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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

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 »

Mexico’s PRI Presidential Candidate, Enrique Pena Nieto, Leading the Race

The presidential candidate of Mexico's centrist Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, enjoys a comfortable lead over his two main rivals in the July 1 contest, according to the results of a new poll by capital daily El Universal. continue reading »

AZ Sheriff Babeu’s Gay Ex-Lover Says he was Threatened w/ Deportation, Babeu Leaves Romney Campaign

"Yesterday, a tabloid article made a number of false allegations about me," Arizona Sheriff Paul Babeu wrote on his Congressional Campaign website. "Only one was true: I’m gay." continue reading »

Police Shoot Out During Rio Carnival Leaves 1 Dead, 4 Wounded

One teenager was killed and four people were wounded early Monday in a shootout between cops and drug traffickers in a Rio de Janeiro shantytown near the Sambadrome continue reading »

Mexican Authorities Investigating a Possible Prison Breakout After 44 Die in Riot

Authorities in the northeastern Mexican state of Nuevo Leon said they are investigating a possible breakout at a prison where 44 inmates died in a fight involving members of the rival Gulf and Los Zetas drug cartels. continue reading »

Thousands Fill the Streets of Spain Protesting Labor Reform

Thousands of citizens called upon by the main Spanish unions, CCOO and UGT, on Sunday took to the streets all over the country to protest against the labor reform approved by the government and called by Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy "just, good and necessary." continue reading »

17 Peru Inmates Escape and Allegedly Take the Guards as Their Hostages

At least 17 prisoners escaped Sunday morning from the Challapalca prison, in Peru's Puno region, after allegedly taking some of their guards hostage, the head of the National Penitentiary Institute, Jose Perez, said. continue reading »