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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

Brazilian Film Maker Carlos Diegues to Chair Jury for Cannes Film Festival

After Bong Joon-Ho, Gael García Bernal, Roschdy Zem and Abbas Kiarostami, the demanding task of selecting the best new filmmaker this year falls to Carlos Diegues. continue reading »

Association of Farmworkers Denounce Obama’s Withdrawal of Efforts to Protect Child Field Hands

This week the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a press release announcing the Obama Administration would be withdrawing the proposed updates to the Hazardous Orders to protect children under the age of 16 who are hired on farms. The rules would have restricted farmworker children, aged 12 through 15, from performing work that data has shown to be especially dangerous. continue reading »

UN Alarmed at Most Recent Killing of Brazilian Journalist

The United Nations human rights office voiced concern at what it called a “disturbing” trend of killing journalists in Brazil, after another reporter was found dead earlier this week. continue reading »

Supreme Court Hears Arguments on SB1070- Decision Expected Late June

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court took on one of the most important legal cases of this year when it heard arguments over Arizona’s “show me your papers” law, SB 1070. The Supreme Court is expected to issue its ruling on SB 1070 in late June. continue reading »

Mexico’s National Human Rights Commission: 3 Million Child Laborers in Mexico

Mexico's National Human Rights Commission, or CNDH, said 3 million minors between the ages of five and 17 work nationwide, nearly half of whom either receive no compensation or are paid in kind. Most of these youths work to cover their basic needs and contribute to household income, are forced to abandon their studies, work excessively long hours and are at constant risk of injury or illness due to poor labor conditions, the country's equivalent of an ombud's office said in a statement Thursday, citing official figures. continue reading »

The Most Racist Organization - Behind SB1070 (VIDEO)

The United States Supreme Court is hearing arguments in Arizona v. United States, the Obama administration's challenge to Arizona's anti-immigration law, SB1070. What they won't be hearing is what a continue reading »

Miami’s Latino Upper Crust Gathers for Polo Tournament,  Beach Polo World Cup

Members of the Hispanic elite here in the unofficial capital of Latin America flocked to Miami Beach on Friday for the Beach Polo World Cup. "There are elegant women and everyone is wearing her best clothes," television host Candela Ferro told Efe. "There are many single girls here to see if they can get a polo player." continue reading »

Still Seeking Justice for Hispanic Farmers and Ranchers

For years, USDA has denied minority farmers equal access to farm credit and non-credit farm benefit programs, while urging the farmers to complain to it of such discrimination despite having secretly dismantled its civil rights enforcement capability in the early 1980s. Thereafter, USDA, continue reading »

4 Missing Children Found Dead in Mexico Buried in Shallow Grave

Four children from the same family who had been reported missing earlier this week were found dead in the southeastern Mexican state of Tabasco, officials said. A rural laborer discovered the corpses Friday in two shallow graves at a ranch in Tacotalpa, a municipality near Tabasco's border with the neighboring state of Chiapas. continue reading »

Chicago’s All Latina Theater Teatro Luna Sets Its Sights on the Coasts: Expands to LA and New York

As Chicago’s all-Latina theater company approaches its 12th anniversary and launches its new community arts center Luna Central in Chicago, it is gearing up to take big steps toward expanding its national reach. Its upcoming world premiere of Los Angeles playwright Diane Rodriguez’s new play Living Large in a Mini Kind of Way continue reading »

Pitbull"s Latin Music Awards 2012 Performance (VIDEO)

The Billboard Latin Music Awards opened up this year with Pitbull. Rising from the stage and seeming to struggle with his microphone, Mr. Worldwide opened the show with a two-song set. After performing "Sube las Manos Pa' Arriba," Pit was joined on stage by his Dominican protégé Sensato. The two tore it up with their infectious Spanglish rap track, "Loca People." continue reading »

Relics of Six Mexican Priests Martyred in Early 20th Century Begin 2012 US Tour

Relics of six Knights of Columbus canonized by Pope John Paul II in 2000 will launch a tour of several American cities Friday, April 27, in Houston. The Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Houston will host the relics beginning with a special Mass Friday evening for the Knights of Columbus Texas State Convention. The relics will remain in the church for veneration during the regularly scheduled weekend Masses. continue reading »

Ricky Martin Nabs Drama Desk Award Nomination for Playing Che in ‘Evita’

Singer and actor Ricky Martin was nominated Friday for a Drama Desk Award in the category of Outstanding Actor in a Musical, for his role in the current Broadway revival of "Evita." continue reading »

Jose Ferrer Honored on 2012’s Forever Stamp

Jose Ferrer (1912-1992) was honored today for his many talents as an actor, director, writer, musician, and producer by being chosen as the face for the 2012 First-Class Forever Stamp. continue reading »

Jobless Rate in Spain Climbs Above 24 Percent

The ranks of Spain's unemployed expanded by nearly 366,000 in the first quarter to a record 5.63 million, or 24.44 percent of the workforce, the government said Friday. continue reading »