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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

A Bus and Train Collide in Dominican Republic Killing 3 Tourists, Injuring 23

Three French tourists were killed and at least 23 others injured when a bus collided with a train in Higuey, a city in the eastern Dominican Republic, media reports said. continue reading »

Bus Accident Kills 16 Bolivian Students, Injures 32

At least 16 people were killed and 32 others injured when a bus plunged into a ravine on the highway that links La Paz to Bolivia's northern Amazon region, police and medical personnel said. continue reading »

Latin America’s 1st Double-Arm Transplant Performed After Man Loses Arms in Electrical Accident

A 52-year-old Mexican man who lost his arms in a 2011 electrical accident became the first patient in Latin America to receive a double-arm transplant. continue reading »

Cuban Catholic Primate Meets With Dissident Group Ladies in White

Leaders of the dissident group Ladies in White spent nearly four hours Thursday with Cuba's Catholic primate, Cardinal Jaime Ortega, asking him to mediate with the communist government to stop its repression of them. continue reading »

Armed “Terrorist Criminals” Rob 18 Gas Company Workers in Peru

An armed group briefly abducted 18 gas company workers in the southeastern region of Cuzco and stole equipment from them, the Peruvian military said. continue reading »

Roselyn Sanchez to Celebrate Her Daughter’s Baptism in Puerto Rico

Actress and singer Roselyn Sanchez said Thursday she will baptize her daughter, Sebella Rose, in her native Puerto Rico. "Desperate because September 9 is coming. Crazy to do RS Triathlon For Life and for Sebella to go to Puerto Rico for the 1st time! And to baptize her! Happy!" said Sanchez via Twitter. continue reading »

Misspelled Spanish Language Street Signs in Ybor City, Fla May Be Sold

The Tampa City Council has voted to change the misspelled Spanish language signs on Seventh Avenue in Ybor City, Florida, and are debating whether or not to put the old signs up for sale. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: El Paso Mechanic Arrested on Child Pornography Charges

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents arrested a local school district bus mechanic on child pornography charges. continue reading »

Research Finds Immigrants Build Stronger, Safer Communities in Southern California

UCI prepares first regional progress report on socioeconomic, quality-of-life trends. Contrary to some perceptions, the large influx of Asian and Latino immigrants into Southern California over the past 50 year continue reading »

Orphaned Elephants from Namibia Make it to New Home in Mexico

A group of 9 elephants from Namibia are enjoying their new home in Mexico. The African elephants were orphans after their parents were killed by ivory hunters and range in age from 4 to 9. continue reading »

University in Denver Lowers Tuition for Undocumented Students

Starting in August, the Metropolitan State College of Denver will authorize lower tuitions for certain undocumented students. continue reading »

Nicaragua Plans to Construct Interoceanic Canal Within 10 Years

Nicaragua's government plans to build a $30 billion interoceanic canal within the next 10 years, calling that project a "priority" and an addition to the country's "national heritage." continue reading »

Bomb Detonates, Killing Rebels Before They Could Attack Police Post

Two members of the FARC guerrilla group were killed when a bomb they were planning to launch at a police post accidentally detonated, Colombian police said Thursday. continue reading »

Mazda Begins Training Mexican Employees in Japan Ahead of Plant Opening

Japanese automaker Mazda Motor said it started training the initial group of workers for its new plant in Mexico at its Hiroshima headquarters on Thursday. continue reading »

Illinois May Soon Combat Gangs With RICO Law

A law awaiting the signature of Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn would allow authorities to use RICO anti-racketeering laws against street gangs blamed for up to 80 percent of homicides in Chicago. continue reading »