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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, Pushes DREAM Act during Texas Visit

In a town hall meeting in San Antonio on this week, Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education expressed his frustration that the DREAM Act still has not passed while he continued to promote the Obama Administration’s incentive program, Race to the Top. continue reading »

Fox Studios Announces English Version of Popular Telenovela ‘La Reina del Sur’

Fans of the Telemundo hit of 2011, 'La Reina del Sur' will be pleased to hear that the show will be arriving again in their living rooms, but this time in English. continue reading »

NYC Judge Says Latinos and African Americans Owed at least $128 Million in Discrimination Lawsuit

After ruling that the Fire Department of New York discriminated against minorities during their entrance exams, Judge Nicholas Garaufis said the amount of money owed to the impacted minorities could surpass $128 million. continue reading »

President Humala Hopes to Build 500,000 New Homes in Peru

Thursday, after Peru’s President Ollanta Humala presented 288 families with new apartments in the city of Carabayllo, he announced his goal of creating 500 thousand new homes by the year 2016. continue reading »

Mexican Singer Belinda offers $10,000 for Twitter username

Mexican singer Belinda has offered a sum of approximately $10,000 in an attempt to convince the owner of the usename '@belinda' to give up the name for her own use. continue reading »

Soledad O’Brien Speaks to Students at Disney’s Dreamers Academy Class of 2012

Soledad O’Brien, anchor for CNN morning show “Starting Point with Soledad O’Brien,” speaks to high school students March 10, 2012 during Disney's Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and Essence Magazine at Epcot in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The fifth annual event, taking place through March 11 at Walt Disney World Resort, is a career-inspiration program for 100 high school students across the U.S. which included Latino students. continue reading »

Govt Reminding Employers that Salvadorans with Temporary Protected Status Still Eligible to Work

The Justice Department announced today the launch of an educational video reminding employers that Salvadorans with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) may continue working beyond the March 9, 2012, expiration date of their employment documents continue reading »

Latino Teen Luis Hernandez Wins National Scriptwriting Contest

Two scripts written by teens that explore issues of bullying, violence, and gender norms were chosen for production among thousands of entries as a part of a national educational program. continue reading »

Colombia to Spend $46 Million to Improve Educational Quality

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a loan for $46 million to reduce educational lags and inequities and improve coverage in Colombia. continue reading »

Mexico’s LatAm unveils first fleet of hybrid buses

The Mexico City government has unveiled a fleet of eight diesel-electric hybrid buses that will be the first to hit the roads in Latin America. continue reading »

Undocumented Migrants Will Change U.S., Mexican Priest Activists Says

Undocumented immigrants will remake U.S. society and politics in the coming years, a Mexican priest who advocates on behalf of Central American migrants said. continue reading »

50 year old remains of 167 bodies found in Mexican cave

Mexican authorities have found 167 human skeletons from about 50 years ago in a cave in the southeastern state of Chiapas, near the border with Guatemala, prosecutors said. continue reading »

9500 Liberty - Watch Award Winning Immigrant Documentary Now on Snagfilms.com

9500 Liberty documents the first time in United States’ history that an Arizona-style immigration law was actually implemented. For eight weeks, Prince William County, Virginia adopted a law requiring the police to question continue reading »

Occupy Chicago Movement will join young immigrants in march

The 'Occupy Chicago' movement, in association with its sister organization 'Occupy the Barrio' announced its participation in the national march for young immigrants of America called 'Out from the Shadows'. continue reading »

Gunman Robs Doctors Mid-Surgery at Venezuelan Hospital Making Off With $, Watches and Phones

An individual robbed a surgeon and his staff at gunpoint during a procedure being performed in the operating theater of a hospital in the central Venezuelan city of Maracay, making off with watches, cell phones and money, officials at the institution said. continue reading »