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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

Hispanic Seniors Least Likely Amongst General Population to Get Their Pneumonia Shots

The overall proportion of Americans age 65 and older who have ever been vaccinated against pneumonia, a leading killer of seniors, increased from 53 to 60 percent between 2000 and 2008, according to the latest News and Numbers from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). continue reading »

Early Indications in Mexico Helicopter Crash Point to Weather Not Blast as Cause

The helicopter crash that killed Government Secretary Jose Francisco Blake and seven other people earlier this weekend was not due to "some type of damage caused by an explosion or fire continue reading »

Cuban Revolutionary Who Orchestrated 1958 Grand Prix Driver Kidnapping Dies

Arnold Rodriguez Camps, an early follower of Fidel Castro who took part in the 1958 kidnapping of race-car driver Juan Manuel Fangio on the eve of Cuba's Grand Prix, died in continue reading »

DREAM Act Story: Karla Contreras as told by Dick Durbin on Senate Floor (VIDEO)

Senator Durbin tells the story of DREAMers on the floor of the United States Senate. See all 13 Videos here at the Senators Dream Act continue reading »

Four Traffickers, Speedboat and 1 1/2 Tons of Cocaine Seized off Nicaragua

Naval forces of the Nicaraguan army seized 1 1/2 tons of cocaine and killed four drug traffickers, two of them Colombians, during an operation in the country's northern Caribbean region, military officials said Saturday. continue reading »

Alfonso Herrera Turns to Acting in “El Diez”

Former RBD lead singer Alfonso Herrera will play the soccer player at the center de "El Diez" (The Ten), the first original scripted series on Spanish-language sports cable network ESPN Deportes. continue reading »

MX Considering Jail Time for Those who Glorify Drug Trafficking and Violence

Mexican lawmakers want to punish those who promote violence and drug trafficking in films, on the radio, on television and over the Internet, including composers of the "narcocorridos," or ballads, that praise drug traffickers, with prison time, Congressman Oscar Arce told Efe. continue reading »

Cecilia Muñoz , White House Top Latino Faces Protest for Secure Communities Support

Members of Arizona's Hispanic community demonstrated Friday against a senior White House official for defending the controversial Secure Communities program in a television documentary. continue reading »

“Peoples Justice” ( Lynchings) up 500% in Guatemala since 2004

The number of reported lynchings of suspected criminals in Guatemala has increased from 25 in 2004 to 147 in the first 10 months of this year, the national ombud's office said Friday. continue reading »

CHILL OUT this weekend with a Latin American Natural Wonder

CHILL OUT this weekend with a Latin American natural wonder. Guess What and Where this is? continue reading »

370 Patients Dead in Mexico in Secret Medical Experimental Program

An experimental procedure carried out by doctors at Mexico's National Neurology and Neurosurgery Institute on some 500 unwitting patients caused 370 deaths between 1994 and 2007, activists said. continue reading »

Republicans Call for Practical Immigration Solutions on Anniversary of Utah Compact

Republican office-holders, business leaders and law enforcement officials from Arizona, Utah and Georgia made an appeal Thursday for practical and fair solutions to the problem of illegal immigration. continue reading »

Threats Made Against Potential Investors of Bankrupt Mexican Airline

Referring to that deadline, Soto said he was prepared to postpone it if Mexico's transportation department requests such a move after confirming the existence of a suitor with sufficient funds. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Illinois Woman Gives Birth to Secret Baby Then Kills it in Salvation Army Bathroom

A 19-year-old girl has been arrested and charged with the murder of the baby she gave birth to at an Illinois Salvation Army. Police say Jessica Cruz of Hanover Park, gave birt continue reading »

Cristian Castro Atop Billboard’s Best Selling Latin Albums Chart

Mexico's Cristian Castro reached the No. 1 spot on Billboard's list of best-selling Latin Albums with "Mi amigo el Principe: La historia," featuring tunes made famous by his compatriot Jose Jose, known as "the Prince of Song." continue reading »