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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

The Passion of Iztapalapa,  Play Draws Hundreds of Thousands in Mexico

The Passion of Iztapalapa, a massive annual procession in which the faithful reenact the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and commemorate the end of a 19th-century epidemic, drew hundreds of thousands to the streets of Mexico City. continue reading »

Good Friday Becomes a Holiday in Cuba for 1st Time in 50 Years

Cuba's Catholic primate offered an appeal for forgiveness and reconciliation in a sermon that was broadcast on state television as the island's Communist government treated Good Friday as an official holiday for the first time in half a century. continue reading »

Chavez Pleas to Christ: “Don’t Take Me Yet” in Tearful Speech

Battling cancer, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez asked Christ to give him a longer life and pleaded "don't take me yet" in an emotional speech after a Mass giving thanks for his health. "Give me your crown of thorns, Christ, give it to me, for I am bleeding, give me your cross, 100 crosses, but give me life, because I still have things to do for this people and this country, don't take me yet, give me your cross, give me your thorns, give me your spear for I am willing to bear them all, but alive, Christ my Lord," Chavez said. continue reading »

Eva Mendes New Movie “Girl in Progress” Coming May 11 (VIDEO)

Grace (Eva Mendes) is a single mom, too preoccupied with “paying the bills” and herself to notice that her teenage daughter, Ansiedad (Cierra Ramirez) is in desperate need of her attention. When Ansiedad's English teacher, Ms. Armstrong (Patricia Arquette), introduces her students to classic coming-of-age stories, continue reading »

Deported Father Fights for Custody of 3 US Born Children

A North Carolina court postponed a decision in the case of an immigrant deported to Mexico who is fighting for the custody of his three U.S.-born children. District Court Judge Michael Duncan heard for eight hours the arguments as to whether Felipe Montes, who lived in Sparta for nine years, is capable of bringing up his children in Mexico or whether it would be better to put them up for adoption. continue reading »

Mexico and China Come Together in Fight Against Antiquity Smuggling

The governments of China and Mexico signed Friday in Beijing an accord by which the two countries, both millennial cultures that frequently lose national treasures to robbery and contraband, agreed to join forces against such crimes. continue reading »

Tips for a Better Border Crossing Experience

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials at the Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas International Bridges are anticipating an increase in border traffic during this holiday Holy Week. As a result, the agency is adjusting staffing during this week to address the anticipated increase. CBP is offering a number of tips to travelers to expedite the border crossing experience. continue reading »

Narco Leader Pleads Guilty to His Role in U.S. Consulate Murders, Gets Seven Life Sentences

The Juarez Drug Cartel’s leader in Juarez and Chihuahua, Mexico, pleaded guilty in El Paso, Texas, and was sentenced to life in prison for his participation in drug-trafficking and numerous acts of violence in connection with the Barrio Azteca gang. continue reading »

Exiled Cuban Dissident, Albert Santiago du Bouchet, Commits Suicide in Spain

One of the scores of former Cuban political prisoners given refuge in Spain committed suicide this week on Grand Canary Island, his former girlfriend told Efe on Friday. continue reading »

Officials Want Mexico to Pay for Undocumented in Texas and U.S. to Take Back Offer to Send MX Water

Texas State Rep. Lyle Larson (R-San Antonio) believes that Texas spends in the ballpark of $7 billion a year on illegal immigrants and is now saying Mexico should reimburse the state for the cost of providing health care to and even detaining undocumented immigrants from south of the border. continue reading »

Miami Fugitive, Martin James Malone, Found In Ecuador After 22 Years on the Run

After 22 years on the run, fugitive Martin James Malone was recently found in Ecuador after police there arrested him for not having identification after he says his wallet was stolen by burglars who broke into his vehicle. continue reading »

What a Beach! Dominican Republic Builds Artificial Beach Along Santo Domingo Boardwalk

The Dominican Republic has now built its first temporary artificial beach along capital city Santo Domingo’s boardwalk. Though the city has 19 miles of coastline the water is contaminated and not safe for swimmers an continue reading »

For Disfiguring Women in New York, Dominican Plastic Surgeon Will Serve Community Service

A plastic surgeon not licensed to practice in the United States will serve just 250 hours of community service for disfiguring seven women in New York. continue reading »

Wilmer Valderramma Will Join Cast for ‘That ‘70s Show’ Reunion

Shortly after Wilmer Valderrama posted a photo of him with on a boat with reported girlfriend Minka Kelly (and others), the Venezuelan-born actor was announced to be taking part in the upcoming That ‘70s Show anniversary show. continue reading »

China Gives Go-ahead to Mexican Pork Imports

China's government on Friday gave five Mexican companies the go-ahead to export pork to the Asian giant, releasing that initial list during Mexican Foreign Secretary Patricia Espinosa's visit to Beijing. continue reading »