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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

Another Christmas Without Justice For Hispanic Farmers

“The current treatment of Hispanic farmers by the Obama administration is both shameful and insulting. Does the Administration really expect enthusiastic support from Hispanic farmers during the upcoming election year while it continue reading »

Peru Receives $13 Million to Fight Child Labor from U.S. Labor Dept.

The U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of International Labor Affairs has awarded a $13 million cooperative agreement to nongovernmental organization Desarrollo y Autogestión to combat exploitative child labor in Peru. continue reading »

More Job Opportunties Through Unique Training Programs in Honduras

Honduras is one of the poorest countries in Latin America. About 65 percent of its 8 million people live in poverty. Informality prevails in its labor market, affecting particularly the young, women and persons with limited education. continue reading »

East Haven, Connecticut Police Don’t Like Latinos Says Justice Department

Following a thorough investigation, the Justice Department today announced its findings that the East Haven Police Department (EHPD) has engaged in a pattern or practice of discrimination against Latinos in violation of the Constitution and federal law. continue reading »

Mexican “King of Comedy” Eugenio Derbez Heading to Hollywood

Eugenio Derbez, known as Mexico's "king of comedy," debuts on U.S. television with a regular part in the "Rob" series with comedian Rob Schneider. On the show that premieres Jan. 12 on CBS, De continue reading »

Undocumented Immigrants Under Siege on Multiple Fronts

Undocumented immigrants in the United States will end 2011 facing more deportations, fewer jobs and the endless uncertainty about whether Congress will approve laws that allow them come out of the shadows. Though several Democratic leaders in the Senate say there are "glimmers of hope" in a presidential electoral year for some part of a comprehensive immigration reform to be enacted, what is certain is that 2011 saw a relentless siege against those living in the country illegally. continue reading »

Singer David Archuleta to Take a Break From Music to Serve as Mormon Missionary (VIDEO)

The runner-up of American Idol’s 7th season says he’s postponing his music career while he serves his church as a full-time missionary. While on his My Kind of Christmas tour’s sto continue reading »

Apocalypse Tourists Flocking to Mayan Site in Honduras for 2012

While some Hondurans interpret the Mayan calendar countdown as presaging the end of the world in 2012, the city of Copan Ruinas in western Honduras is getting ready for a big celebration for the thousands of tourists expected to turn up as the count begins. continue reading »

Sources Say Former Mexican Officials are Working as Spies for U.S.

Daily Mexican newspaper La Jornada has reported that dozens of former Mexican officials have been working as spies for the U.S. government. The news source stated that according to senior M continue reading »

Mariano Rajoy Confirmed as New Spanish Prime Minister

Spanish lawmakers voted Tuesday to confirm Mariano Rajoy, who led the conservative Popular Party to a landslide victory in the Nov. 20 elections, as the country's new prime minister. continue reading »

TV Show Hit, a Dream Come True for Espinoza Paz

Mexican singer-songwriter Espinoza Paz said that his dream came true after appearing on a television show that made him famous. continue reading »

Airport Verbal Smackdown: Maria Conchita Alonso vs. Sean Penn

Cuban actress Maria Conchita Alonso started a verbal altercation with actor and “Colors” (1988) co-star Sean Penn at LAX over the weekend over Penn’s support of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. continue reading »

BREAKING NEWS: Argentine Gov’t Official Commits Suicide While Traveling with Pres. Kirchner

Argentina’s Trade Undersecretary, Iván Heyn, committed suicide while at the Mercosur Summit in Uruguay. continue reading »

Argentina Cab Driver Gets Thumb Cut & Thrown in Street By Muggers, Reattached Later

Three young people got into the taxi of Argentine cab driver Raúl Rodríguez, took his money, and chopped off his right thumb because he didn’t have a cell-phone! continue reading »

American Held in Peru: Lori Berenson Arrives in U.S. to Spend Holidays With Family

American Lori Berenson, who has been held in Peru since being arrested in 1995, arrived in New Jersey Tuesday to spend the holidays with her family and introduce many of them to her two-year-old son. continue reading »