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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

Bloomberg Billionaire Index Declares Carlos Slim ‘King’ of the Rich, $68.5 Billion Net Worth

The Bloomberg Billionaire Index, a new ranking index, has put the 72-year old head of Telemex as ‘El Rey’ of the billionaires with a $68.5 billion net worth. continue reading »

Former Brazil President Lula Hospitalized with Infection After Conclusion of Cancer Treatment

Brazil's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, diagnosed last October with cancer of the larynx, is back in Sao Paulo's Sirio Libanes Hospital with a "slight lung infection," the medical center said. continue reading »

49 Human Rights Advocates Killed in Colombia in 2011

A total of 49 human rights defenders were murdered in Colombia in 2011, a year in which individual attacks against those activists increased by 36 percent, a report from the non-governmental organization Somos Defensores says. continue reading »

Anonymous Hackers Caught in Latin America

Interpol (The International Criminal Police Organization) carried out an investigation against Anonymous that led to 10 arrests in Argentina and another 15 in other countries. continue reading »

Mexico Declares 50 Tourist Attractions “Magic Villages”, Places that Reflect Country’s Culture

Fifty tourist destinations in Mexico's interior have been declared "Magic Villages" by the federal government in its drive to enrich what the country has to offer tourists besides its main attractions of sun, sea and sand. continue reading »

President Hugo Chavez Confirms Recurrence of His Cancer, Remains Optimistic

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said Sunday that he will undergo more radiation therapy after confirming that the tumor that was removed from his body on Feb. 26 in Havana was a "recurrence" of the cancer he was diagnosed with last June. continue reading »

Mexico Serial Killer and Rapist Captured After Escaping from Prison, 8 Victims Known Thus Far

A man arrested in late February for the murders of seven women and who later escaped from a jail in Mexico state, which surrounds the Federal District and forms part of the Mexico City metropolitan area, has been captured, officials said. continue reading »

Andy Garcia Announces Plans to Direct Film on Last 10 Years of Hemingway’s Life

Cuban-American actor Andy Garcia said during an appearance at Mexico's Guadalajara International Film Festival that he planned to make a film about "the last 10 years of the life" of legendary American writer Ernest Hemingway. continue reading »

Panama Improves Ability to Respond to Natural Disasters with $100 Million Standby Loan

Panama will substantially improve its ability to respond to natural disasters with a $100 million Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) standby loan. continue reading »

STUDY: Fitness Programs Lack Cultural Relevance for Minorities

In a new study, University of Missouri researchers found that minority adults who received exercise interventions increased their physical activity levels. However, these interventions are not culturally tailored to best assist minority populations in improving overall health. continue reading »

Bolivia’s Evo Morales Released from Hospital, Resumes Presidential Duties

Bolivian President Evo Morales on the weekend left the hospital in the central city of Cochabamba where he had been admitted suddenly 24 hours earlier, and specialists attending him said that he is in "very good health," the government-run media reported Sunday. continue reading »

State Dept. Officials Travel to Brazil to Discuss Nuclear Safety Issues

Acting Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Rose E. Gottemoeller and Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation Thomas M. Countryman will travel to Brazil from March 4-5 to meet with senior Brazilian Government officials for bilateral discussions on nonproliferation and disarmament issues. continue reading »

Latino Blotter:  31 Charged for Smuggling Undocumented Aliens into U.S. for Over a Decade

A federal grand jury returned indictments against 31 Texas residents for their involvement in a conspiracy to harbor and transport illegal aliens. continue reading »

Arizona Immigration Law Dealing with Day Laboers Partially Blocked by Court

Arizona’s immigration law, SB1070, which became effective on July 2010, was partially blocked due to an immigration enforcement law that prohibited people from blocking traffic for day service on the streets. continue reading »

Man Sentenced for Mortgage Rescue Fraud Scheme Targeting Latino Arizona Homeowners

On February 27, 2012, Luis Belevan of Phoenix was sentenced to 60 months’ imprisonment for his role in a 2009-2010 mortgage rescue scheme that affected at least 1,800 local distressed homeowners. continue reading »