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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

STUDY:  Poverty Rates in Latin America at Lowest Rate in 20 Years

Poverty rates in Latin America have dropped to their lowest levels in 20 years, according to a new United Nations report which highlights public spending continue reading »

Newest Narco Tunnel Has Elevator, $65 Million in Pot and Electric Rail Cars

Agencies with the San Diego Tunnel Task Force Wednesday announced the arrest of six suspects and the seizure of more than 32 tons of marijuana continue reading »

Mexico’s Contestant for Miss Earth Visits Philippines

Casandra Becerra, Mexico's contestant for the title of Miss Earth, said she feels "at home" in The Philippines, the host country for this year's 10th edition of the pageant. continue reading »

20 Individuals Charged With Recruiting Illegal Immigrants to Work in Mob-Owned Strip Clubs

The United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Preet Bharara and other authorities announced charges today against 20 individuals continue reading »

Mexico Commits to Building at Least 10 Renewable Energy Facilities, Obtains $70 Million in Financing

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a concessional loan for $70 million to boost funding for renewable energies in electricity generation in Mexico continue reading »

Brazil’s First Astronaut, Marcos Pontes, Chosen as Goodwill Ambassador

The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) announced today that it has appointed Marcos Pontes, the first Brazilian astronaut to go into space, as a Goodwill Ambassador. continue reading »

Honduras Obtains $180 Million in Loans to Reform Pension System & Prepare for Natural Disasters

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved three loans for Honduras for a total of $180 million to support reforms to the pension system continue reading »

Scorpion Venom Key to Cuban Cancer Treatment Research

Cuba is working on four research projects on anti-cancer treatments using the venom of a type of scorpion that is endemic to the island, government officials announced Tuesday. continue reading »

Queen Sofia Spanish Institute’s Gold Medal Awarded to Several Spaniards incl Javier Bardem

The queen of Spain presented the Queen Sofia Spanish Institute's gold medal to Spaniards Ferran Adria and Javier Bardem, as well as to Peruvian photographer Mario Testino continue reading »

“Narco Sub” Script Picked up by 20th Century Fox

Twentieth Century Fox has acquired the action thriller script ‘Narco Sub’ penned by former Us Weekly editor David Guggenheim. Tony Scott would direct. continue reading »

Arrests Made in Guatemalan President’s Family Corruption Scandal

Arrest warrants have been issued for President Alvaro Colom's former sister-in-law and her two daughters for alleged corruption that predates the current administration, a Guatemalan prosecutor said Wednesday. continue reading »

Colombian Rejects Lawsuit Against García Márquez

A Colombian court has ruled in favor of Nobel literature laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez in a suit filed by the nonagenarian who inspired part of the plot of the novella "Chronicle of a Death Foretold." continue reading »

Marlins New Manager Ozzie Guillén on the Cover of ESPN Magazine

Former White Sox Manager Ozzie Guillén appears on the cover of ESPN Magazine’s Interview Issue, smooching his adorable bulldog DH. continue reading »

International Monetary Fund Hails Strength of Mexican Economy

Earlier today, Mexican President Felipe Calderón met with Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde at the official Los Pinos residence. continue reading »

CONFIRMED: Britney Spears to give free concert in Mexico City

U.S. pop star Britney Spears will perform in a free concert Sunday at Mexico City's Monument to the Revolution, Federal District Mayor Marcelo Ebrard said. continue reading »