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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

Bloody Weekend for Guatemala - 19 Murders in 24 Hours

At least 19 people were murdered in Guatemala over the past 24 hours in different acts of violence, police and emergency services officials said Sunday. continue reading »

Venezuelan Consul in Miami Declared Persona Non Grata, Must Leave U.S. ASAP

Livia Acosta Nogura, Venezuela's consul in Miami, was declared persona non grata by the U.S. government and will have to leave the country, a State Department spokesman told Efe on Sunday. continue reading »

Colombian FARC Guerrillas are Large Land Owners

Colombia's FARC guerrilla group has carried out land seizures and owns - in the names of straw men - farms of up to 42,000 hectares (105,000 acres), the director of the Territorial Consolidation and Reconstruction Unit, Alvaro Balcazar, said in an interview published by the El Tiempo newspaper. continue reading »

Bus Accident in Brazil Leaves 7 Dead, 15 Injured

At least seven people were killed and 15 others injured when a truck collided with a bus in a city in the northeastern Brazilian state of Paraiba, police said. continue reading »

Professional Mexican Soccer Player, El Gato, Who Turned into Narco Kidnapper is Arrested

A former professional soccer player turned Gulf cartel kidnapping specialist was arrested in the northern Mexican state of Nuevo Leon, prosecutors said. continue reading »

Journalist Gunned Down in Northern Mexico, Same Area Where 30 Oil Workers Went Missing

Raul Regulo Garza Quirino, a reporter for the La Ultima Palabra newspaper, was shot dead by several gunmen while driving in Cadereyta, a city in the northern Mexican state of Nuevo Leon, police said. continue reading »

2,000 Year-Old Cave Paintings Found in Guanajuato, Mexico

Mexican archaeologists found some 3,000 cave paintings, some almost 2,000 years old, in the central Mexican state of Guanajuato, the National Anthropology and History Institute, or INAH, said. continue reading »

Rivera, 39, Released after 20 Years in Prison For Murder He Did Not Commit

A Hispanic man who spent almost 20 years in jail for a murder he did not commit has been freed after prosecutors decided not to challenge an Illinois appeals court's ruling. continue reading »

Demi Lovato to perform in Chile at Iquique Festival in February

Former Disney Channel actress Demi Lovato will appear this February at the Iquique Festival in northern Chile, where she will share the stage with Colombian pop star Juanes, organization sources said Saturday. continue reading »

Companions Chain 71-Year-Old Man to Bed to Get Him to Stop Drinking

Municipal police freed a 71-year-old man, apparently an alcoholic, who had been chained to his bed in Mexicali, capital of the northwestern Mexican state of Baja continue reading »

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez Home from Hospital with Good News: No Cancer

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez left hospital Saturday and returned to her official residence in Buenos Aires with wonderful news - following her thyroid operation, doctors reversed her diagnosis for cancer. continue reading »

USCIS to Propose Changing the Process for Certain Waivers that Will Unify Families

On Jan. 6, 2012, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) posted a notice of intent in the Federal Register outlining its plan to reduce the time that U.S. citizens are separated from their spouses and children under certain circumstances while those family members go through the process of becoming legal immigrants to the United States. continue reading »

Lori Berenson returns to Peru After Spending Holiday with Family in US

American Lori Berenson, on parole after serving most of a 20-year prison sentence for aiding leftist rebels in Peru, returned to the Andean nation from the United States after spending the holidays with her family. A crowd of reporters was waiting for Berenson and her young son when they disembarked Thursday at Lima's international airport, but she left the terminal without making any statements. continue reading »

Attempt To Stop California DREAM Act Fails

This is wonderful news! The attempt to stop the California DREAM Act has failed miserably! Compassion for children and youth who have pledged their allegiance to our flag prevailed! continue reading »

Mexican Warlock’s Cards Predicts 2 more LatAm Presidents will get Cancer

Mexico's chief warlock said the fact that six former or current presidents have or have had cancer shows that Latin America was the victim of "evil eye" and prophesied that two more leaders would get the disease. Antonio Vazquez, who has a wide following in Mexico and is considered an authority on "white magic," continue reading »