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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

New Initiative is Helping Children with Cleft Lip and Palate in Peru

Every year thousands of children in Peru are born with a cleft lip and cleft palate. Also this year, the hospital of San Bartolome of the Ministry of Health has launched a free campaign concerning surgery for this type of malformation. Also this year, the hospital of San Bartolome of the Ministry of Health has launched a free campaign concerning surgery for this type of malformation. With the motto "Your smile is the best gift for your mother," the doctors involved in the project want to improve the quality of life of the poorest children affected by the disease. continue reading »

Julio Iglesias Hotel Room Robbed in Venezuela, Passport Missing

Spanish crooner, Julio Iglesias, was robbed on May 6th while he was performing in Valencia, Venezuela. Iglesias hotel room was robbed and Spanish language media is reporting his passport, cash, computer, and several iPads were taken. continue reading »

Sleeping Bus Driver May Be to Blame for Peruvian Crash That Kills 19

Nineteen people were killed and seven others injured when a bus plunged into a ravine in the northern province of Chachapoyas, Peru's National Police told Efe on Friday. continue reading »

Brazilian Co-Founder of Facebook, Eduardo Saverin, Renounces U.S. Citizenship before IPO

Could a reported $3.84Billion stake in Facebook be the motivating force behind Brazilian Eduardo Saverin renunciation of his U.S. citizenship? continue reading »

Expert Recognizes Issues in Puerto Rican Bilingual Education Program

The academic director of Spain's Cervantes Institute noted here the problems involved in establishing public bilingual education in Puerto Rico, where Spanish is the mother tongue of the vast majority. continue reading »

Mexican Attorney General’s Office to Put Up $1.23 Billion to Solve Kidnappings

The Mexican Attorney General's Office said Friday that it is prepared to pay up to 16.5 billion pesos ($1.23 billion) in rewards for information leading to the rescue of 11 kidnapping victims and the arrests of their captors. continue reading »

Protest Held in Mexico by Mothers of “Disappeared”

Hundreds of mothers and other relatives of the "disappeared" held a protest in this capital on Thursday - Mother's Day in Mexico - to demand justice. continue reading »

U.S. Wireless Operator to be Acquired by Carlos Slim’s America Movil

Regional wireless giant America Movil, controlled by Mexican multi-billionaire Carlos Slim, said Thursday it has agreed to acquire a 100 percent stake in U.S. wireless carrier Simple Mobile, Inc., a unit of T-Mobile USA. continue reading »

Manchester United’s Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez Will Not Play on Mexico’s Olympic Team

Mexican futbol player, Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez of Manchester United, will not be playing in the London Olympics this summer. The 23-year-old striker had been selected as one of three players over th continue reading »

Propane Gas Poisons 25 at Dominican Tobacco Processing Plant

At least 25 workers were poisoned on Thursday when they inhaled propane gas that leaked from some tanks located at a tobacco processing plant in the town of Licey al Medio in the northern Dominican province of Santiago. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Man Claims to be Millionaire but Can’t Pay $500 Stripper Bill

A Connecticut man has been arrested for not paying a strip club bill, despite claims he and his family are worth millions and had ties to the White House. continue reading »

Detroit Students Create Prom Dresses Out of Newspaper, Check Out Ari Diaz’s

In March, the Detroit Free Press put out a call to students to create a prom dress out of newspaper. Earlier this week, the 8 finalists were announced, and 17-year-old Ari Diaz among them. continue reading »

Hello Again:  37-Year-Old Vladimir Guerrero Signs Minor League Contract with Blue Jays

Just when fans thought they had seen the last of Vladimir Guerrero he signs a minor league contract with the Toronto Blue Jays. continue reading »

Scientists Believe Starvation May Be the Cause of Mass Bird Deaths Along Peru Shores

Scientists believe that the mass seabird deaths in Peru are a result of starvation due to disrupted fish distribution patterns along Peru and Chile‚Äôs coasts. continue reading »

Dengue Costs Puerto Rico Almost $40 Billion Per Year

A study in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene has revealed that mosquito-borne dengue disease costs the island territory of Peru ne continue reading »