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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

Dominican Reports 5-Year, $500 Million Investment to Combat Cholera is Paying Off

Following up on a government announcement that US$500 million would be spent to rid the country of cholera in the next five years, Listin Diario reports that during a visit made to specialized cholera centers early this week there were practically no patients. continue reading »

CHECK OUT Madrid’s Transformation of a Highway into an Amazing Park (VIDEO)

Check out how Madrid's city planners transformed a concrete highway into a 3,000 acre green space filled with 33,000 trees, drinking foundation and one of the city's largest bike paths. The project took almost five years to complete but well worth it for green lovers. continue reading »

Mexican Singer & Actress Sandra Echeverria New Face of Neutrogena

Neutrogena, a worldwide leader in clinically proven, dermatologist-recommended skincare and cosmetics, announced today that leading Mexican actress and recording artist Sandra Echeverria continue reading »

Residental Mortgage Lending in Latin America Gets Boost from International Lenders

La Hipotecaria will get a financial package of approximately $20 million from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to boost residential mortgage financing to low- and middle-income individuals in El Salvador, Panama and Colombia. continue reading »

S&P downgrades Spain’s credit rating 2 notches

Ratings agency Standard & Poor's downgraded Spain's long-term sovereign credit rating by an additional two notches, citing a deepening of the euro-zone crisis and "external financing risks in the private sector" that could impede growth and hinder the government's ability to reduce a high public-sector deficit. continue reading »

Hola Mickey! Disney Parks Allow Guests to Ask Va cation Planning Questions in Spanish

Disney Parks announced today the Walt Disney World Moms Panel has unveiled a new feature – the panelists can receive and answer guests' questions in Spanish. In addition to the first-ever bilingual offerings, two new specialty areas will be added to the site − Disneyland Resort and runDisney. These features are available to guests at www.DisneyWorldMoms.com. continue reading »

HS Narco News: Regional Boss for Zetas Drug Cartel Arrested in Monterrey

A high-ranking member of the Los Zetas drug cartel captured near the border between the northern states of Nuevo Leon and Coahuila is linked to more than 50 murders, including that of a U.S. agent, the Mexican government said Friday. During the presentation of Jesus Sarabia Ramon to the media, Defense Secretariat spokesman Ricardo Trevilla said the suspect had ordered his henchmen to kill 50 people and kidnap and extort at least 20 businessmen. continue reading »

Mexican Rock Band Mana to tour Chicago, NY, Miami and LA

The Mexican rock band Mana greets its U.S. fans again this spring on a new tour of some of the country's major cities including New York, Miami, Chicago and Los Angeles. The Mexican band's public relations firm in the United States broke the news Thursday that it will stage 17 concerts between April 3 and May 11 on the anticipated Part 2 of its "Drama y Luz" (Drama and Light) tour. continue reading »

Chavez to Close Miami Consulate After Diplomat’s Expulsion from US

Venezuela will respond to the U.S. expulsion of its consul in Miami by closing - at least temporarily - its consulate in the Florida city, President Hugo Chavez said Friday. "Foreign Minister Nicolas (Maduro) has recommended to close the consulate, well, we'll close it then," the socialist leader said while offering his annual state of the union report to Venezuela's National Assembly. continue reading »

Singer-songwriter Sie7e to debut on TV in “Una Maid en Manhattan”

Puerto Rican singer-songwriter Sie7e makes his television debut with a part in the Telemundo primetime telenovela "Una Maid en Manhattan," the Hispanic network said Friday. The winner of the 2011 Latin Grammy Award for continue reading »

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 Piñera 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 »