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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

African Americans Charged with Driving Undocumented Mexican Migrants into Country, $300 a ride

Five Los Angeles-area residents have been indicted for operating a human smuggling scheme that relied largely on African-Americans to transport loads of illegal aliens from the U.S.-Mexico border to the Los Angeles area. continue reading »

Spanish Publisher and Founder of Grupo Anaya German Sanchez Ruiperez Dies at 85

Spanish publisher German Sanchez Ruiperez, the founder of Grupo Anaya, died early Sunday in the Dominican Republic, Casa del Lector director and former Spanish Culture Minister Cesar Antonio Molina told Efe. He was 85. continue reading »

Gov. Henrique Capriles to Face Hugo Chavez in Venezuelan Presidential Bid

Miranda Gov. Henrique Capriles won the opposition primary held over the weekend and will face President Hugo Chavez in the Oct. 7 presidential election. continue reading »

Ecuador Serving as Gateway to Brazil for Haitian Immigrants

Ecuador has become the door of South America to Haitian immigrants who want to go to Brazil in search of a better life than living in their country, devastated by the earthquake of 2010 continue reading »

Death Squads Take Over Where Striking Brazil Police Left

The strike begun on Jan. 31 by police officers in the northeastern Brazilian state of Bahia has resulted in an increase in the number of murders committed there by death squads, the press reported. continue reading »

Controversial Ad Selling Baby for Its Organs in Mexico Pulled

An apparent attempt to sell a baby on the MercadoLibre Web site has sparked indignation and heated controversy on social networks and has forced the company to deny its responsibility in the matter. continue reading »

Oil Spill that Caused Emergency Declaration in Venezuela, Now Contained

Venezuelan Environment Minister Alejandro Hitcher said that the oil spill in the eastern state of Monagas has been brought under control after an emergency was declared due to a pipeline rupture at the Jusepin Complex operated by state-owned Petroleos de Venezuela, or PDVSA. continue reading »

Pedro Almodovar’s ‘The Skin I Live In’ Winner at BAFTA

"The Skin I Live In" (La piel que habito), directed by Pedro Almodovar, on Sunday evening won the British film industry's BAFTA award for Best Film Not in the English Language, beating out the night's great favorite, Iran's "The Separation." continue reading »

Leader of Shining Path Guerrillas Captured in Peru

"Comrade Artemio," one of the leaders of the remnants of Peru's Shining Path guerrilla group, was captured on Sunday, Defense Minister Alberto Otarola said. continue reading »

Univision Spanish-Radio Rasies $5.25 Million for St. Jude Children’s Hospital

Children with cancer from around the world received the support of special angels this past week as thousands of Univision Radio listeners joined a nationwide effort to battle childhood cancer and other deadly disease continue reading »

Argentina Police Arrested for Leaking Corpse Photos of Model Jazmin de Grazia

The Argentine government has fired 11 Federal Police officers for their alleged responsibility in leaking photographs of the corpse of model Jazmin De Grazia that were published earlier this weekend in a Buenos Aires newspaper, police said Sunday. continue reading »

Kidnapped Musician Found Dead In Spite of Family Paying Ransom

A singer who was kidnapped in Monterrey, the largest city in northern Mexico, was found dead even though his family paid ransom for his release, state officials said Sunday. continue reading »

Former Brazil President Readmitted to Hospital

Brazil's ex-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who has been in treatment for cancer of the larynx since last October, suffered a dehydration episode and had to be taken to a hospital in Sao Paulo, his advisers said. continue reading »

Suspected Kidnappers Lynched, Burned by Angry Mob in Mexico

Three suspected kidnappers were lynched by a mob in Chalco, a city in Mexico state, which surrounds the Federal District and forms part of the Mexico City metropolitan area, officials said. continue reading »

Rick Santorum Takes Lead in New Nationwide Poll for First Time

Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum for the first time took the national lead in voter preference in the race for the Republican presidential nomination, a Public Policy survey indicated Saturday. continue reading »