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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

At least 4 inmates murdered inside Salvadoran prison

Salvadoran prison authorities confirmed Sunday that at least four inmates in the Quezaltepeque prison in San Salvador, were murdered on the weekend in a fight among the prisoners. continue reading »

Guatemala’s “Global Justice” Program Serves 1 Million Guatemalans in U.S.

The Legal Assistance, Defense, Protection, and Representation Program "Global Justice" ( aka Justicia Global) of the Guatemalan Government's Ministry of Foreign Affairs celebrates its third anniversary continue reading »

Spain’s Conservative Popular Party Sweeps General Elections

The conservative Popular Party, or PP, won an absolute majority in Spain's general elections on Sunday, according to the official vote count, which - with 99 percent of the ballots tallied continue reading »

Dominican Jose Pimentel Named as NYC Terror Suspect

Jose Pimentel, 27, a U.S. Citizen from the Dominican Republic has been arrested in New York City as an alleged terror suspect this evening. NYC officials say Pimentel was an Al Qaeda continue reading »

9 Killed in Colombia Bus Accident

Nine people were killed and at least nine others injured when a bus plunged into a 300-meter (984-foot) ravine in Tolima, a province in southern Colombia, the highway patrol said Sunday. continue reading »

Crime of Passion in Brazil Results in 5 Adults and 4-Year Old Killed

Five adults and a little girl were gunned down at a house in Aparecida de Goiania, a town in the central Brazilian state of Goias, in an apparent crime of passion, police said Sunday. continue reading »

Gay Advocates Say Transgender Murders Severely Undercounted in Puerto Rico

While Trans Day of Remembrance websites currently list only one 2011 murder of a trans woman in Puerto Rico, Sophia Isabel Marro Cruz, the spokeswoman for Transexuales y Transgeneros en Marcha continue reading »

Latin Kings and Queens Charged in 19 Killings, 2 Chicago Cops Named as Their Accomplices

Fifteen alleged members or associates of the Almighty Latin Kings and Queen Nation (Latin Kings) have been indicted for their alleged roles in a racketeering conspiracy in Hammond, Ind., and elsewhere, announced Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer. continue reading »

Senior Citizens Arrested at Border for Smuggling ‘Date-Rape’ Drug into U.S.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers assigned to the Tucson Field Office, a component of CBP’s Joint Field Command – Arizona, stopped three Mexican women this week involved continue reading »

Spanich Elections Underway, Ruling Socialist Party Not Likely to Win

Spaniards are heading to the polls Sunday to vote in general elections amid a sky-high unemployment rate and fears of contagion from the European debt crisis. continue reading »

Latino Stars to be Front and Center at Today’s American Music Awards

The 39th American Music Awards will feature among its leading figures Sunday such Latino artists as Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony, Pitbull, Enrique Iglesias and Christina Aguilera in a ceremony where the singer Adele is the big favorite. continue reading »

Join us This and Every Sunday At HS-News Open Mic

Your backstage pass to HS-News showcase of emerging and established Latino musical talent. Introducing This Week From Colombia, Karen Santiesteban and Libardo Cardozo continue reading »

Protesting and Arrests at Georgia Immigration Detention Facility

A vigil called by a coalition of civil rights organizations on behalf of families of immigrants deprived of their freedom at the Stewart Detention Center in southern Georgia ended Saturday with the arrest of two activists. continue reading »

Celebrated Mexican Author Daniel Sada Dies at Age 58

Mexican novelist and poet Daniel Sada died following a lengthy illness and just hours after being awarded his country's 2011 National Arts and Sciences Prize, cultural officials said Saturday. He was 58. continue reading »

Teen Birth Rates Down For All Races, Hispanic Teen Rate Down by 12%

The birth rate for U.S. teens aged 15–19 years hit a record low in 2010, according to a report released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. continue reading »