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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

LATINO BLOTTER UPDATE: New Mexico Woman Convicted of $2 Pumpkin Theft

A New Mexico woman is facing theft charges and a jury trial for a $2 pumpkin she says he accidentally stole from a pumpkin patch in 2011. continue reading »

Former Dodger Manny Ramirez Goes from $45M Contract to a $500k Minor League Deal

Though he once signed a $45 million contract with the Dodgers, slugger Manny Ramirez is now heading down to the minor league Oakland A's team with a $500,000 deal. continue reading »

Clear Channel Apologizes for “Deport” Comments Made in Radio Giveaway Ad

Last week, the Clear Channel media company was criticized for comments made on one of its radio stations, which said it would "deport someone to Mexico every Friday" in a promotion for vacation giveaway. continue reading »

Narco Blog: Guards Confess Helping Inmates Escape from Mexican Prison

Nine guards have confessed that they helped 30 inmates escape and allowed gunmen from the Los Zetas drug cartel to enter another section of the prison in the northern Mexican city of Apodaca, where they killed 44 members of the rival Gulf cartel, officials said. continue reading »

17-Year Old Dies in Argentina After Boyfriend Sets Her on Fire

A 17-year-old Argentine woman set on fire by her boyfriend died after agonizing for six days in a hospital with burns over 75 percent of her body, authorities said Tuesday. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Drunk Joseph Carrara Drives Car into County Jail Gates

At around 3:30 a.m. Saturday morning, authorities say Joseph Cararra plowed his vehicle into a set of gets at the Volusia County Jail. The Port Orange, FL man was n continue reading »

Two Time Texas Teacher of the Year Tells Student, “Go Back to Mexico”

After 24 years of exemplary teaching and two ‘Teacher of the Year’ awards, Shirley Bunn found herself suspended with pay after telling a disruptive eighth grader to “Go Back to Mexico.” continue reading »

Brazil Funds Food Purchase Projects in Africa

Brazil is providing more than $2.3 million to support a new local food purchase programme to be set up by two United Nations entities for the benefit of farmers and vulnerable populations continue reading »

Foreign Investment in Mexico Increase 9.7% in 2011

Mexico received $19.44 billion in foreign direct investment last year, an increase of 9.7 percent over 2010, the economy ministry said Monday. continue reading »

60,000 Turn out in Rio Carnival to Hear Beatles Music

A musical troupe that sets Beatles tunes to Brazilian beats on Monday drew 60,000 people to a Carnival street party in Rio de Janeiro. continue reading »

Wife of Dominican Singer-Songwriter Juan Luis Guerra Said to be Jealous of Female Pastor

Dominican singer-songwriter Juan Luis Guerra several years ago ended his affiliation with the congregation where he was baptized as a Christian because of his continue reading »

Thorough Investigation Urged in Killing of Journalists in Brazil

The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom today condemned the murders of two Brazilian journalists earlier this month and called for thorough investigations of the killings. continue reading »

Carnivorous Fish Injure at Least 20 in Brazil

At least 20 people suffered slight injuries on their toes and fingers when they were attacked by a school of "palometas," a species of carnivorous fish native to South America's Southern Cone, as they were bathing in a river in southern Brazil, authorities reported Monday. continue reading »

U.S. and Mexico Sign Energy Agreement for Gulf of Mexico

The Mexican and U.S. governments signed an agreement Monday for the exploration and development of oil and gas reservoirs that straddle the countries' maritime boundary in the Gulf of Mexico. continue reading »

Selena Gomez and Victoria Justice Among Those Nominated for 2012 Kids’ Choice Awards

The nominees for the 2012 Kids’ Choice Awards have been announced, and a number of Latinos were among them. The award show, which will air March 31 on Nickelodeon, is set to be hosted by Will Smith, who is currently continue reading »