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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

Jessica Sanchez and Phillip Phillips Go Head-to-Head for ‘American Idol’ Title

The audiences have spoken and the final two on American Idol have been revealed to be Phillip Phillips and Jessica Sanchez. Joshua Ledet was eliminated on Thursday night, and he wanted to keep it together and not shed any tears – but when he started to get comfort from everyone else he “lost it a little.” continue reading »

Infographic: Bilingualism Across the U.S.

While a majority of the country's population spoke English in 2007, data reveals that the population that speaks a language other than english has been increasing for about 30 years. While some may not like the sound of that, it does present the opportunity for those children to grow up as bilinguals. continue reading »

La Familia Narco Traffickers Plead Guilty to Operating in U.S.

United States Attorney Robert E. O’Neill; Steven E. Ibison, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Tampa Field Office; and Manatee County Sheriff Brad Steube announce today that two brothers, Victor Peralta-Saucedo (25) and Guillermo Peralta-Saucedo (32) pled guilty to drug and money laundering charges. Both brothers are Mexican nationals residing in the United States illegally. Prior to their arrest, they lived in Bradenton. continue reading »

Rubio Watch: Sen. Rubio Sympathizes with, then Attacks, Blameless Children

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) has talked ... and talked ... and talked about introducing a bill that would provide legal status to, as he says, blameless undocumented individuals who were brought to the United States as children. We have welcomed the Florida senator’s entry into this important discussion and have been anxious to see his bill and the strong Republican support that he has promised. continue reading »

FARC Rebels Recruited Teens Against Their Will in Colombia

Colombia's FARC guerrillas pulled at least 13 teenagers out of boarding schools in the southern province of Putumayo and forced them to join the ranks of the insurgency, a prominent human rights activist told Efe on Friday. continue reading »

Possible Attack Against MX Consulate in St. Paul, Minnesota Thwarted by FBI

The FBI thwarted a possible attack against the Mexican Consulate in St. Paul, Minnesota, devised by a man suspected of belonging to a white supremacist group. The media published details Frida continue reading »

Four Killed In Helicopter Crash During Air Force Exercises in Venezuela

Four air force personnel were killed and another injured Friday when their helicopter crashed during exercises in the western state of Yaracuy, Venezuela's defense minister said. continue reading »

Mayan Celebrations Begin in Mexico With Traditional Events

A pre-Columbian market, dances and offerings to the goddess Ixchel were the first events of the Sacred Maya Crossing, a tradition restored several years ago that is the first big event of the Maya year celebrations in Mexico. continue reading »

2 Suspects Apprehended In Connection With Murder of Honduran Journalist

Two people have been arrested and two others are being sought in connection with the abduction and murder of journalist Alfredo Villatoro, the head of the Honduran National Police said. continue reading »

Facebook Goes Public, Updates Its Status Thanks to Its Latino Fans

Well it’s official the ‘Libro de la Cara’ or Facebook is officially a publicly traded stock and all grown up due in part to the millions of Latinos living on it, Latin America loving it and Brazilians obsessing about it. continue reading »

Poverty and Destitution Plagues More Than a Third of Colombians

More than a third of the close to 46 million Colombians are living in poverty or destitution, conditions particularly oppressive in small towns and rural areas, according to a study released in Bogota by the government statistics service. continue reading »

8 Arrested In Mexico May Be Linked To the Massacre of 49 People

Mexican army soldiers detained eight purported members of the Gulf drug cartel during an operation in the small northeastern town of China, the Defense Secretariat said. continue reading »

Spain Hoping to Increase Economic Relations with Brazil

Spain's foreign minister lobbied here Thursday for strengthening "economic diplomacy" to tighten economic and trade links between his country and Brazil. continue reading »

Rome Masters Will Have 2 Spaniards, Nadal and Ferrer, Go Head-to-Head in Semifinals

Spain's Rafael Nadal battled past Czech Tomas Berdych 6-4, 7-5 Friday to book his spot in the Rome Masters semifinals, where countryman David Ferrer awaits. continue reading »

U.S. Pleads For Fair Trial Of Brooklyn Contractor Imprisoned in Bolivia

The U.S. government expressed concern Thursday about a 53-year-old American who is on hunger strike in a Bolivian prison and demanded that La Paz ensure he receives a fair and "transparent" trial. continue reading »