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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

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 »

HS-News Wishes You a Very Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from your friends at Hispanically Speaking News! continue reading »

Latin American Growth Expected to Slow Down in 2012

Economic growth in Latin America and the Caribbean will slow down next year due to the sluggish performance of the world economy and uncertainty and volatility of financial markets, warns a United Nations report released this week. continue reading »

Brazil Slaps New Fine on Chevron for November Oil Spill

Brazil's environmental protection agency has fined U.S. oil supermajor Chevron an additional 10 million reais (some $5.3 million), saying the company lacked an emergency plan for coping with accidents such as the Nov. 8 oil spill off the coast of Rio de Janeiro state. continue reading »

2012 Hispanic Voice Town Hall Set to Launch in New Year

The 2012 Hispanic Voice is set to launch in 2012 to motive Latinos to think about their future in America. continue reading »

Charges in Panamanian Drug Ring that Hid Coke and Heroin in Hair Weaves and Wigs

Twelve individuals from the Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland – and the country of Panama – have been charged in a 20-count indictment alleging international drug trafficking. continue reading »

STUDY: Less Inclusion of Latinos in Corporate America

The Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR), one of the nation’s leading Hispanic advocacy organizations, released the results of its 2011 HACR Corporate Inclusion Index survey. continue reading »

Why Mexican Immigrants Can’t Get Ahead

The real wages of Mexicans in the U.S. have declined since 1970, and Princeton sociologists say a “perfect storm” of anti-immigrant laws is to blame. Princeton sociologists argue that a “new regime of immigration enforcement” is to blame for the stagnant wages of Mexicans in the U.S. continue reading »