. A fixture of many New York neighborhoods, the bodega,…

Hispanic Businesses Fight Downturn in Detroit: FI2W's Martina Guzmán on Latino USA

Nationally-syndicated radio show Latino USA featured one of FI2W reporter Martina Guzmán’s recent pieces this weekend. You can listen to it here: [audio:http://www.utexas.edu/coc/kut/latinousa/stationservices/podcast/2009/02/0206_01_lusa_podcast.mp3] From Latino USA‘s website: “The numbers are bad, and they just keep coming. Home Depot reports 7,000…