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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

Four Killed In Helicopter Crash During Air Force Exercises in Venezuela

Four air force personnel were killed and another injured Friday when their helicopter crashed during exercises in the western state of Yaracuy, Venezuela's defense minister said. continue reading »

Mayan Celebrations Begin in Mexico With Traditional Events

A pre-Columbian market, dances and offerings to the goddess Ixchel were the first events of the Sacred Maya Crossing, a tradition restored several years ago that is the first big event of the Maya year celebrations in Mexico. continue reading »

2 Suspects Apprehended In Connection With Murder of Honduran Journalist

Two people have been arrested and two others are being sought in connection with the abduction and murder of journalist Alfredo Villatoro, the head of the Honduran National Police said. continue reading »

Facebook Goes Public, Updates Its Status Thanks to Its Latino Fans

Well it’s official the ‘Libro de la Cara’ or Facebook is officially a publicly traded stock and all grown up due in part to the millions of Latinos living on it, Latin America loving it and Brazilians obsessing about it. continue reading »

Poverty and Destitution Plagues More Than a Third of Colombians

More than a third of the close to 46 million Colombians are living in poverty or destitution, conditions particularly oppressive in small towns and rural areas, according to a study released in Bogota by the government statistics service. continue reading »

8 Arrested In Mexico May Be Linked To the Massacre of 49 People

Mexican army soldiers detained eight purported members of the Gulf drug cartel during an operation in the small northeastern town of China, the Defense Secretariat said. continue reading »

Spain Hoping to Increase Economic Relations with Brazil

Spain's foreign minister lobbied here Thursday for strengthening "economic diplomacy" to tighten economic and trade links between his country and Brazil. continue reading »

Rome Masters Will Have 2 Spaniards, Nadal and Ferrer, Go Head-to-Head in Semifinals

Spain's Rafael Nadal battled past Czech Tomas Berdych 6-4, 7-5 Friday to book his spot in the Rome Masters semifinals, where countryman David Ferrer awaits. continue reading »

U.S. Pleads For Fair Trial Of Brooklyn Contractor Imprisoned in Bolivia

The U.S. government expressed concern Thursday about a 53-year-old American who is on hunger strike in a Bolivian prison and demanded that La Paz ensure he receives a fair and "transparent" trial. continue reading »

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 »