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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

Thousands Take to the Streets to Promote Non-Polluting Pedal Power in Brazil

Some 6,000 people took to the streets of Rio de Janeiro over the weekend for an 11-kilometer (6.8-mile) bike ride as part of the World Bike Tour, which was held in the Brazilian city to promote alternative and non-polluting transportation, the official Agencia Brasil news agency reported. continue reading »

Nationwide Immigration Sweep Nets 3,100 Convicted Criminal Aliens

As part of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) ongoing commitment to prioritizing the removal of criminal aliens, the agency announced today the results of a six-day national "Cross Check" continue reading »

Hispandering

Hispandering, a newly coined term, combining pandering, to please, and Hispanic, etymological synonym for Spanish—from the Latinhispanus, relating to Hispania continue reading »

Venezuela Oil Blast Kills One, Injures Three

At least one worker was killed and three others were injured in an explosion over the weekend at a refinery in eastern Venezuela operated by Petrocedeño, which is owned by state-owned PDVSA, France's Total and Norway's Statoil, PDVSA said. continue reading »

Largest Solar Farm in the World Coming to U.S.-Mexico Border

SolFocus, announced the launch of a landmark solar power plant in Baja California near Tecate, Mexico, with construction starting in late 2012 and being operational before the end of 2013. continue reading »

Chavez Returns Again to Cuba for 2nd Round of Cancer Treatments

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez was welcomed by Cuban President Raul Castro at the international airport in Havana, where he will continue the radiation therapy treatment against cancer he began a week ago, state media reported Sunday. continue reading »

Petroleum Exploration in Peru Tied to 3,000 Dolphin Deaths Thus Far

So far in 2011, some 3,000 dead dolphins have washed up on the beaches in the northern Peruvian region of Lambayaque, supposedly having died from the effects of petroleum exploitation in the area, the daily Peru21 reported Sunday. continue reading »

Mexican Government Divies Up $200 Million Seized from “El Chapo”

More than 15 million dollars, as well as a load of jewels and other valuables that supposedly belonged to the ‘Cártel de Sinaloa’ led by famous drug lord, Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán will be distributed amongst government offices. continue reading »

Mexico’s Ivonne Suffers Relapse - Hospitalized for Depression and Paranoia

Ivonne, the famous Mexican singer and twin sister of Ivette, has been admitted into a treatment facility in Monterrey, Nuevo León, for depression and paranoia. continue reading »

Former President of Mexico, Miguel De La Madrid Dead at 77

Former President Miguel de la Madrid died early Sunday at a Mexico City hospital after a long battle with emphysema, Mexican President Felipe Calderon said. He was 77. continue reading »

PERSONAL STORY: Fear and Uncertainty for the Undocumented Like Oscar Molina in Alabama

Oscar Molina and his wife are undocumented workers in Montgomery, Alabama, where fear and uncertainty about local laws are causing some immigrants to consider moving to other states or returning to Mexico. continue reading »

U.s. to Help Guatemala Create Anti-Narco Force in Country

Guatemala plans to create a military unit to fight drug trafficking in the Pacific region and in San Marcos, a province on the border with Mexico, with U.S. support, Defense Minister Ulises Anzueto said. continue reading »

Good Friday Now a Catholic Holiday in Cuba after Pope Makes Plea to Castro Government

Cuba's government has declared Good Friday a holiday to comply with a request by Pope Benedict XVI during his recent visit to the island, a decision taken as an "exception" this year while awaiting the "definitive ruling." continue reading »

Bipartisan Support from Senator Menendez and Senator Rubio for American Latino Musuem

US Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), and Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) sent a bipartisan letter today to the Senate Appropriations Committee Subcommittee requesting that the Committee include language in their Fiscal Year 2013 appropriations bill supporting the creation of a Smithsonian American Latino Museum, continue reading »

Brutal Torture Killing of Gay Chilean Man Result in Calls for Anti-Discriminiation Laws

The United Nations human rights office urged the Government of Chile to pass a law against discrimination, including on grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity, following the recent killing of a young gay man in the capital, Santiago. continue reading »