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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

USHCC Urges Senate to Confirm Mari Aponte Ambassador to El Salvador, Business Interests at Stake

The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) today announced its disappointment in the Senate's recent failure to confirm Mari Carmen Aponte as U.S. Ambassador to El Salvador continue reading »

Honduras Extradites Reputed Guatemalan Drug Lord to the US

Honduras on Thursday turned over to U.S. authorities a reputed drug kingpin from Guatemala who was arrested here in May. continue reading »

More Than A Thousand Evacuated in Costa Rica Due to Rain

The unexpected downpours in Costa Rica that have hit the nation since early Monday have left one person dead, one missing and over a thousand evacuated. continue reading »

Honduras Hands Over Reputed Drug Lord to U.S.

Honduras on Thursday turned over to U.S. authorities a reputed drug kingpin from Guatemala who was arrested here in May. Mario Ponce was taken by helicopter from the National Penitentiary, north of Tegucigalpa, to the joint U.S.-Honduran airbase at Palmerola, where U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration continue reading »

Woman Stabbed While Watching Dr. Phil Show in Court-Ordered Anger Management Class

Luna Oraivej is suing a company that provides court-ordered anger management classes after she was stabbed by another classmate for shushing her while watching an episode of the Dr. Phil show. continue reading »

Brazil Sues Chevron for $10.7BN in Damages for Oil Spill

Brazilian federal prosecutors are seeking 20 billion reais (some $10.7 billion) in damages from U.S. oil supermajor Chevron and Swiss-based Transocean for an oil spill that began in early November. continue reading »

Hearing Starts in Racism Case Involving Uruguayan Striker Luis Suárez

Suárez, who plays forward for the Liverpool FC is accused of racially abusing Manchester United’s Patrice Evra during a match in October. continue reading »

Almodovar’s ‘The Skin I Live In’ Nominated for Golden Globes

Spanish director Pedro Almodovar's psychological thriller "La piel que habito" (The Skin I Live In) has picked up a Golden Globe nomination for best foreign language film, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association said Thursday. continue reading »

Broadway’s New Hit Musical “Lysistrate Jones, Inspired by Latino Elements

In June, a group of more than 250 women in Barbacoas, Colombia went on what they called the “Crossed Legs Strike,” and refused to have sex with their partners until the government continue reading »

New Dancing Dog Shakes it for Don Francisco (VIDEO)

Meet Carrie, the name of this puppy that surprised Don Francisco with a performance of 'Cueca', the national dance of Chile. continue reading »

CALIFORNIA: Latina Teen Makes Up Kidnapping, Sex Trafficking Story to Hide Pregnancy

A California teen is in serious trouble after lying to her family about being kidnapped by sex traffickers all in an attempt to hide to that she was pregnant. Now, law enforcement is asking that her family pay for the hoax. continue reading »

For Real - Brazil Leads Latin America in Moon Real Estate Ownership

More than 4,000 properties on the moon have been purchased by Brazilians, Argentina comes in second with 2,000 properties sold, and Chile 3rd, with little over 1,000. continue reading »

Romeo Santos’ “Promise” Tops Billboard’s Latin Song Chart

Dominican bachatero Romeo Santos climbed to the top of Billboard's Latin Songs chart this week with "Promise," his collaboration with R&B titan Usher. continue reading »

Center Offers Chance for Women to Become Self-Sufficient

A training center in New Mexico for women living near the U.S.-Mexican border is providing those of them who never received a formal education with the chance to learn a trade. In the hope of learning to be economically self-sufficient, Ana Maria Carrillo, a single mother of two, came to the Women's Intercultural Center in Anthony, New Mexico. continue reading »

Archaeologists at Mexico’s Pyramid of the Sun Find First Offerings EVER Left at Pyramid

Tuesday, archaeologists from Mexico’s National Anthropology and History Institute (INAH) announced that they had found what they believe to be some of the earliest offerings at the site of Mexico’s tallest pyramid. continue reading »