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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

At Least 75 Die during Holy Week in El Salvador, 49 were Murdered

At least 75 people died during Holy Week in El Salvador, 26 of whom drowned or died in other accidents and 49 of whom were murdered, authorities said Tuesday. continue reading »

Nearly Half of All Brazilians are Overweight

More than 48 percent of Brazilians are overweight and 15.8 percent are obese, according to a study based on 2011 data that was released Tuesday by the Health Ministry. continue reading »

Latinos Call for Justice for the Martin Family and Demand Arrest of George Zimmerman

We the members of Latinos for Trayvon Martin, a coalition of Hostos professors, administrators, and students are gathered in this plaza today because the history of this Latino institution demands we speak out. Hostos Community College is a college born out of the struggle of Latinos for educational equality and against American racism. continue reading »

MALDEF Sues Major Grape Grower for Mistreatment of Latino Workers

The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund on Tuesday announced a class-action lawsuit against one of the major grape producers in California's Central Valley for serious violations of labor laws. continue reading »

Kidnappers Demand $10 Million and Explosives for Kidnapped Gas Employees in Peru

The armed group that kidnapped gas company employees in a jungle area of southeastern Peru demanded $10 million for their release, Correo newspaper said Tuesday, posting an image of the purported handwritten ransom note on its Web page. continue reading »

Top Guatemalan Drug Trafficker Tied to Zetas Sanctioned by U.S. Treasury

The DEA today announced that the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s designated Guatemalan national Horst Walter Overdick Mejia, a critical link in the drug trade continue reading »

Baby Wakes Up in Argentine Morgue After Being Declared Dead

A baby born prematurely awoke in the morgue of a hospital in northern Argentina 12 hours after having been declared dead, authorities in Chaco province announced Tuesday. The assistant health secretary for Chaco, Rafael Sabatinelli, continue reading »

Shipwreck at Ecuador’s Galapagos Islands Claims Two

Fourteen people who survived a shipwreck near Ecuador's Galapagos Islands and the bodies of two people killed in the accident arrived Tuesday at the port of Manta, while the search continues for three missing crew members, the media reported. continue reading »

31 Pounds of Coke Seized at Texas Border, $1 Million Street Value

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Anzalduas/Reynosa International Bridge seized approximately 31 pounds worth of cocaine on Thursday. The estimated street value of the cocaine is just over $1,000,000. continue reading »

Theater in Argentina Now Serves as Magnificent Bookstore and Café

In 1919, the doors to the Teatro Gran Splendid opened in Buenos Aires, Argentina, but after the theater closed and was leased to Grupo Ilhsa in February 2000 it became one of the most impressive bookstores in the world. continue reading »

Scarlett Johansson’s Image Used on Sex Shop Business Cards Without Permission

Scarlett Johansson appears to be the latest star to have her image used without her permission. Ms. Johansson currently appears on business cards for a store in Calexico continue reading »

Hard Rock Looking to Open New Hotel & Casino in Peru

The capital of Peru looks like it will soon become the home of a new Hard Rock Café & Casino. The new resort is scheduled to open in 2014 in Lima and will make it the continue reading »

DEA and Dominican Authorities Arrest Pilot of Billionaire Narco El Chapo Guzman

The pilot of Joaquín “Chapo” Guzmán, leader of the drug cartel, Sinaloa and the most powerful drug trafficker perhaps on the planet for whose capture the United States has offered 30 million dollars continue reading »

Botero’s Bronze “El Gato” Has His Whisker Stolen in Medellin

One of the whiskers on the giant "El Gato" (The Cat) statue donated by painter and sculptor Fernando Botero to his native Medellin has been stolen, an official in the Colombian city told Efe. The theft targeting the 1,050-kilo (1.2-ton) work of art occurred on Holy Thursday. continue reading »

Narcos Placing Want Ads Seeking Drivers to Cross Border, No Questions Asked

U.S. and Mexico border officials are warning job seekers to be on the look out for want ads placed by narcos seeking drivers, no questions asked. continue reading »