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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

Latin Artists Go Home Empty Handed from 2012 Oscars

Latin artists left the 84th Annual Academy Awards unrewarded, even as "The Artist," a French silent film in black and white, took home five Oscars including the one for the year's Best Picture. continue reading »

NALEO’s Arizona Latino Voter Profile

The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund, released its 2012 primary electoral profile for the state of Arizona. continue reading »

Brazil: 30 Tourists Robbed During Hiking Trip

About 30 tourists were robbed over the weekend by six armed men while hiking in Tijuca National Park in the southern section of Rio de Janeiro, Brazilian police said. continue reading »

Mexico’s Cemex Buys Ireland’s Readymix

Mexico's Cemex, one of the world's three largest cement companies, said it has agreed to acquire all of the shares in Ireland's Readymix PLC it did not already hold for 10.6 million euros ($14.2 million). continue reading »

Plaguing Problem for Latin America: Inmates Killed in El Salvador Prison

At least three inmates were murdered and another is missing at the Chalatenango prison in northern El Salvador, officials said. continue reading »

Peru’s Uncontacted Amazon Tribes Exploited as ‘Human Safaris’ Says Survival International

Peru’s uncontacted Mashco-Piro tribe is facing the very real threat of being exploited by ‘human safaris’, according to British newspaper, The Observer. continue reading »

FARC Release 10 Hostages, Vow to End Kidnappings

he FARC guerrillas on Sunday announced that they have banned the practice of kidnapping throughout Colombia and that they will release the 10 soldiers and police officers who remain in their hands as hostages. continue reading »

Brazilian Research Station in Anarctica Destroyed by Fire, Kills Two

Two Brazilian soldiers died and another was injured in a fire at the Comandante Ferraz research base that Brazil maintains in Antarctica, officials said. continue reading »

Female Sinaloa Cartel Narco Member Arrested for Ordering Multiple Kllings

A woman who confessed to ordering the killings of five people last month was among several Sinaloa drug cartel members arrested in the northwestern Mexican state of Baja California, state officials said. continue reading »

Luis Miguel Concert Inaugurates New $400 Million Mexico City Arena

According to what businessmen Alberto Hinojosa and Guillermo Salinas Pliego said on Saturday, the venue is one of the largest of the so-called "arenas" in the Americas, which are designed for musical, theatrical and sports events. continue reading »

Hispanic Association Seeks Nominees for Its Hall of Champions

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) announced that nominations for the HACU Hall of Champions will be accepted through Friday, April 13, 2012, 5:00 p.m. (CDT). continue reading »

Plane Crash in Brazil Kills State Legislator and Two Others

A state legislator and two other people died in a plane crash in the northern Brazilian state of Para, officials said. continue reading »

Dominican Singer-Songwriter Juan Luis Guerra Debuts New Christian Album

Dominican singer-songwriter Juan Luis Guerra next Tuesday will release his new album "Coleccion Cristiana" with 11 songs directed at the Christian market, his press office said. continue reading »

Colombia Rounds Up Record Number of Narcos Wanted in U.S., 16 Planes & 10 Tons Cocaine Also Seized

Colombian authorities captured 34 suspected drug traffickers wanted in the United States, in the biggest roundup of criminals for extradition in the history of the country's war on drugs, police officials said Saturday. continue reading »

Mexicana Airlines Set to Return to the Skies

Mexican airline Mexicana de Aviacion, grounded since August 2010 while in bankruptcy proceedings, is set to return to the skies under new ownership. continue reading »