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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

Gloria Estefan First Female to Debut on No. 1 Spot on Latin Billboard

Singer Gloria Estefan has become the first female artist to debut in the No. 1 spot on Billboard Latin Songs in the 25 years since the chart was created, Billboard said Wednesday. continue reading »

Arredondo Family Loses 2nd Child After He’s Unable to Cope With Loss of Brother Killed in Iraq

In 2004, the Arredondo family lost 20-year-old Alexander to the war in Iraq. Seven years later, Lance Corporal Alexander Arredondo’s father has been struck with another devast continue reading »

Man Convicted of Killing Carlos Acosta Gets Retrial After Court Stenographer Loses Transcript

The family of Carlos Acosta, who was killed in September 2005, will have to suffer through another trial despite a man being convicted of the murder in 2009, all because of a computer virus. continue reading »

At 1035 lbs, Mayra Rosales Avoids Jail for Nephew’s Death, Defense Claims She’s Too Fat to Murder

Mayra Lizbeth Rosales of Texas was accused of hitting her nephew over the head, resulting in his 2008 death. However, her defense team claimed that the super morbidly obese woman was incapable of killing him because she’s too fat. continue reading »

60-Year Old L.A. Latino Bishop Resigns After Admitting to Fathering 2 Children

Pope Benedict XVI accepted the resignation of Gabino Zavala as auxiliary bishop of Los Angeles after the prelate disclosed he was the father of two teenage children, the Vatican said Wednesday. continue reading »

Mario Lopez Announces Engagement to Mother of His Child, Courtney Mazza

Extra host, Mario Lopez proposed to the mother of his daughter over New Year's weekend while they vacationed in Mexico. The 38-year-old Saved By the Bell continue reading »

California Business Extradited from Panama in Multi-Million Dollar Fraud Case

Joseph Randall Medcalf, 55, was deported over the weekend by Panama to the United States after being arrested late last week in Panama continue reading »

YouTube Favorites Jorge and Alexa Narvaez in 2nd Hyundai Commercial Singing “Home” (VIDEO)

The darling duo of Jorge Narvaez, 24, and his daughter Alexa, 6, are back, having landed themselves a second Hyundai commercial. This time the father/daughter YouTube sensations are sing continue reading »

JUST IN: Cancer Removal Surgery a Success for Argentine President, Cristina Fernandez Now Awake

Government officials from Argentina are announcing that President Cristina Fernandez Kirchner has successfully completed thyroid cancer removal surgery. continue reading »

Spain Launches Some of the Strongest Anti-Piracy Laws

While the U.S. is debating implementing the ‘Stop Online Piracy Act’ also known as SOPA, Spain has enacted some of the strongest anti-piracy laws around that will go in effect in March and in spite of much protest from open web activists. continue reading »

New Celebrity Apprentice Includes Two Venezuelan Beauties: Dayana Mendoza & Patricia Velasquez

Donald Trump took time off from disrupting the American political landscape by announcing who would be on the new season of ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ and the cast includes two Venezuelan beauties. continue reading »

In Protest of Failed Mexican Airline, Pilot Stages Hunger Strike

A pilot for Mexicana de Aviacion, which stopped flying in 2010, has gone on an indefinite hunger strike to pressure the government to rescue the bankrupt carrier and put its nearly 8,000 employees back to work. continue reading »

44 Years After Walkouts, Are Latino Students Better Off?

The following commentary was produced by South Kern Sol, a new, hyperlocal online outlet for youth reporting on community health issues in South Kern County. It is a project of New America Media, and is supported by continue reading »

Mexican Neurobiologist, Rene Drucker Colin, To Receive UNESCO Albert Einstein Medal in Science

A Mexican physiologist and neurobiologist renowned for his work on sleep has won a United Nations award honouring those who have helped to promote science, the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) announced today. continue reading »

Unemployment in Spain Reaches Record High

Spain ended 2011 with record high unemployment, according to data released Tuesday as the new conservative government of Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy studied additional austerity measures to reduce the budget deficit. continue reading »