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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

Olympic Gold-Medalist, Jessica Mendoza, Encouraging Latinas to Succeed

Jessica Mendoza, an Olympic gold medal winner with the U.S. softball team, says that young Hispanic women can dare to be different by going to college and dedicating their energies to sports. continue reading »

Gloria Trevi Says She Still Struggles With Stage Fright

Singer Gloria Trevi, who has sold 22 million albums since she burst on the scene in 1985, told Efe that she still suffers from stage fright. continue reading »

6 Kidnappings a Day Occur in Mexico, Up 23% from Last Year

Mexico experienced an average of six kidnappings per day in the second half of last year, up 23.4 percent from the same period in 2010, according to the government, while an NGO said that only one abduction in 10 is even reported to police continue reading »

Shakira and Prince Royce Big Winners in “Premio Lo Nuestro” awards

Colombian pop star Shakira and Dominican-American bachata singer Prince Royce were the big winners here at Univision's "Premio Lo Nuestro" Latin music awards show, taking home four trophies each. continue reading »

Mexican Actor Gael Garcia Bernal to be new Zorro

Mexican actor Gael Garcia Bernal will take over Antonio Banderas's role as Zorro in the next movie about the mighty masked swordsman, "Zorro Reborn". continue reading »

Former Brazilian President Lula Released From Hospital After Radiation Treatment

Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was discharged Friday from the hospital after undergoing combined radiation and chemotherapy treatment for throat cancer. continue reading »

Man Who Stole Rolex From Hollywood Airport Arrested

South Florida authorities say they have arrested the man believed to have stolen a Salvadoran woman's $6,500 watch while she went through security at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. continue reading »

Iowa Woman, Melissa Ramirez, Falls into Uncovered Storm Sewer

An Iowa woman was in critical condition after police say she fell into an uncovered storm sewer over the weekend. Melissa Ramirez, 24, is believed to have spent continue reading »

NM Governor Susana Martinez Fails for 3rd Time to Revoke Licenses for Undocumented

Undocumented immigrants in New Mexico still have the right to get driver's licenses, after Republican Gov. Susana Martinez failed for a third time to repeal the 2003 law continue reading »

Sean Penn Meets with Pres. Fernandez Kirchner, Agrees Falkland Islands Belong to Argentina

After meeting with Argentina's President Cristina Fern├índez de Kirchner in Buenos Aires, actor Sean Penn spoke with reporters about Argentina's ongoing dispute with Britiain over the Falkland Islands. continue reading »

Three Texas Siblings Apprehended Smuggling Drugs at Border

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the El Paso port of entry seized 130 pounds of marijuana in one seizure Tuesday. Three El Paso siblings who were in the vehicle in which the drugs were discovered drugs were taken into custody. continue reading »

Calif. Immigration Agent Shoots Fellow Agent Before Being Shot, Killed by Another

Officials are still investigating a shooting involving three agents with Immigration and Customs Enforcement which left one officer wounded, and another dead by the gun of a third agent. continue reading »

Mother Who Drowned Her Daughters Was Denied Psych Help Due to Immigration Status

A mother in South Los Angeles has been arrested for the murder of one of her daughters and attempted murder of another. Police say 32-year-old Lorna Valle tried to dro continue reading »

ATF to Help Honduras Investigate Deadly Prison Fire

At the request of the Honduran government, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) today activated its International Response Team (IRT) to investigate the fire that swept through a national correctional facility in Comayagua, Honduras continue reading »

Mexican Actress Daniela Castro catches H1N1 virus

Mexican actress Daniela Castro reveled through social networks that she contracted the H1N1 virus, but will continue recordings for soap opera "Una Familia con Suerte" on Televisa. continue reading »