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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

Yoani Sanchez- The Federation of Cuban Women Can’t Reinvent Itself

You turned six and were already waiting for your neck scarf, the slogan “Pioneers for communism, we will be like Che.” Later, you started high school and, automatically, without anyone asking you, joined the Federation of High School Students (FEEM). continue reading »

Another Mass Grave Found in Durgano, Mexico - 280 Bodies Found in Area Since April

Army troops found 10 bodies in a mass grave in Durango, the capital of the like-named northern Mexican state, raising to 280 the number of bodies discovered in clandestine continue reading »

Man Becomes First Handicapped Person to Swim Across River Plate Estuary From Uruguay to Buenos Aires

A 51-year-old Argentine man who lost a leg three decades ago in a traffic accident on the weekend became the first handicapped person to swim across the River Plate estuary from Uruguay to Buenos Aires. continue reading »

Latin American 2011 Export Growth Pegged at 26%, Venezuela Grew by 45%

Latin America’s projected 2011 export growth of 26 percent to approximately $1.1 trillion continues the strong growth posted in 2010, according to new estimates by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). continue reading »

U.S., Mexico & Canada Reaffirm Commitment to Antitrust Enforcement

The heads of the antitrust agencies of the United States, Canada and Mexico – Acting Assistant Attorney General Sharis A. Pozen of the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division, Chairman Jon Leibowitz of the Federal Trade Commission, continue reading »

Paraguay to Spends Millions to Improve Agricultural Productivity

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a $25 million loan for a program to improve agricultural productivity in Paraguay by increasing security of property ownership. continue reading »

Songs of the Drug Lord: “Narcocorridos” Impose Their Own Fashion Trends

Vinyl jackets and T-shirts with prints of rifles and skulls are some of the fashion statements being made by fans of "narcocorridos": ballads about the lives, deaths and exploits of Mexican drug lords. continue reading »

Federal Judge to Hear Arguments on S. Carolina Anti-Immigrant Bill SB 20

A federal judge on Monday will hear arguments for and against South Carolina's tough new immigration law while pro-immigrant groups gather and pray that the measure will not enter into force on Jan. 1. In a courtroom in the federal courthouse in Charleston, Judge Richard Gergel, continue reading »

Latino Veteran Arrested by Arpaio Officers in AZ, Hours Later Sent to Hospital, Put on Life Support

A Latino Gulf War veteran had to be put on life support just hours after being arrested by deputies under the supervision of controversial Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Now his family, activists, and critics of “America’s Toughest Sheriff” are demanding for answers. continue reading »

Peru to Allow Lori Berenson to Spend Holidays in the U.S.

Lori Berenson, an American who is on parole after serving most of a 20-year prison sentence for aiding leftist rebels, was given permission Monday by the Peruvian immigration service to travel to the United States. continue reading »

WATCH Messi’s WTF? Moment After Barça VS Santos FC Game (VIDEO)

Take a look at the bizarre post-game interview that got Lio so confused and annoyed, he turned around and walked off after question #1! continue reading »

Romeo Santos Announces 2012 Tour Dates, Christmas Contest

The bachata singer has announced he’ll be touring some of the largest US venues next year playing hits from his first solo album “Formula Vol. 1” continue reading »

“Carlos the Jackal” Given Second Life Sentence in France, Now Demands He be Returned to Venezuela

Though he has been serving a life sentence in a French prison, Illich Ramirez Sanchez, most famously known as Carlos the Jackal, is demanding that he be sent back to his native Venezuela to serve his time there. continue reading »

1,100 Homicides So Far This Year In Puerto Rico

The number of violent deaths registered since Jan. 1 in Puerto Rico has hit 1,100, making 2011 the bloodiest year in the island's history. continue reading »

Drunk Police Officer Crashes 4-Wheeler After Leaving Drunk Driving Seminar at Police Academy

New Jersey police officer Joseph B. Gaeta was charged with DWI Thursday after he flipped over a four-wheeler after taking part in a drinking and driving demonstration for officers. continue reading »