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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

CHCI and Univision Partner for 35th Annual Awards Gala

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) announced today that Univision Communications Inc., the leading media company serving Hispanic America, will serve as its exclusive media partner for the 35th Anniversary Awards Gala on Thursday, September 13, 2012 in Washington, D.C. continue reading »

Luis Miguel, Daddy Yankee to Perform at People en Espanol Music Festival

Festival PEOPLE EN ESPANOL Presented by Target, an event celebrating Hispanic entertainment, culture and community, announces its line up of musical talent performing in San Antonio, Texas, on September 1 – 2. continue reading »

States Ignore Minorities in Climate-Related Disaster Plans

Minority populations across the south and southwest are especially vulnerable to climate change, according to a new report put out by the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies. Local and state governments, it also found, are failing to integrate such concerns into their climate disaster plans. continue reading »

Win the Quince of Your Dreams, Complete with Daddy Yankee Performance

Recognizing that a quinceanera symbolizes one of the most important coming-of-age traditions for Latino teens and their families, Verizon is again offering a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to celebrate this memorable moment with an all-expenses-paid party and college scholarship through its My Fabulous Quince essay contest. From June 1 through July 31, teens from eight participating cities and the surrounding areas will have the chance to enter to win the Quince of their dreams by submitting an essay online or at Verizon's My Fabulous Quince expos. Participating cities include: Chicago; New York; Miami; Dallas; Houston; El Paso, Texas; Los Angeles and San Francisco. continue reading »

Celebrate Memorial Day With This Cheese Flautas Recipe

Flautas are a Mexican dish, from Sinaloa, consisting of a tortilla stuffed with different ingredients and then fried. These crispy snacks make the perfect party food. continue reading »

New TV Series Based on Drug Lord Pablo Escobar’s Life To Premiere

The life of notorious Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar can soon be followed on the small screen in a series that recounts his reign over a vast criminal empire during the 1980s and early 1990s when he terrorized his country with murders and car bombs. continue reading »

NBC/WSJ/Telemundo Poll:  61% of Latino Voters for Obama, 27% for Romney

According to the first national NBC News/WSJ/Telemundo poll, 61 percent of Latino registered voters consulted would cast their ballots for President Obama and 27 percent for Mitt Romney. The poll, the first in a series of surveys of Latino respondents to be produced by NBC News, The Wall Street Journal and Telemundo, also revealed a 61 percent approval rating for Barack Obama (compared with 48 percent of all Americans in the recently released NBC/WSJ poll). continue reading »

Chilean Robbers Make Off With Nearly $1 Million

A gang of criminals in Santiago assaulted the armored car of a company that transports cash and valuables, then fled with a booty of some 500 million pesos ($980,000), police officials said. continue reading »

Partial Veto of Land-Use Bill Not Enough, Greenpeace Protests in Brazil

The environmental organization Greenpeace blocked a freighter from being loaded with iron in the port of Sao Luis in the northern Brazilian state of Maranhao in protest against the partial veto by President Dilma Rousseff of a widely criticized land-use bill. continue reading »

Spanish Bank Requests $23.77 Billion Bailout and Admits to Lying About 2011 Profits

Spain's fourth-largest financial institution said Friday that it needs an additional 19 billion euros ($23.77 billion) from the government to boost loss provisions. continue reading »

Female Prison Official Killed in Venezuela

An official of the Andean Region Penitentiary Center, or CPRA, in the western Venezuelan state of Merida, died after being shot six times by two men who intercepted her as she was on her way home, the daily Panorama said. continue reading »

5 Women Including 3 Minors Raped By Guatemalan Gang

Five women, three of them minors, were raped by a gang of armed men who assaulted a farm near the town of Palin, some 50 kilometers (30 miles) south of the Guatemalan capital, emergency management officials said. continue reading »

Expanding Hispanic Population to Play Major Role in Texas Elections

While Latino organizations point to Texas as a state where election results will be determined by Hispanics, the two Democrats vying to represent El Paso in Congress say that what they believe most important are border issues, apart from any ethnic differences. continue reading »

Six Cartel Gunmen Arrested with Large Collection of Firearms in Mexico

Soldiers arrested six drug-cartel enforcers and seized an arms cache in the western state of Michoacan, Mexican authorities said Friday. continue reading »

Wilmer Valderrama Being Sued By Neighbor For “Too Much Noise”

Of all the neighbors in the world to live by, Wilmer Valderrama isn’t one person’s first choice, reports state. continue reading »