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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

Pablo Azar Pleads for Improved Living Conditions for Diego the Lion

After viewing video footage and photos of Diego, the suffering young lion confined alone to a barren enclosure in Mexico's Zacango Zoo, Mexico City–born El Talismán star Pablo Azar has fired off a letter on PETA's behalf to local and national wildlife officials to ask them to expedite Diego's relocation to a U.S. sanctuary that is standing by to accept him. There, he would be afforded room to roam and get to enjoy the company of other big cats. continue reading »

Rousseff Vetoes Portions of Brazil’s Controversial Environmental Bill

President Dilma Rousseff vetoed 12 of the 84 articles of a widely criticized land-use bill, including an amnesty for people who contributed to deforestation in Brazil's Amazon region, the government said Friday. continue reading »

2,500-year-old Altar Unearthed By Mexican Archaeologists

An altar and a stela estimated to date from as early as 800 B.C. were found at the Chalcatzingo archaeological site in the central state of Morelos, Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History, or INAH, said. continue reading »

Two Puerto Rican Men Found Dead in Taxi

Two men were found dead in the wee hours of Friday inside a taxi in the San Juan neighborhood of Hato Rey, the Puerto Rico Police Department said. continue reading »

Death Threats Force Human Rights Lawyer To Leave Mexico

A Mexican attorney who specializes in human rights cases announced he is leaving the country temporarily because of death threats. Vidulfo Rosales Sierra, legal counsel for the Tlachinollan Mountain Human Rights Center, is the second rights activist in less than a month to flee Mexico. continue reading »

Former Mexican Governor Apprehended on Corruption Charges

The former governor of the Mexican state of Baja California Sur was arrested here on corruption charges, officials told Efe. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Bodies of Two Men Found in Landfill

The bodies of two men in an advanced state of decomposition were found at noon yesterday near the landfill Huitzuco, in the "Cerro Grande". The unidentified victims were between 20 -25 years old and 35 - 55 years old. continue reading »

Poll: Obama Favored Over Romney Among Hispanic Voters - But Pres’ Work for Hispanic Vote Not Over

Though Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's campaign is aware they will need as much of the Latino vote as they can get, it is surely an uphill battle, as Republicans have historically no been very popular among Hispanics/Latinos. continue reading »

Jay Lopez Talks Prepares for His First Film “Sin Padre” (VIDEO)

California actor Jay Lopez was brought up alone by his mother and, inspired by his own story, wrote the screenplay for "Sin Padre" (Without a Father), a film to which he is now giving the finishing touches for its presentation at Latino film festivals. continue reading »

UN Official Implores Colombia to Fight Impunity For Sexual Violence Crimes

Colombia must increase its efforts to fight impunity for crimes of sexual violence, a United Nations envoy said today, adding that such efforts should be paired with assistance to survivors and victims. continue reading »

Bolivia to Implement Model Program for Early Childhood Development

Bolivia will implement a model program for early childhood development to improve access and quality of care for more than 25,000 children under 4 years old, with a $20 million loan approved by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). continue reading »

Locked Up Abroad: Man Escapes a Mexican Prison by Dressing Like a Woman

In 1973, Dwight Worker was arrested in Mexico City after he was caught trying to smuggle cocaine into the U.S. He was sentenced to 5 years for drug possession, but after 2 years of allegedly being tortured in Lecumberri Prison (often called “The Black Palace of Mexico”) Worker was at his breaking point. continue reading »

Family Continues to Honor Hispanic Soldier Killed in Iraq in 2004

The parents of Isela Rubalcava, an Hispanic soldier who died eight years ago in Iraq, will remember their daughter with special intensity this Memorial Day weekend. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Man Points Gun at Women to Get in Front of Them at McDonald’s

A Florida man was taken into custody after he allegedly suggestively revealed a gun to other drivers so he could get in front of them in line at the drive-through. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER:  Man Held by Police for Shopping Cart Theft Tries to Steal Police Station Clock

Wow – stupid does not begin to describe Miguel Marquez of Panama City, Florida. First he gets arrested for fighting with his partner-in-crime over stolen items and then he decides to steal from the very police that arrested him. continue reading »