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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

Former Mexican President Miguel de la Madrid Despite Earlier Reports Still Alive, But Gravely Ill

Former Mexican President Miguel de la Madrid is in "very serious" condition, but he "has not died," contrary to reports from the Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, President Felipe Calderon said. continue reading »

Sheriff Joe Arpaio Is Illegal (VIDEO)

The U.S. Department of Justice has released a report exposing abusive practices by Maricopa County Sheriffs Office and its Sheriff Joe Arpaio: "Discriminatory policing practices including unlawful stops, detentions and arrests of Latinos" - U.S. Department of Justice continue reading »

Deserted: The Human Rights Crisis on Our Soil (VIDEO)

Innovative global human rights organization Breakthrough released DESERTED: THE HUMAN RIGHTS CRISIS ON OUR SOIL, a brief video vividly depicting the scale and impact of migrant deaths in the Arizona desert. continue reading »

Protesters Demand Justice for Slain Mexican Activist Marisela Escobedo

Dozens of people held a demonstration in this violence-plagued Mexican border city to demand justice for slain rights activist Marisela Escobedo. On the one-year anniversary of her death, the protesters on Friday walked a route that Escobedo had covered while seeking justice for the August 2008 murder of her 16-year-old daughter. continue reading »

Mexican Student Group Says it’s Not Behind the Murders of 5 Bodies Found Buried There

A Mexican students' association in the western city of Guadalajara has denied any involvement in the killings of five people found buried at its headquarters and said it will work with authorities to help them solve the case. "The FEG (Federation of Guadalajara Students), as an institution, has no connection to these crimes," the head of the student group, Israel Mariscal, told a radio station Friday. continue reading »

UPDATE:  American Lori Berenson Forbidden to Leave Peru to Travel to U.S. for Christmas

A Peruvian court has given paroled American Lori Berenson permission to travel to the United States with her toddler son to spend the holidays with her family, her attorney and estranged husband said."She's traveling for family reasons to be with her parents" in New York, Anibal Apari, the Peruvian father of 2 1/2-year-old Salvador, told Efe Friday in a phone interview. continue reading »

Julio Iglesias Bids Farewell to His “Public Life”

Julio Iglesias, the best-selling Spanish recording artist of all time both at home and abroad, lived the last day of his "public life" in Madrid on Friday as he accepted a prize for that double achievement from his record label. continue reading »

Walmart Offers Its Lowest Prices of the Season During the “BIG Christmas Event” TODAY Dec. 17

Christmas is almost here! Are you ready? According to the National Retail Federation, as of the second week in December, the average person has completed only 46.5 percent of their shopping(1). That's why Walmart is holding the "BIG Christmas Event" geared specifically to the millions of last-minute shoppers. continue reading »

Breaking News: Two Earthquakes Strike Puerto Rico Within Minutes of Each Other

Two strong earthquakes struck Puerto Rico within minutes of each other early Saturday.The quakes, with magnitudes of 5.1 and 5.3 respectively, occurred three minutes apart just after 2 a.m. continue reading »

Treasure Hunters Fighting with Spain Tried to Get Congress to Change Law’s Wording

he Florida treasure-hunting firm battling Spain in the U.S. courts for possession of $500 million in gold and silver coins salvaged from the Atlantic in May 2007 tried to aid its case by getting Congress to alter the wording of a law, the Washington Post reported. continue reading »

UNWIND This Weekend with a Latin American Natural Wonder

UNWIND this weekend with a Latin American natural wonder. Guess What and Where this is? continue reading »

ICE Letter to Maricopa County Outlining Details of Response to Charges of Discrimination

Attached is a letter from John Morton to Maricopa County outlining DHS responses to the DOJ report. continue reading »

Nearly 11 Million Mexicans Expected to Travel Over Christmas Break

Around 10.7 million Mexicans are expected to travel within the country between now and Jan. 3, an increase of 4 percent over the 2010 Christmas-New Year's holiday, the Tourism Department said Friday. continue reading »

Mexican Rockers~ Mana~ Makes Triumphant Return to Paraguay

Mexican rockers Mana thrilled a crowd here with a spectacle of sound and light in the band's first concert in Paraguay since 2007. More than 25,000 fans packed Asuncion's Jockey Club Paraguayo for the Thursday night show, the promoters said. continue reading »

World’s Third Smallest Baby Just 9oz Born to Haydee Ibarra

At just 24 weeks in the womb, 9.5oz Melinda Star Guido became the world's third smallest baby to be born and survive until her due date. continue reading »