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.
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.
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.
In his new book, journalist Edgar Sandoval aims to humanize immigrants.
Two great radio pieces reflect the diversity of stories being produced by our reporters.
Federal prosecutors are trying to block bail for Vicky Peláez, the El Diario/La Prensa journalist accused of being a Russian spy. But her family maintains her innocence and is hoping she will be placed under house arrest in Yonkers, NY.
Vicky Peláez is originally from Peru, and has been on the staff of El Diario/La Prensa for more than twenty years.
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.
“It ain’t no more about commercial fishermen, it’s about becoming an oil company man,” says a local fisherman with Spanish roots who is feeling the impact of the BP oil spill and the clean-up effort.
On a visit to Louisiana, U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis said the federal government plans to protect workers’ rights during the oil spill cleanup – regardless of their immigration status.