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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

Peruvian Helicopter Searching for Kidnap Victims Shot At, 1 Dead

A police officer was killed and three other people wounded Thursday when unknown attackers fired on a helicopter searching for 43 energy company workers kidnapped earlier this week in the jungles of southeastern Peru's Cuzco region, the Interior Ministry said in a communique. continue reading »

Aura Cristina Geithner to be Villain in Mexican Soap Opera “Quererte Asi”

Colombian actress Aura Cristina Geithner will be the villain in TV Azteca's new soap opera "Quererte asi" - to be launched on April 16 - in which she will star with Mexican actors Francisco Angelini and Maria Jose Madan. continue reading »

Major Mexican Narco Traffickers of Drug Chemicals Cited by U.S. Kingpin Act

The DEA today announced that the U.S. Department of the Treasury's designated Ezio Benjamin Figueroa Vasquez and his son, Hassein Eduardo Figueroa Gomez, as Specially Designated Narcotics Traffickers pursuant to the Kingpin Act for their significant role in international narcotics trafficking, as well as 16 of their companies in Mexico and Panama. continue reading »

Hispanics Love Social Media, But Are More Reluctant to Share Personal Information

Hispanics show a greater enthusiasm than other groups for social media such as Facebook, YouTube and Google+, but are more reluctant to share personal information, according to a study released Thursday. continue reading »

Rio’s Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil Was Home to 3 of 2011’s Most Popular Art Exhibitions

According to Art Newspaper, Rio de Janeiro’s Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil (CCBB) was home to three of the 2011’s 10 most-visited exhibitions. Many in the art world might be surprised continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Fire Captain Elmer Cuevas Burns Wife’s Clothes, Headbutts Officers

A Georgia fire captain was arrested earlier this week after allegedly lighting his wife’s clothes on fire and then threatening and attacking officers that arrived on the scene. continue reading »

Latino-Themed ‘Paranormal Activity’ Film in the Works

Hollywood seems to be taking on more Latino-themed projects and the horror genre is no exception. According to The Hollywood Reporter, filmmakers are looking to make continue reading »

43 Workers Kidnapped asking 10M Ransom-Peruvian Gov’t Says it will Not Negotiate

The government said Thursday it "does not negotiate with terrorists," referring to the armed group that kidnapped 43 energy company workers earlier this week in the jungles of southeastern Peru's Cuzco region and is demanding $10 million for their release. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Registered Sex Offender Watches Child Pornography at Sacramento Starbucks

A registered sex offender was arrested Monday after employees at a Bay Area Starbucks in California noticed he was watching child pornography. Most know that looking at child pornography is not just wro continue reading »

Mexican Actor Julio Aleman Dies at 78 After Battling Lung Cancer

Mexican actor Julio Aleman died from a respiratory infection after waging a long battle against lung cancer, Televisa CEO Emilio Azcarraga said. He was 78. continue reading »

Mexican President Felipe Calderon in Cuba, Meeting with Raul Castro

Mexican President Felipe Calderon said on arriving here Wednesday that he wants to bolster his country's ties with Cuba. continue reading »

6.9 Earthquake Rattles Mexico This Morning

A magnitude-6.9 earthquake rocked northwestern Mexico's Gulf of California region early Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey, or USGS, said. continue reading »

UN Urges Honduras to Stop the Killing of Lawyers, 74 Killed Past 3 Years

Two United Nations independent experts today called on the Government of Honduras to adopt concrete measures to stop the killing of lawyers in the country, stressing that they should be able to carry out their functions without risking their lives. continue reading »

Roselyn Sanchez and Family Grace Cover of First ¡HOLA! Puerto Rico

Puerto Rican actress and model Roselyn Sanchez, hubby Eric Winter and baby daughter Sebella Rose grace the cover of the first edition of HOLA! Puerto Rico, which went on sale on Wednesday on the Caribbean island. continue reading »

Communities of Faith in Alabama Launch TV Ad Calling Immigration Law Immoral

Late last week, the Alabama legislature introduced a bill to change the state’s disastrous anti-immigrant law, HB 56. The new changes don’t even come close to fixing the problem - in fact they even make some provisions even worse! continue reading »