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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

Cuba, A Palace of Salt: Lives and Adventures of a Vanished World

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Controversial Venezuelan Governor Shot

The former governor of the southwestern Venezuelan state of Apure was shot at a fast food restaurant in Maracay, a city located about 100 kilometers (62 miles) from Caracas, Globovision reported. continue reading »

Brazilian Deported for Double Murder Back Home

A Brazilian national residing in Bridgeport, who was wanted in his home country for his involvement in a double homicide, was turned over to Brazilian law enforcement authorities this morning in Rio De Janeiro. continue reading »

Issue of Church’s Role in Child Sex Abuse Surfaces in Pope’s Mexico Visit

Mexicans who denounced the sexual abuses committed by Marcial Maciel (1920-2008), founder of the Legion of Christ, asked Pope Benedict XVI on Saturday to acknowledge the church's responsibility in covering up his case and to announce that "never again" will pederasty be tolerated. continue reading »

REPORT:  11.5 Million Undocumented Immigrants Living in U.S, Majority of Mexican Descent

The number of undocumented immigrants in the United States was around 11.5 million in January 2011, compared with the 11.6 million the year before, according to a Department of Homeland Security report published Saturday in the American press. continue reading »

5.3 Earthquake Rattles Chile This Weekend, No Deaths or Damage Reported

A magnitude-5.3 earthquake rattled central Chile before dawn without any victims, material damage or interruption of basic services reported. continue reading »

10,000 Victims of Violence in Mexico Remain Unidentified

Nearly 10,000 bodies of victims of organized crime-related violence, including Central American and Mexican migrants, remain unidentified in Mexico, activists told the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, an autonomous organ of the Organization of American States. continue reading »

Mexico City Takes First Step in Banning Bullfighting

A commission of the Legislative Assembly of Mexico City approved a bill that would ban bullfights in the Mexican capital. Three of the panel's members endorsed the measure, while two others abstained and a sixth member walked out before the vote. continue reading »

Rosario Bares her Gypsy Rocker Soul in Captivating Quito Concert

In a concert of driving energy in Quito, Spanish singer Rosario Flores bared her Gypsy soul - this time more rocker than ever - and captivated an Ecuadorian audience that sang along and cheered the artist's songs. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Man Executed in Streets of Guerrero (Warning Graphic Photo)

With a single shot in the head, a man was executed in the colony of the PRI in Guerrero. The victim has been identified as Juan Cruz Palma. The murder occurred about seven o'clock last night when Juan Cruz walked the streets near his home. continue reading »

Caramelos de Cianuro Band Manager Found Slain

Venezuelan musical producer Libero Laizzo, manager of the rock group Caramelos de Cianuro (Cyanide Candy), was found dead on a Caracas highway after being kidnapped earlier this week, the private TV channel Globovision said. continue reading »

Salvadorans Push to Transform TPS into Permanent Residence Status

Activists here on Friday urged the U.S. government to convert the Temporary Protected Status extended to migrants from El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua into legal permanent residence. continue reading »

“I Come as a Pilgrim of Faith, of Hope, and of Love.” The Pope Arrives in Mexico

Yesterday morning, before boarding his flight for Mexico, Benedict XVI was greeted at Rome's Fiumicino airport by Mario Monti, prime minister of Italy. Later, during the course of the journey, the Holy Father participated in the traditional in-flight press conference with the more than seventy journalists continue reading »

Friends of the American Latino Museum Surpasses 100,000 @LatinoMuseum Twitter Account

The Friends of the American Latino Museum created to support the American Latino Museum initiative, surpassed 100,000 followers on Twitter and has accumulated 70,000 fans on Facebook and 67,000 supporters through its website, bringing its total reach to over 237,000 supporters. continue reading »

Unintended Consequences of U.S. Immigration Policy: the Post 1965 Surge from Latin America

The post-1965 surge in Mexican, Central American, and to a lesser extent South American immigration was not a direct result of policy reforms enacted in the mid-1960s but rather the unintended consequences that unfolded afterward. continue reading »