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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

Cuban Men Rescued by Disney Cruise Ship Near Key West - Were They Trying to Get to U.S.?

While one cruise ship defends itself for not helping stranded boaters, some of who died, another is being called heroic. Over the weekend, cruise ship Disney Fantasy embarked from Port Canaveral, on its way to Gra continue reading »

Top-Quality Tequila From Mexico Seeing a Surge

A distilleries in Mexico have reportedly seen a noticeable increase in those looking for high-quality tequila. Sangre de Aztec in Jalisco produces about 9,000 bottles of “real…100 percent agave” tequila per day. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: 2 Arrested After Using Sledgehammer on Horse to “Help” Owner

A California man in calling his friend misguided after he used a sledgehammer on the man’s ailing horse to “put it out of its misery.” Lupe Valdez of Porterville, Calif. had a 27-year-old horse named Lobo who was reaching the end of his life. Valdez, wh continue reading »

Brazilian Man’s Gag to Look Like the Hulk Not So Funny After Nuclear Submarine Paint Stains Skin

A Brazilian man is rather embarrassed after local newspapers picked up the story of him painting himself green to look like the Hulk only to realize he could not get it off. continue reading »

Mexico: Foster the People Invite Mariachi Band on Stage to Perform “Pumped Up Kicks” (VIDEO)

During their tour, the increasingly popular band Foster the People stopped in Mexico. While there the band heard a mariachi band, El Mejor Mariachi De Mexico, and really got into the music. continue reading »

Obama Releases Next Set of Spanish Language TV, Radio Ads Featuring Latino Organizers

Obama for America released the third in a series of Spanish language television and radio ads highlighting the President’s record on issues of particular importance to the Hispanic community. The ads, which discuss the President’s record on jobs and health care, feature first person accounts from Obama for America organizers sharing their personal stories of how the President’s policies have empowered Latino families and communities. continue reading »

Texas Primary: Congressman Silvestre Reyes Loses

U.S. Rep. Silvestre Reyes, D-Texas, will have to give up his seat in the House of Representatives after losing the primary in his state, thus ending a 16-year-political career in Washington. continue reading »

Pew Hispanic Center- A Conversation About Identity

The Pew Hispanic Center recently published "When Labels Don't Fit: Hispanics and their Views of Identity." The report was based on a nationwide survey that found most Hispanics don't embrace the term "Hispanic." And even fewer prefer the term "Latino." continue reading »

Fiery Bus Crash in Argentina Kills 8, Injures 20

At least eight people were killed and 20 others injured when a bus collided with a truck in Misiones, a province in northern Argentina, officials said Wednesday. continue reading »

Canada Hosted the Annual Mexico-Canada Alliance

Mexican Foreign Relations Secretary Patricia Espinosa met with Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird in Ottawa to discuss bilateral affairs and the upcoming G-20 Summit in Los Cabos, Mexico. continue reading »

Brazil’s Indians Occupy Health Ministry Protesting Poor Health Care

About 100 Indians of various ethnicities on Tuesday occupied Brazil's Health Ministry in this capital, while other groups blocked highways in the southern part of the country to demand that the authorities provide better health care for their people. continue reading »

Mexico’s Telecom Industry Saw Nearly 12% Growth in First Quarter

Mexico's telecom industry grew 11.9 percent in the first quarter of 2012 compared to the same period last year due mainly to strong performance by the satellite TV, mobile telephony and long distance segments, the Federal Telecommunications Commission, or Cofetel, said. continue reading »

Cuba’s Sugar Harvest Fell Short By 68,000 tons

The 2011-2012 sugar harvest in Cuba was 16 percent bigger than the year before, but the results were "modest" and "insufficient" following a disappointing growing season, government officials said. continue reading »

Mexico’s Supreme Court to Review Constitutionality of Perp Walks

Mexico's Supreme Court plans to rule on whether the parading of suspects before the press violates the constitutional presumption of a person's innocence until convicted of a crime, the Federal District Human Rights Commission said in a statement. continue reading »

Influential Brazilian Singer Gilberto Gil Nearly 70 and Still Performing

Singer-songwriter Gilberto Gil, an icon of Brazilian music, reviews in a new show his prolific career and celebrates his 70th birthday. Gil, born in Salvador, the capital of the northeastern state of Bahia, continue reading »