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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

State Department Announces Basketball Envoy Program to Venezuela

The U.S. State Department and the National Basketball Association (NBA) announced that they will send Nykesha Sales, a six-time Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) All-Star, to Venezuela May 28 - June 1. Sales will join Greivis Vasquez, a Venezuelan-born player with NBA’s New Orleans Hornets, to participate in a U.S. government exchange program that brings people together for greater understanding through sports. continue reading »

Celebrate Memorial Day With This Chiles Capones Recipe

Another form of chile relleno, this snack from Puebla, Mexico can be rustic fare for casual parties. Most of the work can be done ahead of time, leaving only the frying of the chiles for the last minute. Although following the procedures in this recipe should result in virtually no-heat chiles, jalapenos can vary. continue reading »

After 10 Years in Prison for Alllegedly Assaulting a Nurse, Roberto Anel Diaz Morales Exonerated

Roberto Anel Diaz Morales, sentenced in 2001 to 172 years in prison for taking part in a fatal assault on a young nurse, was freed after the Puerto Rican Supreme Court overturned his conviction. continue reading »

UN Urges Peru To Implement Emergency Protection Measures for Machu Picchu

A Unesco mission asked Peruvian authorities to take emergency measures to protect the archaeological site of Machu Picchu, and in particular to keep the neighboring village of Aguas Calientes from spreading any further. continue reading »

Pablo Azar Pleads for Improved Living Conditions for Diego the Lion

After viewing video footage and photos of Diego, the suffering young lion confined alone to a barren enclosure in Mexico's Zacango Zoo, Mexico City–born El Talismán star Pablo Azar has fired off a letter on PETA's behalf to local and national wildlife officials to ask them to expedite Diego's relocation to a U.S. sanctuary that is standing by to accept him. There, he would be afforded room to roam and get to enjoy the company of other big cats. continue reading »

Rousseff Vetoes Portions of Brazil’s Controversial Environmental Bill

President Dilma Rousseff vetoed 12 of the 84 articles of a widely criticized land-use bill, including an amnesty for people who contributed to deforestation in Brazil's Amazon region, the government said Friday. continue reading »

2,500-year-old Altar Unearthed By Mexican Archaeologists

An altar and a stela estimated to date from as early as 800 B.C. were found at the Chalcatzingo archaeological site in the central state of Morelos, Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History, or INAH, said. continue reading »

Two Puerto Rican Men Found Dead in Taxi

Two men were found dead in the wee hours of Friday inside a taxi in the San Juan neighborhood of Hato Rey, the Puerto Rico Police Department said. continue reading »

Death Threats Force Human Rights Lawyer To Leave Mexico

A Mexican attorney who specializes in human rights cases announced he is leaving the country temporarily because of death threats. Vidulfo Rosales Sierra, legal counsel for the Tlachinollan Mountain Human Rights Center, is the second rights activist in less than a month to flee Mexico. continue reading »

Former Mexican Governor Apprehended on Corruption Charges

The former governor of the Mexican state of Baja California Sur was arrested here on corruption charges, officials told Efe. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Bodies of Two Men Found in Landfill

The bodies of two men in an advanced state of decomposition were found at noon yesterday near the landfill Huitzuco, in the "Cerro Grande". The unidentified victims were between 20 -25 years old and 35 - 55 years old. continue reading »

Poll: Obama Favored Over Romney Among Hispanic Voters - But Pres’ Work for Hispanic Vote Not Over

Though Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's campaign is aware they will need as much of the Latino vote as they can get, it is surely an uphill battle, as Republicans have historically no been very popular among Hispanics/Latinos. continue reading »

Jay Lopez Talks Prepares for His First Film “Sin Padre” (VIDEO)

California actor Jay Lopez was brought up alone by his mother and, inspired by his own story, wrote the screenplay for "Sin Padre" (Without a Father), a film to which he is now giving the finishing touches for its presentation at Latino film festivals. continue reading »

UN Official Implores Colombia to Fight Impunity For Sexual Violence Crimes

Colombia must increase its efforts to fight impunity for crimes of sexual violence, a United Nations envoy said today, adding that such efforts should be paired with assistance to survivors and victims. continue reading »

Bolivia to Implement Model Program for Early Childhood Development

Bolivia will implement a model program for early childhood development to improve access and quality of care for more than 25,000 children under 4 years old, with a $20 million loan approved by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). continue reading »