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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

Brazil Cannibals Accused of Putting Murder Victims Flesh in Empanadas to Eat

Three people accused of killing at least three women in the northeastern Brazilian state of Pernambuco said they ate some of their victims' flesh and also used it to make the empanadas they sold to their neighbors, police said Friday. 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. continue reading »

Latin American Women-Owned Businesses Get a Boost with $55 Million in Financing

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF), will provide up to $55 million to help financial intermediaries in Latin America and the Caribbean implement lending models that support growth in women’s businesses. continue reading »

NCLR REPORT:  Latinos More Likely to be Supportove of Gay and Lesbian Rights

Countering popular assumptions that Hispanics are more anti-gay than other segments of society, a new report co-released by NCLR (National Council of La Raza) and Social Science Research Solutions (SSRS) finds that Latinos are, in fact, as open and tolerant, if not more tolerant, than the general population in the U.S. toward gays and lesbians. continue reading »

Democracy Now! Reports on Firing of Banned Mexican American Studies Director (VIDEO)

Sean Arce, the head of the Tucson school district’s banned Mexican American Studies program, was dismissed Tuesday night amid vocal protests from dozens of supporters. continue reading »

Hispanics Love Social Media More Than the General Population

Hispanics embrace social media such as Facebook, YouTube and Google+ more than the general population. But when it comes to sharing personal information about themselves, Hispanics are more cautious, according to survey results announced today. continue reading »

Mexican Presidential Candidates Put on the Spot by Video Asking Why They’re Running

A video in which children ask Mexico's 2012 presidential hopefuls whether they really want to change the country or are just seeking the office for its own sake has already topped 2.7 million views on YouTube. continue reading »

What’s a Mom Worth? Check Out Annual Salary Here

With Mother's Day less than a month away, moms are top of mind. This week, Salary.com released its yearly average for what stay-at-home and working mothers would make if they were paid an annual salary for their work. continue reading »

Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller to co-direct “Sin City” sequel

Director Robert Rodriguez and comics writer Frank Miller have joined forces to start production on a sequel to "Sin City". continue reading »

Greenpeace Launches Cyber Campaign Urging Spain to Ban Coastal Drilling

Greenpeace on Friday launched a cyber campaign to urge Spain's minister of industry, energy and tourism, Jose Manuel Soria, to ban oil and natural gas drilling in coastal areas. continue reading »

Brazil allows abortion when fetus has major brain damage

Brazil's Supreme Federal Tribunal ruled that aborting a fetus suffering from anencephaly - the absence of a large part of the brain and the skull - is not a criminal offense. continue reading »

VIDEO: Short Film Showcases a Corrupt Mexico with Child Actors

A film that employed child actors as kidnappers, corrupt cops, drug traffickers, and greedy politicians gives a wake up call to the fierce debate of the overwhelming violence enveloping all of Mexico. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Drunken Gun Game in California Ends With 1 Death, 2 Arrests

A Los Angeles area home was the site of a game gone horribly wrong over the weekend, when one man's life was ended after being shot in the head. continue reading »

Shakira Announces Alliance Funding Education for Poor Students

Colombian singer Shakira announced on the eve of the Americas Summit here an alliance of foundations to fund quality education for low-income children. continue reading »

Costa Rica’s Dog Dilemma - One Million Abandoned a Year and 95% Come from Puppy Mills

Any responsible pet owner knows that owning pets, especially dogs, is a big responsibility. However, in Costa Rica there is a big dog dilemma. With thousands of puppy mills, so-called breeders, continue reading »