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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

North Carolina’s Hispanic Vote Doubles in 4 Years

The proportion of Hispanic voters in North Carolina, which is considered to be a key state in the upcoming presidential election, has doubled over the past four years, according to a recent analysis by the Institute for Southern Studies. continue reading »

Constructing “HeelCondoms” Reduces Sentences For Puerto Rican Inmates

Inmates at Vega Alta women's prison in Puerto Rico are reducing their sentences thanks to their daily work of sewing "HeelCondoms," colorful and varied accessories that fit onto the heels of women's shoes. continue reading »

Chilean Voting Rolls Still Contain 1,000 Who “Disappeared” During The Pinochet Era

One thousand people who disappeared in custody during the 1973-1990 Augusto Pinochet dictatorship remain on Chile's voting rolls, the head of the electoral authority said Tuesday. continue reading »

Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange Interviews Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa (VIDEO)

Earlier this week, Wikileaks’ controversial founder Julian Assange interviewed President Rafael Correa of Ecuador and discussed various subjects including when Correa was taken hostage in 2010 in an attempted coup d’etat. continue reading »

Colombian Striker Radamel Falcao of Atletico Madrid Scores Impressive Goal (VIDEO)

During Atletico Madrid's match against American de Cali over the weekend, Colombian futballer Radamel Falcao scored a goal that can only be described as the impressive. continue reading »

Oaxacans in California Prepare for Guelaguetza Festival

Some communities of people from the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca are preserving their roots in California with festivals that emphasize their rich cultural tradition. continue reading »

FC Barcelona Has Revealed the Look of the Team’s New Jerseys

Lionel Messi and his teammates will have a new look next season. Coming in second after Spanish league rivals Real Madrid, FC Barcelona looks to be aiming for a fresh start. continue reading »

Pilot Throws Passenger Off Brazilian Flight For Sexist Remarks

The female pilot of Brazil’s Trip Airlines reportedly had a passenger ejected from a flight after he made sexist remarks about women. Prior to takeoff form the Belo Horizonte airport o continue reading »

Jessica Sanchez Will Learn Her Fate Tonight on American Idol (VIDEO)

16-year old Jessica Sanchez will learn her fate tonight on 'American Idol' and find out if her last round of performances makes her the overall winner. continue reading »

Secret Service Chief Apologizes, DEA Under Investigation for Involvement with Colombian Prostitutes

The federal government is once again in hot water for agents’ conduct in Colombia. Ahead of the director of the Secret Service’s comments on the recent scandal involvin continue reading »

Selena Gomez’s Hacker Gareth Crosskey Sentenced to 12 Months in Jail

The man who hacked Selena Gomez’s Facebook account has been sentenced to 12 months in jail. On May 16, 21-year-old Gareth Crosskey of Great Britain was sentence to a year in jail after he pled guilty to crimes under Britain’s Computer Misuse Act. continue reading »

Mexican Firefighters Save 300 From Burning Building

Some 300 people were rescued Tuesday from a burning building in the Mexican capital's upscale Santa Fe neighborhood, officials said. continue reading »

U.S. Census Bureau Admits to Leaving Out 1 Million Minorities in 2010 Census

The U.S. Census Bureau said Tuesday that it omitted more than 1.5 million people belonging to ethnic minorities in the 2010 count, though it defended the accuracy of all other figures. continue reading »

This Weeks Immigration Policy Update

On May 16, the House passed its version of the Violence Against Women Act reauthorization bill. Although some last-minute changes were made in a manager's amendment, the bill would still weaken protections for immigrant victims of domestic violence. continue reading »

Amnesty International Criticizes Journalists’ Protection in Mexico

Amnesty International on Monday severely criticized what it said was the Mexican government's lack of action to protect journalists in the country, adding that proof of that are the murders of six members of the media in less than a month. continue reading »