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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

Latin American Amazon Tribes Give Clue to Heart-Healthy Lifestyles

Investigating indigenous Amazonian or African peoples who still follow a hunter-gatherer or forager-horticulturist lifestyle is giving new insights into how diet and lifestyle affect the heart as humans age. continue reading »

Gunfire Between Rival Groups of Soccer Fans Kills 1, Injures 5 in Argentina

A 21-year-old man was fatally shot in a fight between rival groups of fans in Argentina, officials said. Daniel Sosa died in the hospital after being shot on Saturday continue reading »

Festival To Support Mexican Indians Draws Major Crowds

Thousands of people attended a festival this weekend in Mexico City to show their support for the efforts of the Wixarika Indians to protect their land and learn more about indigenous culture. continue reading »

2 Power Company Guards Arrested for Killing Guatemalan Peasant

Two employees of Spanish hydroelectric power company Hidro Santa Cruz were arrested for the murder of a peasant, a crime that sparked disturbances and the declaration of a state of siege for 18 days in the Indian town of Santa Cruz Barillas in western Guatemala. continue reading »

Landmine on Chile-Peru Border Detonates, Kills 1

A person was killed when they drove over an anti-tank mine in a remote area along the border between Chile and Peru, the Chilean army said. The identity and nationality of the victim, who was driving a vehicle belonging to a Peruvian taxi company, have not been released. continue reading »

3 Dead, 16 Wounded in Mexican Bar Brawl

Three men were gunned down following an argument with a woman at a bar in Ocotepec, a city in the central Mexican state of Morelos, prosecutors said. The woman made a telephone call after the argument and told the people on the other end, "come over here," the Morelos Attorney General's Office said in a statement, citing eyewitness accounts. continue reading »

FARC Will Finally Release Detained French Journalist This Week

French journalist Romeo Langlois will be released this week, Colombia's FARC guerrilla group said in a statement on Sunday. continue reading »

Mexican Rights Activist to Discuss Anti-Violence Movement With Presidential Candidates

Poet and human rights activist Javier Sicilia plans to meet with Mexico's four presidential candidates this week to lay out the position of his Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity, or MPJD, on security and victims of violence. continue reading »

CHCI and Univision Partner for 35th Annual Awards Gala

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) announced today that Univision Communications Inc., the leading media company serving Hispanic America, will serve as its exclusive media partner for the 35th Anniversary Awards Gala on Thursday, September 13, 2012 in Washington, D.C. continue reading »

Luis Miguel, Daddy Yankee to Perform at People en Espanol Music Festival

Festival PEOPLE EN ESPANOL Presented by Target, an event celebrating Hispanic entertainment, culture and community, announces its line up of musical talent performing in San Antonio, Texas, on September 1 – 2. continue reading »

States Ignore Minorities in Climate-Related Disaster Plans

Minority populations across the south and southwest are especially vulnerable to climate change, according to a new report put out by the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies. Local and state governments, it also found, are failing to integrate such concerns into their climate disaster plans. continue reading »

Win the Quince of Your Dreams, Complete with Daddy Yankee Performance

Recognizing that a quinceanera symbolizes one of the most important coming-of-age traditions for Latino teens and their families, Verizon is again offering a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to celebrate this memorable moment with an all-expenses-paid party and college scholarship through its My Fabulous Quince essay contest. From June 1 through July 31, teens from eight participating cities and the surrounding areas will have the chance to enter to win the Quince of their dreams by submitting an essay online or at Verizon's My Fabulous Quince expos. Participating cities include: Chicago; New York; Miami; Dallas; Houston; El Paso, Texas; Los Angeles and San Francisco. continue reading »

Celebrate Memorial Day With This Cheese Flautas Recipe

Flautas are a Mexican dish, from Sinaloa, consisting of a tortilla stuffed with different ingredients and then fried. These crispy snacks make the perfect party food. continue reading »

New TV Series Based on Drug Lord Pablo Escobar’s Life To Premiere

The life of notorious Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar can soon be followed on the small screen in a series that recounts his reign over a vast criminal empire during the 1980s and early 1990s when he terrorized his country with murders and car bombs. continue reading »

NBC/WSJ/Telemundo Poll:  61% of Latino Voters for Obama, 27% for Romney

According to the first national NBC News/WSJ/Telemundo poll, 61 percent of Latino registered voters consulted would cast their ballots for President Obama and 27 percent for Mitt Romney. The poll, the first in a series of surveys of Latino respondents to be produced by NBC News, The Wall Street Journal and Telemundo, also revealed a 61 percent approval rating for Barack Obama (compared with 48 percent of all Americans in the recently released NBC/WSJ poll). continue reading »