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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

LATINO BLOTTER:  Five Men Tortured and Strangled in Guatemalan Auto-Repair Shop

The bodies of five strangled men were found Saturday inside an auto-repair shop on the southeast side of the Guatemalan capital, emergency workers said. continue reading »

Colombia to Provide 100,000 Residents Free Homes, To Spend $738 Million on Housing

Colombia plans to invest 1.3 trillion pesos (about $738.13 million) in housing programs "for the poorest of the poor," which it is adding to the plan to provide 100,000 homes free to the most vulnerable among the population, President Juan Manuel Santos said. continue reading »

Another Journalist Killed in Mexico, Beaten and Strangled in Her Bathroom

The body of Regina Martinez, the Proceso magazine correspondent in the eastern Mexican state of Veracruz, was found in her house, officials said. continue reading »

Dead Dolphins and Now Hundreds of Dead Pelicans in Peru

Fishermen and environmentalists are calling on officials to investigate the deaths of more than 200 pelicans on the beaches of northern Peru, media reports said. continue reading »

Three Generations of Dominican Family Die When Car Plunges 60 Feet into Bronx Zoo from Overpass

Seven people perished today, all from the same Dominican family, as their Honda minivan plunged off an overpass into the Bronx zoo. Three generations of the continue reading »

‘Missing’ Cuban Actors Seek Asylum after Winning Big at Tribeca Film Festival

The two Cuban actors who disappeared as soon as they set foot in the United States, where they had traveled to present at New York's Tribeca Film Festival the film "Una noche" (One Night), in which they both star, will request asylum in this country. continue reading »

The Rubio Watch:  Grandfather Almost Deported

Florida Senator and possible Republican Vice Presidential candidate, Marco Rubio, finds himself defending his family’s history yet again as reports break about his maternal grandfather’s immigration to the United States. continue reading »

Colombian Adventure Park Plans to Construct Largest Jesus Christ Statute in the World

Huila Africa, a wildlife adventure park located in central Colombia, plans to construct the two largest statues in the world of Jesus. The extreme sports and adventure park known for activities such as camping, horseback riding, paintball, and kayaking, will now add religion to that list. continue reading »

First Ladies of Latin America Combating Number of Minor Children Immigrating Alone to Find Parents

During a conference sponsored by the United States Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, first ladies from Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala joined forces to raise awareness of the growing numbers of illegal immigration of unaccompanied children. continue reading »

In Case You Were Wondering:  Frida Kahlo’s Mysterious Infertility Solved

Dr. Fernando Antelo, a surgical pathologist at the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, believes he has unlocked the mystery of celebrated Mexican artist, Frida Kahlo’s, infertility. After researching her life as well as her numerous self portraits, the surgeon believes Kahlo suffered from a rare condition called Asherman’s Syndrome. continue reading »

Guillermo Del Toro’s New Project

Guillermo del Toro's Necropia Entertainment is teaming up with Angry Films in optioning the spec script by Adam Robitel called The Bloody Benders. continue reading »

Dominican Hanley Ramirez of Miami Marlins Get Endorsement Deal with New Balance Shoes

Third baseman, Hanley Ramirez has just inked a new deal with shoe and athletic wear provider New Balance. As part of the deal, the Dominican ball player will wear New Balance cleats and all his off-field footwear will also be New Balance. continue reading »

U.S. Ecuador Ambassador Gets Senate Approval

The United States Senate confirmed this week that Adam Namm is the new U.S. ambassador to Ecuador replacing Heather Hodger, who was expelled last year. continue reading »

President Barack Obama Endorses Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva for Congress

Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva announced his endorsement by President Barack Obama in Grijalva’s bid for reelection. President Obama released the following statement: continue reading »

Brazilian Film Maker Carlos Diegues to Chair Jury for Cannes Film Festival

After Bong Joon-Ho, Gael García Bernal, Roschdy Zem and Abbas Kiarostami, the demanding task of selecting the best new filmmaker this year falls to Carlos Diegues. continue reading »