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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

New Mexico Sued for Firing Latino Whistleblower- 1 of 3 states that OK licenses to Undocumented

The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund filed a lawsuit against the New Mexico Motor Vehicle Division on behalf of a Hispanic employee who was fired after she complained about its discrimination against Latinos. continue reading »

Guatemala Congressman Killed as Inauguration Nears

Congressman Oscar Valentin Leal and his brother were murdered here Friday on the eve of retired Gen. Otto Perez Molina's inauguration as Guatemala's president. The slain lawmaker won re-election in September on the ticket of the Lider party, but had decided Thursday to switch his allegiance to Perez Molina's rightist Patriot Party, the president-elect said. continue reading »

Public Safety Group Says Mexico Home of World’s Deadliest Cities

Five of the world's 10 deadliest cities in 2011 are in Mexico, though a Honduran metropolis leads the list, the Citizen Council for Public Safety and Criminal Justice said. continue reading »

Chile Believes an Integrated Power Grid Could be in Latin America’s Future

President Sebastian PiƱera said his government's efforts to promote a more transparent and competitive electricity market will make it possible for Chile to connect its power grid with those of other Latin American countries. continue reading »

ABC Pressed to Apologize for Joke about Puerto Rican Drug Dealers

A crowd of angry Puerto Ricans gathered in front of ABC's corporate offices in New York to demand an apology for a quip on a primetime comedy that suggested all Puerto Ricans are drug dealers. "We want respect now!" at least 100 people shouted indignantly during the second protest at the network's headquarters over the line uttered during the Jan. 3 continue reading »

8 California Car Washes to Pay $1M for Underpaying, Denying Benefits to Workers, Many of them Latino

Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today announced that her office secured more than $1 million from eight Northern and Southern California car washes that underpaid workers, continue reading »

HISPANIC STANDOUT: NY Teen Samantha Garvey Goes From Homeless to National Science Award Contender

Not one to let her family's homelessness keep her form reaching for her dreams, New York teen Samantha Garvey was named as a semifinalist for the National Intel Science Competition, and the good news keeps coming. continue reading »

HORRIFYING: Martin Lara Decapitated in Freak Wood Chipper Accident

Like the gruesome scene in the dark comedy "Fargo," a man was killed after a freak accident sent him into a wood chipper while working. Sadly however, this was no movie. continue reading »

Animated Napoleon Dynamite Airs Sunday. Efren Ramirez, Aaron Ruell, Jon Heder Return

Returning to the characters that made many of them famous, the original cast of Napoleon Dynamite join together for the animated version of the low-budget film. continue reading »

Super PAC to Support Latino Democratic Congressional Candidates in 15 Districts Across U.S.

A Political Action Committee (PAC) known as The American Worker is getting ready to target a number of Congressional Districts across the United States in support of Democratic candidates running for Congress. continue reading »

Latin America’s Renewable Energy Projects Get $30 Million in Funding

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $30 million loan for the Emerging Energy Latin America Fund II, designed to boost the private sector continue reading »

Natalee Holloway Suspect Joran Van der Sloot Gets 28-Years in Peruvian Prison

Joran Van der Sloot has been sentenced to 28-years in a Peruvian prison for the killing of 21-year-old Stephany Flores. The sentence came after the Natalee Holloway suspect pleaded guilty. continue reading »

National Hispanic Media Coalition Documenting Clear Channel’s ‘Hate Radio’ Program

The National Hispanic Coalition to the Media ( NHMC for its acronym in English) has just published "Hate American Radio: How a powerful vehicle for democratic discourse continue reading »

WATCH Telemundo’s Sexy L.A. Weather Girl Getting Punked on Air (VIDEO)

Check out Teleumundo's weather gal, Ericka Pino get punked or if she's not getting punked she has a very incompetent tech crew. At first poor Ericka, from Telemundo Channel 52 in Los Angeles continue reading »

No Nukes for Guatemala,  Ratifies UN-Backed Treaty Banning Nuclear Testing

Guatemala has ratified the United Nations-backed international treaty banning nuclear tests, bringing the number of State parties to 156. continue reading »