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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

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 »

Republican Rep. David Rivera Introduces New DREAM Act,  Benefits Only Those in Military

Florida Republican Rep. David Rivera, taking his cue from Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney has introduced a new DREAM Act that would benefit soldiers and not students. continue reading »

Fire at Peru Rehab Center Leaves at Least 26 Dead

A fire that erupted Saturday at a center for recovering alcoholics and drug addicts in the Peruvian capital killed at least 26 people, volunteer firefighters said. continue reading »

32 Die from Swine Flu Outbreak, Another 40 Die from Cold Weather in Mexico

The current winter season in Mexico has left 40 people dead from problems derived from cold and another 32 from flu, the Health Secretariat said. continue reading »

WATCH VIDEO - Christian Aguilera Pays Tribute to Etta James, Sings ‘At Last’ at Memorial

Christina Aguilera belted out Etta James' signature song 'At Last' at the legendary singer's memorial yesterday. The 31-year-old singer always considered James her musical inspiration and wanted to honor her as family and friends of James gathered in Gardena, California. continue reading »

Uruguay’s El Maestro, Oscar Tabarez, Named UN Champion for Sport

Uruguayan national football team manager Óscar Tabárez, known as El Maestro (The Teacher), will help promote education and sports programs for vulnerable children in his native country, continue reading »

Check Out: Florida’s Latino Electoral Profile

The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) has just released its 2012 ‘Florida Primary Electoral Profile’ that includes extensive analysis of the state’s Hispanic voting population. continue reading »

UN Expert Urging Brazil to Stop Evictions of Sao Paulo Settlements

An independent United Nations human rights expert today urged Brazilian authorities to suspend evictions from the Pinheirinho settlement in São Paulo and find other solutions with residents. continue reading »