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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

Angry Mother Says School Forced Child to Eat Spoonfuls of Jalapeños

A New Mexico mother is furious after hearing her young child was among those to forced to eat spoonfuls of jalapenos as punishment. Michelle Bond of Rio Rancho, NM, continue reading »

Ecuador Committed to Building Low-Income Housing, Spending $71 Million

Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a loan for $71 million to help Ecuador carry out a housing project for low-income families in the city of Guayaquil. continue reading »

Latino Teens Steal Bait Car—Caught on Video (VIDEO)

A 14-year-old and an 18-year old were looking for a ride to a party last Friday, when they stumbled upon a bait car and hopped in for a joyride. continue reading »

Hispanics Dining Out Helping Restaurant Sales Tick Upwards

MarketResearch.com has announced the addition of the new report "Latino Foodservice Trends in the U.S." to their collection of Food & Beverage market reports. continue reading »

Blockbuster Ordered to Pay $2M for Discriminating Against Latino Employees by EEOC

Blockbuster, Inc. has entered into a consent judgment requiring it to pay over $2 million to settle an employment discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity continue reading »

Trade Pact with Peru Rejected by Mexico

The Mexican Senate's Trade and Industrial Development Committee has voted down a bilateral trade treaty with Peru. The panel rejected the trade accord by a vote of 7-5 with the argument that continue reading »

Latinos Like the Rest of America Not that In Love with Marriage

Barely half of all adults in the United States—a record low—are currently married, and the median age at first marriage has never been higher for brides (26.5 years) and grooms (28.7), according to a new Pew Research Center continue reading »

Fall Out From Arpaio’s Discrimination Practices - DHS Revokes Secure Community Program

After a three-year investigation into the abusive practices of Sherriff Joe Arpaio’s Maricopa County Sherriff’s Office (MCSO), the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced today that it had found a pattern and practice of civil rights abuses continue reading »

Uruguay Investing in Power Milk Business to the Tune of $65 Million

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), approved a loan of up to $65 million for Estancias del Lago SA, a Uruguayan privately-held agri-business company, to develop a fully-integrated and highly efficient dairy operation to export powered milk. continue reading »

Brazil Will Allow Merger of Orange Juice Companies

The Cade anti-trust agency has approved the merger between Brazil's Citrosuco and Citrovita, a tie-up that creates the world's largest orange juice producer. The Brasilia-based regulator approved the transaction unanimo continue reading »

Romeo Santos tops Billboard Charts with Collaboration with Usher- “Promise”

Dominican bachatero Romeo Santos climbed to the top of Billboard's Latin Songs chart this week with "Promise," his collaboration with R&B titan Usher. Falling one spot were Mexican rockers Mana, whose "El verdadero amor perdona," featuring Prince Royce, stands at No. 2. continue reading »

USHCC Urges Senate to Confirm Mari Aponte Ambassador to El Salvador, Business Interests at Stake

The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) today announced its disappointment in the Senate's recent failure to confirm Mari Carmen Aponte as U.S. Ambassador to El Salvador continue reading »

Honduras Extradites Reputed Guatemalan Drug Lord to the US

Honduras on Thursday turned over to U.S. authorities a reputed drug kingpin from Guatemala who was arrested here in May. continue reading »

More Than A Thousand Evacuated in Costa Rica Due to Rain

The unexpected downpours in Costa Rica that have hit the nation since early Monday have left one person dead, one missing and over a thousand evacuated. continue reading »

Honduras Hands Over Reputed Drug Lord to U.S.

Honduras on Thursday turned over to U.S. authorities a reputed drug kingpin from Guatemala who was arrested here in May. Mario Ponce was taken by helicopter from the National Penitentiary, north of Tegucigalpa, to the joint U.S.-Honduran airbase at Palmerola, where U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration continue reading »