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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

Spanish Rumors:  Is Picque Cheating on Shakira with Bar Refaeli?

Rumors are beginning to intensify that Barcelona’s famous soccer player, Gerard Picqué, and world famous Israeli super model Bar Refaeli are now enjoying a new romance. continue reading »

Murder Suspect Burned To Death By Angry Mob in Brazil

Nearly 300 people broke into a jail in the northeastern Brazilian town of Tapiramuta, dragged a suspected murderer out of his cell and burned him to death, Folha de Sao Paulo newspaper said Tuesday. continue reading »

Charges Against Mexico’s Student Protesters in Michoacan Dropped

The government of the western Mexican state of Michoacan has dropped charges against 10 Michoacan University of San Nicolas de Hidalgo, or UMSNH, students arrested April 28 after protests that r continue reading »

Ecuador Looking To Recover Antiquities From Washington Museum

More than 3,000 Ecuadorian archaeological finds including the most impressive works of the Manteño civilization are kept in the storerooms of a Washington museum, from which the government in Quito said it wants them removed so people can have a better appreciation of Ecuador's history. continue reading »

France Yet To Respond to Colombian Rebels’ Offer to Release French Journalist

Former Sen. Piedad Cordoba and the International Committee of the Red Cross agreed on Monday to form a delegation to receive a French journalist captured last month by leftist FARC rebels while embedded with Colombian security forces, but neither Paris nor Bogota commented on the proposed release. continue reading »

Frank Francisco Closes Right for the NY Mets

Before yesterday’s game against the Milwaukee Brewers, New York Mets manager, Terry Collins said he was sticking with Frank Francisco as his closer. This was despite Francisco’s 8.56 ERA, and the fact that he's been scored on in seven of his last 12 appearances, and he's suffered three losses in the year. continue reading »

Bomb in Bogota Targeting Interior Minister, Fernando Londoño, Kills Two and Wounds 39

A bomb targeting former Interior Minister Fernando Londoño killed his driver and a bodyguard and wounded 39 others Tuesday in the Colombian capital, police said, amending earlier official comments that spoke of five dead and 29 injured. continue reading »

US Citizen on Hunger Strike in Bolivian Prison

The attorney for a 53-year-old American man who is on hunger strike in the Bolivian prison where he has been held for 11 months without formal charges said that he sent a complaint to the U.S. Embassy in La Paz because of the scant progress being made on his case. continue reading »

Online Radio Project from Daniel Alarcon, ‘Radio Ambulante’ Debuts

Radio Ambulante, an online radio project that enables thousands of stories from every corner of the Western Hemisphere where Spanish is spoken to be told and listened to, premiered Tuesday. continue reading »

Rep. King: Meeting Colombian Prostitute at Center of Secret Service Scandal “Simply Not Necessary”

New York Congressman and Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security Peter King has released a statement saying he will not be meeting with the Colombian prostitute involved in the Secret Service's scandal, de continue reading »

Univision Announces New Social Experiences on Facebook

Univision Communications Inc., the leading media company serving Hispanic America, announced today at its Upfront presentation in New York that it will deliver a new integration with Facebook, making Univision t continue reading »

Playboy Argentina Uses New “Tweetgrid” and Maria Paz Delgado to Increase Twitter Presence (VIDEO)

Wanting to increase their number of Twitter followers, Playboy Argentina an nounced that for every 15 retweets about the show “Sabado Bus”, a portion of a nude photo of the show’s secretary, Maria Paz Delgado would be uncovered via Tweetgrid. continue reading »

JUST IN:  One of Mexico’s Best Known and Beloved Writers, Carlos Fuentes Macias, Dies at 83

One of Mexico’s best known and beloved writers, Carlos Fuentes Macias, has died at age 83 years old at the Angeles del Pedregal Hospital in Mexico City, today sometime around noon. continue reading »

After Running Up $3000 Booze Bill, U.S. Tourist Flees Brazil Without Paying $7000 Hotel Bill

An American tourist from California was detained in Brazil for allegedly not paying his hotel bill and attempting to leave the country. Police in Rio de Janerio say 63-year-old Robert Scott attempted to skip out on his continue reading »

28 Arrested in Drug-Smuggling Ring that Brought Cocaine to US from Honduras

Nearly thirty people have been arrested for their parts in smuggling cocaine from Honduras to the United States. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has reportedly arrested 28 people involved in the cocain continue reading »