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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

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 »

Locked Up Abroad: Man Escapes a Mexican Prison by Dressing Like a Woman

In 1973, Dwight Worker was arrested in Mexico City after he was caught trying to smuggle cocaine into the U.S. He was sentenced to 5 years for drug possession, but after 2 years of allegedly being tortured in Lecumberri Prison (often called “The Black Palace of Mexico”) Worker was at his breaking point. continue reading »

Family Continues to Honor Hispanic Soldier Killed in Iraq in 2004

The parents of Isela Rubalcava, an Hispanic soldier who died eight years ago in Iraq, will remember their daughter with special intensity this Memorial Day weekend. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Man Points Gun at Women to Get in Front of Them at McDonald’s

A Florida man was taken into custody after he allegedly suggestively revealed a gun to other drivers so he could get in front of them in line at the drive-through. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER:  Man Held by Police for Shopping Cart Theft Tries to Steal Police Station Clock

Wow – stupid does not begin to describe Miguel Marquez of Panama City, Florida. First he gets arrested for fighting with his partner-in-crime over stolen items and then he decides to steal from the very police that arrested him. continue reading »

Crossing into the U.S. from Mexico? You Could be Smuggling in Drugs Underneath Your Car

Authorities say Mexican drug smugglers are using unsuspecting drivers to move the drugs for them. Using strong magnets taped to the drugs to be transported, drug smugglers attach the drugs to the unde continue reading »

Judge Approves $18.5M Settlement for Woman Injured During ‘Transformers 3’ Filming

Lawyers for the woman severely injured during filming of Transformers 3 has reached a multi-million dollar settlement on her behalf. In 2010, the 24-year-old Gabriella Cedillo was one of extras on the set of continue reading »

Bodega Worker Pedro Hernandez Arrested for Murder of Etan Patz

Bodega worker, 51-year-old Pedro Hernandez has been arrested for the murder of 6-year-old Etan Patz who disappeared on his way to his school bus in 1979. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Fla. Couple Arrested for Leaving Child In Car While They Went in Strip Club

A Florida couple was arrested this week after they left a 4-year-old in a car outside a strip club so the husband could go in a “see the girls.” Israel Rangel Ortiz and his wife Edith Aguilar Cardona have been charged w continue reading »

FBI Award for Alleged Bride Killer, Arnoldo Jimenez, Probably Hiding in Mexico

Alleged bride killer, Arnoldo Jimenez, remains elusive to police and is probably hiding out in Mexico so the FBI has announced a $10,000 rewards in hopes of catching him. continue reading »

Only 2% of Congressional Representation is Latinos - Diversity Lacking in Government

National Urban Fellows, one of the country’s oldest leadership development organizations, announced the findings of Diversity Counts: Racial and Ethnic Diversity among Public Service Leadership, the first comprehensive review of representation in government, philanthropy, and non-profit organizations. continue reading »

Check Out Latin American History With @TodayInLatAm - on Twitter!

HS News is proud to announce our latest addition to the Twitter-sphere, TodayInLatAmHistory (‏@TodayInLatAm). Updated daily, we'll bring you interesting facts about what happened on that day in Latin American history. continue reading »

Mother Carmen Rios Garcia Blinded her Son as Part of Satanic Ritual

A Mexican mother blinded her 5-year-old son in an apparent satanic ritual, authorities in the central state of Mexico said Thursday. Carmen Rios Garcia, 23, is one of seven people in custody in connec continue reading »

,Pitcher Aroldis Chapman Sued for Causing Cuban-American’s Imprisonment in Cuba

Two Spanish-language newspapers in Miami, Florida are reporting that Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman is being sued for $18 million dollars for causing the imprisonment of a Cuban-American in Cuba. continue reading »