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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

Latinos Families Encouraged to Discover Nature via New Public Service Ad

In an effort to motivate Hispanic families to get outside more often and reconnect with nature, the Ad Council and the U.S. Forest Service have launched the Descubre el Bosque public service advertising campaign, an extension of their popular English-language Discover the Forest campaign started in 2009. continue reading »

Spain Seeks Bailout that Could Hit $125 Billion

Spain has now become the latest and largest country seeking a European bailout that could hit the $125 billion mark. continue reading »

Marc Anthony Says “The President has Our Back”

Check out the new video Latinos for Obama, better known as 'latinos.barackobama.com', has put out with none other than Marc Anthony. He urges Latino voters and says: continue reading »

U.S. Supports Mexican Activist’s Peace Caravan

Mexican poet-turned-activist Javier Sicilia has received the U.S. government's backing for his planned month-long peace caravan in that country aimed at drawing attention to drug-related violence and communicating his anti-drug war message. continue reading »

Missing Helicopter Found in Andes, 14 Killed

Peruvian police on Saturday found the wreckage of a helicopter missing for four days in the Andes mountains and said there was no sign of survivors, officials told Efe. continue reading »

Drug Lab Explosion Kills 1, Injures 3 in Mexico

One person was killed and three others were seriously injured in a blast at a suspected clandestine drug laboratory in the northwestern Mexican city of Culiacan, military spokespersons said. continue reading »

Over 1 Million Cubans Suffering From Water-Supply Issues

More than 1,159,000 Cubans are currently suffering the effects of water-supply problems on the island, a state television news report said. continue reading »

Zetas’ Money Launderer Apprehended by Mexican Soldiers

Mexican soldiers detained a suspected money launderer for the Los Zetas drug cartel in the Gulf Coast states of Veracruz and Tabasco, the Navy Secretariat said. continue reading »

Indian Company to Terminate $2.1 Billion Contract With Bolivian Mining

India's Jindal Steel & Power Ltd. plans to pull out of a contract to develop a massive iron-ore deposit in eastern Bolivia, President Evo Morales' largest mining project, officials said Saturday. continue reading »

Drug Boss Arrested for the Murder of Mexican Activist’s Son

Army troops apprehended a drug kingpin in connection with last year's murder of the son of anti-violence activist Javier Sicilia, the Mexican defense department said Friday. continue reading »

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 »