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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

Latin American Countries Reaffirm Commitment to Eliminate Hunger

Latin American and Caribbean countries reaffirmed their commitment to eradicate hunger during a United Nations conference on food and agriculture in Buenos Aires, Argentina, over the weekend. continue reading »

Colombian Rebel Group FARC Releases 10 Captives

The last 10 security force members held by Colombia's FARC rebels arrived here Monday after a handover in the jungle to a team from the International Committee of the Red Cross. continue reading »

Where is Senator Marco Rubio’s Complete Legal Immigration Plan?

After meeting in person with valedictorian Daniela Pelaez from Florida who was facing deportation, Senator Rubio restated his opposition to the DREAM ACT by saying: “it is the wrong way to do the right thing.” continue reading »

Mexico’s President Calderon Urges U.S. to Ban Assault Weapons

U.S. President Barack Obama, Mexico's Felipe Calderon and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Monday concluded a summit that highlighted their commitment to greater cooperation on security and economic advancement in North America. continue reading »

30th Anniversary of Falkland Wars

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez repudiated Britain's refusal to resume a dialogue on sovereignty over the Falkland islands, on the 30th anniversary of the start of the war between the two countries for possession of the South Atlantic archipelago. continue reading »

Narco Leader Benjamin Arellano-Felix Sentenced to 25 Years & $100 Million Asset Forfeiture

DEA Administrator Michele M. Leonhart today announced that Benjamin Arellano-Felix, nearly 60, the former leader of the Tijuana Cartel/Arellano-Felix Organization (AFO) was sentenced to serve 25 years in federal prison. continue reading »

Outage Cuts Cell Phone Service to 16 Million People in Argentina- Sparking Social Media Protest

An outage left about 16 million customers of Spanish telecom company Movistar without cellular phone service Monday in Argentina, sparking protests on social-networking sites.The company is dealing with "an issue reported at a general level with the data, voice and SMS continue reading »

6.0 Aftershock Hits Guerrero and Oaxaca, Mexico Today

A magnitude-6.0 earthquake rocked an area between the southern Mexican states of Guerrero and Oaxaca on Monday, but no injuries have been reported, the Mexican Seismology Institute said. continue reading »

Gael Garcia Bernal Heading to Puerto Rico in June to Film Boxing Champ Roberto Duran Bio-Pic

The film "Hands of Stone," which tells the story of former boxing world champion Roberto Duran, will begin filming June 4 in Puerto Rico, one of the production companies confirmed to Efe on Monday. continue reading »

Battery Charges Against Manny Ramirez Dropped, Wife Failed to Cooperate

The misdemeanor domestic battery charge filed against former baseball great Manny Ramirez by his wife has been dropped. The State Attorney’s Office was reportedly unable to serve Ramirez’s wife Juliana with a subpoe continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Pot Belly? Nope, It’s a Coke Belly - Woman in Brazil Hides Drugs in Fake Baby Bump

A 20-year-old woman is in serious trouble after federal police discovered she was attempting to smuggle several pounds of drugs into Brazil by way of a fake baby bump. Police say the young woman became visibly nervous continue reading »

Sombrero-Wearing Sacramento Man Jumps on Cop Car

The events leading up to one of the most frighteningly memorable mug shots we’ve seen were nothing short of bizarre. At around 1 a.m. on March 28, an officer was sitting in his car when a continue reading »

Selena Gomez Wins Big at 2012 Kids’ Choice Awards

It appears Selena was the biggest winner of the 25th Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards, but she wasn’t the only Latino/Hispanic to win the bright orange blimp. continue reading »

7 Teens Arrested for Attack of 15-year-old Hispanic Boy Outside Middle School

According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office, seven black teens have been arrested for their parts in the attack off a 15-year-old Hispanic boy. Video of the attack, which occurred outsi continue reading »

Puerto Rican Jail Guard Found Guilty in Drowning Deaths of 8 Inmates

A jury in Puerto Rico found a security official guilty of the deaths of eight prisoners who drowned when the vehicle he was transporting them in between prison and the courthouse was submerged by floodwaters in the northern city of Arecibo. continue reading »