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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

Good Friday Now a Catholic Holiday in Cuba after Pope Makes Plea to Castro Government

Cuba's government has declared Good Friday a holiday to comply with a request by Pope Benedict XVI during his recent visit to the island, a decision taken as an "exception" this year while awaiting the "definitive ruling." continue reading »

Bipartisan Support from Senator Menendez and Senator Rubio for American Latino Musuem

US Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), and Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) sent a bipartisan letter today to the Senate Appropriations Committee Subcommittee requesting that the Committee include language in their Fiscal Year 2013 appropriations bill supporting the creation of a Smithsonian American Latino Museum, continue reading »

Brutal Torture Killing of Gay Chilean Man Result in Calls for Anti-Discriminiation Laws

The United Nations human rights office urged the Government of Chile to pass a law against discrimination, including on grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity, following the recent killing of a young gay man in the capital, Santiago. continue reading »

Man Jailed for 6 Years for “Shoot Some Mexicans” Spree in New Orleans

Mark Gautreau, 50, was sentenced this week in federal court in New Orleans to 72 months in prison for shooting two Hispanic men on the Bonnet Carre Spillway in St. Charles Parish, La., on Aug. 20, 2006. continue reading »

Bipartisan Former State & Defense Dept Officials Warn Justices That SB 1070 Harms Foreign Policy

For decades, the Supreme Court has understood that our Constitution does not allow the fifty different states to set their own immigration policy, and for good continue reading »

There are 4 Fundamental Topics that Interest Latinos: Immigration, Education, Health and Jobs

Understanding the six segments within the vast Hispanic population in the U.S. can be crucial in marketing and advertising, but can also help create a clearer picture of who may ultimately swing the vote in November. continue reading »

Immigration Reform- Bill to Bar Undocumented From College Dies in Georgia Legislature

Activists hailed Friday the death of SB 458, a state Senate bill that sought to bar undocumented immigrants from Georgia's public universities. The bill also aimed to invalidate foreign passports as ID for obtaining public services. continue reading »

Puerto Rican Rocker Kingnaldo to Debut New Disc-Combustible ( AUDIO)

Puerto Rican rocker Kingnaldo, who made his name in 2009 with his first album, is launching his latest production under the title "Combustible." Reynaldo Serrano Lima, known as Kingnaldo, told Efe in an interview Friday that his new disc "goes more directly to things that get to me" like social and human continue reading »

Selena Quintanilla Family Talks Exclusively With Cristina 6C/7P April 1

The Quintanilla family talks exclusively with Cristina on the new project will continue the musical history of Selena. "Love with You", an album of duets with Selena's voice singing with big names in music today. continue reading »

Emotional Moment: Havana Seminarians had Chance to Meet Pope

Kenny Fernandez Delgado was 13 when Blessed John Paul II came to the tropical Cuban capital. He remembers little about the 1998 event other than arriving late for the Mass at Revolution Square with his mother and a brother continue reading »

Mega Millions Lottery: Three Winning Tickets- Check Here

The holders of three very lucky Mega Millions tickets will share the $640 million jackpot, lottery officials have revealed. In the last hours before the drawing, sales were so explosive, the jackpot went from the initial estimate of $500 million to the final $640 million. continue reading »

Sean Paul Ft. Pitbull - She Doesn’t Mind (Remix) (New 2012 + Download Link)

LATIN star Pitbull has put his spin on Sean Paul's latest hit song, She Doesn't Mind. It is the first collaboration between the Cuba-born, American rapper continue reading »

ICE Reports Deporting Nearly 47,000 Parents of U.S. Citizen Children

Troubling New Report Revealing Deportations Data for First Half of 2011. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in the first half of 2011 deported 46,686 parents who had at least one U.S. citizen child, says an ICE report made public on Monday. continue reading »

Chavez Health Uncertain for Upcoming Venezuelan Presidential Election Oct 7 (VIDEO)

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is battling what is believed to be an aggressive cancer, but he has vowed to continue running for a third term in office. The election is set for October 7 continue reading »

Zimmerman’s Brother Defends his Actions, Claims Kill-or-Be-Killed Scenario

George Zimmerman’s brother Robert Zimmerman Jr. explained to Piers Morgan that his brother was confronted with a kill-or-be-killed scenario the night he shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. continue reading »