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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

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 »

8 California Car Washes to Pay $1M for Underpaying, Denying Benefits to Workers, Many of them Latino

Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today announced that her office secured more than $1 million from eight Northern and Southern California car washes that underpaid workers, continue reading »

HISPANIC STANDOUT: NY Teen Samantha Garvey Goes From Homeless to National Science Award Contender

Not one to let her family's homelessness keep her form reaching for her dreams, New York teen Samantha Garvey was named as a semifinalist for the National Intel Science Competition, and the good news keeps coming. continue reading »

HORRIFYING: Martin Lara Decapitated in Freak Wood Chipper Accident

Like the gruesome scene in the dark comedy "Fargo," a man was killed after a freak accident sent him into a wood chipper while working. Sadly however, this was no movie. continue reading »

Animated Napoleon Dynamite Airs Sunday. Efren Ramirez, Aaron Ruell, Jon Heder Return

Returning to the characters that made many of them famous, the original cast of Napoleon Dynamite join together for the animated version of the low-budget film. continue reading »

Super PAC to Support Latino Democratic Congressional Candidates in 15 Districts Across U.S.

A Political Action Committee (PAC) known as The American Worker is getting ready to target a number of Congressional Districts across the United States in support of Democratic candidates running for Congress. continue reading »