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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

University of California Admits Record Number of Latino Students

The proportion of Hispanics among the roughly 61,443 state residents admitted this year to the nine undergraduate campuses of the University of California marks an all-time high, the system's administrators said Tuesday. continue reading »

STUDY:  Key to U.S. Business Success is Engaging Hispanic Market

Latinos will be a fundamental component of U.S. business success in the future thanks to buying power that is poised to grow rapidly over the coming years, a study released Tuesday by the Nielsen company said. continue reading »

Maya 2012 Exhibit at Penn Museum to be Inaugurated by Honduran President Sosa

Did the Maya believe the world would end in December 2012? continue reading »

Cable Network Mun2’s New Programs Created For Bilingual Hispanic Adults

Cable network mun2 on Tuesday announced the launching of new leisure programming for 2012 oriented toward satisfying the growing audience of young, bilingual Hispanic adults. continue reading »

New “Che”  Graphic Novel Inspired by His Most Famous Portrait

The most famous photo ever taken of Ernesto "Che" Guevara was shot by Alberto Korda in 1960, an image so endlessly reproduced it became not only a political icon but a marketing and advertising asset. That photo is the point of departure for the new graphic novel about the "Comandante" now being published in Spanish. continue reading »

Is There a Serial Killer in Juarez? Multiple Remains Found Were Girls, Women - Only Half Identified

Authorities have discovered that the bodies of 12 people found in troubled Ciudad Juarez over the last few months are those of girls and women, leading many to worry that young females are being specifically targeted. continue reading »

Republican National Committee Upping Latino Outreach Efforts in Swing States

On Monday the Republican National Committee announced the addition of six state directors whose jobs it will be to help Republicans court Latino and Hispanic voters ahead of the general election. continue reading »

Ronaldo and Messi Each Reach La Liga Record with 41 Goals

In separate games Saturday rivals Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi scored goals that made each of them the new record holders for most goals in a Spanish league season. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Polite Firefighter Jesus Ventura Robs Bank, Leaves Teller a Tip

Just because you're a bank robber doesn't mean you should forget your manners. Police say firefighter Jesus Ventura walked into a Dallas Chase Bank on April 10, demanded money from the teller, and left, but not before leaving the teller a $2 continue reading »

Quiara Alegria Hudes Wins Pulitzer Prize for Drama

Quiara Alegria Hudes, a writer of Puerto Rican origin, won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for drama with her play, "Water by the Spoonful," Columbia University said. continue reading »

Mexico Raises Alert Level for Those Near Popocatépetl Volcano

Monday, the alert level for those near Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano has been raised to the third highest warning level after hot rock fragments started shooting from the mountain and a vapor cloud shot a mile into the sky. continue reading »

UN’s Antonio Guterres Names Angelina Jolie as Special Envoy for Global Refugees

The UN refugee agency announced today that actress and humanitarian Angelina Jolie will take on a new and expanded role as a Special Envoy of its High Commissioner, António Guterres. continue reading »

CHECK OUT VIDEO:  Christiana Aguilera Performance on ‘The Voice’

Check out the video of Christina Aguilera's 'Fighter' performance on 'The Voice' with her team members. Aguilera is one of four judges on the vocal talent show, along with Adam Levine, Cee Lo Green and Blake Shelton. The remaining vocal contestants are performing live during the quarterfinals and Aguilera was showing her groups multiple talents. continue reading »

Cesar Millan, “Dog Whisperer” Reaching out in Spanish to Promote Compassion for Animals

Famous dog trainer Cesar Millan is hoping that his idea of living in harmony with dogs can begin with little children and therefore stresses the mission of the foundation that bears his name. continue reading »

15-Year Old Charged with Murder and Human Smuggling that Left 9 Undocumented Migrants Dead in Crash

Texas authorities filed murder charges Monday against a 15-year-old boy who was at the wheel of a minivan that flipped over and crashed, killing nine undocumented immigrants. continue reading »