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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

192 Arrested in U.S. Crackdown on Human Smuggling

As part of the U.S. Government’s aggressive campaign to respond to the recent rise in illegal migration into South Texas, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson, joined by U.S. Deputy Attorney General James Cole, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Thomas Winkowski, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Acting Operations Division Deputy Chief Jaime Salazar, today announced the progress of ongoing enforcement efforts by ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the United States Department of Justice to target human smuggling networks in the Rio Grande Valley. continue reading »

Unlicensed Gold Mine Collapses in Colombia, 2 Dead and 17 Missing

The collapse of an unlicensed, open-pit gold mine Wednesday in the southwestern Colombian province of Cauca left at least two dead and 17 missing, authorities said. Several people also were injured in the mine accident, according to Jose Victor Amu Sinisterra, the mayor of the town of Timbiqui where the mine is located. continue reading »

Border Patrol:  U.S.-Mexico Border Most Secure in Arizona

Amid the crisis sparked by the massive arrival in Texas of unaccompanied and undocumented children from Central America, Border Patrol commanders in Arizona say their stretch of the frontier with Mexico is the most secure in the United States, thanks to a drastic reduction in illegal crossings. continue reading »

Colombian Military Kills 13 Guerrillas and Captures 20

Government forces killed a total of 13 leftist guerrillas on Tuesday in separate operations, sources in the Colombia Defense Ministry told Efe. continue reading »

Arsonists Torch Vehicles in Chile’s Capital City of Santiago

Three automobiles were burned early Wednesday in Santiago's San Miguel district, where those responsible for the vandalism left pamphlets alluding to the cases of anarchists who have been arrested in Chile and abroad, police said. continue reading »

Mexico’s Foreign Reserves Fall by $104 Million

Mexico's foreign reserves fell by $104 million last week to $190.23 billion, the Bank of Mexico said. continue reading »

Defender Jeremy Mathieu Aquired by FC Barcelona

FC Barcelona said it will sign defender Jeremy Mathieu to a four-year deal after reaching an agreement with Valencia CF for the French player's transfer. continue reading »

Texas Plan to Deploy National Guard at Border Worries Mexico

The Mexican government on Tuesday expressed its "concern" over the decision by Texas authorities to send 1,000 National Guard troops to the border to help stem the massive arrival of undocumented child migrants from Central America. continue reading »

Court Urges Argentina and Its Creditors to Reach Debt Agreement

A U.S. federal judge said here Tuesday that Argentina and creditors who boycotted Buenos Aires' debt restructurings must negotiate "continuously until a settlement is reached" to avoid another default. continue reading »

Chile and Spain Expand their Strategic Alliance

Chile and Spain are intending to broaden the scope of the strategic alliance they established more than a year ago with the incorporation of reforms that are currently being implemented by both governments, Spanish Deputy Prime Minister Soraya Saenz de Santamaria said here Tuesday. continue reading »

Brazilian Police Implicated in Killing of Teen Robbery Suspect

Brazilian authorities are investigating two police officers in last month's killing of a 14-year-old boy in Rio de Janeiro, public safety officials said Tuesday. continue reading »

Honduras Criticized for Its Harrassment of Journalists

Reporters Without Borders denounced Tuesday the judicial harassment of news professionals in Honduras, asserting that journalists are being prosecuted for giving voice to minorities and reporting on subjects the authorities want to keep hidden. continue reading »

Carlos “Dunga” Verri to Return as Brazil’s National Soccer Team Coach

Carlos Caetano "Dunga" Bledorn Verri, who played on three Brazilian World Cup squads, was named Tuesday as the national soccer team's new coach. continue reading »

U.S. Court of Appeals Ruling Threatens Obamacare Subsidies

A federal appeals court on Tuesday ruled that many of the subsidies authorized by the federal government via President Barack Obama's health care plan are illegal. continue reading »

Providing Safe Passage to 90K Unaccompanied Children from Central America

The Children’s Services unit within USCCB’s department of Migration and Refugee Services (MRS) provides community-based services to support the reunification of unaccompanied children with their family members. The USCCB released the following statement. continue reading »