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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

Nicaragua’s Ernesto Cardenal Wins Poetry Prize in Madrid

Nicaragua's Ernesto Cardenal was announced in Madrid Thursday as the winner of the Queen Sofia Ibero American Poetry Prize, presented every year to a living author deemed to have made an important contribution to the cultural legacy of Spain and Latin America. continue reading »

Colombian Prostitute at Center of U.S. Secret Service Scandal Calls Agents “Idiots”

The Colombian prostitute at the center of a sex scandal involving U.S. Secret Service agents at last month's Summit of the Americas broke her silence Friday about the men involved. "They're a bunch of idiots," Dania Londoño said in an exclusive interview continue reading »

Female Journalists Facing Greater Danger in Mexico

Female journalists are increasingly becoming victims of violence associated with organized crime and corruption in Mexico, where more than 75 media workers have been killed since 2000. continue reading »

Brazilian Government Facing Criticism in Delay of Truth Commission Appointments

Members of the Human Rights Committee of Brazil's lower house criticized President Dilma Rousseff's administration on Thursday for delays in setting up a truth commission to examine acts of repression between 1946 and 1988. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Girl Scout Troop Leader Steals $6k From Her Girls, Goes Shopping

A California Girl Scout troop leader has many angry after she used her troop’s debit card to go on a shopping spree. South El Monte troop leader, Ana Juarez, 30, was arrested on April 17 after it wa continue reading »

2 Texas Teens Injured When Gunman Opens Fire at Bus Stop

A bus stop in the “Little Mexico” area south of the Alamo was the sight of a drive-by shooting that injured students. Police say a Ford Explorer driven by a 14-year-old pulled up to a bus stop on the 300 block of San Angelo street continue reading »

Mana Gets Panties Thrown at Them? Or Tapatio?

Maná, the popular rock band that originates from Mexico, were in Los Angeles to see the Coldplay concert when they were caught by a TMZ reporter who asked a racist question. continue reading »

Faces of the DREAM Act: Jose Luis Zelaya Denied Admittance to Texas A&M Student Gov’t

An undocumented student at Texas A&M has been denied a student government position once again due to his citizenship status. Earlier this year, HS-News shared the story of Jose Luis Zelaya, continue reading »

J.R. Martinez Becomes a Father

The latest champion of the hit ABC show “Dancing with the Stars”, J.R. Martinez, just became a father with his girlfriend Diana Gonzalez-Jones. continue reading »

Singer Juan Gabriel’s Reported Grandson Dies in El Paso County Jail

The reported grandson of Mexican singer Juan Gabriel is dead after being booked into the El Paso County Jail. Detectives with Sheriff Richard Weiss’ office say preliminary reports indicate 23-year-old Hector Alberto Ag continue reading »

Demián Bichir Joins “Machete Kills” Cast

The Mexican actor and Best Actor nominee, Demián Bichir, has been signed onto the cast for Robert Rodriguez’s new film “Machete Kills”, the sequel to the 2010 film “Machete”. continue reading »

Two Men Charged for Stashing 115 Undocumented Immigrants in Texas

A cluster of three stash houses containing 115 undocumented immigrants was uncovered in Edinberg, Texas and two men were charged with conspiracy of harboring them. continue reading »

IKEA May Be Heading to San Juan, Puerto Rico

According to Caribbean Business, Spanish-language newspapers are reporting Swedish furnishing store IKEA is looking to open a store in Puerto Rico. Though the Swedish company previously considered a stor continue reading »

Unique Los Angeles Healthcare Program Provides for Undocumented Restaurant Workers

In a unique cooperative effort by a restaurant workers’ group and a Los Angeles community clinic, healthcare coverage now includes illegal LA workers. continue reading »

Wilmer Valderrama tells William Levy Looks Aren’t Enough

Wilmer Valderrama tells William Levy that looks aren’t enough to triumph in the Hollywood scene. continue reading »