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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

LULAC Announces 2012 Voter Registration Campaign

LULAC announces the launch of its 2012 Voter Registration campaign, “The Future is in Your Hands: Vote”. LULAC is committed to ensuring that Latino issues are an integral part of the upcoming general election. continue reading »

Hundreds of Brazilian Municipalities in Emergency Situations as Drought Continues

A total of 800 municipalities in northeastern Brazil are in an emergency situation because of the drought, after the government announced Friday that 25 more cities in Pariaba state are in that plight. continue reading »

Castro Knew About JFK Assassination and Lee Harvey Oswald, New Book Claims

Former Cuban President Fidel Castro knew that U.S. President John F. Kennedy was going to be shot in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963, former CIA analyst Brian Latell says in his new book, "Castro's Secrets. The CIA and Cuba's Intelligence Machine." continue reading »

Mexico Receives $400m To Benefit Forestry Programs

Mexico received $392 million, of which $350 million are a loan from the World Bank and $42 million are from the Forest Investment Program, or FIP, for developing woodlands, officials said. continue reading »

Former Brazilian President Lula Looking to Run Again If Rousseff Does Not Seek Re-election

Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said in a televisión interview that he will be a presidential candidate in 2014 if current President Dilma Rousseff does not stand for reelection. continue reading »

Police Officers Who Burned Dogs Alive Will Be Fired, Says Colombian Mayor

The police officers who burned two dogs alive while clearing homeless people out of a camp in Colombia's capital will be fired, Bogota Mayor Gustavo Petro said. continue reading »

Mexican Documentary Filmmaker Awarded For Her Courage By The U.S.

U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Anthony Wayne honored a Mexican filmmaker who has been nominated for the U.S. State Department's International Women of Courage Award. continue reading »

Mexican Supreme Court To Make Decision On Cassez Case In August

Mexican Supreme Court justice Olga Sanchez Cordero said in a television interview broadcast Thursday that the case of Florence Cassez, a Frenchwoman convicted of kidnapping in Mexico, will be decided in August. continue reading »

Family of Ildelfonso Martinez Sanchez May Sue Border Patrol After he Died in AZ Desert

The family of undocumented immigrant Ildelfonso Martinez Sanchez, who died in the Arizona desert trying to cross into the United States after being deported, may sue the U.S. Border Patrol because they consider that the agents' long delayed search for him contributed to the tragedy. continue reading »

Orlando Looking To Improve Pedestrian Safety With New Campaign Targeting Hispanics

The central Florida city of Orlando, an international tourist magnet, is also the most dangerous metropolitan zone in the United States for pedestrians, mainly Hispanics, and so a campaign has been launched to try and avoid more traffic accidents involving people on foot. continue reading »

Chavez May Only Have Months To Live, Says Respected Source

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's cancer is now in the "end stage" and it is "doubtful" he will live to see the results of the Oct. 7 elections, U.S. journalist Dan Rather said. continue reading »

Costa Rica’s Mysterious Spheres May Soon be Added to World Heritage List

The Costa Rican Diquís Spheres, which date back to the pre-Columbian era, are believed to have been carved between 200 BC and 1500 AD and may finally be included on the Wild Heritage List. continue reading »

Mother Outraged Daughter Given “Award” for Most Excuses for Not Having Homework

An Arizona student was given an award her mother was not only not proud of, but also angered by. Cassandra Garcia, 8, was reportedly “humiliated” when her teacher presented her with the “Catastrophe Award” for having the highest number of excuses for not having her homework. continue reading »

The “Yo Soy 132” Student Movement Gathered to Draft a Platform in Mexico City

Members the "Yo soy 132" student protest movement drafted a platform aimed at influencing Mexico's July 1 presidential election and countering perceived media bias, declaring their opposition to the Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, candidate Enrique Peña Nieto, the frontrunner in the polls. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Fake Doc, Edgar Orozco-Abundis, Pleads Guilty to Practicing Medicine Without License

A fake doctor in Sparks, Neveda has pled guilty to performing cosmetic surgery without a license. Edgar Orozco-Abundis, 40, is reportedly a licensed medical doctor in Mexico. continue reading »