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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

Wal-Mart Now Faces Investigation by Mexican Government for Allegation of $24 Million Bribery Scheme

Investigators are looking into allegations that U.S. retail giant Wal-Mart's unit in Mexico paid bribes to officials to speed the opening of stores during its expansion push in the country in the past decade, the Mexican government said. continue reading »

MEXICO: Fire Detroys Thousands of Acres, Gunmen’s Threats Block Firefighters

The fire that started last weekend in the La Primavera forest outside the western Mexican city of Guadalajara burned between 30 percent and 40 percent of the trees in an area of about 3,000 hectares (7,407 acres), Environment Secretary Juan Rafael Elvira Quesada said Thursday. continue reading »

Another Secret Service Ho-Down, This Time with Prostitutes & Strippers from El Salvador

The U.S. Secret Service said Thursday it is investigating allegations that agents frequented a strip club and patronized prostitutes in El Salvador ahead of President Barack Obama's March 2011 visit to the Central American country. continue reading »

S&P Cuts Spain’s Credit Rating to BBB+

Standard & Poor's on Thursday reduced its long-term sovereign credit rating on Spain by two notches, from A to BBB+, expressing concern about the country's large volume of debt and shrinking economy. continue reading »

Colin Firth’s Campaign to Save the Awa Tribe of Brazil’s Amazon

Oscar-winning film star Colin Firth today launched a major Survival International campaign to save ‘Earth’s most threatened tribe’ – the Awá of the Brazilian Amazon. continue reading »

18 People Indicted Including Chilean Mayor, 6 City Council and Charged with Corruption

The mayor of the northern Chilean city of Arica, six councilors and local business leaders were among 18 people indicted Thursday for conspiracy to embezzle public money. Judge Sara Pizarro ordered 16 of the 18 defendants, including Mayor Waldo Sankan, held pending trial. continue reading »

Sofia Vergara Rejoins Cast For Sequel to ‘The Smurfs’

Colombia's Sofia Vergara, the star of "The Smurfs," will also participate in the sequel to the 2011 blockbuster that earned $560 million worldwide, Sony Pictures announced Thursday. continue reading »

Texas Rep. Francisco “Quico” Canseco Says TSA Agents Assaulted Him

Texas Rep. Francisco “Quico” Canseco is claiming that he was assaulted by TSA agents at San Antonio International Airport earlier this month. The Republican congressman says the “overzealous” federal screeners ass continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Happy Birthday to Me - Man Hires ‘Hitman’ to Kill Wife as Present to Self

A Las Vegas man is behind bars after police say he attempted to hire someone to kill his wife as a present to himself for his birthday. Jorge Victorino-Vazquez was arrested on Saturday after an undercover investigati continue reading »

“Immigrants Cause Global Warming” - ‘The Colbert Report’ Takes on the Claim

During Wednesday's The Colbert Report host Stephen Colbert commented on a new video from the organization Californians for Population Stabilization in a segment called "United We Can't Stand Them." continue reading »

Prostitute Suing U.S. Embassy in Brasilia After Marines and Embassy Staff Push Her from Car

The U.S. government in once again faced with accusations that those under their command have engaged in inappropriate conduct with prostitutes in Latin America. continue reading »

Secretly Married Miss Dominican Republic Booted Out and Dethroned

Latin America takes their beauty and beauty pageants very seriously, what with six Miss Universe’s coming from Latin America over the last ten years. continue reading »

When Kidney Transplant Fails for Man he Donates Donated Kidney to Save Another

When 27-year-old Illinois resident Ray Fearing needed a kidney transplant his sister stepped up and donated one of hers. Sadly, due to the very disease that destroyed his original kidney, the potentially life-saving gift from his 24-year-old sister was being damaged. continue reading »

Javier Bardem to Appear in Film Based on Brother Carlos Novel “Alacran Enamorado”

Javier Bardem will make his return to Spanish cinema when he plays a neo-Nazi ideologue in "Alacran enamorado" (Scorpion in Love), a film based on a novel by his brother Carlos. In remarks to Efe, Spanish director Santiago Zannou said the winner of a best-supporting-actor Oscar for his turn in the Coen brothers' "No Country for Old Men" will play a secondary character named Solis continue reading »

Mexican Diplomat Receives Immunity After Driving 91mph While Drunk and Peeing in Pants

On Friday morning, police in Roswell, Georgia near Atlanta clocked a vehicle traveling at 91 mph. After pulling the vehicle over, police discovered the driver was Mariano Saynez Ruiz Duran, the vice consular at the Mexican Consulate General’s Atlanta office. continue reading »