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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

FARC Guerillas Leave Colombia’s Most Important Port without Electricity

The port of Buenaventura, the most important port on Colombia's Pacific coast, is without electricity after a dynamite attack on several electric towers attributed Tuesday to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, by the Colombian military. continue reading »

40,000 Guatemalan Families Affected by Drought

Some 40,000 families have been affected by the drought caused by the El Niño weather phenomenon in Guatemala, Agriculture, Ranching and Food Minister Elmer Lopez said Tuesday, citing preliminary figures. continue reading »

Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo and Mexico City Universities Sign Accord

The presidents of the University of Buenos Aires, or UBA, the National Autonomous University of Mexico, or UNAM, and the University of Sao Paulo, or USP, on Tuesday signed a cooperation agreement governing the recognition of titles, student exchanges and cooperation in finding financing sources. continue reading »

Ex-Mexican Governor’s Son Seen Meeting with Cartel Leaders

An online video shows the leader of the Los Caballeros Templarios (Knights Templar) drug cartel meeting with a son of Fausto Vallejo, the former governor of the western Mexican state of Michoacan. continue reading »

PEMEX Reports Lower Trade Surplus

Mexican state-owned oil company Petroleos Mexicanos posted an $8.2 billion trade surplus in the first half of 2014, down 20.42 percent from the same period of last year. continue reading »

U.S. Rep. Marc Veasey Introduces Legislation to Protect Victims of Notario Fraud (VIDEO)

On Monday, July 28, 2014, Congressman Marc Veasey (TX-33) unveiled H.R. 5228, the Notario Victim Relief Act to assist immigrants who have been victims of fraudulent immigration practices. continue reading »

Spain’s Economy Expected to Grow 1.5 Percent This Year

The government expects Spain's economy to grow 1.5 percent this year and 2 percent in 2015, Economy and Competitiveness Minister Luis de Guindos said Tuesday. continue reading »

Legal Action Over Signing of Striking Neymar Widens

FC Barcelona club member Jordi Cases has decided to widen his legal action over the team's signing last year of Brazilian striker Neymar to include Barça's president, Josep Maria Bartomeu, and its economic vice president, Javier Faus. continue reading »

6.4 Magnitude Earthquake Rattles Central Mexico

A magnitude-6.4 earthquake rocked central and eastern Mexico on Tuesday, but no injuries have been reported, the National Seismology Service said. continue reading »

Argentina Pays $642 Million on Foreign Debt

Argentina on Monday made an initial payment of $642 million to the wealthy nations of the Paris Club, as per the debt refinancing agreement with that entity signed last May, authorities said. continue reading »

CA Governor Jerry Brown:  Unaccompanied Migrants a Humanitarian Issue

Visiting California Gov. Jerry Brown agreed here Monday with Mexico's top diplomat that the massive flow of unaccompanied children from Central America into the United States is a humanitarian issue, not a question of security or law enforcement. continue reading »

Lionel Messi Continues to be Investigated for Tax Evasion

Soccer icon Lionel Messi remains at risk of a criminal trial for tax evasion after a Spanish judge on Monday rejected prosecutors' recommendation to shelve the case against the FC Barcelona striker. continue reading »

U.S. Government Allocates $91M to Address Puerto Rico Housing Shortage

The federal Department of Housing and Urban Development will allocate $91 million to more than two dozen Puerto Rican municipalities to alleviate the constantly increasing housing shortage caused by the economic crisis that has prevailed on the island for almost seven years. continue reading »

Foreign Tourists Spending in Spain Increases by 7.8 Percent

Foreign tourists who visited Spain in the past six months spent 26.35 billion euros ($35.4 billion), up 7.8 percent from January-June 2013 and new record for any six-month period, the government said Monday. continue reading »

Chicago Prepares to Take 1,000 Unaccompanied Migrant Minors

The Chicago municipal government has begun working with humanitarian organizations to outfit shelters in the Windy City where 1,000 Central American child migrants who crossed the southern U.S. border unaccompanied will be housed and cared for. continue reading »