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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

Obama Reiterates Commitment to Immigration Reform and Calls Republican Hypocrites

President Barack Obama joined news anchor, José Díaz-Balart in an in-depth conversation about the economy, international relations, immigration reform and other subjects of interest to the Hispanic community, before heading to the “2012 Summit of the Americas” in Cartagena, Colombia. continue reading »

“Latin America is Booming” Marriott Aims to Double Footprint in Caribbean and Latin America by 2017

More than 70 additional hotels and 14,000 new jobs planned in the next five years. Heralding a "golden age of travel," Marriott International (NYSE: MAR) plans to double the number of hotels in the Caribbean and Latin America. continue reading »

Mexico and Cuba Consider Doing Joint Oil Exploration in Gulf of Mexico

Mexican President Felipe Calderon said his country's state-owned oil company, Petroleos Mexicanos, is considering participating and investing in crude and natural gas exploration and production projects in Cuban territorial waters. continue reading »

Spain: With Surprising Number of Allegedly Stolen Babies, Gov’t to Set Up Database

Following a wave of allegations of illegal adoptions, Spain's government pledged Thursday to set up a database of infants who may have been stolen during the 1939-1975 Franco dictatorship and beyond. continue reading »

Latinos and NASCAR:  A Growing Friendship

The Hispanic stamp is becoming ever more prominent on the NASCAR circuit, with Latino drivers and teams and, even, marketing strategies directed at that segment to broaden the sport's fan base. continue reading »

Peruvian Helicopter Searching for Kidnap Victims Shot At, 1 Dead

A police officer was killed and three other people wounded Thursday when unknown attackers fired on a helicopter searching for 43 energy company workers kidnapped earlier this week in the jungles of southeastern Peru's Cuzco region, the Interior Ministry said in a communique. continue reading »

Aura Cristina Geithner to be Villain in Mexican Soap Opera “Quererte Asi”

Colombian actress Aura Cristina Geithner will be the villain in TV Azteca's new soap opera "Quererte asi" - to be launched on April 16 - in which she will star with Mexican actors Francisco Angelini and Maria Jose Madan. continue reading »

Major Mexican Narco Traffickers of Drug Chemicals Cited by U.S. Kingpin Act

The DEA today announced that the U.S. Department of the Treasury's designated Ezio Benjamin Figueroa Vasquez and his son, Hassein Eduardo Figueroa Gomez, as Specially Designated Narcotics Traffickers pursuant to the Kingpin Act for their significant role in international narcotics trafficking, as well as 16 of their companies in Mexico and Panama. continue reading »

Hispanics Love Social Media, But Are More Reluctant to Share Personal Information

Hispanics show a greater enthusiasm than other groups for social media such as Facebook, YouTube and Google+, but are more reluctant to share personal information, according to a study released Thursday. continue reading »

Rio’s Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil Was Home to 3 of 2011’s Most Popular Art Exhibitions

According to Art Newspaper, Rio de Janeiro’s Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil (CCBB) was home to three of the 2011’s 10 most-visited exhibitions. Many in the art world might be surprised continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Fire Captain Elmer Cuevas Burns Wife’s Clothes, Headbutts Officers

A Georgia fire captain was arrested earlier this week after allegedly lighting his wife’s clothes on fire and then threatening and attacking officers that arrived on the scene. continue reading »

Latino-Themed ‘Paranormal Activity’ Film in the Works

Hollywood seems to be taking on more Latino-themed projects and the horror genre is no exception. According to The Hollywood Reporter, filmmakers are looking to make continue reading »

43 Workers Kidnapped asking 10M Ransom-Peruvian Gov’t Says it will Not Negotiate

The government said Thursday it "does not negotiate with terrorists," referring to the armed group that kidnapped 43 energy company workers earlier this week in the jungles of southeastern Peru's Cuzco region and is demanding $10 million for their release. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Registered Sex Offender Watches Child Pornography at Sacramento Starbucks

A registered sex offender was arrested Monday after employees at a Bay Area Starbucks in California noticed he was watching child pornography. Most know that looking at child pornography is not just wro continue reading »

Mexican Actor Julio Aleman Dies at 78 After Battling Lung Cancer

Mexican actor Julio Aleman died from a respiratory infection after waging a long battle against lung cancer, Televisa CEO Emilio Azcarraga said. He was 78. continue reading »