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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

Fidel Castro Publishes “Reflections” Book in Argentina

The Argentinean Congress presented Friday a book of reflections written by Cuban leader Fidel Castro, on the mercenary invasion of the Bay of Pigs in April, 1961. continue reading »

Alejandro Sanz Chooses Mexico’s Top Voice on “La Voz de Mexico”

Alejandro Sanz is not Mexican but he has just discovered the country's best singer on the "La Voz de Mexico" television contest, which broke nationwide viewership records. Oscar Cruz, a 44-year-old man from the central state of Puebla, will leave his job as a school custodian continue reading »

More Than a Dozen Fake Cheerleaders From Colombia Arrested or Deported

Earlier this year, 16 people pretended to be cheerleaders traveling from Colombia to U.S. for a cheer competition. However, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials foiled their plan, and last week announced that the last member of the group pled guilty to visa fraud. continue reading »

Chávez Unveils $28M Coffin to Honor Latin American Hero Simón Bolívar

Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez unveiled the new pearl and diamond studded coffin during a ceremony marking the 181th anniversary of Bolivar's death. continue reading »

Kobe Bryant’s Latina Wife Vanessa Laine Files for Divorce, Couple Asks for Joint Custody of Kids

After more than 10 years of marriage and numerous claims of infidelity on his part, Vanessa Bryant (née Laine), 29, has filed for divorce from basketball player Kobe Bryant, 33. continue reading »

Massive Colombian Pothole Eats Car (VIDEO)

A giant hole opened in the middle of a Downtown Bogotá street and swallowed a family car. Four people were pulled out of the wreck unharmed. continue reading »

Raul Castro Receives Papal Delegation In Preparation for Pope’s 2012 Visit

Cuba will greet Pope Benedict XVI on his upcoming visit to the island with "affection and respect," President Raul Castro said Monday at a meeting in Havana with a delegation from the Vatican, state television said. continue reading »

Latino Blotter: Edward Salas, Convicted Child Killer & Prison Escapee Now on Most Wanted List

The U.S. Marshals Service has announced the addition of Edward Salas to its 15 Most Wanted fugitive list. A convicted child killer, Salas escaped from the Curry County Detention Center continue reading »

U.S. Defense Contractor Wins $100 Million Brazilian Military-Jet Contract

Hamilton Sundstrand, a subsidiary of United Technologies, has landed a $100 million contract from Brazil military jet manufacturer Embraer Defense and Security. continue reading »

UPDATE:  One of Separated Conjoined Twins Dies from Cardiac Problems

Maria Jose, one of the 10-month-old Siamese twins separated last week in an operation that took 20 hours to perform, died over the weekend of cardiac problems. continue reading »

Emergency Message to U.S. Citizens About Carjackings in Matamoros

The U.S. Consulate General in Matamoros has learned that a series of carjackings appear to have been committed by the same suspects in the first two weeks of December in neighborhoods in the north of Matamoros. continue reading »

13 Tons of Pot Seized by Brazilian Police

The Federal Police seized 13.7 tons of marijuana over the weekend hidden in two trucks near Brazil's border with Paraguay and made two arrests, media reports said. continue reading »

Catholic Church in El Salvador Urges “Dirty Campaign” to Stop for Upcoming Elections

The Catholic Church of El Salvador has urged the country's political parties to lead a "clean campaign" for the upcoming legislative and municipal elections in 2012, and to put an end to the "dirty campaign" that characterized past elections. continue reading »

Chile Donates Poet Gabriela Mistral’s Literary Legacy to Organization of American States

The Permanent Representative of Chile to the Organization of American States (OAS), Ambassador Dario Paya, presented to the Hemispheric organization’s Columbus Library, on behalf of his government, the Documentary Fund of Gabriela Mistral’s Literary Legacy. continue reading »

Falkland Island Flare Up Between Spanish Fishermen and Argentine Coast Guard

A Spanish-flagged fishing boat that operates in the Falkland Islands was harassed by an Argentine coast guard ship and took refuge in Uruguayan waters, a navy spokesman told Efe Sunday. continue reading »