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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

Dayana Mendoza Gets Cheered On as Celebrity Apprentice Debuts Tonight

As "The Celebrity Apprentice" runs its first episode this Sunday Feb 19 at 9pm on NBC, the Latino Commission on AIDS (the Commission) wishes Dayana Mendoza the best luck in the show. continue reading »

Mexican Governor Implicated in Cash-Stuffed Suitcase Incident

A senator has filed a criminal complaint against the governor of the Mexican Gulf coast state of Veracruz and two of his employees over the seizure of nearly $2 million in undeclared cash on an official plane, the governing party said. continue reading »

Uruguay Urged to Provide Water to Its Poorest Communities

An independent United Nations human rights expert today called on Uruguayan authorities to implement measures to provide access to health and sanitation to its poorest and most marginalized communities. continue reading »

Pope Names Spanish and Brazilan Priests to College of Cardinals

Pope Benedict XVI on Saturday solemnly proclaimed 22 new cardinals, including a Spaniard and a Brazilian. continue reading »

Hurrah for Carnival in Brazil

Brazil gave itself up Saturday to the revelry of Carnival and its many madcap street parties, as cities like Rio de Janeiro, Salvador and Recife brimmed with millions having the time of their lives. continue reading »

Alarming:  In One Week H1N1 Deaths in Mexico Increase by 67 Percent

The AH1N1 flu virus has left a total of 135 people dead in Mexico so far this year, with the number of fatalities up 67 percent in just one week, according to figures released by the authorities. continue reading »

Dominican Republic Launches Social Network Campaign to Boost Tourism

The Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism has taken the idea of social networking to a new level with their 2012 Dominican Republic social media-inspired ad campaign. continue reading »

Unemployment for Latinos & African Americans to Remain Very High through 2012

Very high levels of unemployment are expected to remain high through the 4th quarter of 2012, a new EPI report finds. In "No relief in 2012 from high unemployment for African Americans and Latinos" continue reading »

Jennifer Lopez in First Posed Photo with Boyfriend Casper Smart

Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart release their first posed photo together on social networks in celebration of Valentine's day, the photo is also said to be a promotional ad for Lopez's new fragrance Glowing. continue reading »

“Things Burquenos Say” (VIDEO) Goes viral

"Things Burquenos Say" YouTube video joking about stereotypical things New Mexicans say has gone viral receiving mixed reviews from the public. continue reading »

Plane Crash Kills 4 in Brazil

All four people aboard were killed when a small aircraft crashed Thursday in the northern state of Para, authorities said. continue reading »

Olympic Gold-Medalist, Jessica Mendoza, Encouraging Latinas to Succeed

Jessica Mendoza, an Olympic gold medal winner with the U.S. softball team, says that young Hispanic women can dare to be different by going to college and dedicating their energies to sports. continue reading »

Gloria Trevi Says She Still Struggles With Stage Fright

Singer Gloria Trevi, who has sold 22 million albums since she burst on the scene in 1985, told Efe that she still suffers from stage fright. continue reading »

6 Kidnappings a Day Occur in Mexico, Up 23% from Last Year

Mexico experienced an average of six kidnappings per day in the second half of last year, up 23.4 percent from the same period in 2010, according to the government, while an NGO said that only one abduction in 10 is even reported to police continue reading »

Shakira and Prince Royce Big Winners in “Premio Lo Nuestro” awards

Colombian pop star Shakira and Dominican-American bachata singer Prince Royce were the big winners here at Univision's "Premio Lo Nuestro" Latin music awards show, taking home four trophies each. continue reading »