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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

Community in Perú Ends the Year With a Fistfight Festival (VIDEO)

The community of Chumbivilcas, a province located Southeast of Cuzco, Peru maintains a very peculiar end of the year tradition. continue reading »

Former Spanish Prime Minister’s Wife Becomes Madrid’s First Female Mayor

Ana Botella, the wife of former Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar, was sworn-in Tuesday as Madrid's first woman mayor. continue reading »

Amateur MMA Fighter Salvador Flamenco Dies After Bout in Washington

Police are investigating what happened to mixed martial arts fighter Salvador Flamenco following his fight with an unidentified fighter in Washington earlier this month. continue reading »

Arizona - Mexico Border Patrol Gets Fourth Predator Drone

U.S. Customs and Border Protection received an unmanned aircraft today, the fourth at National Air Security Operations Center in Sierra Vista, Ariz. Flights performed from this location will provide critical aerial surveillance t continue reading »

Another Two-Headed Baby Born in Latin America! This One is Colombian (VIDEO)

22-year-old Yorlibeth Altamar Góngora from Sincelejo, Colombia gave birth to a baby girl with two heads last Thursday. continue reading »

International Outcry Over Venezuela’s Extended Detention of Judge Whose Health is Failing

Three independent United Nations human rights experts today expressed their alarm at the decision of Venezuelan authorities to extend the house arrest of a judge for another two years, saying it was concerned about her physical and mental health. continue reading »

Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves Get Engaged on Christmas

McConaughey proposed on Christmas to Brazilian model Camila Alves, his long-time partner and the mother of his two children, Levi and Vida. Camila said yes! continue reading »

An Overview of Mexican Economy by Al Jazeera (VIDEO)

Check out Al Jazeera's overview on Mexico's economy. The report notes that despite a tough economic climate, Mexico has been weathering the storm thanks to the free trade agreement with the U.S. giving it access to the world's largest consumer market. continue reading »

National Park Service Launching Study of Cultural, Natural Resources in Colorado Hispanic Region

The National Park Service, together with the Colorado state government, has launched a survey of the cultural and natural resources in the Hispanic region of southern Colorado with an eye toward the possible creation of a national park in the area. continue reading »

U.S. Consulate Issues Travel Warning in Veracruz After Deadly Bus Attacks Kills 3 U.S. Citizens

Early in the morning of December 22, several vehicles, including three ordinary passenger buses, were attacked with gunfire in northern Veracruz state, resulting in several deaths. One of these buses was traveling on Highway 105 between the municipalities of Panuco and Tempoal. continue reading »

National Hispanic Media Coalition 2012 Priority - Combat Latino Hate Speech in Media

The National Hispanic Media Coalition's Board of Directors has voted to approve the organization's 2012 policy agenda. Among the Coalition's top priorities are several campaigns to combat hate speech in media, continue reading »

Donated Christmas Meals Laced with Cyanide, Kills 5 at Mexico Rehab Center

Five residents of a drug rehab center in this western Mexican city died and 26 others were sickened after eating donated food that apparently contained cyanide, the Red Cross said Monday. continue reading »

Mexican Actor Pedro Arendariz Jr. Dies in New York from His Cancer Battle

Mexican actor Pedro Armendariz Jr. died Monday in a New York hospital after a battle with cancer, Milenio television reported, citing a statement from the family of the deceased. He was 71. continue reading »

Telemundo Poll:  Obama’s Approval Amongst Latinos Slipping, Now at a 56% Approval Rating

A recent Ipsos-Telemundo Poll indicates that just over half of U.S Hispanic adults (56%) approve the way Barack Obama is handling his job as President while 35 percent disapprove of it. continue reading »

Cuba Shifting More Workers to Private Sector

Starting in January, the Cuban government will expand its policy of shifting certain state workers who provide services, such a carpenters and shoemakers, to the private sector continue reading »