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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

Is There a Serial Killer in Juarez? Multiple Remains Found Were Girls, Women - Only Half Identified

Authorities have discovered that the bodies of 12 people found in troubled Ciudad Juarez over the last few months are those of girls and women, leading many to worry that young females are being specifically targeted. continue reading »

Republican National Committee Upping Latino Outreach Efforts in Swing States

On Monday the Republican National Committee announced the addition of six state directors whose jobs it will be to help Republicans court Latino and Hispanic voters ahead of the general election. continue reading »

Ronaldo and Messi Each Reach La Liga Record with 41 Goals

In separate games Saturday rivals Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi scored goals that made each of them the new record holders for most goals in a Spanish league season. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Polite Firefighter Jesus Ventura Robs Bank, Leaves Teller a Tip

Just because you're a bank robber doesn't mean you should forget your manners. Police say firefighter Jesus Ventura walked into a Dallas Chase Bank on April 10, demanded money from the teller, and left, but not before leaving the teller a $2 continue reading »

Quiara Alegria Hudes Wins Pulitzer Prize for Drama

Quiara Alegria Hudes, a writer of Puerto Rican origin, won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for drama with her play, "Water by the Spoonful," Columbia University said. continue reading »

Mexico Raises Alert Level for Those Near Popocatépetl Volcano

Monday, the alert level for those near Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano has been raised to the third highest warning level after hot rock fragments started shooting from the mountain and a vapor cloud shot a mile into the sky. continue reading »

UN’s Antonio Guterres Names Angelina Jolie as Special Envoy for Global Refugees

The UN refugee agency announced today that actress and humanitarian Angelina Jolie will take on a new and expanded role as a Special Envoy of its High Commissioner, António Guterres. continue reading »

CHECK OUT VIDEO:  Christiana Aguilera Performance on ‘The Voice’

Check out the video of Christina Aguilera's 'Fighter' performance on 'The Voice' with her team members. Aguilera is one of four judges on the vocal talent show, along with Adam Levine, Cee Lo Green and Blake Shelton. The remaining vocal contestants are performing live during the quarterfinals and Aguilera was showing her groups multiple talents. continue reading »

Cesar Millan, “Dog Whisperer” Reaching out in Spanish to Promote Compassion for Animals

Famous dog trainer Cesar Millan is hoping that his idea of living in harmony with dogs can begin with little children and therefore stresses the mission of the foundation that bears his name. continue reading »

15-Year Old Charged with Murder and Human Smuggling that Left 9 Undocumented Migrants Dead in Crash

Texas authorities filed murder charges Monday against a 15-year-old boy who was at the wheel of a minivan that flipped over and crashed, killing nine undocumented immigrants. continue reading »

Former Puerto Rican Cop Accused of Raping Massachusetts Med Student

A vacationing medical student from Massachusetts was raped by an ex-policeman in an apartment building in San Juan's Condado neighborhood, Puerto Rican authorities said Monday. continue reading »

Last-Minute Tax Return Filers: Avoid Common Errors

The Internal Revenue Service today reminded taxpayers to review their tax returns for common errors that could delay the processing of their returns. Here are some ways to avoid common mistakes. continue reading »

Treasury Announces $154M Increase in Small Business Lending in Illinois Banks

Yesterday, the U.S. Department of the Treasury released a report showing that Illinois banks have increased their small business lending by $154.3 million since receiving capital through Small Business Lending Fund (SBLF). continue reading »

Latinos Overwhelmingly Target of National Origin Housing Discrimination in Illinois, per HUD data

While 44 years have passed since April 1968’s milestone federal Fair Housing Act, an estimated four million violations of the law continue to occur each year. And although only a fraction of those violations actually get reported—less than 30,000 according to a 2010 estimate by the National Fair Housing Alliance continue reading »

Border Patrol Rescue Undocumented Border Crossers in Peril

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Air and Marine (OAM) and El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents worked together to rescue two distressed illegal aliens who had lost their way in the mountains. continue reading »