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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

LATINO BLOTTER: Iraq War Veteran Abel Gutierrez Kills Sister, Self - Mother Still Missing

Police believe an Iraq War veteran in southern California killed his sister, himself, and possibly his mother. Two weeks ago, the family of 27-year-old Abel Gutierrez called police, saying the national guardsman continue reading »

Will Ferrell’s ‘Casa de Mi Padre’ Makes it into Weekend’s Top 10 with $2.2 Million at Opening

Though it had a limited release (just 382 theaters) Diego Luna’s film Casa de Mi Padre, starring Will Ferrell and himself, broke into the top 10 films in its opening weekend. continue reading »

JUST IN:  Justice Department to Monitor Elections in Illinois

The Justice Department announced today that the Civil Rights Division will monitor elections on March 20, 2012, in Cook and Lake Counties, Ill. continue reading »

Trying to get Marriage License, NYC Latina Learns She’s Already Married…Three Times

When a New York City resident went to apply for a marriage license she was surprised to learn that she was already married, and more than once! In 2004, Anna Vargas continue reading »

Pair of Male Nurses in Uruguay Charged with Killing at Least 16 Patients

Two male nurses apparently acting independent of each other are charged with killing at least 16 patients in Uruguay. continue reading »

Shootout in Rio de Janeiro Leaves 3 Dead

Three people were killed Monday in a gunbattle between drug gangs in a Rio slum that has been under police occupation for four months, Brazilian authorities said. continue reading »

U.N. to Hear First Cast Against Mexican Military for Alleged Torture

Three non-governmental organizations said they have brought a case of illegal arrest and torture against Mexico before the United Nations' Committee Against Torture. continue reading »

Frontman for ‘Los Illegales’ and Renown Dominican Singer Hospitalized

Dominican singer Vladimir Dotel was hospitalized in Santo Domingo due to heart problems, doctors said. continue reading »

Peace Activist Javier Sicilia to Deliver Letter Denouncing Violence in Mexico on Eve of Pope’s Visit

Poet and peace activist Javier Sicilia said he planned to deliver a letter denouncing the violence and corruption in Mexico to the Vatican on Thursday, a day before Pope Benedict XVI arrives in Mexico for a visit. continue reading »

Latino Mentors of America Preparing the Next Generation of Latinos to Succeed

The Latino Mentors of America program, being implemented in San Diego, Los Angeles and Sacramento, creates a relationship between Hispanic professionals and high school students that prepares young people for their future in college and the workplace. continue reading »

7 Die in Accident in Santiago, Dominican Republic

At least seven people were killed and one was seriously injured in a traffic accident early Sunday in Santiago, a city in the northern Dominican Republic, the National Police said. continue reading »

JUST IN:  Romney Wins Puerto Rico Primary Trouncing Rick Santorum

Former Massachusetts Governor and Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney has apparently won the Puerto Rico primary. Though residents of this territory cannot vote for a President they do have twenty delegates to give to the primary winner. continue reading »

Foreign Investors Purchasing U.S. Homes

Although many foreign investment companies have shied away from investing in U.S. real estate as a result of the housing market crash, many individual foreign investors are jumping at the opportunity to get a good deal on a house in the U.S. continue reading »

FARC Guerillas Kill 11 Soldiers at Colombia-Venezuela Border

Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, guerrillas killed a non-commissioned officer and 10 other soldiers in Arauca, a province on the border with Venezuela, a military spokesman told Efe. continue reading »

Chevron Executives Barred from Leaving Brazil in Light of New Oil Leaks

A Brazilian court has barred 17 executives of U.S. oil supermajor Chevron Corp. and Swiss-based offshore drilling contractor Transocean Ltd. from leaving the country in the wake of two recent oil leaks in the Atlantic Ocean, officials said Saturday. continue reading »