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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

National Council La Raza Dismayed by Failure to Confirm Financial Protection Head

In a show of deference to Wall Street banks and the financial industry, the Senate voted 53–45 to block President Obama’s nominee, Richard Cordray, to head the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau continue reading »

Calderon Calls for Protection of Journalists and Activists in Mexico

Mexican President Felipe Calderon urged civil society and the authorities to join forces in an effort to halt violence against human rights defenders and journalists, as well as candidates in next year's general elections. continue reading »

Manuel Noriega Arrives in Panama, Starts 60 Year Prison Sentence

Former strongman Gen. Manuel Antonio Noriega, who was extradited from France, has started serving more than 60 years in prison in Panama, with officials assigning him continue reading »

Paraguay to Improve Employment Opportunties for Its Women and Youth

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a loan for $5 million to support Paraguay’s efforts to expand the coverage and effectiveness of its employment programs continue reading »

Argentina Urged to Protect Human Rights of Indigenous Groups

A United Nations expert urged Argentina to strengthen its measures to protect the human rights of indigenous groups as well as their rights to land ownership and education, adding that a mechanism to establish dialogue between them and the Government is urgently needed. continue reading »

Heinous: Mexican Man Sells 14-Yr Old Daughter for $365 After Raping Her

A man was arrested for raping his 14-year-old daughter and then selling her for 5,000 pesos (about $365) to his buddy, who also sexually abused her, the Mexican Attorney General's Office said. continue reading »

Mexico to Finance Early Stage Companies, High Growth Companies - First of Its Kind Fund

The Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) approved a $4 million equity investment in Angel Ventures Fund I, a fund that will invest in knowledge-intensive, technology-based firms in Mexico. continue reading »

Panama Awaits Former Dictator Manual Noriega’s Return, Some Twenty Years Later

Panama is awaiting the arrival Sunday of former strongman Gen. Manuel Antonio Noriega, who was extradited from France and will be taken immediately to prison to serve the sentences handed down to him on various convictions. continue reading »

Sofia Vergara, George Lopez and Others to be Part of CNN Heroes All Star Tribute Tonight

CNN, the worldwide leader in news, announced new show details and additions to the line-up for CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute. Hosted by Anderson Cooper, the show honors everyday people continue reading »

Jose Rico Appointed New Director White House Initiative on Hispanic Educational Excellence

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan today announced the appointment of José Rico as the new director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics continue reading »

Cristina Fernandez Kirchner Sworn in For 2nd Term as President of Argentina

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez was sworn in for a second term here Saturday in a ceremony in which she broke with protocol by referring to her husband and predecessor, Nestor Kirchner, while taking the oath of office. continue reading »

Join us This and Every Sunday At HS-News Open Mic

Your backstage pass to HS-News showcase of emerging and established Latino musical talent. Introducing This Week, From Chile: MAKINA KANDELA continue reading »

Congressman Luis Gutierrez Calls For Investigation of Hate Crimes in Puerto Rico

Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez wrote Attorney General Eric Holder calling for a federal task force to investigate and prosecute hate crimes occurring in Puerto Rico. continue reading »

At Least Three Dead When 6.5 Earthquake Hits Mexico

A magnitude-6.5 earthquake killed three people and sent people into the streets of Mexico City, where power outages were reported, but no injuries. continue reading »

STUDY:  Breast Cancer Death Rates Higher for Latinas

Hispanic women are more likely to die from breast cancer than non- Hispanic white women, according to research presented at the 2011 CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, held Dec. 6-10, 2011. continue reading »