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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

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 »

Former Panamanian Dictator Gen. Noriega May Have Suffered a Stroke

Former dictator Gen. Manuel Antonio Noriega, who has been in prison in Panama since last December, was transferred on Sunday to a hospital in this capital with a diagnosis of continue reading »

Mexican “Vaccine” Against Heroin Addiction to be Ready in 5 Years

Mexico's government said a "vaccine" against heroin addiction, which it patented this week, will be ready for human use in roughly five years. During a working visit to the northern border city of Ciudad Juarez, Health Secretary Salomon Chertorivski said all the laboratory experiments have already been carried out on rats and "the next step is testing on humans." continue reading »

What does Romney mean by “Self-Deportation” for the 8.8 Million Undocumented Hispanics in the US?

When he was asked about his plan to deal with illegal immigration, Republican front runner Mitt Romney said: "The answer is self-deportation, which is people decide they can do better by going home because they can't find work here because they don't have legal documentation to allow them to work here. And so we're not going to round people continue reading »

Animal Rights Activists Protest Bullfighting in Colombia

Some 180 half-naked people with banderillas attached to their backs put themselves "into the bull's hide" in the northwestern city of Medellin by positioning themselves to form the word "stop" to demand an end to bullfighting in Colombia. continue reading »

Football NOT Futbol - NFL Eyes Regular Season Games in Mexico

The National Football League is looking to play a regular season game in Mexico, a country that has become the league's priority market in Latin America, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said. In addition to playing regular season games in Britain, the league wants to expand into Latin America, focusing on Mexico, as part of its international expansion strategy, the commissioner said. continue reading »