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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

Messi, Ronaldo and Xavi The 2011 Ballon d’Or Finalists

Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona stars Lio Messi and Xavi Hernández are the nominees for the 2011 Ballon d’Or, with the winner to be announced January 9th in Zurich. continue reading »

Diplomatic Visit to Brazil Underway by State Department

Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs María Otero is in Brasilia, Brazil, December 5 and 6 to lead the United States delegation to the Open Government Partnership (OGP) continue reading »

Mexicans Vital to N. Carolina Christmas Tree Industry

The Christmas tree industry in North Carolina continues to depend on Mexican labor to keep alive the tradition of placing natural pine trees in homes for the holiday season. continue reading »

Northeastern Brazil Crash Leaves 14 Dead

At least 14 people were killed and two others injured when four vehicles collided on a highway in the northeastern Brazilian state of Paraiba, the highway patrol said Monday. continue reading »

Mexico’s ‘Bimbo’ Acquires Europe Units of ‘Sara Lee’

Mexico's Grupo Bimbo, Latin America's biggest producer of baked goods, said Monday it completed the acquisition of U.S.-based Sara Lee Corp.'s fresh bakery business in Spain and Portugal for 115 million euros ($153 million). continue reading »

80,000 Fans Went to Britney’s Free Mexico Concert (VIDEO)

Britney Spears will play Monterrey tomorrow night, before heading to Puerto Rico for the final dates of her ‘Femme Fatale Tour.’ continue reading »

Organ Transplant Record set in Spain: 94 in 72 Hours!

Spain's National Transplant Organization set a new record with 94 organ transplants during the period of Nov. 23-25. continue reading »

Number of Arrests of Undocumented Immigrants Lowest Since 1970s

Not since the 1970s has the number of undocumented immigrants arrested near the U.S.-Mexico border been as low as it was in fiscal year 2011. continue reading »

More than 250 Political Arrests in Cuba Last Month

The Cuban Human Rights and National Reconciliation Commission opposition group on Monday said that at least 257 people were arrested for political reasons on the Communist-ruled island last month, most of them for short periods of time. continue reading »

WATCH Argentine Soccer Star Juan Riquelme Falls to the Ground Face First (VIDEO)

Boca Juniors player Juan Román Riquelme had a poor motor skills moment at training with his team; he stepped on the ball the wrong way, and flopped face first to the ground. continue reading »

Demi Lovato Back In Rehab, This Time For Empowerment Chat

A year after her treatment at the Timberline Knolls Center, Demi Lovato decided to come back and speak to some of the women currently receiving care in the facility. continue reading »

Toilet Paper Heist Leads to Arrest of Attempted Murder Suspect

The owner of a New Mexico restaurant had an interesting weekend after police arrested a group of men who had been stealing toilet paper from the restaurant bathroom. The Albuquerque Burgers, D continue reading »

J.R. Martinez Spoke With Anderson Cooper About DWTS and Being One of People’s ‘Sexiest Men Alive’

Dancing With the Stars champion, All My Children actor, and Iraq war veteran J.R. Martinez recently spoke with CNN’s Anderson Cooper about being named one of People magazine’s “Sexiest Men Alive.” continue reading »

300 Kilos of Cocaine Worth $6 Million Found Floating Near Puerto Rican Coast

A US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) maritime patrol vessel intercepted yesterday afternoon a vessel with 10 bales with totaling 300 kilos/ 661.37pounds of cocaine about 50 miles north of the coast of Aguadilla. continue reading »

Dominican Shortstop Jose Reyes Makes $106 Million Deal with Miami Marlins

Jose Reyes has agreed to a nine-figure, six-year contract with the Miami Marlins after the ball club pursued the shortstop for over a month. Pending a physical, Reyes’ contract continue reading »