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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

Police Shoot Out During Rio Carnival Leaves 1 Dead, 4 Wounded

One teenager was killed and four people were wounded early Monday in a shootout between cops and drug traffickers in a Rio de Janeiro shantytown near the Sambadrome continue reading »

Mexican Authorities Investigating a Possible Prison Breakout After 44 Die in Riot

Authorities in the northeastern Mexican state of Nuevo Leon said they are investigating a possible breakout at a prison where 44 inmates died in a fight involving members of the rival Gulf and Los Zetas drug cartels. continue reading »

Thousands Fill the Streets of Spain Protesting Labor Reform

Thousands of citizens called upon by the main Spanish unions, CCOO and UGT, on Sunday took to the streets all over the country to protest against the labor reform approved by the government and called by Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy "just, good and necessary." continue reading »

17 Peru Inmates Escape and Allegedly Take the Guards as Their Hostages

At least 17 prisoners escaped Sunday morning from the Challapalca prison, in Peru's Puno region, after allegedly taking some of their guards hostage, the head of the National Penitentiary Institute, Jose Perez, said. continue reading »

More Fires in Honduras - This Time Three Public Markets Burn to the Ground

At least eight people were injured in a terrifying trio of fires that broke out in three public markets in this capital, the local fire department said. continue reading »

Rio Carnival Brings Out Jennifer Lopez, Sharon Stone and Others

U.S. actresses Jennifer Lopez and Sharon Stone arrived in Brazil as specially invited guests of the Carnival celebrations in the cities of Rio de Janeiro and Salvador, respectively. continue reading »

Major Bus Accident in Ecuador Today Leaves at Least 27 Dead and 30 Injured

At least 27 people died and 30 others were injured Sunday in a bus crash in the northern Ecuadorian province of Imbabura, Victor Bazantes, with the fire department in the city of Ibarra, told Efe. continue reading »

Illinois Governor Names Undocumented Migrant to State DREAM Commission

Undocumented immigrants have won "a place at the table where decisions are taken," 24-year-old activist Rigoberto Padilla-Perez, recently named to the Illinois DREAM Commission, said Friday. continue reading »

40 Die in Narco Prison Fight Near Monterrey, Mexico

At least 40 inmates died in a fight early Sunday at the prison in Apodaca, a city in the northern Mexican state of Nuevo Leon, officials said. continue reading »

Film Producer Allegedly Forged Documents to Get Financing for Antonio Banderas Movie

A major bank in Hong Kong, Standard Chartered, alleges that the Los Angeles based production company, Hannibal Pictures, forged important documents needed for financing the 2011 Antonio Banderas film, “The Big Bang.” continue reading »

Controversial Futbol Coach, Tomas Boy, Could be Sidelined After Punching Photographer

Morelia Monarcas soccer club coach Tomas Boy is the subject of a criminal complaint filed with prosecutors in the central state of Puebla alleging that he punched a photographer, Mexican media reported. continue reading »

New Multi Million Dollar Dominican Republic Mansion for Rafael Nadal

Currently you can find tennis great, Rafael Nadal in the new Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition with model Bar Refaeli, but he is also celebrating his new home in the Dominican Republic. continue reading »

Dayana Mendoza Gets Cheered On as Celebrity Apprentice Debuts Tonight

As "The Celebrity Apprentice" runs its first episode this Sunday Feb 19 at 9pm on NBC, the Latino Commission on AIDS (the Commission) wishes Dayana Mendoza the best luck in the show. continue reading »

Mexican Governor Implicated in Cash-Stuffed Suitcase Incident

A senator has filed a criminal complaint against the governor of the Mexican Gulf coast state of Veracruz and two of his employees over the seizure of nearly $2 million in undeclared cash on an official plane, the governing party said. continue reading »

Uruguay Urged to Provide Water to Its Poorest Communities

An independent United Nations human rights expert today called on Uruguayan authorities to implement measures to provide access to health and sanitation to its poorest and most marginalized communities. continue reading »