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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

Violence Takes the Life of Former Pro-Soccer Player in Colombia

A former soccer player for Barranquilla's Atletico Junior was gunned down and the case is being investigated by the Metropolitan Police of that Colombian city on the Caribbean, officials said. continue reading »

Four Spanish Children Amongst 19 Victims in Qatar Fire

Three of the four Spanish children killed in a fire Monday at a daycare center in a mall in Doha were the children of an executive of Spanish construction company OHL who works in Qatar, company spokesmen told Efe. continue reading »

Narco News: 10 Murdered in Acapulco Over Weekend in Cartel Violence

At least 10 people were murdered over the weekend in the Pacific resort city of Acapulco, Mexican prosecutors said. The bodies of nine men and a woman were found in different sections of the port city between Saturday night and noon on Sunday, spokesmen for the Guerrero state Attorney General's Office told Efe. continue reading »

Wife Accuses Zeta Cartel of Kidnapping Her Husband Out of Their Texas Home

Marina Morfin is pleading for the safe return of her husband Armando Morfin, who was kidnapped out of their La Blanca, Texas home on March 30th. continue reading »

Narcos Suspected in Fire Bombings of Pepsi Subsidiary in Mexico

This weekend a series of fire bombings targeted a PepsiCo subsidiary, Sabritas and for the first time in narco war history a private, large scale enterprise has been targeted. continue reading »

Alejandro Sanz and Raquel Perera Tie the Knot in Double Ceremony With Son’s Baptism

Singer Alejandro Sanz and his girlfriend Raquel Perera were married over the weekend at his farm in the Jarandilla de la Vera municipality in the western Spanish province of Caceres, Hola magazine reported. continue reading »

Pope Benedict Receives President of Costa Rica Laura Chinchilla Miranda

This morning the Holy Father Benedict XVI received in audience Laura Chinchilla Miranda, president of Costa Rica. The president subsequently went on to meet with Cardinal Secretary of State Tarcisio Bertone S.D.B. who was accompanied by Archbishop Dominique Mamberti, secretary for Relations with States. continue reading »

Mexico’s “Chicharito” Hernandez is UNICEF’s Newest Goodwill Ambassador

Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez, who plays for Manchester United and the Mexican national team, has agreed to serve as a goodwill ambassador for UNICEF Mexico. continue reading »

US: Puerto Rico: Failure of the State

The Puerto Rican economy has come a long way since it started to industrialize and modernize in the mid-1900s through what was called "Operation Bootstrap" in English, or "Operación Manos a la Obra" in Spanish. continue reading »

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 »