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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

Famed Mexican Photographer Hector Garcia Dies

Mexican photographer Hector Garcia died of heart problems in this capital, a city whose modern history he chronicled in photos and for which he was considered "The Photographer of the City," the National Culture and Arts Council, or Conaculta, said. He was 88. continue reading »

Wal-Mart CEO Pledges to Investigate Bribery Allegations in Mexico

Wal-Mart Stores CEO Mike Duke defended the company's integrity amid reports of bribes paid to Mexican officials to expand market share, pledging to "get to the bottom" of the allegations. continue reading »

New Talent Competition “Dame Un Break” Seeking Latin Performing Artists

Tr3́s: MTV, Música y Más, the bilingual/bicultural entertainment destination for Latinos in the US, announces the launch of its talent competition for aspiring Latino artists with DAME UN BREAK presented by Wendy’s. Up-and-coming Latin music acts will battle it out for a shot at stardom. Aspiring artists can submit their auditions through June 18th on dameunbreak.tr3s.com. continue reading »

Argentine University Honors Calle 13’s Cultural Contributions

Puerto Rican urban band Calle 13 has been honored by Argentina's National University of La Plata for its contributions to popular communication and culture, the institution said. continue reading »

Explore Peruvian Cuisine and the Gastronomical Phenomenon in New Documentary (VIDEO)

Peru is experiencing something almost unique in the world: chefs have become important change agents in a country whose society and culture are rapidly evolving in the 21st century. As a result, more than 80,000 young Peruvians are studying gastronomy, instead of becoming lawyers, doctors or even footballers, as they follow this new path towards economic and social development. continue reading »

A Celebration of the LGBT Latino Experience

This month, newsmagazine IN THE LIFE celebrates Latin pride with Orgullo Latino, a look at the complexity of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Latinos in the United States. continue reading »

CHCI Announces Annual Hispanic Heritage Month Events

CHCI announced September 10-13 as the dates for its 35th Anniversary Hispanic Heritage Month celebration in Washington, D.C. with the theme "CHCI at 35: Keeping the Founders' Promise." CHCI hosts the nation's premier events commemorating Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM), which draws more than 3,000 Latino leaders from across the country to its Public Policy Conference, Reyes of Comedy, and Annual Awards Gala in Washington, D.C. Registration for CHCI HHM events is now available at www.chci.org. continue reading »

Increased Numbers of Unaccompanied Minors Attempting to Cross U.S.-Mexico Border

The number of undocumented minors attempting the dangerous trek across the U.S.-Mexico border alone has risen, experts gathered at the University of San Diego's "Children at the Border" forum said. continue reading »

NALEO’s Latino Voter Profile for State of California

The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund, the nation’s leading organization that facilitates the full participation of Latinos in the American political process, today released its 2012 primary electoral profile for the state of California. continue reading »

Combs Deserves UCLA Football Scholarship

A controversy has brewed in the media about a college scholarship to UCLA for football player Justin Combs. Combs worked hard to earn a $54,000 merit-based scholarship through dedication to football and a 3.75 GPA. continue reading »

Mick Jagger Tested as Peru’s Environmental Ambassador

Music legend Sir Mick Jagger has been drawn into a bitter row over an ‘illegal gas grab’ in the Peruvian Amazon. continue reading »

Obama Administration Working to Close Racial, Ethnic Gap on Asthma

This week U.S. federal agencies unveiled the Coordinated Federal Action Plan to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Asthma Disparities. continue reading »

Report: Chavez’s Cancer Has Metastasized

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is taking an opiate "100 times more potent than morphine" to alleviate the severe pain caused by the spread of cancer in his bones, Spanish daily ABC reported Saturday, citing an "intelligence report." continue reading »

Turbulent Wind Storm Attacks Colombian Town, Damages 1,000 Homes

A wind storm battered the northern Colombian town of Sabanalarga, leaving 108 people injured and damaging 1,000 homes, the National Risk Assessment Unit, or UNGRD, said. continue reading »

Body of Kidnapped Federal Police Commander Found Near Water Park

The charred body of a federal police commander was found with signs of torture and asphyxiation in the northwestern Mexican state of Sinaloa, officials said Saturday. continue reading »