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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

640,000 Come Out to Hear Pope’s Mass in Mexico

Among the 640,000 people attending the Mass celebrated Sunday by Pope Benedict XVI in the Parque Guanajuato Bicentenario in Silao were the four Mexican candidates for the presidency of the world's second-largest Catholic country. continue reading »

Three Students Die Making ‘Potato’ Bombs in Colombia

Three Colombian university students, including a woman, died Sunday when the explosives they were handling went off at a house in Bogota, police and city officials said. continue reading »

Arrests Made on Eve of Pope’s Visit Denounced, Including 100 Beggars and Ladies in White

The Cuban dissident movement on Sunday denounced dozens of arbitrary arrests of opposition members, among them 18 of the Ladies in White group, as well as threats and intimidation in the days prior to the arrival of Pope Benedict XVI on the island. continue reading »

Chavez Back in Cuba for More Cancer Treatments, Will be There When Pope Arrives

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is once again in Havana to receive radiation therapy just as the island is preparing to welcome Pope Benedict XVI. continue reading »

Murder of Transgender Advocate Agnes Torres Sulca in Mexico Condemned

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) condemns the murder of Agnes Torres Sulca, a trans person and human rights defender of lesbians, gays, trans, bisexuals and intersex persons (LGTBI) in Mexico. continue reading »

Latino Family Culture and Coming Out Gay to Your Family

Check out Cuentame's video story on the Moreno Family, a traditional Latino family, as they confront having gay siblings in their family. continue reading »

Cuba, A Palace of Salt: Lives and Adventures of a Vanished World

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Controversial Venezuelan Governor Shot

The former governor of the southwestern Venezuelan state of Apure was shot at a fast food restaurant in Maracay, a city located about 100 kilometers (62 miles) from Caracas, Globovision reported. continue reading »

Brazilian Deported for Double Murder Back Home

A Brazilian national residing in Bridgeport, who was wanted in his home country for his involvement in a double homicide, was turned over to Brazilian law enforcement authorities this morning in Rio De Janeiro. continue reading »

Issue of Church’s Role in Child Sex Abuse Surfaces in Pope’s Mexico Visit

Mexicans who denounced the sexual abuses committed by Marcial Maciel (1920-2008), founder of the Legion of Christ, asked Pope Benedict XVI on Saturday to acknowledge the church's responsibility in covering up his case and to announce that "never again" will pederasty be tolerated. continue reading »

REPORT:  11.5 Million Undocumented Immigrants Living in U.S, Majority of Mexican Descent

The number of undocumented immigrants in the United States was around 11.5 million in January 2011, compared with the 11.6 million the year before, according to a Department of Homeland Security report published Saturday in the American press. continue reading »

5.3 Earthquake Rattles Chile This Weekend, No Deaths or Damage Reported

A magnitude-5.3 earthquake rattled central Chile before dawn without any victims, material damage or interruption of basic services reported. continue reading »

10,000 Victims of Violence in Mexico Remain Unidentified

Nearly 10,000 bodies of victims of organized crime-related violence, including Central American and Mexican migrants, remain unidentified in Mexico, activists told the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, an autonomous organ of the Organization of American States. continue reading »

Mexico City Takes First Step in Banning Bullfighting

A commission of the Legislative Assembly of Mexico City approved a bill that would ban bullfights in the Mexican capital. Three of the panel's members endorsed the measure, while two others abstained and a sixth member walked out before the vote. continue reading »

Rosario Bares her Gypsy Rocker Soul in Captivating Quito Concert

In a concert of driving energy in Quito, Spanish singer Rosario Flores bared her Gypsy soul - this time more rocker than ever - and captivated an Ecuadorian audience that sang along and cheered the artist's songs. continue reading »