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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

There is No Mayan Apocalypse Prediction Says Mexican Astronomer

Neither the Mayans' texts nor their calendar contain predictions of an apocalypse later this year, but regrettably "pseudoscientific media outlets are talking about the end of the world, based on supposed prophecies and the Mayan calendar," Mexican astronomer Marte Trejo Sandoval said. continue reading »

Panga That Washed Ashore in El Segundo Was Carrying 15 Deported Criminals

A panga that washed ashore in El Segundo Wednesday reportedly carried 20 undocumented immigrants to U.S. shores. Of the 20 immigrants, more than a dozen of them were criminals who had been deported after being c continue reading »

Selena Gomez Makes a Wish Come True for a Little Girl Battling Leukemia (VIDEO)

In 2010, a little girl named Ella was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Having battled her way through cancer for the last two year, Ella had just one wish, to meet Selena Gomez. continue reading »

Due to Cost and Availability, Many Latinas Heading into Mexico for Birth Control

With the high cost of birth control in the U.S. many Latinas have begun crossing into Mexico for their contraceptives. According to the American Journal of Public Health (AJPH), more Latinas are crossing into Mexico and risking their health to do it continue reading »

Zoe Saldana and Bradley Cooper Call it Quits

Various sources are reporting that actors Bradley Cooper and Zoe Saldana have split. A source recently told E! News that after three months, it was Cooper, 3 continue reading »

Cover Image for Jennifer Lopez Single “Dance Again” Feat. Pitbull Revealed

The image for the Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull song "Dance Again" has been released, and no surprise here, J.Lo is looking sexy. The American Idol judge has said the song itself with be released on Ryan S continue reading »

Don’t Drink and Fly: Yet Another In-Flight Freakout Aboard

Some people are not good flyers. Some need a drink (or maybe a Xanax) to calm their nerves. And then there are people like Peggy S. Albedhady-Sanchez who get drunk and try to take out the flight attendants. continue reading »

Honduran Marital Art Champ Arrested for Strangling Five People

A martial arts expert who has been a fugitive from justice since May 2010 and is accused of strangling five people was arrested by Honduran police, authorities said. continue reading »

Tragedy:  7-year old Street Beggar Murdered in Dominican Republic for $8

Four teenagers, including two Haitians, murdered a 7-year-old boy because they were envious of his ability to get money from drivers while panhandling in Santo Domingo, Dominican police said. continue reading »

Former Brazilian President Lula to Return to Public Life with No Specific Plans Yet

Former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said Wednesday that after beating cancer, he plans to return to public life "to help Brazil continue growing and developing." continue reading »

Catholic Church in El Salvador Gets Gangs to Call a Truce

President Mauricio Funes said Wednesday that a truce between El Salvador's two largest gangs was arranged by the Catholic Church and he insisted his administration did no more than "facilitate" the efforts of the hierarchy. continue reading »

House Hearing Mocks Humane Immigration Detention Standards

Cynically entitled “Holiday on ICE,” the hearing reflects Chairman Lamar Smith’s allegation that the new standards—which set minimum requirements for medical care, access to counsel, and other living conditions—are a “hospitality guideline” for detained immigrants. continue reading »

Amnesty International Blasts U.S. Over Detained Immigrants Treatment

The U.S. government is not meeting its obligations under international law to ensure respect for the rights of immigrants regardless of their legal status, Amnesty International USA says in a report released Wednesday. continue reading »

Report: Latino Women Paid Less Than Black Women and Rest of U.S. Workforce

Pay below the national average persists among the majority of Latino women, who earn, on average, 40 percent less than white non-Hispanic men, according to the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement. continue reading »

Venezuelan-Born Special Effects Artist Tulio Hernandez Now One of Hollywood’s Biggest Talents

Venezuelan-born special effects wizard Tulio Hernandez has been part of some of Hollywood's biggest blockbusters. He has worked on "Avatar," "Spider-Man 2," "X-Men Origins: Wolverine," and "Night at the Museum," among many others. continue reading »