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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

Remembering Jose Gutierrez on Memorial Day

Jose Gutierrez gave his life for this country like the many others that we honor today on Memorial Day except that he did not have the title of citizen when he enlisted nor when he died. continue reading »

Mexico’s Carlos Reygadas Wins Best Director at Cannes for “Post Tenebras Lux.”

Mexico's Carlos Reygadas on Sunday won the prize for best director at the 65th edition of the Cannes Film Festival for "Post Tenebras Lux." "I would like to thank the festival, which believed in this film, which invited it to be here and which continues supporting it," said Reygadas upon collecting the award from the hand of French singer Patrick Bruel. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER:  Child Sexually Assaulted in Electronics Section of Wal-Mart

39-year-old Juan Francisco Gonzalez of Oxnard, California has been arrested for the sexual assault of a minor inside the local Wal-Mart store this past Friday. continue reading »

Drama “No” About Chilean Dictator Pinochet Wins Top Award at Cannes

The drama, “No” that tells the story of Chile’s referendum vote on Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet starring Gael Garcia Bernal has won top awards at Cannes. The movie that earlier this week was picked up by Sony Pictures, won the ‘Directors Fortnight’ and the ‘Art Cinema Award’. continue reading »

Mexican-American Five-Time World Boxing Champ John Lee “Johnny” Tapia Dies at 45

Police say five-time world boxing champion Johnny Tapia has been found dead by a family member at his home in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Police spokesman Robert Gibbs says authorities were called to the house at about 7:45 p.m. on Sunday. continue reading »

Nicaragua to Invest $20 Million in Early Childhood Programs for Poorest Children

Nicaragua will support cognitive, motor, and social development of children under age six in the country’s poorest communities with the help of a $20 million loan approved by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). continue reading »

Latin American Amazon Tribes Give Clue to Heart-Healthy Lifestyles

Investigating indigenous Amazonian or African peoples who still follow a hunter-gatherer or forager-horticulturist lifestyle is giving new insights into how diet and lifestyle affect the heart as humans age. continue reading »

Gunfire Between Rival Groups of Soccer Fans Kills 1, Injures 5 in Argentina

A 21-year-old man was fatally shot in a fight between rival groups of fans in Argentina, officials said. Daniel Sosa died in the hospital after being shot on Saturday continue reading »

Festival To Support Mexican Indians Draws Major Crowds

Thousands of people attended a festival this weekend in Mexico City to show their support for the efforts of the Wixarika Indians to protect their land and learn more about indigenous culture. continue reading »

2 Power Company Guards Arrested for Killing Guatemalan Peasant

Two employees of Spanish hydroelectric power company Hidro Santa Cruz were arrested for the murder of a peasant, a crime that sparked disturbances and the declaration of a state of siege for 18 days in the Indian town of Santa Cruz Barillas in western Guatemala. continue reading »

Landmine on Chile-Peru Border Detonates, Kills 1

A person was killed when they drove over an anti-tank mine in a remote area along the border between Chile and Peru, the Chilean army said. The identity and nationality of the victim, who was driving a vehicle belonging to a Peruvian taxi company, have not been released. continue reading »

3 Dead, 16 Wounded in Mexican Bar Brawl

Three men were gunned down following an argument with a woman at a bar in Ocotepec, a city in the central Mexican state of Morelos, prosecutors said. The woman made a telephone call after the argument and told the people on the other end, "come over here," the Morelos Attorney General's Office said in a statement, citing eyewitness accounts. continue reading »

FARC Will Finally Release Detained French Journalist This Week

French journalist Romeo Langlois will be released this week, Colombia's FARC guerrilla group said in a statement on Sunday. continue reading »

Mexican Rights Activist to Discuss Anti-Violence Movement With Presidential Candidates

Poet and human rights activist Javier Sicilia plans to meet with Mexico's four presidential candidates this week to lay out the position of his Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity, or MPJD, on security and victims of violence. continue reading »

CHCI and Univision Partner for 35th Annual Awards Gala

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) announced today that Univision Communications Inc., the leading media company serving Hispanic America, will serve as its exclusive media partner for the 35th Anniversary Awards Gala on Thursday, September 13, 2012 in Washington, D.C. continue reading »