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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

Misspelled Spanish Language Street Signs in Ybor City, Fla May Be Sold

The Tampa City Council has voted to change the misspelled Spanish language signs on Seventh Avenue in Ybor City, Florida, and are debating whether or not to put the old signs up for sale. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: El Paso Mechanic Arrested on Child Pornography Charges

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents arrested a local school district bus mechanic on child pornography charges. continue reading »

Research Finds Immigrants Build Stronger, Safer Communities in Southern California

UCI prepares first regional progress report on socioeconomic, quality-of-life trends. Contrary to some perceptions, the large influx of Asian and Latino immigrants into Southern California over the past 50 year continue reading »

Orphaned Elephants from Namibia Make it to New Home in Mexico

A group of 9 elephants from Namibia are enjoying their new home in Mexico. The African elephants were orphans after their parents were killed by ivory hunters and range in age from 4 to 9. continue reading »

University in Denver Lowers Tuition for Undocumented Students

Starting in August, the Metropolitan State College of Denver will authorize lower tuitions for certain undocumented students. continue reading »

Nicaragua Plans to Construct Interoceanic Canal Within 10 Years

Nicaragua's government plans to build a $30 billion interoceanic canal within the next 10 years, calling that project a "priority" and an addition to the country's "national heritage." continue reading »

Bomb Detonates, Killing Rebels Before They Could Attack Police Post

Two members of the FARC guerrilla group were killed when a bomb they were planning to launch at a police post accidentally detonated, Colombian police said Thursday. continue reading »

Mazda Begins Training Mexican Employees in Japan Ahead of Plant Opening

Japanese automaker Mazda Motor said it started training the initial group of workers for its new plant in Mexico at its Hiroshima headquarters on Thursday. continue reading »

Illinois May Soon Combat Gangs With RICO Law

A law awaiting the signature of Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn would allow authorities to use RICO anti-racketeering laws against street gangs blamed for up to 80 percent of homicides in Chicago. continue reading »

Amid Crisis Luis Maria Linde Named Spain’s New Central Bank Chief

Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's government named a new governor of Spain's central bank on Thursday, entrusting him with overseeing the continued restructuring of the nation's troubled financial sector. continue reading »

Romney Campaign Launches “Juntos con Romney” To Attract Latino Voters

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on Wednesday presented "Juntos con Romney," which will be in charge of efforts to attract the crucial Latino vote. continue reading »

Smartphones and Social Networking Revolutionizing Latin American Content Consumption

Latin America is experiencing a transformation in the media with new entertainment platforms and the technological revolution, several experts agreed here Wednesday. continue reading »

George Clooney to Direct “Comandante” Based on American’s Role in Castro’s Overthrow of Batista

Hollywood superstar George Clooney will direct a movie based on the story of an American’s role in helping Fidel Castro Overthrow the Fulgencio Batiste regime. continue reading »

Lopez Obrador is Gaining Points in Mexican Presidential Elections, Peña Nieto Falling

Leftist presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has consolidated his hold on second place in the polls ahead of Mexico's presidential election next month, trailing frontrunner Enrique Peña Nieto, who saw his support drop amid the rise of a national student movement that opposes his candidacy. continue reading »

Brazilian Child Wakes Up at Own Funeral, Asks for Water, ‘Re-dies’

Last week, 2-year-old Kelvin Santos stopped breathing at a hospital in Belem, Brazil, while being treated for pneumonia. After the toddler’s death, his body was given to his family continue reading »