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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

Brazilian Actor Almost Hangs Himself, Seriously Injured During Good Friday Reenactment

A Brazilian actor almost hanged himself fatally while playing the part of Judas in an Easter Passion play and was taken to hospital in serious condition, online media said Saturday. continue reading »

Top Tax Officials in Costa Rica Resign en Mass for Not Paying Their Own Taxes

In an effort to reduce an increasing federal deficit, Costa Rica’s President Laura Chinchilla has pushed for a tax hike, all the while without knowing that allegedly several of her staff members were not paying their own taxes. continue reading »

HS-News Wishes Our Readers a Very Happy Easter!

As a celebration, HS-News brings you photos of how Catholics around the world celebrate this day. continue reading »

Arizona Drywall Company Fined $450,000 and Owner Given Probation for Hiring Undocumented Workers

The president of a Sierra Vista drywall company was sentenced Thursday to one year of probation and ordered to pay fines totaling $450,000 following a probe by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) that revealed the business employed illegal aliens. continue reading »

Latino Blotter:  Women Charged with Kidnapping 14-Year-Old Until Mom Paid Narco Debt

Grace Marie Perez-Jimenez, 26, of Reading, Pennsylvania, was charged by indictment with conspiracy to kidnap, kidnapping, conspiracy to distribute phencyclidine (PCP), continue reading »

National Design Contest for American Latino Musuem Launched

The Friends of the American Latino Museum (FRIENDS) is engaging its supporters for its first ever Campaign Design Contest! continue reading »

Sen. Richard Lugar’s Farm Bill Would Eliminate Food Stamps for 74,000 in Illinois; 15,000, Chicago

Republican Senator Richard Lugar of Indiana reintroduced legislation last month to cut $40 billion from federal farming support and federal nutrition assistance funding, which could eliminate food stamps for 74,000 already hungry Illinois residents, including 15,000 in Chicago. continue reading »

Teen mothers account for quarter of all Births in Mexico

Mothers aged 14-19 account for roughly 480,000, or 24 percent, of Mexico's 2 million annual births, the Health Secretariat said Saturday.The figures were provided by Alejandro Rosas Solis, deputy director of sexual continue reading »

Julio Iglesias Kicks Off Latest Concert Tour in Chile

Spanish singer Julio Iglesias will give four concerts in Chile beginning this weekend to promote his latest album "1," part of a tour that will take him later this month to Argentina and Paraguay. The 68-year-old artist will take the stage Saturday at a well-known casino in the northern city continue reading »

Endangered Jaguar Population Found in Mexico

In the land around Terminos Lagoon in southeastern Mexico there are still jaguars to be found, one of the animals most venerated by pre-Columbian cultures and now in danger of extinction. The surprising discovery was made in the process of a study to find out whether rural inhabitants in the states of Tabasco and Campeche had in their possession any fangs or skins from jaguars that had been killed in recent years. continue reading »

Rep. Guitierrez Blasts Dangerous Game GOP Senators are Playing With “Stolen Dreams” Act

Writing at Huffington Post, Rep. Luis Gutierrez lets loose on Republican Senators, including Marco Rubio, for their craven attempt to score cheap political points after walking away from DREAMers in 2010: continue reading »

The Passion of Iztapalapa,  Play Draws Hundreds of Thousands in Mexico

The Passion of Iztapalapa, a massive annual procession in which the faithful reenact the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and commemorate the end of a 19th-century epidemic, drew hundreds of thousands to the streets of Mexico City. continue reading »

Good Friday Becomes a Holiday in Cuba for 1st Time in 50 Years

Cuba's Catholic primate offered an appeal for forgiveness and reconciliation in a sermon that was broadcast on state television as the island's Communist government treated Good Friday as an official holiday for the first time in half a century. continue reading »

Chavez Pleas to Christ: “Don’t Take Me Yet” in Tearful Speech

Battling cancer, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez asked Christ to give him a longer life and pleaded "don't take me yet" in an emotional speech after a Mass giving thanks for his health. "Give me your crown of thorns, Christ, give it to me, for I am bleeding, give me your cross, 100 crosses, but give me life, because I still have things to do for this people and this country, don't take me yet, give me your cross, give me your thorns, give me your spear for I am willing to bear them all, but alive, Christ my Lord," Chavez said. continue reading »

Eva Mendes New Movie “Girl in Progress” Coming May 11 (VIDEO)

Grace (Eva Mendes) is a single mom, too preoccupied with “paying the bills” and herself to notice that her teenage daughter, Ansiedad (Cierra Ramirez) is in desperate need of her attention. When Ansiedad's English teacher, Ms. Armstrong (Patricia Arquette), introduces her students to classic coming-of-age stories, continue reading »