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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

Kentucky Derby, Preakness Winning Jockey Hopes His Success Will Bring Latinos to the Races

Mexican jockey Mario Gutierrez, who lost his chance to win horse racing's Triple Crown because of an injury to I'll Have Another, said he hopes his success attracts Hispanics to horse racing. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Merchant is Executed in Michoacan

The incident occurred at approximately 10:30 pm last night, in a place without street numbers in the town known as Pinzandarán that belongs to the municipality of Arteaga, where the Public prosecutor testified to the postmortem of Isabel Flores Cruz, 66 years old. continue reading »

Former Battalion Commander,14 of His Men to be Tried for Murder in Colombia

A former battalion commander and 14 of his men will be tried for murder in the deaths of six civilians falsely reported as rebels killed in combat, the Colombian Attorney General's Office said Thursday. continue reading »

All Female Band Las Fenix Hopes to Hold Their Own in Male-dominated Musical Genre

The five sisters who make up Las Fenix are making a video of their most recent single "Perfume" as they try to find their niche in the male-dominated world of Mexican regional music. continue reading »

Over 50 Suspected Zetas Arrested in Mexico

Police arrested 52 suspected employees of the notoriously violent Los Zetas drug cartel in the northern Mexican state of Nuevo Leon, officials said Wednesday. continue reading »

Son Accidentally Shoots Himself in the Head During Drunken Night with Father

Hidalgo County authorities in Texas say Israel Torres had been drinking with his father Monday night when he accidentally shot himself in the head. Torres, 17, was reportedly playing with the gun and had removed the magaz continue reading »

Faces of the DREAM Act: “Limbo” Captures the Story of Three Los Angeles DREAMers

After winning the 25k Grant from the Vimeo Awards, Director Eliot Rausch partnered with Producer Mark Schwartz and the Dreamers of Los Angeles to create LIMBO. This 19 minute film exposes the lives of 3 undocumented students, living in the US without legal status. continue reading »

7 Arrested in Connection With Brazilian Journalist’s Murder

Police in the northeastern Brazilian state of Maranhao arrested seven people on Wednesday in connection with the April 23 murder of a journalist. continue reading »

Happy 235th Birthday to the American Flag Today!

On June 14, 1777, the Continental Congress approved the design of a national flag. In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation declaring June 14th National Flag Day. In 1949, Congress officially declared June 14th as National Flag Day, acknowledging President Wilson’s proclamation. continue reading »

Virginia Teen, Heydi Mehia, Granted Last-Minute Reprieve from Deportation

Monday afternoon, 18-year-old Heydi Mejia received the news she and her family had been praying for. Just a few days after her high school graduation, Mejia was granted a reprieve from deportation. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: Latino Fathers in the U.S.A.

In preparation for Father's Day, Hispanically Speaking News has created an infographic celebrating Latino fathers. Happy Father's Day / Feliz Día del Padre! continue reading »

Hookers and History: Brothel Operating Next to Ancient Archeological Site in Peru

An area in Peru appears to be catering to a very specific clientele. Near an ancient archeological site in Huánuco, there currently sits something called the “Las Vegas” nightclub and brothel, continue reading »

ING Bank to Forfeit $619 Million for Illegal Banking Transactions with Cuba and Iran

ING Bank N.V., a financial institution headquartered in Amsterdam, has agreed to forfeit $619 million to the Justice Department for conspiring to violate the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA) continue reading »

Cristiano Ronaldo has Rough Game in Portugal-Denmark Match, Misses Open Goals (VIDEO)

For someone who recently claimed to be better than Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo is likely feeling quite silly after missing not one but two nearly open goals during a Euro 2012 match this week. continue reading »

U.S. Diplomat Travels to Brazil Ahead of Rio+20

Special Representative for Global Intergovernmental Affairs Reta Jo Lewis is traveling in Brazil, June 14-23. She is visiting the cities of Belo Horizonte and Rio de Janeiro. continue reading »