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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

Discovery en Español and AT&T Chicago Unite To Promote Employment Opportunities for Latinos

Discovery en Español today announced a collaboration with AT&T Chicago on "DESCUBRE TU TALENTO" (Discover Your Skills), a multimedia public affairs campaign designed to raise awareness of career opportunities within the U.S. Hispanic community and provide the necessary resources to obtain marketable job skills and expertise. continue reading »

Healthcare Provider and Organization Working to Curb The Latino Doctor Shortage

As more patients from underserved populations start to enter the health care system through health care reform, there will be an increasing need to have more African-American and Latino physicians to help provide quality health care. Kaiser Permanente is working to address the shortage of physicians by expanding its relationship with National Medical Fellowships (NMF) and contributing $1 million to support medical students through education and training programs. continue reading »

Website “Frontera List” Covers Violence In Mexican Border Region

The Web site Frontera List tracks the violence of Mexico's drug war as part of a wider mission to document events and trends in the U.S.-Mexican borderlands. continue reading »

U.S. and Peru Extend Agreement to Protect Peruvian Heritage

The Department of State announced on Friday the extension of the “Memorandum of Understanding Between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Republic of Peru Concerning the Imposition of Import Restrictions on Archaeological Material from the Pre-Hispanic Cultures and Certain Ethnological Material from the Colonial Period of Peru” (MOU). continue reading »

Televisa Denies Promoting Mexican Presidential Candidate In Return For Money

The media conglomerate that dominates Mexican broadcast television has denied allegations it took money in exchange for raising the profile of Enrique Peña Nieto, the favorite to win the July 1 presidential election. continue reading »

RUBIO WATCH:  Senator Rubio Issues a Stern Warning to Cuban Government

As a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Peace Corps, and Global Narcotics, Marco spoke at a hearing Thursday about countering repression and strengthening civil society in Cuba . continue reading »

Florida Tops the Country in Latino Graduation Rates

Hispanic and African American students in Florida are much more likely to graduate from high school than their counterparts in other states according to a new national report. Education Week today released the 2012 Diplomas Countreport highlighting Florida’s graduates compared to the nation. The report, which is based on data from the graduating class of 2009, shows that Florida’s Hispanic and African American students outpace the national graduation rate average by 10 and 3.5 percentage points, respectively. continue reading »

Brazilian Camila Alves to Marry Matthew McConaughey This Weekend in Texas

Actor Matthew McConaughey and his love, Camila Alves, are planning to walk down the aisle this weekend in Texas. The couple has invited only a handful of friends and family to the ceremony. continue reading »

Puerto Rican Schools to Teach Most Classes in English

English will gradually replace Spanish as the language taught in Puerto Rico's public schools under a 10-year plan due to enter into force later this summer, Education Secretary Edward Moreno Alonso told Efe Friday. continue reading »

Mexican Ex-Gov. Yarrington Says Allegations He’s Connected to Drug Cartels Are False

A Mexican former state governor accused of ties to drug cartels denied the allegations and said they were aimed at discrediting his party ahead of the July 1 presidential election. continue reading »

Mexican Government Authorizes Witness Protection Law

President Felipe Calderon signed into law a measure authorizing benefits - including new identities - for people who find themselves at risk due to their participation in judicial proceedings, Mexico's attorney general said. continue reading »

Mexican Court Overturns Ruling, “Queen of the Pacific” Will be Extradited to the U.S.

A Mexican federal court ruled that a reputed drug trafficker known as the "Queen of the Pacific" can be extradited to the United States. The judges overturned a January ruling blocking the handover of Sandra Avila Beltran on grounds that U.S. authorities were seeking to try her on the same charges as those she had already been acquitted of in Mexico. continue reading »

Costly Network Infrastructure Means Prospective Mexican TV Operators Must Invest $1 Billion

Bidders in a planned auction of two broadcast television channels in Mexico must be prepared to invest at least $1 billion to cover the cost of network infrastructure and other expenses, the head of the Federal Telecommunications Commission, or Cofetel, said. continue reading »

Carlos Slim’s Grupo Carso Gets $205 Million Pemex Rig Contract

Billionaire Carlos Slim's Grupo Carso said its Operadora Cicsa unit received contracts worth $205 million from state-owned Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex, to build three offshore oil rigs. continue reading »

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 »