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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

Cocaine Found on JetBlue Plane Coming in From Dominican Republic

On Feb. 9, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at Logan International Airport seized approximately 8.9 kilograms of cocaine that was discovered on a JetBlue flight that originated in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. continue reading »

Hallmark Original Production “Meddling Mom” Features Notable Latino Cast

Sonia Braga (“Angel Eyes,” “Páginas Da Vida”) and Tony Plana (“Desperate Housewives,” “Ugly Betty”) lead a long list of dynamic performers who begin production today on “Meddling Mom,” continue reading »

Jon Secada: We Have to be Aware of Our Health

Grammy winner Jon Secada has joined a campaign to make Hispanics more aware of chronic hepatitis C, a condition that contributed to the death of his father. continue reading »

Puerto Rico Hospital Repeatedly Violating Federal Law, Unjust Treatment of Employees

An NLRB administrative law judge has found that a Puerto Rico hospital repeatedly violated federal labor laws by changing conditions of work – including the elimination of an entire department continue reading »

Border Patrol Prevents $1.12 Million Meth Smuggling Attempt

U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Interstate 15 checkpoint prevented a narcotics smuggling attempt yesterday resulting in the seizure of 56 pounds of methamphetamine. continue reading »

UN Urging Latin America to Address Issue of Prison Overcrowding

A United Nations human rights official today called on Latin American countries to tackle the problem of prison overcrowding in the wake of an overnight fire at a jail in Honduras that killed hundreds of inmates. continue reading »

Hispanic Media Coalition: Trends in Latino Mobile Phone Usage

The National Hispanic Media Coalition, NHMC, releases a report entitled "Trends in Latino Mobile Phone Usage: And What They Mean for U.S. Telecommunications Policy." continue reading »

Arizona Working to Arm Volunteer Militia to Monitor Mexican Border

Arizona is moving closer to establishing an armed volunteer militia to monitor the state's border with Mexico, an initiative that concerns civil rights defenders. continue reading »

PRI Presidential Candidate Enrique Peña Nieto “Addicted to Women” Journalist Says

Presidential candidate Enrique Peña Nieto is not a womanizer, but he is "addicted to women," Mexican journalist Alberto Tavira, who just published a book about the politician based on interviews with women who have been close to him, told Efe. continue reading »

Sheen and Warner Bros. at it Again: Company Says Sheen is Using Their Photos to Promote New Show

Even after being kicked off CBS’ “Two and a Half Men”, Charlie Sheen is once again in trouble with his former bosses at Warner Bros. for using images that don’t belong to him. continue reading »

Brazil Wants Company’s to Offer 6 month Maternity Leave

The Brazilian government wants to increase from four to six months the amount of paid maternity leave companies are obliged to give new mothers, the country's minister for women's policy said here Thursday. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Man Claimed he Was Carjacked to Get a Free Ride From Cops

Hollywood, here I come! Okay, maybe not. Hector Felix Jr. was just looking for a free ride to Hollywood – Hollywood, Florida that is – when he called police while in Port St. Lucie claiming he had been carjacked. continue reading »

California Officers Have 2-Hour Standoff with Empty Car

As a helicopter flew overhead attempting to capture every second of a tense standoff with San Diego Police and another vehicle, almost no one was aware that the officers where having a one-sided altercation. continue reading »

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa Chosen to Chair Democratic National Convention

Having dedicated his career to civic engagement and grassroots empowerment Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has been chosen to lead the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte this summer. continue reading »

Daddy Yankee Collaborates with Natalia Jimenez on New Album

Reggaeton star, Daddy Yankee, wanted to bring a variety of new musical flavors to his upcoming album Prestige so he collaborated with the Spanish former vocalist of La Qui continue reading »