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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

First Hispanic Woman to Preside On New Mexico Supreme Court Shares Advice for Young Latino Women

Judge Petra Jimenez Maes, well-known for her efforts to promote diversity, is the first Hispanic woman to preside on the New Mexico Supreme Court. continue reading »

With 50% of Farmworkers Undocumented,Females are Defenseless Against Sexual Abuse in US

Female farmworkers in the United States are defenseless against the sexual abuse to which they fall victim at their places of work, as in the case of a young undocumented Mexican woman who was deported when she reported the fact that a fellow worker had raped her. continue reading »

Financing Set for ‘Hemingway & Fuentes’ Starring Andy Garcia and Anthony Hopkins

Cuban-American actor Andy Garcia has lined up the financing for his film project on legendary writer Ernest Hemingway, who will be played by Anthony Hopkins, the Deadline blog reported Wednesday. continue reading »

Watch Paul McCartney in Mexico City Concert Performing with Mariachis

A crowd of over 200,000 people saw Sir Paul McCartney perform at the Zocalo of Mexico City this past weekend. The former Beatle took the stage a little after 9 p.m. in a red jacket and pink shirt. continue reading »

Pew Profile on Dominicans in the U.S.

An estimated 1.5 million Hispanics of Dominican origin resided in the United States in 2010, according to the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. Dominicans in this statistical profile are people who self-identified as Hispanics of Dominican origin; this means either they themselves are Dominican immigrants or they trace their family ancestry to the Dominican Republic. continue reading »

Luis Gonzalez Claims Sex With John Travolta Showed Actor was “Experienced

Five men have come forward claiming to have had a sexual encounter with Hollywood heavy-hitter John Travolta, with the one claiming the actor is “experienced” at sex with men. continue reading »

Cameron Diaz May Join Fassbender, Pitt on Ridley Scott’s ‘The Counselor’–Based on McCarthy Novel

Cameron Diaz is reportedly in talks to join the cast of Ridley Scott’s The Counselor. Award winning author, Cormac McCarthy’s The Counselor is hitting the big continue reading »

Colombian Drivers Owe More Than $300 Million in Unpaid Fines

Bogota, Colombia’s Mobility Department is reportedly preparing to impound 36,842 vehicles and 2125 homes because the owners have failed to pay a total of about 560 billion pesos (more than US$309.6 million). continue reading »

DJ Paris Hilton Will Follow JLo at Brazil’s Pop Music Festival

Hotel heiress Paris Hilton recently took to Twitter to announce that she will make her DJing debut following Jennifer Lopez and Kelly Clarkson at Brazil’s Pop Music Festival in Sao Paulo. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Police Find $65,000 of Cocaine in Man’s Wheelchair Cushion

A 43-year-old male Mexican national was arrested Sunday for attempting to smuggle approximately 7.2 pounds of cocaine into the United States. The cocaine was stuffed in the seat cushion of his wheelchair. continue reading »

2 Mexicans in Texas Told Undocumented, “Welcome to Hell,” As They Arrived at Stash House

Two Mexican nationals were indicted Tuesday for conspiring to harbor aliens and alien harboring, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson, Southern District of Texas. The investigation is being led by U.S. Immigration a continue reading »

Survey: Majority of Hispanic Teens Guilty of Texting While Driving

Findings from a new survey commissioned by AT&T as part of the "It Can Wait"campaign indicate Hispanic teens are highly vulnerable when it comes to texting while driving. A shocking 54 percent of Hispanic teens admit to texting while driving, compared to 41 percent of Caucasian and 42 percent of African-American teenagers. continue reading »

Over Fifty-Thousand People Came to U.S. as Refugees in 2011, Cuba Leads from aLatin American Country

The U.S. provides refuge to persons who have been persecuted or have a well-founded fear of persecution through two programs: one for refugees and one for asylees, both allow for the affected person and their immediate relatives to be allowed into U.S. continue reading »

J.Lo is World’s Most Powerful Celebrity According to Annual Forbes List

Jennifer Lopez dethroned Lady Gaga as the world's most powerful celebrity, according to a list published Wednesday by Forbes magazine in which the queen of U.S. television Oprah Winfrey came in in second place. continue reading »

Trip Canceled: Queen Sofia of Spain Will Not Attend Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee

Spain's Queen Sofia on Wednesday cancelled the trip to London she had planned for later this week for Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee because the Spanish government feels that it would be "unsuita continue reading »