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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

New Music by Jenni Rivera Goes on Sale Tomorrow

The voice of the late Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera will be heard once more on a new disc, to go on sale Nov. 17 under the title "1 Vida - 3 Historias," her record label Universal Music Latin Entertainment announced. continue reading »

Former Mayor of Iguala to Face Kidnapping & Murder Charges for 43 Missing Students

Former Iguala Mayor Jose Luis Abarca Velazquez, who has been linked to the disappearance of 43 education students in September, will remain in custody and face a criminal trial, Mexican judicial officials said. continue reading »

Cuban Prisoner Alan Gross Loses Appeal Case Against U.S. Govt

An appellate court in this capital has rejected a lawsuit brought against the U.S. government by Alan Gross, an American subcontractor who is serving a 15-year sentence in Cuba on a conviction for subversion, judicial officials said. continue reading »

Minors from Central America Can Now Apply for Asylum in U.S.

The U.S. government will now allow minors in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras who have a relative living legally in the United States to apply for asylum or a residency permit at offices in their own country, Vice President Joe Biden said Friday. continue reading »

Several Beached Whales Rescued in Puerto Rico

Two beaked whales that had become stranded on Puerto Rico's northwest coast were rescued and returned to sea, although authorities had to euthanize a third whale that could not be rehabilitated. continue reading »

Carlos Slim Joins Forces with Jimmy Carter for Cleaner Water in Latin America

U.S. former President Jimmy Carter and Mexican multi-billionaire Carlos Slim announced here an alliance aimed at ridding the Americas of onchocerciasis, commonly known as river blindness. continue reading »

Calle 13 Gives Free Concert in Peru after Promoters Cancel Their Appearance

Hip-hop duo Calle 13 used social media to put together a free concert in the Peruvian capital after a scheduled show was cancelled by the promoters. continue reading »

REPORT:  5 Million Undocumented Immigrants Expected to Benefit from Executive Action

U.S. President Barack Obama plans to announce next week a package of executive measures that will protect some five million undocumented immigrants from deportation, The New York Times reported Thursday. continue reading »

Crack Down in Argentina on Black-Market Dollar

Raids by tax officials in downtown Buenos Aires and elsewhere in Argentina and a battery of measures by the new Central Bank leadership are being used in a crackdown on black-market dollar exchanges and sophisticated capital-flight mechanisms. continue reading »

Catholic Church Losing Followers to Protestant Faith in Latin America

Catholicism continues to lose believers to Protestantism in Latin America despite the fact that the current pope comes from the region, although there are still 425 million Catholics there, almost 40 percent of the world total. continue reading »

Nearly 400,000 Cubans Take Out Personal Loans as Part of New Banking Laws

Cuba's central bank has extended 3.23 billion pesos ($135 million) in personal loans since lending to individuals began in December 2011, Communist Party daily Granma said Thursday. continue reading »

Protests Continue in Mexico Over Missing 43 Student-Teachers

Hundreds of students blocked access to the airport in this city, the capital of the state of Michoacan, to protest the disappearance of 43 teaching students on Sept. 26 in Iguala while another group of young people raided and trashed the offices of the governing Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI. continue reading »

China Vows to Help Latin America Build Pacific-Atlantic Railroad

Peruvian President Ollanta Humala, wrapped his visit to China on Wednesday, after securing Beijing's support for building a railroad that connects the Atlantic and Pacific oceans passing through Peruvian and Brazilian territory. continue reading »

REPORT:  Latin America Has Highest Rate of Female Scientific Researchers

Forty-five percent of the scientific researchers in Latin America are women, the highest for any region of the world, the head of the Science Policy and Sustainable Development Division of Unesco, Lidia Brito, said Wednesday. continue reading »

Mexico’s First Lady’s $7 Milion Private Residence Under Scrutiny

First lady Angelica Rivera's Mexico City mansion is the focus of media reports this week as Mexico deals with the disappearance and presumed murders of 43 education students. continue reading »