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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

Calvin Klein Designer, Francisco Costa, Brings his “Magical Journey to Brazil” to Macy’s

The women’s creative director of Calvin Klein, Francisco Costa, will bring his newest line to Macy’s stores this spring. The Brazilian designer, winner of the 2006 Designer of the year award, will unveil his new line at Macy’s on May 15th as a spring promotion, entitled “A Magical Journey to Brazil,” to benefit the Amazon rainforest. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER:  Prisoner Dressed in Wife’s Clothes Escapes – Temporarily

Brazilian prisoner and alleged drug trafficker, Ronaldo Silva, demonstrated some impressive creativity in his latest escape attempt from prison. Dressed in his wife’s blue dress, bra and long brown wig, with cleanly shaven legs, Silva squeezed into a pair of high heels and sauntered out of the jail during visitor hours along with other wives of prisoners. continue reading »

Chavez Returns Yet Again to Cuba for Third Round of Radiation Treatment

Cuban President Raul Castro welcomed his Venezuelan counterpart, Hugo Chavez, back to Havana, where he will undergo another round of cancer treatment, state media reported Sunday. continue reading »

Sofia Vergara on Saturday Night Live (VIDEO)

Sofia Vergara, kicked off her hosting stint on Saturday Night Live last night with a “La Nocha de Saturday Viva” salute and interesting tidbits of how easy her immigrant experience was thanks to all the men buying her drinks and greeting her with pulled down pants. continue reading »

POLL:  Roughly Half of American Adults Consider Easter One of Nation’s Most Important Holidays

Today is Easter, and most Americans will find a way to celebrate from making hard boiled eggs to baking green bean casseroles, all in the name of the resurrection of Christ. continue reading »

Brazilian Actor Almost Hangs Himself, Seriously Injured During Good Friday Reenactment

A Brazilian actor almost hanged himself fatally while playing the part of Judas in an Easter Passion play and was taken to hospital in serious condition, online media said Saturday. continue reading »

Top Tax Officials in Costa Rica Resign en Mass for Not Paying Their Own Taxes

In an effort to reduce an increasing federal deficit, Costa Rica’s President Laura Chinchilla has pushed for a tax hike, all the while without knowing that allegedly several of her staff members were not paying their own taxes. continue reading »

HS-News Wishes Our Readers a Very Happy Easter!

As a celebration, HS-News brings you photos of how Catholics around the world celebrate this day. continue reading »

Arizona Drywall Company Fined $450,000 and Owner Given Probation for Hiring Undocumented Workers

The president of a Sierra Vista drywall company was sentenced Thursday to one year of probation and ordered to pay fines totaling $450,000 following a probe by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) that revealed the business employed illegal aliens. continue reading »

Latino Blotter:  Women Charged with Kidnapping 14-Year-Old Until Mom Paid Narco Debt

Grace Marie Perez-Jimenez, 26, of Reading, Pennsylvania, was charged by indictment with conspiracy to kidnap, kidnapping, conspiracy to distribute phencyclidine (PCP), continue reading »

National Design Contest for American Latino Musuem Launched

The Friends of the American Latino Museum (FRIENDS) is engaging its supporters for its first ever Campaign Design Contest! continue reading »

Sen. Richard Lugar’s Farm Bill Would Eliminate Food Stamps for 74,000 in Illinois; 15,000, Chicago

Republican Senator Richard Lugar of Indiana reintroduced legislation last month to cut $40 billion from federal farming support and federal nutrition assistance funding, which could eliminate food stamps for 74,000 already hungry Illinois residents, including 15,000 in Chicago. continue reading »

Teen mothers account for quarter of all Births in Mexico

Mothers aged 14-19 account for roughly 480,000, or 24 percent, of Mexico's 2 million annual births, the Health Secretariat said Saturday.The figures were provided by Alejandro Rosas Solis, deputy director of sexual continue reading »

Julio Iglesias Kicks Off Latest Concert Tour in Chile

Spanish singer Julio Iglesias will give four concerts in Chile beginning this weekend to promote his latest album "1," part of a tour that will take him later this month to Argentina and Paraguay. The 68-year-old artist will take the stage Saturday at a well-known casino in the northern city continue reading »

Endangered Jaguar Population Found in Mexico

In the land around Terminos Lagoon in southeastern Mexico there are still jaguars to be found, one of the animals most venerated by pre-Columbian cultures and now in danger of extinction. The surprising discovery was made in the process of a study to find out whether rural inhabitants in the states of Tabasco and Campeche had in their possession any fangs or skins from jaguars that had been killed in recent years. continue reading »