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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

Shootings in Southern Mexico Leave 6 Dead

Six people were killed in separate shootings this weekend in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero, officials said. Two students were gunned down by police officers, three other people were killed by gunmen and the body of another individual was found near the scene of the first incident, Guerrero Attorney General IƱaki Blanco Cabrera said. continue reading »

Drug Lord Shares Photos with Mexican Mayor

Servando Gomez Martinez, Mexico's most-wanted drug trafficker, has released photos of himself meeting with yet another mayor in the western state of Michoacan, media reports said. continue reading »

Cuba Slams Colognes Dedicated to Che, Chavez

The Cuban government has censured the project of a state company for creating two colognes as tributes to the guerrilla Che Guevara and the late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. continue reading »

Journalists, Politicians Threatened Amidst Peace Talks in Colombia

More than 150 human-rights defenders, journalists and politicians have been threatened in Colombia in less than 30 days, in the most massive intimidation campaign since peace talks began between the government and the FARC. continue reading »

Nadal Says He’s Ready for China Open

Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal, who has been out of action since Wimbledon due to an ailing right wrist, told the media here Saturday that he is "much better" and ready for next week's China Open. continue reading »

Catalonia Calls Independence Referendum in Spain

The head of Spain's northeastern autonomous community of Catalonia, Artur Mas, on Saturday signed a decree calling an independence referendum for Nov. 9, although the national government in Madrid vowed to challenge the planned vote before the Constitutional Court. continue reading »

U.S. Judge Allows Citibank to Process Payment to Argentina’s Bondholders

U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Griesa has granted a stay in a long-running debt case that allows Citibank to process a payment by Argentina to holders of restructured local-law government bonds, although he set another hearing in 30 days so holdout hedge funds can seek to reverse the decision and block future payments. continue reading »

U.S. Continues to Oppose Cuba Attending Americas Summit

The United States reaffirmed Friday its opposition to Cuba's participation in the Americas Summit, on grounds that only "democratic" countries should attend, but did not specify whether it would skip the regional conference if Panama goes forward with its intention to invite the Cuban government. continue reading »

Cuban Baseball Player Hector Olivera Defects

Cuban second baseman Hector Olivera, who has played on several occasions for the national team, left the island illegally and may have made a provisional stop in Haiti, state-run media confirmed Friday. continue reading »

FIFA Keeps the Lid on Qatar 2022 World Cup Report

FIFA's legal director said Friday that a report on the controversial selection processes that awarded the 2018 and 2022 World Cups to Russia and Qatar, respectively, will remain confidential in order to guarantee the privacy of sources. continue reading »

Border Patrol Agent Accused of Assaulting Migrant Teen

A U.S. Border Patrol agent has been formally accused of assaulting a 15-year-old migrant detained in southern Arizona, authorities said Friday. continue reading »

Spain Projects GDP to Grow 2 Percent in 2015

The Spanish government expects a 2 percent rise in gross domestic product for 2015 and an easing of the unemployment rate to 22.9 percent, according to the draft budget approved by the Cabinet on Friday. continue reading »

Strong Latina Runs for Congress One of the Poorest Districts

Amanda Renteria, a self-made Latino woman, is the Democratic candidate for California's 21st Congressional District, one of the country's poorest, a situation that "can only change if Washington passes immigration reform," she told Efe in an interview. continue reading »

Bolivia Natgas Liquefaction Plant in Inaugurated

Bolivia on Friday inaugurated a natural gas liquefaction plant built by Spanish companies Sener Ingenieria y Sistemas S.A. and Ros Roca Indox Cryo Energy to supply the domestic market. continue reading »

Brazilian Operation Nabs 26 Linked to Bolivian Drug Traffickers

Twenty-six people were arrested in an operation targeting a gang with ties to drug traffickers in neighboring Bolivia, Brazilian police said Friday. continue reading »