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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

Penelope Cruz Has ‘Other Priorities’ Than Making Films

Spanish actress Penelope Cruz says that in the immediate future she will make only one or two films per year, since now she has "other priorities" after the birth of her first child with husband and fellow thespian Javier Bardem. continue reading »

Kidnapped Energy Workers in Peru are Released Unharmed

Kidnappers on Saturday freed dozens of gas company contractors they had held hostage for five days in the jungles of southeastern Peru's Cuzco region, the government said on Facebook. continue reading »

Chicago Latino Film Festival is Underway

The 28th Chicago Latino Film Festival got underway with the Catalan-language feature "Any de Gracia" (Year of Grace), whose director, Ventura Pons, received a lifetime achievement award. continue reading »

President Obama Focuses on Economic and Trade Issues at Summit of the Americas

U.S. President Barack Obama called Saturday for a "new era" of mutually beneficial relations with Latin America while repeating that Cuba must progress toward democracy and saying that he is open to discussions about the war on drugs but not to their legalization. continue reading »

Andy Garcia Thrilled to Film in Mexico’s Historical Sites in Upcoming “For Greater Glory” (VIDEO)

Actor Andy Garcia told Efe on Friday that it was "wonderful" to be able to shoot his upcoming film, "For Greater Glory," amid Mexico's historical landmarks. The feature film, to premiere in the United States on June 1, is set in the 1926-1929 Cristero War that broke out following an uprising of religious orders against anti-clerical measures imposed by the Mexican government. continue reading »

Guayabera by Raul Guerrero

Once upon a time, Vice President Dan Quayle, on his way to an official visit to Latin America, lamented not having taken Latin in high school to communicate with his hosts in their native language. President Obama, on the other hand, has mastered key vocabulary in Spanish for the 6th continue reading »

Remains of Priestess of the 13th Century Lambayeque Culture Found in Peru

Researchers at the Chotuna-Chornancap archaeological digs near the Peruvian city of Chiclayo have found the funerary remains of a woman who was a priestess of the Lambayeque or Sican culture, continue reading »

Brazil Cannibals Accused of Putting Murder Victims Flesh in Empanadas to Eat

Three people accused of killing at least three women in the northeastern Brazilian state of Pernambuco said they ate some of their victims' flesh and also used it to make the empanadas they sold to their neighbors, police said Friday. continue reading »

Guayabera by Raul Guerrero

Once upon a time, Vice President Dan Quayle, on his way to an official visit to Latin America, lamented not having taken Latin in high school to communicate with his hosts in their native language. continue reading »

Latin American Women-Owned Businesses Get a Boost with $55 Million in Financing

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF), will provide up to $55 million to help financial intermediaries in Latin America and the Caribbean implement lending models that support growth in women’s businesses. continue reading »

NCLR REPORT:  Latinos More Likely to be Supportove of Gay and Lesbian Rights

Countering popular assumptions that Hispanics are more anti-gay than other segments of society, a new report co-released by NCLR (National Council of La Raza) and Social Science Research Solutions (SSRS) finds that Latinos are, in fact, as open and tolerant, if not more tolerant, than the general population in the U.S. toward gays and lesbians. continue reading »

Democracy Now! Reports on Firing of Banned Mexican American Studies Director (VIDEO)

Sean Arce, the head of the Tucson school district’s banned Mexican American Studies program, was dismissed Tuesday night amid vocal protests from dozens of supporters. continue reading »

Hispanics Love Social Media More Than the General Population

Hispanics embrace social media such as Facebook, YouTube and Google+ more than the general population. But when it comes to sharing personal information about themselves, Hispanics are more cautious, according to survey results announced today. continue reading »

Mexican Presidential Candidates Put on the Spot by Video Asking Why They’re Running

A video in which children ask Mexico's 2012 presidential hopefuls whether they really want to change the country or are just seeking the office for its own sake has already topped 2.7 million views on YouTube. continue reading »

What’s a Mom Worth? Check Out Annual Salary Here

With Mother's Day less than a month away, moms are top of mind. This week, Salary.com released its yearly average for what stay-at-home and working mothers would make if they were paid an annual salary for their work. continue reading »