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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

30th Anniversary of Falkland Wars

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez repudiated Britain's refusal to resume a dialogue on sovereignty over the Falkland islands, on the 30th anniversary of the start of the war between the two countries for possession of the South Atlantic archipelago. continue reading »

Narco Leader Benjamin Arellano-Felix Sentenced to 25 Years & $100 Million Asset Forfeiture

DEA Administrator Michele M. Leonhart today announced that Benjamin Arellano-Felix, nearly 60, the former leader of the Tijuana Cartel/Arellano-Felix Organization (AFO) was sentenced to serve 25 years in federal prison. continue reading »

Outage Cuts Cell Phone Service to 16 Million People in Argentina- Sparking Social Media Protest

An outage left about 16 million customers of Spanish telecom company Movistar without cellular phone service Monday in Argentina, sparking protests on social-networking sites.The company is dealing with "an issue reported at a general level with the data, voice and SMS continue reading »

6.0 Aftershock Hits Guerrero and Oaxaca, Mexico Today

A magnitude-6.0 earthquake rocked an area between the southern Mexican states of Guerrero and Oaxaca on Monday, but no injuries have been reported, the Mexican Seismology Institute said. continue reading »

Gael Garcia Bernal Heading to Puerto Rico in June to Film Boxing Champ Roberto Duran Bio-Pic

The film "Hands of Stone," which tells the story of former boxing world champion Roberto Duran, will begin filming June 4 in Puerto Rico, one of the production companies confirmed to Efe on Monday. continue reading »

Battery Charges Against Manny Ramirez Dropped, Wife Failed to Cooperate

The misdemeanor domestic battery charge filed against former baseball great Manny Ramirez by his wife has been dropped. The State Attorney’s Office was reportedly unable to serve Ramirez’s wife Juliana with a subpoe continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Pot Belly? Nope, It’s a Coke Belly - Woman in Brazil Hides Drugs in Fake Baby Bump

A 20-year-old woman is in serious trouble after federal police discovered she was attempting to smuggle several pounds of drugs into Brazil by way of a fake baby bump. Police say the young woman became visibly nervous continue reading »

Sombrero-Wearing Sacramento Man Jumps on Cop Car

The events leading up to one of the most frighteningly memorable mug shots we’ve seen were nothing short of bizarre. At around 1 a.m. on March 28, an officer was sitting in his car when a continue reading »

Selena Gomez Wins Big at 2012 Kids’ Choice Awards

It appears Selena was the biggest winner of the 25th Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards, but she wasn’t the only Latino/Hispanic to win the bright orange blimp. continue reading »

7 Teens Arrested for Attack of 15-year-old Hispanic Boy Outside Middle School

According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office, seven black teens have been arrested for their parts in the attack off a 15-year-old Hispanic boy. Video of the attack, which occurred outsi continue reading »

Puerto Rican Jail Guard Found Guilty in Drowning Deaths of 8 Inmates

A jury in Puerto Rico found a security official guilty of the deaths of eight prisoners who drowned when the vehicle he was transporting them in between prison and the courthouse was submerged by floodwaters in the northern city of Arecibo. continue reading »

Thousands Take to the Streets to Promote Non-Polluting Pedal Power in Brazil

Some 6,000 people took to the streets of Rio de Janeiro over the weekend for an 11-kilometer (6.8-mile) bike ride as part of the World Bike Tour, which was held in the Brazilian city to promote alternative and non-polluting transportation, the official Agencia Brasil news agency reported. continue reading »

Nationwide Immigration Sweep Nets 3,100 Convicted Criminal Aliens

As part of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) ongoing commitment to prioritizing the removal of criminal aliens, the agency announced today the results of a six-day national "Cross Check" continue reading »

Hispandering

Hispandering, a newly coined term, combining pandering, to please, and Hispanic, etymological synonym for Spanish—from the Latinhispanus, relating to Hispania continue reading »

Venezuela Oil Blast Kills One, Injures Three

At least one worker was killed and three others were injured in an explosion over the weekend at a refinery in eastern Venezuela operated by Petrocedeño, which is owned by state-owned PDVSA, France's Total and Norway's Statoil, PDVSA said. continue reading »