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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

Shakira Screw Up:  Sings Colombian National Anthem at Summit and Fumbles It

Shakira is one of the biggest stars in the world and the biggest star in Latin America but for sure the pride and joy of her native Colombia. That is until she appeared before 31 world leaders this weekend to sing the Colombian national anthem at the Sixth Summit of the Americas. continue reading »

Summit of the Americas Concludes with No Decision on Cuba’s Inclusion

The 6th Summit of the Americas wrapped up here Sunday with Latin American support for including Cuba at the next continental gathering but without a final declaration due to a lack of consensus among participating nations on that and other matters. continue reading »

470 Inmates Riot in Brazil, Take 120 People Hostage

The uprising started during visiting hours Sunday at the Attorney Antonio Jacinto Filho Penitentiary Complex, where more than 150 police officers and prison guards have been deployed while officials negotiate with the inmates, the Sergipe Public Safety Secretariat said. continue reading »

Founder of National Salsa Day in Puerto Rico, Pedro Arroyo Dies at 60

Businessman Pedro Arroyo, the founder of National Salsa Day in Puerto Rico, has died, media reports said. He was 60. News of Arroyo's death Saturday continue reading »

U.S. - Colombia Announce Increase in Visa Validity from Five to Ten Years

The State Department announced an increase in the validity of visas for Colombians traveling on a temporary basis to the United States from five years to ten years. continue reading »

Immigrant Advocates Want Central American Origins to be Listed on 2020 Census

Immigrant-advocacy groups say Central American countries should be listed on the 2020 U.S. Census questionnaire to more accurately determine the number of individuals with roots in that region. continue reading »

Latino Sports Commentary:  Ozzie Guillen Does It Again, Pero No Es Pa Tanto!

Here at HS News we really enjoyed Julio Paban, from Latino Sports, take on Ozzie Guillen that we asked permission to republish. Enjoy. Latino Sports, we think really understand Ozzie's crazy talk. continue reading »

First Tax Fraud Conviction in Costa Rica’s History, 10 Year Sentence

Maira Marlene Zamora Alvarado, will spend the next ten years in prison and pay a fine of $180 million colones, after being found guilty of tax fraud in Costa Rica. This is the first tax fraud conviction in the country‚Äôs history. Zamora Alvarado is the sister of Movimiento Libertario party legislator, Mireya Zamora. continue reading »

Penelope Cruz Has ‘Other Priorities’ Than Making Films

Spanish actress Penelope Cruz says that in the immediate future she will make only one or two films per year, since now she has "other priorities" after the birth of her first child with husband and fellow thespian Javier Bardem. continue reading »

Kidnapped Energy Workers in Peru are Released Unharmed

Kidnappers on Saturday freed dozens of gas company contractors they had held hostage for five days in the jungles of southeastern Peru's Cuzco region, the government said on Facebook. continue reading »

Chicago Latino Film Festival is Underway

The 28th Chicago Latino Film Festival got underway with the Catalan-language feature "Any de Gracia" (Year of Grace), whose director, Ventura Pons, received a lifetime achievement award. continue reading »

President Obama Focuses on Economic and Trade Issues at Summit of the Americas

U.S. President Barack Obama called Saturday for a "new era" of mutually beneficial relations with Latin America while repeating that Cuba must progress toward democracy and saying that he is open to discussions about the war on drugs but not to their legalization. continue reading »

Andy Garcia Thrilled to Film in Mexico’s Historical Sites in Upcoming “For Greater Glory” (VIDEO)

Actor Andy Garcia told Efe on Friday that it was "wonderful" to be able to shoot his upcoming film, "For Greater Glory," amid Mexico's historical landmarks. The feature film, to premiere in the United States on June 1, is set in the 1926-1929 Cristero War that broke out following an uprising of religious orders against anti-clerical measures imposed by the Mexican government. continue reading »

Guayabera by Raul Guerrero

Once upon a time, Vice President Dan Quayle, on his way to an official visit to Latin America, lamented not having taken Latin in high school to communicate with his hosts in their native language. President Obama, on the other hand, has mastered key vocabulary in Spanish for the 6th continue reading »

Remains of Priestess of the 13th Century Lambayeque Culture Found in Peru

Researchers at the Chotuna-Chornancap archaeological digs near the Peruvian city of Chiclayo have found the funerary remains of a woman who was a priestess of the Lambayeque or Sican culture, continue reading »