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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

Extreme Trafficking:  384 lb of Pot Found Hidden Inside Concrete Barriers

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers working at the Otay Mesa cargo facility last Friday morning discovered 384 pounds of marijuana hidden inside of concrete barriers. continue reading »

Sen. Robert Menendez to Hold Hearings on Iran’s Influence in Latin America

U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, will hold a hearing to examine the implications continue reading »

Just in Time for Valentine’s Day: Boyce Avenue Releases Cover of “Without You” (VIDEOS)

Have you heard of Boyce Avenue? Chances are good you have, whether you realize it or not. The boys of Boyce Avenue have made a name for themse continue reading »

Spain’s Largest Banks Downgraded by Fitch Ratings

Fitch Ratings, which downgraded Spanish sovereign debt a month ago, said Monday it lowered its credit rating of Spain's four largest lenders. continue reading »

Academics Teofilo Ruiz and Ramon Saldivar Receive National Humanities Medal

Latino academics Teofilo Ruiz and Ramon Saldivar were among nine people to receive the National Humanities Medal from President Barack Obama in a ceremony on Monday at the White House. continue reading »

Border Patrol Launches Test Pilot Broadcast System

U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced the installation of a pilot AM radio broadcast system designed to better inform the border crossing public. CBP has installed AM radio frequency continue reading »

Couple Sentenced to Prison & Pay $600,000 Fine for Enslaving Smuggled Immigrants

A husband and wife from Paso Robles who admitted harboring illegal aliens after they were smuggled into the United States and forced to work in substandard conditions at the couple’s elder care facilities were each sentenced today to 18 months in federal prison. continue reading »

Ricky Martin Says ‘Evita’ Brings ‘Latino Flair’ to Broadway

Singer and actor Ricky Martin said he's living a moment of happiness in both his personal and professional lives as he prepares to return to the Broadway stage in a new production of "Evita." continue reading »

ICE hands over 14,237 unaccompanied minors to Mexico in ‘11

U.S. authorities handed over 14,237 unaccompanied children and teenagers of different nationalities found traveling alone on the border to Mexico last year, the National Migration Institute, or INM, said. Of the minors handed over to authorities in Mexico, 11,520, or nearly 81 percent, were Mexican and the other 2,717 were of various unspecified nationalities. continue reading »

Is Luis Suárez Race Baiting? Liverpool Striker Refuses to Shake Hand of Player he Racially Abused

Uruguayan soccer player Luis Suarez of Liverpool’s ball club is once again in trouble for his treatment of fellow ball player Patrice Evra of Manchester United. continue reading »

Record Number of Tourists Visit Mexico in 2011

Mexico registered "nearly 190 million tourists," of whom 22.67 million were foreigners, in 2011, eclipsing the record 185.7 million tourists registered in 2008, the Tourism Secretariat said. continue reading »

Selena Gomez Announces She and Her Band, The Scene, are ‘Going Our Separate Ways’

Following a very successful tour in Latin America, Selena Gomez has announced that she and The Scene will be splitting up, at least for now anyway. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Chris Aguilar Leaves Mother’s Dead Body in Bathtub for Days

An Arizona man was arrested after it was discovered that he left his dead mother’s body in her homes bathtub while he came and went as usual. Tucson police stated that due to the decomposition of the body, it w continue reading »

Selena Gomez to Replace Miley Cyrus in Adam Sandler’s Animated ‘Hotel Transylvania’

Selena Gomez is reportedly taking Miley Cyrus’ job as the voice of an animated vampire in Adam Sandler’s Hotel Transylvania. Gomez has signed on to be the voice of Mavis, continue reading »

Pablo Escobar’s Family Offering Colombian Narco Tours

Pablo Escobar's family has organized a tourist excursion of Medellin similar in style to the Gangsters of Chicago and which idealizes the biggest drug trafficker in the history of Colombia. continue reading »