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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

Obama Administration Working to Close Racial, Ethnic Gap on Asthma

This week U.S. federal agencies unveiled the Coordinated Federal Action Plan to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Asthma Disparities. continue reading »

Report: Chavez’s Cancer Has Metastasized

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is taking an opiate "100 times more potent than morphine" to alleviate the severe pain caused by the spread of cancer in his bones, Spanish daily ABC reported Saturday, citing an "intelligence report." continue reading »

Turbulent Wind Storm Attacks Colombian Town, Damages 1,000 Homes

A wind storm battered the northern Colombian town of Sabanalarga, leaving 108 people injured and damaging 1,000 homes, the National Risk Assessment Unit, or UNGRD, said. continue reading »

Body of Kidnapped Federal Police Commander Found Near Water Park

The charred body of a federal police commander was found with signs of torture and asphyxiation in the northwestern Mexican state of Sinaloa, officials said Saturday. continue reading »

Bolivia Destroyed 250 Cocaine Labs This Week

Bolivian police dismantled nearly 250 cocaine laboratories in recent days in the eastern province of Santa Cruz, the FELCN drug enforcement agency said. continue reading »

Cuba Agrees to Visit By U.N. Rapporteur on Torture

Cuba pledged Friday to allow a visit by the United Nations' special rapporteur on torture, whose predecessor tried unsuccessfully to obtain authorization to visit the Caribbean island. continue reading »

U.S. and Peru Hold Environment Meetings

The Governments of the United States and Peru convened a series of environmental meetings related to the U.S. - Peru Trade Promotion Agreement (PTPA) from in Washington, D.C. continue reading »

Panama to Reduce Vulnerability to Natural Disasters with $100 Million Investment

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a loan for $100 million to help Panama reduce its vulnerability to natural disasters and the effects of climate change. continue reading »

Messi, Forlan to Play World Soccer Masters Tour in Miami

Many of the biggest names soccer, including Lionel Messi, who is arguably the best player in the game today, come together for one of 2012's most memorable matches. The World Soccer Masters Tour will take place at Sun Life Stadium on June 23 at 7 p.m. continue reading »

Help Immigrants Taken an Important Step on Path to Citizenship

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has proposed an important change to its regulations which would help alleviate the family separation and financial hardship currently encountered by some immigrants who are seeking legal permanent residence (LPR) and have U.S. citizen relatives. The proposed rule would enable these immigrants to apply for a waiver they may need to obtain their LPR status while living in the United States. continue reading »

No-Han: Santana Pitches the Mets First No-Hitter!

Coming into Friday night’s game the New York Mets played 8,019 games without a no hitter. That all changed on game 8,020. During spring training Santana and the Mets didn’t even know if the lefty would even pitch Opening Day. continue reading »

Salsa Icon Celia Cruz Wins “Iconic American” Contest At The Smithsonian

Late Cuban-American salsa icon Celia Cruz was voted the winner of the Smithsonian's Frame an Iconic American contest and will be the subject of a biographical portrait to be exhibited at that institution's National Museum of American History in Washington. continue reading »

Rare Event Caught in Argentina as Glacier Flips (VIDEO)

In a stroke of luck a tourist caught a rare event in Argentina and posted the results on YouTube. The Glacier flip It took place near the Upsala Glacier in Los Glaciares National Park, notes the Daily Mail. About 15 seconds into the clip, the top of the iceberg begins to sink into the water. continue reading »

Florida Congressman Introduces His Complicated, Onerous Alternative To The DREAM Act

Immigration remains a divisive issue for Republicans, with a faction of the party backing anti-immigrant laws while others are more moderate. On the campaign trail, Mitt Romney tried to straddle the divide. He first promised to veto the DREAM Act to win over hard right primary voters, before saying in April that he would be OK with the legislation for people who serve in the military. continue reading »

Mexico Shocks Bosnia Late

A last gasp winner from Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez was the difference in Mexico’s 2-1 victory over Bosnia this week. continue reading »