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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

FARC Detonates Roadside Bomb Leaving 6 Wounded in Colombia

Four soldiers and two civilians - a woman and a boy - were wounded when the FARC guerrilla group detonated a house rigged with explosives as a military convoy passed by in San Vicente del Caguan, a city in the southern Colombian province of Caqueta, a military commander said. continue reading »

Spain to Return Antiquities Dating from the Time of the Pharohs, Back to Egypt

The Spanish government will return to Egypt eight items dating back to the time of the pharaohs - the 6th Dynasty, which lasted from 2374 B.C. to 2192 B.C., to be precise - and which had been taken illegally from the Arab country in 1999, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry announced Sunday. continue reading »

Fire Destroys 150 Dwellings in Peru

A fire on the outskirts of Lima destroyed about 150 dwellings and injured one person, Peruvian firefighters said. continue reading »

Mardona Wants to Settle $53 Million Italian Tax Bill and Return to Italy

Former Argentine player and current coach of Dubai's Al Wasl soccer club Diego Armando Maradona said on the weekend that he wants to settle his back tax bill of some 40 million euros (about $52 million) with the Italian Treasury so that he can return to Naples and be able to get together again with his friends in Italy. continue reading »

One-Year Later Remembering Fukushima - Hear the Earthquake (VIDEO)

Today is the one year anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami that destroyed much of Fukushima Daiichi and killed 19,000 people and displaced hundreds of thousands of Japanese citizens. continue reading »

Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, Pushes DREAM Act during Texas Visit

In a town hall meeting in San Antonio on this week, Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education expressed his frustration that the DREAM Act still has not passed while he continued to promote the Obama Administration’s incentive program, Race to the Top. continue reading »

Fox Studios Announces English Version of Popular Telenovela ‘La Reina del Sur’

Fans of the Telemundo hit of 2011, 'La Reina del Sur' will be pleased to hear that the show will be arriving again in their living rooms, but this time in English. continue reading »

NYC Judge Says Latinos and African Americans Owed at least $128 Million in Discrimination Lawsuit

After ruling that the Fire Department of New York discriminated against minorities during their entrance exams, Judge Nicholas Garaufis said the amount of money owed to the impacted minorities could surpass $128 million. continue reading »

President Humala Hopes to Build 500,000 New Homes in Peru

Thursday, after Peru’s President Ollanta Humala presented 288 families with new apartments in the city of Carabayllo, he announced his goal of creating 500 thousand new homes by the year 2016. continue reading »

Mexican Singer Belinda offers $10,000 for Twitter username

Mexican singer Belinda has offered a sum of approximately $10,000 in an attempt to convince the owner of the usename '@belinda' to give up the name for her own use. continue reading »

Soledad O’Brien Speaks to Students at Disney’s Dreamers Academy Class of 2012

Soledad O’Brien, anchor for CNN morning show “Starting Point with Soledad O’Brien,” speaks to high school students March 10, 2012 during Disney's Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and Essence Magazine at Epcot in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The fifth annual event, taking place through March 11 at Walt Disney World Resort, is a career-inspiration program for 100 high school students across the U.S. which included Latino students. continue reading »

Govt Reminding Employers that Salvadorans with Temporary Protected Status Still Eligible to Work

The Justice Department announced today the launch of an educational video reminding employers that Salvadorans with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) may continue working beyond the March 9, 2012, expiration date of their employment documents continue reading »

Latino Teen Luis Hernandez Wins National Scriptwriting Contest

Two scripts written by teens that explore issues of bullying, violence, and gender norms were chosen for production among thousands of entries as a part of a national educational program. continue reading »

Colombia to Spend $46 Million to Improve Educational Quality

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a loan for $46 million to reduce educational lags and inequities and improve coverage in Colombia. continue reading »

Mexico’s LatAm unveils first fleet of hybrid buses

The Mexico City government has unveiled a fleet of eight diesel-electric hybrid buses that will be the first to hit the roads in Latin America. continue reading »