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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

WATCH: Uruguayan Hot-Momma Natalia Oreiro’s Naked Plea to Save Forests (VIDEO)

“Please Help My Unborn Child Known The Forests,” says Uruguayan singer, actress, fashion designer and activist Natalia Oreiro in this Greenpeace ad. continue reading »

MALDEF Sues Indiana Over Its Immigration Law SB 590

MALDEF has filed suit on behalf of La Union Benefica Mexicana, a Latino community and civic organization in Northern Indiana, against the State of Indiana to strike down two previously-unchallenged provisions of the State’s anti-immigrant law known as Senate Bill 590 (SB 590). continue reading »

U.S. Sued for Its Immigration Asylum ‘Clock’

A lawsuit alleges widespread problems with the asylum “clock”—the system that the government uses to determine when immigrants with pending asylum applications become eligible to obtain work authorization in the United States continue reading »

Members of Bolivian Evangelical Church Arrested After Exorcism Results in Death

A judge in the central Bolivian province of Cochabamba ordered two members of an evangelical group held after a young woman drowned during an attempted exorcism, police said Tuesday. continue reading »

UN Aims to Saves Lives in Amazon Through Use Of Plants & Food in Region

A United Nations book released today aims to provide people in the developing world with accessible knowledge of Amazon plants and foods they can use to improve their livelihoods. continue reading »

Another Christmas Without Justice For Hispanic Farmers

“The current treatment of Hispanic farmers by the Obama administration is both shameful and insulting. Does the Administration really expect enthusiastic support from Hispanic farmers during the upcoming election year while it continue reading »

Peru Receives $13 Million to Fight Child Labor from U.S. Labor Dept.

The U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of International Labor Affairs has awarded a $13 million cooperative agreement to nongovernmental organization Desarrollo y Autogestión to combat exploitative child labor in Peru. continue reading »

More Job Opportunties Through Unique Training Programs in Honduras

Honduras is one of the poorest countries in Latin America. About 65 percent of its 8 million people live in poverty. Informality prevails in its labor market, affecting particularly the young, women and persons with limited education. continue reading »

East Haven, Connecticut Police Don’t Like Latinos Says Justice Department

Following a thorough investigation, the Justice Department today announced its findings that the East Haven Police Department (EHPD) has engaged in a pattern or practice of discrimination against Latinos in violation of the Constitution and federal law. continue reading »

Mexican “King of Comedy” Eugenio Derbez Heading to Hollywood

Eugenio Derbez, known as Mexico's "king of comedy," debuts on U.S. television with a regular part in the "Rob" series with comedian Rob Schneider. On the show that premieres Jan. 12 on CBS, De continue reading »

Undocumented Immigrants Under Siege on Multiple Fronts

Undocumented immigrants in the United States will end 2011 facing more deportations, fewer jobs and the endless uncertainty about whether Congress will approve laws that allow them come out of the shadows. Though several Democratic leaders in the Senate say there are "glimmers of hope" in a presidential electoral year for some part of a comprehensive immigration reform to be enacted, what is certain is that 2011 saw a relentless siege against those living in the country illegally. continue reading »

Singer David Archuleta to Take a Break From Music to Serve as Mormon Missionary (VIDEO)

The runner-up of American Idol’s 7th season says he’s postponing his music career while he serves his church as a full-time missionary. While on his My Kind of Christmas tour’s sto continue reading »

Apocalypse Tourists Flocking to Mayan Site in Honduras for 2012

While some Hondurans interpret the Mayan calendar countdown as presaging the end of the world in 2012, the city of Copan Ruinas in western Honduras is getting ready for a big celebration for the thousands of tourists expected to turn up as the count begins. continue reading »

Sources Say Former Mexican Officials are Working as Spies for U.S.

Daily Mexican newspaper La Jornada has reported that dozens of former Mexican officials have been working as spies for the U.S. government. The news source stated that according to senior M continue reading »

Mariano Rajoy Confirmed as New Spanish Prime Minister

Spanish lawmakers voted Tuesday to confirm Mariano Rajoy, who led the conservative Popular Party to a landslide victory in the Nov. 20 elections, as the country's new prime minister. continue reading »