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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

44 Years Later Jose Felicano AGAIN Sings His Rendition of the National Anthem

In 1968, Jose Felicano sang The Star-Spangled Banner, Latino style and got lamblasted, fast forward to last night’s opening day at the Miami Marilins new stadium and it was all love. continue reading »

Billboard Magazine in Brazil Puts Urinal Guitar in Bar Bathroom

An interesting urinal in Brazil invites its users to “keep on rockin’ in the pee world.” Billboard magazine in Brazil has placed a guitar urinal in the bathroom Bar Aurora in Sao Paolo, giving male fans of the Guitar Hero and Rock Band video games a place to continue “making music.” continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER:  Criminal Gives Police Fake Name, Forgot His Real Name was Tattooed on Arm

19-year-old Dylan Edward Contreras tried to pull a ‘not-so-quick-one’ on police in Twin Falls, Idaho. When Contreras and friends were stopped by police this weekend and asked for identification Contreras told officers he was Emiliano Velesco. continue reading »

Storm leaves 12 dead/18 Injured in Buenos Aires Argentina

Twelve people were killed and 18 others injured in a storm that brought rain, hail and winds of more than 90 kph (56 mph) to greater Buenos Aires, Argentine authorities said Thursday. Residents of the capital and its suburbs woke up to flooding and streets blocked by downed trees and light poles. continue reading »

POLL:  Latinos Prefer an Expanded Role for Government

The recently released Pew Hispanic Center poll had many nuggets of information from Latinos identifying themselves with their country of origin to English vs. Spanish to their preference of an expanded role for government. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Bus Driver Gets Two DUIs in 17 Hours Drove Drunk With Children on Bus

Police say a Pennsylvania bus driver drove three busloads of children around town while he intoxicated, then drives drunk again a few hours later. Washington County bus driver, continue reading »

WATCH Sofia Vergara’s Promo for Her SNL Appearance This Saturday

Check out the promo for Sofia Vergara's upcoming hosting stint on Saturday Night Live. The 'Modern Family' star trades barbs with SNL regular Jason Sudeikis who eventually asks her to sleep with him. Watch. continue reading »

Jessica Sanchez Sings Second Whitney Houston Song on ‘American Idol’ - “How Will I Know” (VIDEO)

"American Idol" contestant Jessica Sanchez turned to Whitney Houston once again for Wednesday night's episode, singing the late star's "How Will I Know" from 1985 – 10 years before Jessica was born. continue reading »

Latinos and African Americans Dipping into their 401(k) More than Others to Survive

According to a report by USA Today, Money, Latinos and African Americans dipped into their 401(k) retirement accounts at a higher rate than other demographic. continue reading »

WATCH Colbert Video on Romney’s ‘Latino Vote’ Problem - Hilarious!

Watch a hilarious video from the 'Colbert Report' as Stephen Colbert explains Mitt Romney's Latino vote problem, i.e. he doesn't have it. Not only does Colbert explain the problem he enlists his own Super PAC to get the Republican's the Latino vote. The video according to Colbert is "English with a Spanish accent." continue reading »

Latino Market “Least Served” by Financial Institutions, 50% Have no Banking Relationship

Credit unions and other financial institutions would gain new members and customers if they adapted to the needs of the growing Hispanic market, the group "least served" by the financial sector, an expert in the subject said. continue reading »

Pre-Columbian Human Remains Found in San Andres Cholula, Mexico

City workers discovered a pre-Columbian ossuary in San Andres Cholula, a city in the central Mexican state of Puebla, while completing a drainage project, the press reported. continue reading »

IRS YouTube Videos Offer Last-Minute Help for Taxpayers

The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers that IRS YouTube videos can help them with their taxes before the April 17, 2012, deadline. The IRS channels offer information on a variety of the most frequently asked taxpayer questions at this time of year. continue reading »

Pew Hispanic Center: When Labels Don’t Fit: Hispanics and Their Views of Identity

Nearly four decades after the United States government mandated the use of the terms "Hispanic" or "Latino" to categorize Americans who trace their roots to Spanish-speaking countries, a new nationwide survey of Hispanic adults finds that these terms still haven't been fully embraced by Hispanics themselves. A majority (51%) say they most often identify themselves by their family's country of origin; just 24% say they prefer a pan-ethnic label. continue reading »

160,000 Businesses Left Mexico in 2011 Due to Violence

More than 160,000 businesses left Mexico last year due to persistent violent crime woes, according to the president of the country's largest business group, Coparmex. continue reading »