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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

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 »

IRS YouTube Videos Offer Last-Minute Help for Taxpayers

The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers that IRS YouTube videos can help them with their taxes before the April 17, 2012, deadline. The IRS channels offer information on a variety of the most frequently asked taxpayer questions at this time of year. continue reading »

Pew Hispanic Center: When Labels Don’t Fit: Hispanics and Their Views of Identity

Nearly four decades after the United States government mandated the use of the terms "Hispanic" or "Latino" to categorize Americans who trace their roots to Spanish-speaking countries, a new nationwide survey of Hispanic adults finds that these terms still haven't been fully embraced by Hispanics themselves. A majority (51%) say they most often identify themselves by their family's country of origin; just 24% say they prefer a pan-ethnic label. continue reading »

160,000 Businesses Left Mexico in 2011 Due to Violence

More than 160,000 businesses left Mexico last year due to persistent violent crime woes, according to the president of the country's largest business group, Coparmex. continue reading »

UN Welcomes Brazil’s Contribution to Global Humanitarian Action

The United Nations humanitarian affairs chief yesterday pledged support for Brazil’s humanitarian work around the world, highlighting the country’s contributions in the areas of disaster-risk prevention and food security. continue reading »

Album From Selena Q 17 Years After Death- Posthumous Duets w/Cristian Castro,Don Omar and Selena

"Enamorada de ti," an album featuring well-known artists in posthumous duets with slain singer Selena 17 years after her death is now on sale. The Capitol Latin record label announced in a communique that the production has three acoustic numbers and the iTunes edition includes the song "Is It the Beat," continue reading »

Most Hispanics in the U.S. Don’t Like the “Hispanic” or “Latino” Label for Themselves

Most U.S. residents with roots in Spanish-speaking countries do not consider the terms "Hispanic" or "Latino" to be the ones that best define their identity, according to a report published Wednesday by the Pew Hispanic Center. continue reading »

Complaint Filed With UN Calling Alabama Immigration Law “Flagrant Violation of International Norms”

A group made up of civil and union rights organizations has filed a complaint with the United Nations regarding Alabama’s controversial immigration laws after urging Daimler AG and its shareholders to seek repeal of Alabama's racial profiling law. continue reading »

Is the Father of Snooki’s Baby Cheating on Her?

The National Enquirer is reporting that pregnant Jersey Shore star Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi is being cheated on by the father of her baby, Jionni LaValle. According to The Enquirer, recent photos of La continue reading »

ESPN Airs “Esto es SportsCenter” Ad on Its Both English- and Spanish-Language Channels (VIDEO)

With a 15 percent increase in ESPN’s Hispanic audience over the past five years, the network has added a Spanish-language television advertisement for its show “SportsCenter” to its broadcasts. continue reading »

Owners of Guiness and Johnnie Walker Want to Buy Jose Cuervo Tequila

The British spirits group, Diageo, is getting close to becoming the owners of the Jose Cuervo tequila brand according to some reports. The eponymous Mexican tequila brand has been privately held for 200-years by the Beckmann family. continue reading »

Univision Deportes- New Sports Channel Launches with Soccer Emphasis

Univision on Saturday will launch a sports channel seeking to attend to the "insatiable appetite" of the Latino audience for soccer, the senior vice president for production at Univision Deportes, David Neal, told Efe. He said that the Univision audience has "been waiting to be taken care of," regarding their preference for the main soccer competitions around the world. continue reading »

STUDY:  Each Generation of Mexican-American Children Gain Weight, 1st Generation Healthiest

In a study to be published in the “Journal of Nutrition” shows that first generation Mexican-American children are thinner and eat better than subsequent generations. continue reading »

Colombia: 11-Year-Old of Wayuu Tribe Gives Birth to Daughter

Stories of teens having children are sadly fairly common, but an even more startling realization is that preteens are having children as well. A member of the Wayuu tribe, the indigenous group of the La continue reading »

EXTREME TRAFFICKING:  Seized Drug-Stuffed Toilets Donated to Habitat for Humanity

U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced that 192 commercial toilets seized during a drug bust at Laredo Port of Entry would find a more appropriate home with Habitat for Humanity of Laredo-Webb County. continue reading »