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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

Latin American Artists Honored with Oscar Nominations

Mexico's Demian Bichir will be in the running for best actor honors here on Feb. 26 when the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences hands out the Oscars. Bichir was nominated for his role in the immigration drama "A Better Life" and will clash for the prize with George Clooney continue reading »

Hispanic Standout: Young Inventor Javier Fernández-Han Makes Forbes’ List While Changing the World

At just 17 years old, Javier Fernandez-Han has made a list of '30 Under 30' in the Energy category for his humanitarian innovative inventions. continue reading »

Brazilian Gisele Bundchen Could Become First Billionaire Model

Gisele Bündchen, the 31-year-old Brazilian, is on her way to becoming the world's first billionaire model, according to Forbes contributor Anderson Antunes. Already, the top-earning model in the world for the continue reading »

Texas Attorney General Files Lawsuit to Have Voter ID Law Implemented

Monday, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott filed suit against the U.S. Dept. of Justice to seek a federal court’s approval to implement the Texas voter identification law. continue reading »

In Telemundo Interview Newt Gingrich Mentions Sen. Rubio & Gov. Martinez as Potential VP Candidates

In an exclusive one-on-one interview with the Spanish-language Telemundo network, Newt Gingrich talked about immigration policies and discussed who he would consider as potential Vice Presidents. continue reading »

Four Earthquakes Rattle Dominican Republic this Month, Including One This Morning

There have been four earthquakes rattling the Dominican Republic this month, including one this morning occurring at approximately 10:30 a.m. and measuring 4.5. continue reading »

OSCARS: Mexican Actor Demian Bichir Nominated for Best Actor for ‘A Better Life’ (VIDEO)

Mexican actor Demian Bichir told Us Weekly being nominated for an Academy Award is overwhelming. Bichir is up against Hollywood heavy-hitters like George Clooney continue reading »

Secretary Clinton to Receive Youth Ambassadors from Brazil

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will welcome 45 Brazilian Youth Ambassadors to the U.S. Department of State on Wednesday, January 25, at 10:00 a.m. continue reading »

News of Proposed Immigration Detention Center Near Chicago Not Being Well Received

The proposed construction of a migrant detention center in a rural area 60 kilometers (35 miles) from Chicago has been rejected by pro-immigrant groups who see it as proof that the government is not considering reducing the deportations of undocumented foreigners. continue reading »

East Haven, Connecticut Police Charged with Violating Civil Rights of Latinos in Community

The Justice Department announced today that a federal grand jury sitting in Bridgeport, Conn., returned an indictment charging four East Haven Police officers with conspiring to violate, and violating, the civil rights of members continue reading »

Reggaeton Pair Edgardo Y D’niel Join Fight Against Child Obesity in Puerto Rico

Reggaeton duo Edgardo Y D'niel will be the spokesmen for the "A moverse" (Let's Move) campaign to motivate children and teens to exercise and combat juvenile obesity, which affects some 32 percent of the population in their native Puerto Rico. continue reading »

IACHR Condemns Death of Wilmar Villar in Cuba

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) regrets and condemns the death of Cuban dissident Wilmar Villar, who died after a hunger strike. The IACHR expresses its condolences and solidarity with his next of kin. continue reading »

Aircraft Smuggling Operation Disrupted by Border Patrol

On January 20, Border Patrol agents from the El Centro Sector disrupted a criminal operation that intended to utilize a Cessna airplane as a means to smuggle illegal aliens out of the Imperial Valley. continue reading »

Nobel Laureate Denounces Impunity for Crimes Against Women in Mexico

Nobel Peace Prize winner Jody Williams denounced in Mexico the impunity that prevails for crimes against women in this country and the lack of political will to seek solutions. After meeting with a group of 50 women's rights activists, Williams criticized the "pretty words" of the Mexican government and demanded real solutions to a problem that affects the entire population. continue reading »

Brazil Nominates Maria das Graças Foster to Head Oil Giant Petrobras

The Brazilian government has nominated Maria das Graças Foster to succeed Jose Sergio Gabrielli as CEO of state-controlled oil giant Petrobras, the company said Monday. continue reading »