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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

Car-Bomb Injures 3 Soldiers in Southern Colombia

Three Colombian soldiers suffered slight injuries in a car-bomb explosion in front of an army installation in the southern province of Caqueta, the military said. continue reading »

Pemex Forecasts 6.7 Percent Drop in Crude Production

Mexican state-owned oil company Petroleos Mexicanos said Friday it expects its crude output to fall by 6.7 percent in 2014 compared to last year, attributing the result to measurement improvements. continue reading »

Mexico Exonerates Exiled Union Leader Living in Canada

A powerful Mexican labor leader forced into exile eight years ago by an indictment for embezzlement has been cleared of any wrongdoing, the judiciary said Friday. continue reading »

Bolivian Police Seize Guns en Route to Brazilian Crime Organization

Bolivian police seized a consignment of weapons that was bound for the most powerful criminal organization in the Brazilian metropolis of Sao Paulo, the interior ministry said Friday. continue reading »

Panamanian Police Arrest Fugitive Colombian Warlord on the Run

A former rightist militia chief convicted in absentia for his role in massacres has been arrested in neighboring Panama, Colombian police said Friday. continue reading »

90 Percent of Oil Spilled Into River Has Been Recovered, Says Pemex

Mexican state oil company Petroleos Mexicanos said it has recovered 90 percent of the crude that was spilled into a river in the northern state of Nuevo Leon. continue reading »

27 Trapped in Nicaraguan Mine

The number of people trapped inside a gold mine on Nicaragua's northern Atlantic coast is 27 and not 24, as reported earlier, the government said Friday. continue reading »

Mexican Cartels Considering Major Alliance

Several of Mexico's major drug cartels are pursuing an alliance, capital daily Reforma said Friday, citing unnamed intelligence sources. The Juarez organization and Los Zetas are among the groups trying to create a "cartel of cartels," the newspaper said in a front-page story. continue reading »

Brazilian Officials Call For Review of Amnesty for Crimes of 1964-1985 Junta

The Brazilian Attorney General's Office has called for a revision of a 1979 law that has prevented the prosecution of members of the 1964-1985 military regime for crimes against humanity, a document released Friday shows. continue reading »

Real Madrid’s Xabi Alonso to Be Transferred to Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich confirmed Friday that it has reached a deal with Real Madrid for the transfer of Spanish midfielder Xabi Alonso, who has completed his medical and will sign a two-year deal. continue reading »

Carlos Vives, Zoe Saldaña, Pepe Aguilar to Receive Hispanic Heritage Awards

Colombian singer Carlos Vives, the American actress of Dominican descent Zoe Saldaña, and Mexican musician Pepe Aguilar will each be honored this year with the prestigious Hispanic Heritage Award, which celebrates the contribution Latinos make to America. continue reading »

China’s Chery Automobile Inaugurates First Plant in Brazil

Chinese automaker Chery Automobile Co. has inaugurated a plant in the southeastern Brazilian city of Jacarei, its first in the South American country. continue reading »

U.S. Coast Guard Seizes $32 Million Worth of Cocaine

The U.S. Coast Guard seized a shipment of 970 kilograms of cocaine valued at $32.4 million on Aug. 10 in an operation conducted in Caribbean waters, the service announced Thursday. continue reading »

Puerto Rican Senator Proposes Making Country’s First Language Spanish

A senator from Puerto Rico's governing party on Thursday launched a proposal to make Spanish the island's official language and relegate English to second position in the U.S. commonwealth. continue reading »

Cristiano Ronaldo Wins Best Player in Europe Award

UEFA on Thursday presented Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo with its Best Player in Europe Award. The Portuguese international and reigning Ballon d'Or beat out German World Cup-winning goalkeeper Manuel Neuer and Dutch winger Arjen Robben in the vote by a panel of 54 journalists. continue reading »