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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

Donated Christmas Meals Laced with Cyanide, Kills 5 at Mexico Rehab Center

Five residents of a drug rehab center in this western Mexican city died and 26 others were sickened after eating donated food that apparently contained cyanide, the Red Cross said Monday. continue reading »

Mexican Actor Pedro Arendariz Jr. Dies in New York from His Cancer Battle

Mexican actor Pedro Armendariz Jr. died Monday in a New York hospital after a battle with cancer, Milenio television reported, citing a statement from the family of the deceased. He was 71. continue reading »

Telemundo Poll:  Obama’s Approval Amongst Latinos Slipping, Now at a 56% Approval Rating

A recent Ipsos-Telemundo Poll indicates that just over half of U.S Hispanic adults (56%) approve the way Barack Obama is handling his job as President while 35 percent disapprove of it. continue reading »

Cuba Shifting More Workers to Private Sector

Starting in January, the Cuban government will expand its policy of shifting certain state workers who provide services, such a carpenters and shoemakers, to the private sector continue reading »

Fritters Recipe Posted in Chile Newspaper Results in Explosion, Must Pay Damages to Burn Victims

Chile's Supreme Court upheld on Monday a verdict ordering a newspaper to pay damages to 13 people hurt in explosions that resulted from preparing fritters according to a recipe they found in the daily. continue reading »

Mexican Navy Makes Pot Seizure off Baja California

Slightly more than half a ton of marijuana was seized aboard a speedboat some 224 kilometers (139 miles) west of the Coronado Islands, located off the coast of Baja California and near the border with the United States, and three suspects were arrested, the Mexican Navy Secretariat said Sunday. continue reading »

WATCH: Demi Lovato’s New Lyric Video ‘Give Your Heart a Break’

Watch Demi Lovato's new lyric video 'Give Your Heart a Break'. Sounds great. continue reading »

U.S. Processes Record Number of Visa Applications from Brazil, 42% Increase from Last Year

The U.S. Mission to Brazil processed a record number of visa applications – 820,000 – in fiscal year 2011, a 42 percent year-over-year increase. continue reading »

Colombian Marines Seize 32 Homemade Bombs

Marines found 32 homemade bombs containing a total of 130 kilos of explosives in a rural area outside Tumaco, a port city on Colombia's Pacific coast, the navy said Sunday. continue reading »

Mexico Preserves Biggest Mammal Collection in Latin America

Mexican researchers presented a collection of more than 46,000 mammal specimens preserved in different ways, many of them extinct, with the aim of publishing the inventory and disseminating knowledge about them in the coming years. continue reading »

Cuban Baseball Great in Very Serious Condition after Car Crash

Cuban baseball great Norge Luis Vera, one of the best pitchers in the island's history, has been hospitalized in "very serious" condition after a traffic accident two days ago, official media reported Saturday. continue reading »

3 Million of Mexico’s Senior Citizen’s Without Pensions Will Get Aid in 2012

The 70 and Over Program will be extended to marginalized urban zones as from 2012 in order to provide monetary support for senior citizens living in poverty declared Secretary of Social Development (SEDESEOL) Heriberto Félix. continue reading »

Pope’s Annual Christmas Message Includes Prayers for Colombia, Venenzuela and Guatemala

Here is a Vatican translation of Benedict XVI's Christmas message, which he gave today at noon from the balcony of St. Peter's Basilica, and before he imparted his traditional blessing "urbi et orbi" (to the city of Rome and the world). continue reading »

Join us This and Every Sunday At HS-News Open Mic

Your backstage pass to HS-News showcase of emerging and established Latino musical talent. Today, Merry Christmas From the North Point iBand! continue reading »

Aqua Santa Claus Big Hit in Mexico

Thousands of children and adults visited the zoo in the city of Guadalajara, capital of the western Mexican state of Jalisco to see the "underwater" Santa Claus, who dives in one of the fish tanks at the aquarium. continue reading »