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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

Copy-Cat: Chavez Pardons 141 Prisoners for Christmas Much Like Cuba’s Raul Castro

First Cuban President Raúl Castro announced the pardon of more than 2900 prisoners; now Hugo Chávez has followed suit and freed 141 inmates. continue reading »

Argentine President Kirchner Has Thyroid Cancer to Take Short-Leave of Absence

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez will undergo surgery on Jan. 4 to remove a tumor on her thyroid gland, presidential spokesman Alfredo Scoccimarro said. The tumor was discovered when the 58-year-old president underwent a routine medical exam, Scoccimarro said. continue reading »

Over 2,000 Suspected Criminals Have Died in Mexico Clashing with the Military

A total of 2,321 suspected criminals have died in clashes with army and air force personnel over the past five years, the Mexican Defense Secretariat said. continue reading »

GEO Will Continue to Manage South Texas Immigration Facility, $45 Million in Revenue Expected

The GEO Group (“GEO”) announced today that it has signed a contract with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) for the continued management of the company-owned 1,904-bed South Texas Detention continue reading »

Illinois Teen Killed in Mexico, Burned Body Found in Trunk, While Visiting Family

18-Year Old Alexis Uriel Marron of Rolling Meadows, Illinois was founded murdered inside a burned car holding the remains of two other young men in Mexico on Christmas Eve. continue reading »

Cuba Increases Total Phone Connections by 18.5% in 2011

The number of telephone connections in Cuba increased 18.5 percent this year to 2.4 million, about evenly divided between fixed-line and mobile accounts, official daily Juventud Rebelde said Tuesday. continue reading »

SMALL BUSINESS FINANCE: 7 Money-Saving Year-End Tax Tips

Although tax season is still a few weeks away, now is the time to take advantage of a basket of tax opportunities that can help your small business reduce its tax liability and save money come April 2012. continue reading »

Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis Blogs on Her Travels to Argentina and Tackling Child Labor Issues

Check out the blog of Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis as she traveled this month to Argentina for the inauguration of President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner. Solis attended on President Obama's continue reading »

Praise for Mexico in Their $41 Billion Commitment to Child Welfare Issues

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has hailed a new Mexican Government initiative aimed at improving child welfare as a “breakthrough” towards ensuring greater social cohesion continue reading »

Gang Stealing Hair From Brazilian Salons

Police are investigating a gang that has been targeting beauty salons here in Brazil's largest city to steal the natural locks used for hair extensions, authorities said Tuesday. continue reading »

Bus-Truck Collision Kills 6 in Brazil- 2nd Serious Accident in Brazil This Week

Six people were killed and two others injured when a bus and a pick-up truck collided head-on in Brazil's Sao Paulo state, the federal highway patrol said Tuesday. continue reading »

Blind Dog Named Stevie Wonder Reunited with Family Days Before Plans to Euthanize

With just a few days before an animal shelter was going to euthanize him, a lost, blind dog named Stevie Oedipus Wonder, with help from a new friend, was able to find his way back to his family. continue reading »

Puerto Rican Duo Dyland & Lenny Led Protest Against Domestic Violence

Puerto Rican reggaeton duo Dyland & Lenny led a protest march Tuesday against domestic violence and also against shooting guns in the air, so typical of the Caribbean island's New Year's festivities. continue reading »

Narco Cartels Seeking to Recruit California Latinos to their Ranks

More than 5,000 young people in San Diego, most of them Hispanics accused of being involved in street gangs, have been held in confinement by the city's corrections system during the past two years. continue reading »

Medellín Replaces Precarious Steep Steps With Outdoor Escalator (VIDEO)

The escalators in six double up-and-down segments have replaced the 350 cement steps that many Medellín commune residents had to climb as part of their daily routine. continue reading »