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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

Fidel Castro Pokes Fun at President Obama’s Plan to Wear Cuba’s “Official Garment” to Summit

Fidel Castro is poking fun at U.S. President Barack Obama's plans to sport a guayabera - a tropical shirt that is Cuba's official garment - during this week's Summit of the Americas in Colombia, where the Communist-ruled island will not be represented. continue reading »

Illinois Gov. Quinn Grants Clemency to 52 People

April 6, 2012. Governor Pat Quinn today granted 52 and denied 136 clemency petitions. This action marks another step in a series of clemency decisions aimed at eliminating a backlog of more than 2,500 cases that built up during the previous administration. continue reading »

Latino Liar: Stair Climber Believed to Have Cheated and Taken Elevator During Charity Event

On March 31, the Aon Center in Los Angeles, California was the site of the 2012 Fight for Air Climb, in which participants climb/race up 62 stories and raise money for charity. continue reading »

Search Continues for Missing Florida Mother, Vilet Torrez, 38

A friend of missing Miramar, Florida woman Vilet Torrez says she fears the worst because the mother of three would never have left her children. The 38-year continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Mexican Singer Kidnapped and Shot for Refusing to Perform Song in Sinaloa

A singer with the norteña band Los Ciclones del Arroyo was kidnapped and shot in the leg after refusing to perform a song requested by a group of people at a party in Choix, a city in the northwestern Mexican state of Sinaloa, police said. Julio Cesar Leyva Beltran was abducted early Saturday, but he was later released and hospitalized in Los Mochis with a leg fracture caused by the gunshot. continue reading »

Julio Iglesias Pays $15.2 Million for His own Miami Hacienda

Spanish singer Julio Iglesias has just bought a $15.2 million mansion on an exclusive island in north Miami's Intracoastal Waterway, The Miami Herald reported. continue reading »

McDonald’s Brazil Looks to Expand Along with Country’s Growth

The world’s largest fast-food hamburger chain, McDonald’s, is planning to expand along with Brazil’s ever-growing economy, increasing its presence in the country’s the mid-sized cities. continue reading »

Nicaragua Launches U.S. Facebook Page with Travel Sweepstakes

Today, Nicaragua, the hot new travel destination in Central America, is launching its new U.S. Facebook page with a sweepstakes contest. continue reading »

Peru Mine Cave-In, 9 Miners Trapped Alive Since Saturday

Firefighters and rescue workers were working Saturday to rescue nine miners trapped inside a gold and copper mine in the southwestern Peruvian region of Ica, local media reported. continue reading »

Mexican Cop’s Badge Stops Bullet Fired at Him

A Mexico City police officer survived a shooting when his badge stopped a bullet fired at him by a robbery suspect, the Federal District's Public Safety Secretariat said. continue reading »

Mexico’s Knights Templar Claim Responsibility for Drop in Food Prices

Mexico’s Knights Templar, or the Caballeros Templarios, allegedly claims to be the authors of a series of ‘narcomantas’ reportedly spotted in cities throughout the state of Michoacan. continue reading »

23 Cuban Migrants Rescued by Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship

A Royal Caribbean cruise ship this week, rescued 23 Cuban migrants after their small boat was spotted near Jamaica. continue reading »

Mexican Singer Kidnapped, Tortured and Shot for Not Playing Requested Song

A singer with the norteña band Los Ciclones del Arroyo was kidnapped and shot in the leg after refusing to perform a song requested by a group of people at a party in Choix, a city in the northwestern Mexican state of Sinaloa, police said. continue reading »

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 »