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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

Group of Immigrant Detainees with Mental Disabilities Given Class-Action Status in Lawsuit

A federal court in California has granted class-action status to a group of unrepresented immigration detainees with mental disabilities, an important step in helping ensure they get access to legal counsel. continue reading »

Daughter of Cuban Leader Starts Blog: ‘El Blog de Mariela Castro’

Mariela Castro, the daughter of Cuban President Raul Castro and director of the National Sexual Education Center, has launched a blog. "El blog de Mariela Castro" featured Castro's first two continue reading »

Mexico expecting 52 Million Tourists in Maya region in 2012

The Mexican government expects 52 million tourists to visit the five states corresponding to the so-called Maya World over the next 12 months for the start of a new cosmic cycle in the Maya calendar. The tourism office said Wednesday in a communique that the visitors will spend about 270 million pesos ($19.5 million) in the southeastern states of Campeche, Chiapas, Tabasco, Yucatan and Quintana Roo. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: 2 Arrested in Connection to Case of Girl Killed while Another is Forced to Watch

Police in Oklahoma have arrested Francisco Gomez and Jimmy Lee Massey for not only torturing and beheading a teenage girl, but for forcing another woman to watch as it happened. continue reading »

Federal Judge Blocks Part of South Carolina’s Immigration Law

A mandate that police verify the immigration status of people they suspect are undocumented is one of several provisions of South Carolina's immigration law that were blocked on Thursday by a federal judge. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: 4-12 Years for Woman Who Caused the Death of Infant of Girl Forced Into Prostitution

Norma Mendez pled guilty in the death of baby born to a teenage mother who had been forced into prostitution by Mendez and her husband, Domingo Salazar and will now spend up to 12 years behind bars. continue reading »

Pamela Anderson Caught Drunk in Mexico!

Pam Anderson showed up late to Playboy Mexico’s Christmas party. She stayed in for an hour and 20 minutes, enough to get wasted and dance atop the table. continue reading »

Grammy’s to Make Special Tribute to Antonio Carlos Jobim

Antonio Carlos Jobim, who co-wrote the famous song “Girl From Ipanema” will be awarded a posthumous Grammy for helping share Bossa Nova with the world. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER UPDATE: Man Who Sexually Violated Chihuahua Sentenced to 1 Year in Jail

In February, Tomas Bautista was arrested for the sexual assault of his roommate’s pet Chihuahua. This week, the doggy defiler was sentenced to just over a year in prison. continue reading »

Wife of Former Prime Minister Aznar to Become Madrid Mayor

Ana Botella, the wife of former Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar, will become Madrid's first female mayor, municipal authorities announced Thursday. continue reading »

Are $300,000 Heroin-Laced Soccer Uniforms the Newest Fad?

Police uncovered a shipment of $315,000 worth of heroin sewn into the lining of a Bolivian passenger’s soccer garments. continue reading »

Santa’s Latino Cousin ‘Pancho Clos’ Visits Texas Children

Children at a Texas shopping center were able to meet Santa Claus’ Latino cousin Pancho Clos over the weekend. The jolly visitor shared celebrated the Christmas season continue reading »

McDonald’s Closes All Their Restaurants in Bolivia

UPDATE: HS News -Bolivia became the first McDonald’s-free Latin American nation nearly a decade ago, after struggling for more than a decade to keep their numbers out of ‘the red.’ And that fact is still making news. continue reading »

Former Utah Hispanic Center Director Recently Released from Jail Now Facing New Sex Abuse Charges

Though having just been released from jail for a prior sex abuse conviction, the Hispanic Center of Cache Valley’s former director may be heading right back behind bars. continue reading »

Costa Rican Goal Keeper Esteban Alvarado Goes Ninja on Attacker (VIDEO)

The match between Holland’s Ajax soccer team and AZ Alkmaar ended after an Ajax fan attacked AZ goalkeeper Esteban Alvarado. In response to the aggressor, Alvarado kicked his attacker to the ground. continue reading »