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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

Calle 13 in Cuba Filming Documentary

Puerto Rican reggaeton duo Calle 13 is currently filming a documentary in Cuba, official media said Monday, citing band member Rene Perez, a.k.a. "Residente." continue reading »

Starbucks Coming to Coffee Bean Capital, Costa Rica

Starbucks continues to expand in Central America, in keeping with its plans announced in August of 2010, with an announcement that it will open its first Costa Rican location. continue reading »

Papal Events Should be Free Urges Mexican Archbishop

Pope Benedict XVI's March 23-26 visit to Mexico should serve to inspire unity and people should not be charged to attend papal events, Leon Archbishop Jose Guadalupe Martin Rabago said. continue reading »

Polled Registered Voters in Favor of Undocumented Children Gaining Path to Citizenship

The Hill has just published a poll of likely voters and their view on offering citizenship to undocumented immigrant children, specifically children brought to the U.S. at a very young age. continue reading »

Gunmen Open Fire in Northern Mexico, Leave 8 Dead, 4 Wounded

Eight people were killed and four others wounded in attacks staged by gunmen over the weekend in the northern Mexican states of Coahuila and Nuevo Leon, officials said. continue reading »

Venezuelan Kidnappers Release Mexican Ambassador and His Wife from Captivity

Mexican Ambassador to Venezuela Carlos Pujalte and his wife, Paloma Ojeda, were released after being kidnapped over the weekend and are in good condition, a Mexican diplomatic source told Efe Monday. continue reading »

Two FARC Rebels Killed by Colombian Army

Two guerrillas were killed and one was wounded in counterinsurgency operations launched over the weekend by the army after the FARC rebel group staged ambushes in northwestern Colombia, killing two civilians and a police officer, military spokesmen said. continue reading »

President Obama Busy Wooing Latino Voters

While the Republican hopefuls continued to air their dirty linen in public, getting in their last shots at each other to win the vote in Tuesday's Florida primaries, Obama appeared to be making a move below the radar to win the support of this sought-after Hispanic electorate. continue reading »

Coca-Cola Set to Invest $1 Billion in Mexico This Year, Creating 10,000 New Jobs

The Coca-Cola Co. plans to invest $1 billion in its operations in Mexico this year as part of a $5 billion long-term investment plan, CEO Muhtar Kent said. continue reading »

Arizona Democrats Want Gov. Brewer to Apologize to President for ‘Disrespect’

The Arizona Democratic Party has launched a petition drive to urge Governor Jan Brewer to apologize to President Obama after their now infamous tarmac showdown. continue reading »

Chilean Film Makers Win Big at Sundance Film Festival

The film "Violeta se fue a los cielos" (Violeta went to Heaven) directed by Chilean Andres Wood, and "Young & Wild," the first work by director Marialys Rivas, took the prizes for best international film and best international screenwriting at the Sundance Film Festival. continue reading »

Puerto Rico Gov. Luis Fortuño Endorses Mitt Romney

Puerto Rico Gov. Luis Fortuño announced his support for Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney as a result of his "leadership and experience," just days before the Florida primary, where the Latino vote will be a key factor. continue reading »

PEW:  Latinos Believe Economic Downturn Harder on Them than Other Groups

Pew Research Center has just concluded a national telephone survey of Latinos on the impact of the economic downturn. continue reading »

WATCH VIDEO as Victor Cruz Does a ‘Salsa Battle’ on BET

Check out BET’s host of 106 & Park pay homage to New York Giant Victor Cruz and his salsa dance. The Giant’s wide receiver has made a name for himself with his football skills but also for salsa dancing when he scores. continue reading »

Shakira Honored in France, Named Knight of the Orders of Arts and Letters

Colombian singer Shakira was decorated here Saturday as a Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters during one of the inaugural ceremonies of the 46th edition of the International Disc Market and Musical Publishing event, or Midem, in Cannes. continue reading »