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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

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 »

Former Puerto Rican Cop Accused of Raping Massachusetts Med Student

A vacationing medical student from Massachusetts was raped by an ex-policeman in an apartment building in San Juan's Condado neighborhood, Puerto Rican authorities said Monday. continue reading »

Last-Minute Tax Return Filers: Avoid Common Errors

The Internal Revenue Service today reminded taxpayers to review their tax returns for common errors that could delay the processing of their returns. Here are some ways to avoid common mistakes. continue reading »

Treasury Announces $154M Increase in Small Business Lending in Illinois Banks

Yesterday, the U.S. Department of the Treasury released a report showing that Illinois banks have increased their small business lending by $154.3 million since receiving capital through Small Business Lending Fund (SBLF). continue reading »

Latinos Overwhelmingly Target of National Origin Housing Discrimination in Illinois, per HUD data

While 44 years have passed since April 1968’s milestone federal Fair Housing Act, an estimated four million violations of the law continue to occur each year. And although only a fraction of those violations actually get reported—less than 30,000 according to a 2010 estimate by the National Fair Housing Alliance continue reading »

Border Patrol Rescue Undocumented Border Crossers in Peril

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Air and Marine (OAM) and El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents worked together to rescue two distressed illegal aliens who had lost their way in the mountains. continue reading »

13 Cuban Migrants Transferred over to Colombian Immigration Authorities

The Colombian navy found 13 illegal Cuban migrants who were traveling on a boat in Colombian territorial waters in the Gulf of Uraba, officials said Monday. The Cubans were on board a fishing boat that was intercepted off the coast near Titumate, a village in Choco province near the border with Panama. continue reading »

Today’s Show Natalie Morales Wages War on Kathy Griffin – Allegedly

In an USA Today interview, celebrity bashing comedienne Kathy Griffin announced Natalie Morales of the Today show has banned her. Who knew the Brazilian – Puerto Rican anchor had issues with Kathy Griffin?? continue reading »

Isabella Castillo Wins Nobel Kids’ Choice Award for Nickelodeon Latin America’s “Grachi”

Isabella Castillo, the star of the Nickelodeon Latin America fantasy television series "Grachi," has become the first Latina to receive a Kids' Choice Award. "Honestly, I didn't think continue reading »

Kelsey Grammer Gets 4th Wife’s Name Tattooed by Chicago Area Artist

A tattoo shop in Chicago’s predominantly Puerto Rican neighborhood of Logan Square (Humboldt Park) had a celebrity patron over the weekend. Former “Cheer” and “Frasier” star Kelsey Gram continue reading »

New Bottles for Dos Equis Ambar Recalled For Fear of Breaking Glass

Last week, Heineken USA announced a voluntary recall of several products and packages in specific states due to a defect in the 12-ounce brown bottles used for certain batches of Carta Blanca and Dos Equis Ambar. continue reading »

Should Undocumented Immigrant Jose Godinez-Samperio Be Admiited to Florida Bar?

Jose Godinez-Samperio was valedictorian of his high school class in 2004. He graduated at the top of his class from the Florida State University College of Law and he passed the Bar exam. It would seem th continue reading »

Sister Maria Ines Teresa Arias to be Beatified in Mexico

Sister Maria Ines Teresa Arias (1904-1981), the Mexican nun who founded the Congregation of Poor Clare Missionary Sisters, will be beatified at the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the Catholic Church said. continue reading »

Is Milly the Puerto Rican Chihuahua the World’s Smallest Dog?

Weighing in at an impressively light .37 pounds, Milly the Puerto Rican Chihuahua may be the world’s smallest dog. Barely weighing as much as the average cell phone an continue reading »

Brazilian Cannibals Update: Made Home Movie of Crimes- More Victims Feared

Two of the three suspects arrested for murdering, dismembering and eating their victims in the northeastern Brazilian state of Pernambuco made a home movie of their crimes, including cannibalism scenes, media reports said. continue reading »