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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

Protesting and Arrests at Georgia Immigration Detention Facility

A vigil called by a coalition of civil rights organizations on behalf of families of immigrants deprived of their freedom at the Stewart Detention Center in southern Georgia ended Saturday with the arrest of two activists. continue reading »

Celebrated Mexican Author Daniel Sada Dies at Age 58

Mexican novelist and poet Daniel Sada died following a lengthy illness and just hours after being awarded his country's 2011 National Arts and Sciences Prize, cultural officials said Saturday. He was 58. continue reading »

Teen Birth Rates Down For All Races, Hispanic Teen Rate Down by 12%

The birth rate for U.S. teens aged 15–19 years hit a record low in 2010, according to a report released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. continue reading »

Increasing Awareness of Stroke Risk Factors for Latinos

Hispanics are particularly susceptible to stroke in the United States and speech-language pathologists (SLPs) hope to educate about stroke during the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association continue reading »

3 Sentenced for Traffikcing Mexican Women in the U.S. and Forcing Them Into Prostitution

Three Mexican citizens were sentenced to 15 years in prison Wednesday for conspiring to force Mexican women to engage in prostitution, following an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's continue reading »

Hunting For A Prescription Drug Plan Is No Game - Social Security Admin

“Open season” is here for the Medicare Part D prescription drug plan. Hunting down the best plan for you is no game. Newly eligible Medicare beneficiaries, and current beneficiaries who are considering changes to their Medicare Part D plan, should act now. The “open season” will run from October 15 to December 7 continue reading »

Pole Dancers Take to the Streets in Buenos Aires (VIDEO)

Competitors showed off their skills prior to the Miss Pole Dancer Argentina competition. Pole Dancing is striving to clean up its image. Some have even pushed to have it considered for the Olympics. continue reading »

Mexican Troops Discover 140 Migrants Hidden in Truck

Soldiers discovered 140 undocumented Central American migrants hidden inside a truck crossing the southern border state of Chiapas, Mexico's defense department said Monday. continue reading »

Disney’s New Star Raini Rodriguez gives “Austin& Ally” Set Tour (VIDEO)

Disney’s’ newest star Raini Rodriguez takes us on a tour of the new series “ Austin & Ally “ The show premieres December 4th on Disney. continue reading »

FARC Accused of Killing Columbian Indigenous Tribe Leaders

Leftist FARC guerrillas are responsible for the deaths of two Indian leaders in the northwestern province of Antioquia, the National Indigenous Organization of Colombia, or ONIC, said Thursday. continue reading »

Hispanic Occupy Oakland Protester Arrested, Faces Deportation

Francisco “Pancho” Ramos-Stierle was arrested as he was sitting in silent, non-violent protest against the deep inequality that pervades our society and affects so many Latinos and immigrants. continue reading »

Half of All Murders In Puerto Rico Drug Related

Just over 49 percent of the murders committed so far this year in Puerto Rico were drug-related, according to police statistics released on Thursday.That figure represents 490 people who were murdered for reasons linked to the drug trade, which uses the Caribbean island as a "bridge" to smuggle drugs to the U.S. mainland. continue reading »

Bus Carrying 17 Caught in Colombian Mudslide, Slides into Ditch

A mudslide dragged a bus 80 meters (260 feet) down a highway in central Colombia and dumped it in a ditch, but the 17 people aboard survived the accident, police said. continue reading »

CHILL this weekend with a Latin American Natural Wonder

CHILL this weekend with a Latin American natural wonder. Guess What and Where this is? continue reading »

Latino Health Advocates Urge Obama to Maintain Birth Control as Preventive Health Care

Today, the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) joined by the Hispanic Federation and 20 other local and national organizations that advocate for Latinos continue reading »