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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

Former Militaryman Sentenced to 24 Years in Prison for Killing of Colombian Journalist

A former militiaman was sentenced to 24 years in prison for his role in the murder of journalist Alvaro Alonso Escobar, who was gunned down a decade ago in a coa continue reading »

Cuban Migrants Rescued by Mexican Navy off the Coast of Isla Mujeres

Six Cuban migrants were rescued over the weekend off the Mexican coast, the navy said Monday. The migrants were found Sunday east of Isla Mujeres, off the continue reading »

Brazilian Cops on Strike, Supporters Confront Military

Demonstrators supporting the policemen who have been on strike for six days in the northeastern Brazilian state of Bahia clashed briefly Monday with soldiers posted around the regional parliament in Salvador, which is occupied by disgruntled cops. continue reading »

Murders in Puerto Rico Already Exceed 100 in 2012

Puerto Rico's violent death toll so far this year exceeded 100 on Monday when a man was shot to death in CataƱo, near San Juan, police said. continue reading »

After Disappearing in December, Family of 5 May Have Been Found Dead in Honduras

Human remains found on a sugarcane plantation in the northern district of Rio Lindo may be those of a family of five who disappeared in December, Honduran police said. continue reading »

Mexican University Presents Israel’s Pres. Peres With Honorary Degree

Mexico's Anahuac University of the Legionaries of Christ awarded an honorary doctorate to Israeli President Shimon Peres in a ceremony over the weekend in Jerusalem that noted his "noble contribution to world peace." continue reading »

Colombian Boy Dies, Brother Injured After Stepping on Rebel Landmine

One indigenous person was killed and another three were injured when they stepped on landmines planted by leftist FARC rebels in the mountains of the southwestern Colombian province of Valle del Cauca, community leaders said. continue reading »

Julio Iglesias to Perform a Number of Concerts in Argentina

Spanish singer Julio Iglesias on Sunday will give a free concert in the Argentine city of Tandil, where an audience of some 15,000 is expected, among them Buenos Aires provincial Gov. Daniel Scioli, authorities said. continue reading »

Members of Colombian Soccer Team Arrested for Rape of Teen

Four players from Colombia's Once Caldas soccer team are being accused by a woman of raping her, the Manizales-based team said. The Attorney General's Office continue reading »

Protesters Call for End to Bullfighting in Mexico City

About 1,000 animal rights activists staged a protest over the weekend in Mexico City to demand an end to bullfighting, a deep-rooted tradition in Mexico. The majority of the people who took part in Sunday's protest showed up at a plaza on the Paseo de la Reforma partially clothed and with simulated blood smeared on their bodies. continue reading »

Police in Venezuela Arrest 3 in Kidnapping of Mexican Ambassador and his Wife

Venezuela's interior minister announced that early Monday morning police arrested the people who briefly abducted Mexican Ambassador Carlos Pujalte and his wife on Jan. 29. continue reading »

Josefina Vazquez Mota to Run for President in Mexico as PAN Candidate

Josefina Vazquez Mota was selected as the presidential candidate of Mexico's governing National Action Party, or PAN, in a primary election held over the weekend. continue reading »

18 Now Confirmed Dead in Dominican Shipwreck

Eighteen people are now confirmed dead in a shipwreck over the weekend off the northeastern Dominican Republic, while rescue teams continue to search for dozens of people missing in the accident, officials said Monday. continue reading »

Even In Spain, Girls Still Face Ancestral Practice of Sexual Mutilation

In Spain, thousands of African immigrant girls are facing the danger of becoming victims of female genital mutilation, an ancestral practice that sub-Saharan immigrants have brought with them and which several continue reading »

Cuba Using “Sulfurizing” Method on Sugar, Will Reduce Cost to Manufacturers

Cuba has begun to employ a new technology to produce white sugar, a measure that improves its quality, avoids the refining process and reduces the cost of manufacture, local media reported Sunday. continue reading »