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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

Pew Profile on Dominicans in the U.S.

An estimated 1.5 million Hispanics of Dominican origin resided in the United States in 2010, according to the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. Dominicans in this statistical profile are people who self-identified as Hispanics of Dominican origin; this means either they themselves are Dominican immigrants or they trace their family ancestry to the Dominican Republic. continue reading »

Luis Gonzalez Claims Sex With John Travolta Showed Actor was “Experienced

Five men have come forward claiming to have had a sexual encounter with Hollywood heavy-hitter John Travolta, with the one claiming the actor is “experienced” at sex with men. continue reading »

Cameron Diaz May Join Fassbender, Pitt on Ridley Scott’s ‘The Counselor’–Based on McCarthy Novel

Cameron Diaz is reportedly in talks to join the cast of Ridley Scott’s The Counselor. Award winning author, Cormac McCarthy’s The Counselor is hitting the big continue reading »

Colombian Drivers Owe More Than $300 Million in Unpaid Fines

Bogota, Colombia’s Mobility Department is reportedly preparing to impound 36,842 vehicles and 2125 homes because the owners have failed to pay a total of about 560 billion pesos (more than US$309.6 million). continue reading »

DJ Paris Hilton Will Follow JLo at Brazil’s Pop Music Festival

Hotel heiress Paris Hilton recently took to Twitter to announce that she will make her DJing debut following Jennifer Lopez and Kelly Clarkson at Brazil’s Pop Music Festival in Sao Paulo. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Police Find $65,000 of Cocaine in Man’s Wheelchair Cushion

A 43-year-old male Mexican national was arrested Sunday for attempting to smuggle approximately 7.2 pounds of cocaine into the United States. The cocaine was stuffed in the seat cushion of his wheelchair. continue reading »

2 Mexicans in Texas Told Undocumented, “Welcome to Hell,” As They Arrived at Stash House

Two Mexican nationals were indicted Tuesday for conspiring to harbor aliens and alien harboring, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson, Southern District of Texas. The investigation is being led by U.S. Immigration a continue reading »

Survey: Majority of Hispanic Teens Guilty of Texting While Driving

Findings from a new survey commissioned by AT&T as part of the "It Can Wait"campaign indicate Hispanic teens are highly vulnerable when it comes to texting while driving. A shocking 54 percent of Hispanic teens admit to texting while driving, compared to 41 percent of Caucasian and 42 percent of African-American teenagers. continue reading »

Over Fifty-Thousand People Came to U.S. as Refugees in 2011, Cuba Leads from aLatin American Country

The U.S. provides refuge to persons who have been persecuted or have a well-founded fear of persecution through two programs: one for refugees and one for asylees, both allow for the affected person and their immediate relatives to be allowed into U.S. continue reading »

J.Lo is World’s Most Powerful Celebrity According to Annual Forbes List

Jennifer Lopez dethroned Lady Gaga as the world's most powerful celebrity, according to a list published Wednesday by Forbes magazine in which the queen of U.S. television Oprah Winfrey came in in second place. continue reading »

Trip Canceled: Queen Sofia of Spain Will Not Attend Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee

Spain's Queen Sofia on Wednesday cancelled the trip to London she had planned for later this week for Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee because the Spanish government feels that it would be "unsuita continue reading »

More Research Needed to Determine Costs and Benefits of Payday Loans, Report Finds

The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) today released a report on the consumer and social impact of payday loans, underscoring the need for additional research to inform policymakers a continue reading »

Hundreds Show Up To Support Gabino Sanchez: Deportation Delayed But Moving Forward

This week, Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez (D-IL-4) joined Gabino Sanchez, a South Carolina man facing deportation, at a hearing in Charlotte, NC and rallied with hundreds of supporters, including a large contingent of local clergy, outside the courthouse before the hearing. continue reading »

Migrants’ Rights Activist Fleeing Mexico in Wake of Death Threats

Migrants' rights activist the Rev. Alejandro Solalinde, who received death threats a few weeks ago, said he was leaving Mexico temporarily for his own safety. continue reading »

The “Most Beautiful” Latinos Celebrate At People en Español Magazine Gala

Mexican songstress Thalia, in a sensual and short dress designed by Roberto Cavalli, and Dominican TV host Charytin Goyco in an elegant black outfit by countryman Oscar de la Renta, turned heads in New York during their red carpet appearances for People en Español magazine's "50 Most Beautiful" issue gala. continue reading »