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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

Environmental Group Commends Mexican Farmworker For His Stance on Food Justice

Lucas Benitez, a Mexican immigrant who helped organize fellow farmworkers in Florida, shared with colleague Greg Asbed the Natural Resources Defense Council's Growing Green Award in the category of Food Justice. continue reading »

Santa Muerte Cult Members Charged with Murders of Boys, Woman

Eight people have been formally charged for the horrific murders of two young boys and a woman. Mexican prosecutors say the suspects claimed they killed two 10-year-old boys and a 55-year-old as offerings to Santa Muerte continue reading »

Jessica Sanchez Makes Top Two on ‘American Idol’ - Can She Win it All?

On Thursday night's elimination show, Jessica Sanchez was revealed as one of the final two contestants on Fox's American Idol. Week after week, the 16-year-old from Chula Vista, California has impressed both th continue reading »

Colombia’s Ecopetrol Market Value Hits $126.72 Billion, Overtakes Brazil’s Petrobras

Colombian oil company Ecopetrol overtook Brazilian energy firm Petrobras earlier this week to become Latin America's largest public company by market value, according to a study by Sao Paulo-based consultancy Economatica. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: After 5 DUIs in 5 Weeks, 45-Year-Old NJ Man Arrested

How this man was still able to drive the New Jersey roads is beyond comprehension. On Wednesday, Anderson Sotomayor, 45, was arrested after being caught driving under the influe continue reading »

Conflict Arises Over Mariela Castro Being Granted U.S. Visa for California Conference

Now that Raul Castro's daughter has received a U.S. visa to attend an academic event in California some are protesting. Mariela Castro was granted a visa by Secretary of State Hilary Clin continue reading »

Man Killed, 2 Women Stabbed, Baby Found in Car Seat Outside

A driver’s Saturday night discovery led police to a gruesome crime scene in Worcester, Massachusetts. The driver reported seeing a baby in a car in the middle of the road, and when police arrived th continue reading »

City Baffled as Someone Breaks into Car, Steals Nothing, Leaves Tortillas

It looks like someone in Seattle, WA has a unique sense of humor…or maybe they were just really drunk. An unidentified person in the rainy city reportedly broke into someone’s Jeep by break continue reading »

Hastings Center Addressing Issue of Undocumented Immigrants Lack of Access to Healthcare

A new website of The Hastings Center seeks to identify who the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S. are and issues around health care access for them. continue reading »

Activists Plan to Protest Carlos Slim’s Honorary Degree from George Washington University

Nearly 1,000 Latino leaders, students, community activists and others from across the U.S. will come to the National Mall in Washington DC this Sunday, May 20th, 2012 to protest the presentation of Carlos Slim continue reading »

New U.S. Census Report Shows More Than Half of Infants Are Minorities

For the first time in U.S. history, the majority of the population under the age of 1 are minorities, according to figures released Thursday by the Census Bureau. continue reading »

Expert Calls a U.S. Without its Hispanic Population “Impossible to Think About”

The enormous demographic growth and buying power of the Hispanic population give this community a key role in the present and future of the United States, experts in Miami agreed on Thursday. continue reading »

2 Men With Connections to Mexican Cartel Are Convicted of Murder in San Diego

Two men on the payroll of a Mexican drug kingpin operating in San Diego were convicted of murdering two people and then dissolving their bodies in acid. continue reading »

Exploration of 2 Sites in Bolivia May Lead to Gas Reserves Discovery

Spanish energy major Repsol has signed agreements with Bolivian state-owned firm YPFB to study the potential of two hydrocarbon prospects - one in the eastern part of the country and another in the Andean region. continue reading »

Pitbull Named One of the Top Songwriters of the Year

Cuban-American rapper Pitbull was named as one of three pop songwriters of the year at the BMI Pop Music Awards, handed out each year by U.S. performing rights organization Broadcast Music Inc. continue reading »