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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

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 »

Fritters Recipe Posted in Chile Newspaper Results in Explosion, Must Pay Damages to Burn Victims

Chile's Supreme Court upheld on Monday a verdict ordering a newspaper to pay damages to 13 people hurt in explosions that resulted from preparing fritters according to a recipe they found in the daily. continue reading »

Mexican Navy Makes Pot Seizure off Baja California

Slightly more than half a ton of marijuana was seized aboard a speedboat some 224 kilometers (139 miles) west of the Coronado Islands, located off the coast of Baja California and near the border with the United States, and three suspects were arrested, the Mexican Navy Secretariat said Sunday. continue reading »

WATCH: Demi Lovato’s New Lyric Video ‘Give Your Heart a Break’

Watch Demi Lovato's new lyric video 'Give Your Heart a Break'. Sounds great. continue reading »

U.S. Processes Record Number of Visa Applications from Brazil, 42% Increase from Last Year

The U.S. Mission to Brazil processed a record number of visa applications – 820,000 – in fiscal year 2011, a 42 percent year-over-year increase. continue reading »

Colombian Marines Seize 32 Homemade Bombs

Marines found 32 homemade bombs containing a total of 130 kilos of explosives in a rural area outside Tumaco, a port city on Colombia's Pacific coast, the navy said Sunday. continue reading »

Mexico Preserves Biggest Mammal Collection in Latin America

Mexican researchers presented a collection of more than 46,000 mammal specimens preserved in different ways, many of them extinct, with the aim of publishing the inventory and disseminating knowledge about them in the coming years. continue reading »

Cuban Baseball Great in Very Serious Condition after Car Crash

Cuban baseball great Norge Luis Vera, one of the best pitchers in the island's history, has been hospitalized in "very serious" condition after a traffic accident two days ago, official media reported Saturday. continue reading »