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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

Univ. of Pennsylvania Report: Chilean Think Tank Among Best in the World

According to a report out of the University of Pennsylvania, Chile is home to one of the world's top think tanks. Taking into account the think tanks' influence in policy, academic teams, originality, continue reading »

Director Gerardo Naranjo in Talks for Film Adaptation of ‘The Mountain Between Us’

Gerardo Naranjo is said to be in negotiations to direct the film adaptation of Charles Martin's The Mountain Between Us, according to Deadline. continue reading »

Bidding War for Chilean Disaster Flick ‘Aftershock’, Starring Eli Roth

Deadline New York is reporting that studios have begun a bidding war for the distribution rights to a movie titled "Aftershock," centered on the Chilean earthquake of 2010. continue reading »

Panama Being Urged to Find Peaceful Solution to Escalating Tensions with Indigenous People

An independent United Nations expert on indigenous rights called today on the Government of Panama and the country’s indigenous groups to establish a dialogue process to stop the recent tensions and violence from escalating after recent protests. continue reading »

Arizona State Rep. Cecil Ash Says There Should be a “Caucasian Day”

At a time when Arizona laws and law enforcement officials are under immense scrutiny for how they treat the state's minority (primarily Latino) population, Republican State Rep. Cecil Ash did nothing to help change the negative image of his state. continue reading »

STUDY: Latinos Hardest Hit by Energy Price Increases

Hispanics have been hit the hardest by energy price increases, according to a new study today released by the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity. continue reading »

Sen. Rubio Takes on Pres. Obama in Contraception Fight

Florida Senator Marco Rubio has become the latest to challenge the part of President Obama's health care law which laid out new rules for insurance providers. continue reading »

Hispanic Standout Edgar Orozco Heading to Harvard on a $56,000 Annual Scholarship

Edgar Orozco is an example that, with perseverance and effort, a person can win a scholarship to top-level universities like Harvard, despite having received an education below that generally demanded by colleges of that type. continue reading »

Student Loans in Six Latin American Countries Set to Increase

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will help expand the access to higher education in Latin America and the Caribbean by providing a $10 million loan to the Higher Education Finance Fund, L.P. (HEFF), a regional debt fund that seeks to offer student loans through local microfinance organizations. continue reading »

Israeli Designer Yigal Azrouel Donating Proceeds from Stores to Help Mexican Children

Israeli fashion designer Yigal Azrouel will be collaborating once again with New York-based non-profit organization Project Paz to help children in the violence-wracked Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez. continue reading »

Labor Secretary Solis Announces $2 Million Grant to Strengthen Labor Rights in Colombia

Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis today met with Colombia Minister of Labor Rafael Pardo to discuss Colombia's recent achievements in protecting workers' rights and to address the challenges that remain. continue reading »

John McCain Is No Fan of Romney’s “Self-Deportation” Immigration Strategy (VIDEO)

Mitt Romney's call for self-deportation has generated intense criticism from a wide swath of folks, ranging from editorial writers and activists to even John McCain! Yes, the 2008 GOP presidential nominee continue reading »

Report: Number of Upscale Latino Households More Than Doubled from 2000-2010

Highlighting the opportunities generated by the 8.2 million Latino adults living in households with an income of $75,000 or more, Packaged Facts' Upscale Latino Consumers in the U.S. calls for a shift in strategic thinking about the Hispanic market. continue reading »

Dominican Republic Obtains $130 Million in Loans to Upgrade Toll Roads & Tourist Loaded Highways

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved its largest single no-sovereign guaranteed transaction in the Dominican Republic with a $130 million senior secured loan for Dominicana de Vías Concesionadas, C. por A. to finance the rehabilitation, construction, operation and maintenance of a network of connecting toll roads, known as Viadom. continue reading »

Spanish Cyclist Alberto Contador Will Lose Tour de France Title for ‘Doping’

Spanish cyclist Alberto Contador will lose his 2010 Tour de France title and be excluded from this year's Tour as well as the 2012 Olympics, the Court of Arbitration for Sport said Monday in its decision in a continue reading »