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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

No Marijuana Beer for Costa Rica

The Alto Tribunal de Casación Administrativo of Costa Rica has spoken and the eco-friendly nation will be not be offering its citizens and millions of tourists marijuana –flavored beer. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Texas Man Arrested for Sexually Assaulting Horses

A Texas man has been arrested for allegedly having sex with a number of horses, with at least one incident caught on video. Cirilo Rodriguez Castillo is being held continue reading »

Unemployment Dips to 8.5%, Latino Rate Also Falls Now at 11%

The U.S. economy gained 200,000 net new jobs in December, bringing the unemployment rate down a tenth of a percentage point to 8.5 percent, its lowest level since February 2009, the Labor Department said Friday. continue reading »

Chicago Cubs’ Dominican Shortstop Starlin Castro Being Accused of 2011 Sexual Assault

Police are reportedly looking to ask Chicago Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro some questions about an incident that allegedly happened in the fall. An unidentified woman in her 20s has alleged that on the continue reading »

Sen. Rubio Sends Letter to Obama Letting Him Know America’s Becoming a Deadbeat Nation

With news reports suggesting that President Barack Obama and his administration will soon ask Congress to raise the debt limit for the sixth time in his Presidency continue reading »

Buenos Aires Now a Smoke-Free City

Buenos Aires, starting Thursday, is now a smoke-free city after the entry into force of an ordinance prohibiting smoking in closed areas, such as bars, restaurants and rooms where the public gathers. continue reading »

PUERTO RICO: Mother Hands Son Over to Police

A Puerto Rican mother turned in her 15-year-old son to the police out of fear that he would be murdered, the press reported. The woman, identified as Brenda Olmedo, continue reading »

Hispanic Institute to Hold Supreme Court Rally on Texas Voter Redistricting

On Monday, January 9, 2012, The Hispanic Institute will hold a rally at the United States Supreme Court for Fair Re-districting in the state of Texas. continue reading »

Nearly 11 Million Visit National Shrine of Aparecida in Brazil, World’s Largest Marian Shrine

The National Shrine of Aparecida, which is located in the northern city of Aparecida (São Paulo State), welcomed a total of 10,885,878 million visitors in 2011. continue reading »

Jerry Garcia Documentary Coming this Spring – Includes Never-Before-Seen Performances

A three-hour conversation film maker, Malcolm Leo, had with the late – great Jerry Garcia will be the basis of a new feature length documentary reports Deadline. continue reading »

Court in Ecuador Upholds $18 Billion Judgement Against Oil Giant Chevron for Amazon Pollution

An appeals court in the northeastern Ecuadorian province of Sucumbios has upheld last year's multi-billion-dollar judgment against U.S. oil supermajor Chevron Corp. in an Amazon pollution case dating back decades. continue reading »

Latino Bakeries Gear up for Three Kings Celebration

The celebration of Three Kings Day is a tradition that Hispanics have maintained in the United States, along with the "rosca de Reyes" ring-shaped cake that bakeries all over the country expect to sell thousands of. In Chicago, for example, dozens of Latino employees work day and night to get the traditional "roscas" prepared in the Mexican style ready on time. "We don't work with big machines. We do everything homemade. We make the things with our hands, not with machines," Jesus Salgado, a supervisor at Chicago's Happy Cake La Baguette company, told Efe. continue reading »

Bieber Fans Go Crazy After He Says He Kisses GF Selena Gomez on the Weekends (VIDEO)

The Ellen Degeneres Show has been helping Las Vegas' Whitney Elementary School since learning it was struggling to stay open and continue the education of its students, many of whom are homeless. continue reading »

After Giving Woman a Ticket, Cop Looks Up Her Address to Ask Her Out, She Sues Him

A Chicago police officer is being sued for asking out a woman he had recently given a speeding ticket to. Evagelina Paredes is suing Officer Chris Collins for a violation of privacy becaus continue reading »

Answer the Door! The Girl Scouts Have Started Their Cookie-Selling Season

It’s that time of the year again. The Girl Scouts are once again selling their famous cookies. In honor of the Girl Scouts’ 100th anniversary, a new cookie will be available. continue reading »