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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

Catholic Church in El Salvador Gets Gangs to Call a Truce

President Mauricio Funes said Wednesday that a truce between El Salvador's two largest gangs was arranged by the Catholic Church and he insisted his administration did no more than "facilitate" the efforts of the hierarchy. continue reading »

House Hearing Mocks Humane Immigration Detention Standards

Cynically entitled “Holiday on ICE,” the hearing reflects Chairman Lamar Smith’s allegation that the new standards—which set minimum requirements for medical care, access to counsel, and other living conditions—are a “hospitality guideline” for detained immigrants. continue reading »

Amnesty International Blasts U.S. Over Detained Immigrants Treatment

The U.S. government is not meeting its obligations under international law to ensure respect for the rights of immigrants regardless of their legal status, Amnesty International USA says in a report released Wednesday. continue reading »

Report: Latino Women Paid Less Than Black Women and Rest of U.S. Workforce

Pay below the national average persists among the majority of Latino women, who earn, on average, 40 percent less than white non-Hispanic men, according to the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement. continue reading »

Venezuelan-Born Special Effects Artist Tulio Hernandez Now One of Hollywood’s Biggest Talents

Venezuelan-born special effects wizard Tulio Hernandez has been part of some of Hollywood's biggest blockbusters. He has worked on "Avatar," "Spider-Man 2," "X-Men Origins: Wolverine," and "Night at the Museum," among many others. continue reading »

Brazilian Wetlands Inspire Gucci Accessories Collection

Gucci has taken inspiration from Brazil's Pantanal tropical wetlands with its latest collection. With bright color, foliage and macaws adorning the luxury brand's new limit continue reading »

Are NJ State Troopers Racist? Officers Pose with Seized Drugs While Holding Puerto Rican Flag

After photos of New Jersey state troopers posing with seized drugs while holding the Puerto Rican flag surfaced, many are demanding to know why the apparently racist photos were taken and what was meant by the inclusion of the flag. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Mexico Urged to Investigate Drug Cartels Attacks on Media

The Committee to Protect Journalists issued a statement Tuesday condemning recent attacks on a newspaper and television station in Mexico and demanding prosecution of the perpetrators. continue reading »

Investigation into Congressmen Finds Rep. Reyes and Family Received $600,000 from his Campaign

During an investigation by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) it was revealed that U.S. Rep. Silvestre Reyes gave both himself and his family more than $600,000 from campaign funds. continue reading »

HS Narco News: US Army Lieutenant and Sergeant Arrested as They Try to Sell Services to Drug Cartel

Mickle began negotiations with whom he thought were members of the Los Zetas Cartel, actually undercover Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents, to purchase marijuana in return for stolen weapons. continue reading »

CHECK OUT VIDEO: J’Lo’s Son Max Doing an Airport Dash

Check out this video by TMZ where you see Jennifer Lopez' son Max making a mad airport dash at LAX. continue reading »

Selena Gomez Lends her Voice to ‘Hotel Transylvania’ - Check Out the Trailer (VIDEO)

Earlier this year, it was announced that Selena Gomez was taking Miley Cyrus’ place as the voice of Dracula’s daughter in the animated flick Hotel Transylvania. continue reading »

U.S. Diplomat Travels to El Salvador & Belize on Citizen Security Issues

Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights María Otero is traveling to El Salvador March 26-28 and to Belize March 28-29. continue reading »

U.S. and Mexico Agree to Share $6 Million in Forfeited Assets from Money Transfer Business

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and Mexican Attorney General Marisela Morales Ibáñez today signed a letter of intent for the United States to share approximately $6 million in forfeited funds continue reading »

Sen. Marco Rubio Sponsors new Republican-Backed DREAM Act, Some View as Election Ploy

Republican leaders in the U.S. Senate are preparing a watered-down version of the DREAM Act to legalize undocumented students as a type of "lure" to capture the Hispanic vote in November. continue reading »