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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

East Haven, Connecticut Police Charged with Violating Civil Rights of Latinos in Community

The Justice Department announced today that a federal grand jury sitting in Bridgeport, Conn., returned an indictment charging four East Haven Police officers with conspiring to violate, and violating, the civil rights of members continue reading »

Reggaeton Pair Edgardo Y D’niel Join Fight Against Child Obesity in Puerto Rico

Reggaeton duo Edgardo Y D'niel will be the spokesmen for the "A moverse" (Let's Move) campaign to motivate children and teens to exercise and combat juvenile obesity, which affects some 32 percent of the population in their native Puerto Rico. continue reading »

IACHR Condemns Death of Wilmar Villar in Cuba

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) regrets and condemns the death of Cuban dissident Wilmar Villar, who died after a hunger strike. The IACHR expresses its condolences and solidarity with his next of kin. continue reading »

Aircraft Smuggling Operation Disrupted by Border Patrol

On January 20, Border Patrol agents from the El Centro Sector disrupted a criminal operation that intended to utilize a Cessna airplane as a means to smuggle illegal aliens out of the Imperial Valley. continue reading »

Nobel Laureate Denounces Impunity for Crimes Against Women in Mexico

Nobel Peace Prize winner Jody Williams denounced in Mexico the impunity that prevails for crimes against women in this country and the lack of political will to seek solutions. After meeting with a group of 50 women's rights activists, Williams criticized the "pretty words" of the Mexican government and demanded real solutions to a problem that affects the entire population. continue reading »

Brazil Nominates Maria das Graças Foster to Head Oil Giant Petrobras

The Brazilian government has nominated Maria das Graças Foster to succeed Jose Sergio Gabrielli as CEO of state-controlled oil giant Petrobras, the company said Monday. continue reading »

Farm Where Listeria Outbreak Originated Fined for Inhumane Housing Conditions for Migrant Workers

The Colorado farm discovered to be the source of last year’s listeria outbreak was discovered to have kept their workers’ housing in poor condition, and is once again facing monetary penalties. continue reading »

Taco Bell Launches New Menu, Includes Fresher Ingredients and Breakfast

Fast food chain Taco Bell is taking their shot at the morning crowd, with the addition of breakfast menu. The new menu will include breakfast burritos as well as popular branded items from Cinnabo continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Texas Teacher Pleads Guilty to Having Sex With 16-Year-Old Student

A Texas science teacher has pled guilty to teaching one of her students a little too much about human anatomy. In the fall of 2010, a 16-year-old student went to Fort W continue reading »

Domincan Pitcher, Fausto Carmona, Allegedly Used False Identity to Play with Cleveland Indians

A pitcher with the Cleveland Indians has been arrested in the Dominican Republic for reportedly using a false identity. According to a spokesman for police in the Dominican, continue reading »

Fox to Launch Spanish-Language TV Network this Fall

News Corp. unit Fox and Colombia's RCN Television Group announced Monday the launch of MundoFox, a new Spanish-language television network with general content targeting the U.S. Hispanic market. continue reading »

Do Shakira and Pique Have a Sex Tape?

Rumors are flying that Colombian singer Shakira and her boyfriend Gerard Pique are not only engaged, but also have a sex tape and that it could be released at any time. continue reading »

Demi Lovato Says ‘Adios’ to her 5.6 Million Twitter Followers

Demi Lovato is saying ‘Adios’ to her 5.6 million followers on Twitter – at least for now. continue reading »

Sen. Mark Kirk Undergoing Surgery After Weekend Stroke

Illinois Senator Mark Kirk is reportedly undergoing surgery after suffering a stroke over the weekend. A spokesperson for Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) today released continue reading »

Comedy Central Comes to Latin America on February 1st

Today, Viacom announced the broadcast launch of Comedy Central Latin America across the region starting February 1, 2012. continue reading »