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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

$362 Million Cocaine Bust on the High Seas Near Panama

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), operating out of Jacksonville, Florida, detected two go-fast vessels carrying more than 4,840 pounds of cocaine with a combined value of more than $362 million. continue reading »

Rapper Alejandro Serna Correa Fatally Shot in Colombia

Rapper Alejandro Serna Correa was fatally shot in an attack that targeted two people accompanying him, authorities in the northwestern Colombian city of Medellin said Wednesday. continue reading »

‘Noticias OK” in Puerto Rico to Report Only Good, Happy News

A radio program in Puerto Rico will report only good news starting May 1 as a way to try and minimize violence on the streets of the Caribbean island. continue reading »

7.5%  of Scheduled ICE Deportations Suspended

An ongoing review of pending deportations has resulted in the suspension of 7.5 percent of the planned expulsions, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said. The evaluation is aimed at clearing a large backlog of court cases and at focusing enforcement efforts on the deportation of criminals, ICE Deputy Press Secretary Gillian Christensen said. continue reading »

Group of Mexican Attorneys Promoting Online Divorces

A group of Mexican attorneys wants to convince people that divorces are not difficult to obtain, rolling out a prepaid card that simplifies the process and can even be purchased at supermarkets. continue reading »

Kansas Community Breaks Guinness World Record for Largest Serving of Nachos

At 80-feet long, the world’s largest serving of nachos was created in Lawrence, Kansas. Weighing in at a staggering 4,689 pounds, the Lawrence world record attempt was officially giv continue reading »

A 7,000-Mile Flight: South American Bird Finds it Way to Chicago-area Park (PHOTOS)

Chicago bird-watchers a South American bird has traveled 7,000 miles and is now resided in the city’s Douglas Park. Teenage bird-watchers say they spotted the white-crested elaenia in Douglas Park and after t continue reading »

WATCH Pitbull’s Video for ‘Men In Black 3’ Theme Song “Back in Time”  (VIDEO)

Earlier this year, we announced that rapper Pitbull had been tapped to perform the theme song for the upcoming Men In Black 3. Last month, the rapper, whose real name is Armando C. Perez, stated: continue reading »

Royal Caribbean’s Drag Queen-Filled Cruise Will Make Stop in Cozumel, Mexico

Freedom of the Seas September 16 through 22 cruise will play host to the "Disco Queens on the High Seas", a pageant for a half dozen drag queens. The western Caribbean cruise will feature nightly entertainment hosted b continue reading »

Renowned University of Chicago Press to Publish its First Fictional Latino Novel

Not normally known for its publication of fiction, the University of Chicago Press has chosen to publish the 700-page novel, “A Naked Singularity” by Sergio de la Pava this Spring. Originally self-published three years ago, the story follows Casi, a child of Colombian immigrants who lives in Brooklyn and works in Manhattan as a public defender. continue reading »

EXTREME TRAFFICKING:  Guatemalan Tries to Smuggle Cocaine Chocolate Bars into Country

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at Washington Dulles International Airport seized more than four pounds of cocaine hidden inside chocolate bars and drink boxes in a Guatemalan woman’s luggage shortly after 11 p.m. Sunday. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Man Pretends to be Dunkin’ Donuts Auditor, Steals Money From Register

Police say a man pretending to be a Dunkin’ Donuts corporate auditor attempted to rob an Orlando-area shop on Tuesday. Ricardo Diaz, 48, reportedly convinced employees of the Alafaya Trail Dunkin’ Donuts that he had been sen continue reading »

Mexican Team Prepares for London’s Olympic Soccer “Mexico Can Compete with Anyone”

Mexico has the soccer players to hold its own against anybody at the 2012 London Olympics, National Physical Education and Sports Commission director Bernardo de la Garza said, stopping short of making medal predictions. "Mexico can compete with anybody (in Olympic soccer). We took on South Korea in the World Under 17s and we beat them," De la Garza said. continue reading »

OPINION:  Arizona Immigration Law Targets Immigrant Women and Their Families

Today as the Supreme Court holds hearings to determine the constitutionality of the nation’s most controversial state immigration law, Arizona’s SB 1070. The National Coalition for Immigrant Women’s Rights (NCIWR) issued an opinion statement as follows: continue reading »

Paris Hilton in Peru: Socialite Opening Store Later This Year

Famous for being famous socialite, Paris Hilton will be opening a store in Independencia, Peru in the fall. The store will be located in Independencia’s Plaza Norte and will offer Hilton’s line of handbags, perfume, shirts, shoes, and watches. continue reading »