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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

Ikea Accused of Using Cuban Prisoners to Make their Products in the 1980s

Amid news that Swedish-based furniture company Ikea was looking to open a store in Puerto Rico, claims have surfaced saying Cuban dissidents and East Germans were forced to make its products. continue reading »

ABC and Univision Launch English-Language News Network

The ABC and Univision Networks have announced a 50-50 joint venture to bring a English-language news, entertainment and lifestyle network for Latino viewers. continue reading »

Washington Post Claims Hispanic Voter Registation is Down, Obama Camp Cries False

In response to a Washington Post article titled, "Voter registration down among Hispanics, blacks,"President Obama's Director of Constituency Press released a piece of their own calling the Post article inaccurate due to the use of 18-mponth-old Census data from November 2010. continue reading »

Peruvian Artist Mario Testino Announces 1st Exhibition for Non-Profit Organization ‘MATE’

Peruvian artist Mario Testino has announced the opening of MATE - Asociación Mario Testino in Lima, Peru. The non-profit focuses on the photographer's work, calling it a "manifestation of his desire to contribute to the cultural heritage of Peru." continue reading »

Justice Dept to Monitor Wisconsin Election to Assure Rights of Spanish Speaking Voters

The Justice Department announced today that the Civil Rights Division will monitor the election on Tuesday, May 8, 2012, in Milwaukee. continue reading »

Hurray!  Albert Pujols Hits First Home Run for California Angels

The hitting dry spell for the California Angels $240 million man has ended. Albert Pujols hit his first home run as an Angel this Sunday against the Toronto Blue Jays giving the Angels a 4-3 victory. continue reading »

Deadly Teen Party Shooting Leads to 11 Argentine Police Arrested

Eleven police officers were arrested in the Argentine province of Mendoza after a 19-year-old was shot to death during a party where the officers showed up because of noise complaints, local media reported Sunday. continue reading »

Inmates in Costa Rica Can Wear Women’s Panties and Cross Dress Says Supreme Court

The Constitutional Chamber of Costa Rica's Supreme Court ordered prison officials to allow a male inmate to dress in women's clothing after he claimed that they forbade him to do so, the La Nacion newspaper reported Sunday. continue reading »

Lebanese Man Pleads Guilty to Providing Arms to FARC in Exchange for Cocaine

A Lebanese citizen has pleaded guilty in U.S. federal court in Manhattan to conspiracy to provide weapons to Colombian guerrillas in exchange for more than a ton of cocaine, prosecutors said. continue reading »

95% of Bananas from Dominican Republic Went to Europe in 2010

According to DR1, the Dominican Republic exported bananas to Europe for a total of US$198,000,000 in 2010, through the sale of 303,000 tons of bananas. continue reading »

Peru’s New Amazon Road Could Threaten Uncontacted Tribes’ Land

Peru’s Congress is about to approve a highly controversial road that will divide the Madre de Dios Reserve, where at least two uncontacted tribes live. continue reading »

Peru Recognizes Grammy Winner Tania Libertad for 50-year Career

Peruvian Foreign Minister Rafael Roncagliolo awarded the Order of Merit for Distinguished Service in the "degree of great officer" to singer Tania Libertad for her 50-year artistic career. continue reading »

Miguel Cotto Battles Floyd Mayweather and Loses in Unanimous Decision

Puerto Rico’s favorite boxer, Miguel Cotto, gave quit a show to his fans and all the pay-per-view audience watching his fight against Floyd Mayweather. Mayweather was victorious at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas with scores of 117-111, 1117-111 and 118-110 but Cotto rode it out until the 12th and final round. continue reading »

Senior UN Official Angered By Recent Murders of Journalists in Mexico

The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom today voiced alarm and anger over the murders of three Mexican journalists in the state of Veracruz in less than a week. continue reading »

Supermodel Bar Refaeli Bares All For Her Lingerie Line

Bar Refaeli is completely naked in a new ad campaign for her underwear company, Under.Me. continue reading »