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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

UN Urges Central America to Fight Organized Crime in the Region

Senior United Nations officials drew the world’s attention to threats posed by transnational organized crime and drug trafficking in Central America and called for concerted global efforts to combat the scourge, which they said is spreading to other continents. continue reading »

Mexican National Charged with Robbing Four Banks in Sante Fe, New Mexico

Friday morning, Jaime Jesus Sanchez-Ramos, 22, a Mexican national, was arraigned on a federal indictment charging him with four counts of bank robbery in New Mexico. Sanchez-Ramos entered a not guilty plea to the indictment. Sanchez-Ramos has been in federal custody since his arrest on April 10, 2012 and remains detained pending trial. continue reading »

Social Security Releases Illinois’s Top Baby Names of 2011

The Social Security Administration today announced the most popular baby names in Illinois for 2011. Alexander and Sophia topped the list. continue reading »

Nicaragua Set to Launch Rent-to-Own Housing Program

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a $10 million loan to Banco de Finanzas S.A. (BDF), a leading commercial bank in Nicaragua, to finance a pilot housing project that will pave the way for low-income families working in the informal sector to get access to mortgage financing. continue reading »

Mario Gutierrez and I’ll Have Another,  One Race Away from Making History After Winning Preakness

In less then a month we will know if I’ll Have Another and Mexican jockey Mario Gutierrez will ride into horse racing history. Yesterday I’ll Have Another won the 137th Preakness after winning the Kentucky Derby last month. continue reading »

Barrick Gold Hopes To Begin Production At Pascua Lama in 2013

Canada's Barrick Gold expects to finish earthworks construction this year at the Pascua Lama open-pit gold and silver mine project on the Argentine-Chilean border with a view to inaugurating production in 2013, an Argentine government official said. continue reading »

Prehistoric Mammoth Remains Found in Mexico

Well-preserved skeletal remains of a mammoth that lived between 10,000 and 15,000 years ago have been discovered in the central Mexican state of Queretaro, the National Anthropology and History Institute, or INAH, said. continue reading »

Fourth High-Ranking Mexican Official Detained For Possibly Aiding Cartels

Retired Mexican army Lt. Col. Silvio Isidro de Jesus Hernandez Soto has been detained for questioning, becoming the fourth high-ranking retired or active-duty military officer to be taken into custody in recent days. continue reading »

Uruguayan Oscar Winner for Best Original Song is Commended For His Acting Debut

Argentine director Daniel Burman praised the work of Jorge Drexler in his film "La Suerte en Tus Manos" (All In), which he said was so good he quite forgot that the Uruguayan singer-songwriter had never acted before. continue reading »

Body of Kidnapped Journalist Found in Mexico

Mexican authorities found the dead body of kidnapped journalist Marco Antonio Avila Garcia on a road in the northwestern state of Sonora, officials told Efe. continue reading »

Guatemalan Prosecutors and Police Arrested For Facilitating Drug Smuggling

Three Guatemalan prosecutors and four police officers were arrested Friday on suspicion of ties to drug trafficking, the country's interior minister said. continue reading »

Brazilian Rights Group to Receive President Rousseff’s $10,000 Torture Compensation

President Dilma Rousseff will donate to a human rights organization the compensation she is to receive for having been tortured by the military regime that ruled Brazil from 1964-1985, her office said Friday. continue reading »

Check Out ‘El Americano: The Movie’ First Animated 3D Film Made by Latinos

Olmos Productions and Animex are partnering on the 3D animated film “EL AMERICANO: THE MOVIE”, the first animated co-production between the US and Mexico. continue reading »

Corrupt Puerto Rican Police Officer Sentenced to 24 Years for Being a Coke Distributor

David González-Pérez, a former Puerto Rico Police officer from Arecibo, Puerto Rico, was sentenced yesterday to 24 years in prison by U.S. District Judge Aida Delgado-Colón for conspiracy and attempt to possess with intent to distribute controlled substances, announced U.S. Attorney for the District of Puerto Rico Rosa Emilia Rodríguez-Vélez. González-Pérez was found guilty of 28 counts of conspiracy and attempt to possess with intent to distribute cocaine after a two-week trial in August 2011. continue reading »

The Ad Says, “No One Wants to be Called a Pig,” And Then Does Precisely That to All Mexicans

The Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights demands an explanation and apology from Pro Carpet and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution for the ad that appeared recently in AJC Reach. The ad says, “no one wants to be called a pig,” and then does precisely that to all Mexicans continue reading »