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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

Blog del Narco: Leon Francisco Medina Mejia, alias Commander Quemado, Zeta Leader Killed in Gunfight

The suspected intellectual author of the arson attack that killed 52 people at the Casino Royale in the northern Mexican industrial city of Monterrey on Aug. 25, 2011, died in a shootout with army troops, the Defense Secretariat said. Francisco Medina Mejia, a leader of the Los Zetas drug cartel, died Wednesday in a gunfight with soldiers on the Nuevo Laredo-Piedras Negras highway, which links Tamaulipas and Coahuila states. continue reading »

U.S. Woman Moves with 4 Children to Join Deported Husband in Mexico

Wisconsin native Jennifer Martinez is preparing to move her four U.S.-born children to Mexico, where their father, an undocumented immigrant, was deported last month despite a campaign that included a direct appeal to President Barack Obama. continue reading »

Antonio Banderas Lending Voice to Animated 3D Film “Justin and the Knights of Valour”

Spanish actor Antonio Banderas has lent his voice to one of the main characters in "Justin and the Knights of Valour," a feature-length 3D animated film scheduled for release next year. continue reading »

44 Years Later Jose Felicano AGAIN Sings His Rendition of the National Anthem

In 1968, Jose Felicano sang The Star-Spangled Banner, Latino style and got lamblasted, fast forward to last night’s opening day at the Miami Marilins new stadium and it was all love. continue reading »

Billboard Magazine in Brazil Puts Urinal Guitar in Bar Bathroom

An interesting urinal in Brazil invites its users to “keep on rockin’ in the pee world.” Billboard magazine in Brazil has placed a guitar urinal in the bathroom Bar Aurora in Sao Paolo, giving male fans of the Guitar Hero and Rock Band video games a place to continue “making music.” continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER:  Criminal Gives Police Fake Name, Forgot His Real Name was Tattooed on Arm

19-year-old Dylan Edward Contreras tried to pull a ‘not-so-quick-one’ on police in Twin Falls, Idaho. When Contreras and friends were stopped by police this weekend and asked for identification Contreras told officers he was Emiliano Velesco. continue reading »

Storm leaves 12 dead/18 Injured in Buenos Aires Argentina

Twelve people were killed and 18 others injured in a storm that brought rain, hail and winds of more than 90 kph (56 mph) to greater Buenos Aires, Argentine authorities said Thursday. Residents of the capital and its suburbs woke up to flooding and streets blocked by downed trees and light poles. continue reading »

POLL:  Latinos Prefer an Expanded Role for Government

The recently released Pew Hispanic Center poll had many nuggets of information from Latinos identifying themselves with their country of origin to English vs. Spanish to their preference of an expanded role for government. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Bus Driver Gets Two DUIs in 17 Hours Drove Drunk With Children on Bus

Police say a Pennsylvania bus driver drove three busloads of children around town while he intoxicated, then drives drunk again a few hours later. Washington County bus driver, continue reading »

WATCH Sofia Vergara’s Promo for Her SNL Appearance This Saturday

Check out the promo for Sofia Vergara's upcoming hosting stint on Saturday Night Live. The 'Modern Family' star trades barbs with SNL regular Jason Sudeikis who eventually asks her to sleep with him. Watch. continue reading »

Jessica Sanchez Sings Second Whitney Houston Song on ‘American Idol’ - “How Will I Know” (VIDEO)

"American Idol" contestant Jessica Sanchez turned to Whitney Houston once again for Wednesday night's episode, singing the late star's "How Will I Know" from 1985 – 10 years before Jessica was born. continue reading »

Latinos and African Americans Dipping into their 401(k) More than Others to Survive

According to a report by USA Today, Money, Latinos and African Americans dipped into their 401(k) retirement accounts at a higher rate than other demographic. continue reading »

WATCH Colbert Video on Romney’s ‘Latino Vote’ Problem - Hilarious!

Watch a hilarious video from the 'Colbert Report' as Stephen Colbert explains Mitt Romney's Latino vote problem, i.e. he doesn't have it. Not only does Colbert explain the problem he enlists his own Super PAC to get the Republican's the Latino vote. The video according to Colbert is "English with a Spanish accent." continue reading »

Latino Market “Least Served” by Financial Institutions, 50% Have no Banking Relationship

Credit unions and other financial institutions would gain new members and customers if they adapted to the needs of the growing Hispanic market, the group "least served" by the financial sector, an expert in the subject said. continue reading »

Pre-Columbian Human Remains Found in San Andres Cholula, Mexico

City workers discovered a pre-Columbian ossuary in San Andres Cholula, a city in the central Mexican state of Puebla, while completing a drainage project, the press reported. continue reading »