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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

Demian Bichir Nominated for Independent Spirit Award for Role in ” A Better Life”

Mexico's Demian Bichir is reaping the fruits of his recent labor with his nomination for an Independent Spirit Award 2012 for best actor for his role in the film "A Better Life." continue reading »

Chile, Uruguay Deemed Most Transparent, Least Corrupt Countries in Region

Chile and Uruguay are the leaders in transparency in Latin America, while Venezuela and Paraguay are perceived as the most corrupt, according to a report published yesterday by Transparency International (TI). continue reading »

Number of Chinese Students in Spain Skyrockets

The number of Chinese students studying in Spain has increased from 500 in 2003 to more than 5,500 this year, according to figures provided Thursday by a diplomat at China's embassy in Madrid. continue reading »

How is Gay Porn Star and Adult Website Owner Ric Alonso Associated with Miss America?

More than a few eyebrows were raised when it was realized that one of the sponsors of the Miss America pageant is not only a gay porn star, but also the owner of three adult websites. continue reading »

Latino GOP Group Calls for Rick Perry to Quit Presidential Bid

A national Republican group, Cafe Con Leche Republicans, has issued a plea to Governor Rick Perry to quit his bid for the Presidential nomination. continue reading »

Russia to Build AK-47 Projectile Factory in Cuba

Russia plans to build a factory in Cuba to make ammunition for AK-47 assault rifles, Federal Agency for Military and Technical Cooperation director Konstantin Biriulin said Thursday. continue reading »

Amazon.es Launches Spanish Kindle Device with 22,000 Spanish E-books

Amazon’s ‘Kindle’ now speaks Español and is introducing a brand new Spanish Kindle E-book store loaded with more than 22,000 titles for Spanish speaking customers. continue reading »

Cuba Creates its Own Facebook-Like Social Network

“Redsocial,” The Cuban carbon copy of Mark Zuckerberg’s social network Facebook, is the island’s new “Virtual meeting point for Cuban Universities.” continue reading »

Pizza Patrón and Its ‘Pizza por Pesos’ Program Heading for Fresno, California (VIDEO)

Pizza Patrón, America's No. 1 Latino pizza brand, has executed a development agreement with California Brand Development I-99, LLC to bring 20 stores to the Highway 99 corridor of the Fresno, Calif. area within the next 48 months. continue reading »

Mexico Discovers Deep-Water Natural Gas Deposit in Gulf

Mexican state energy monopoly Petroleos Mexicanos on Thursday announced the discovery of a deep-water natural gas deposit in the Gulf of Mexico with an estimated 400 billion continue reading »

Man in Mexico Drives Across Border After Being Shot and Chased, Implicates MX Police

After being shot numerous times, a U.S. citizen in Mexico drove himself over the border attempting to get away from the men he initially thought were trying to rob him. At around 1:15 a.m. Tuesday morn continue reading »

Narco Blog: Six Young Men, Known Drug Dealers Executed in Monterrey

Gunmen lined up six young men and killed them in a neighborhood in Monterrey, the capital of the northern Mexican state of Nuevo Leon, officials said. "A group of armed men arrived in a taxi and an SUV in one of this city's neighborhoods and killed them continue reading »

STUDY: While More Kids Have Health Insurance, Latinos Kids Remain Disproportionately Uninsured

The vast majority of states managed to reduce the number of children going without health insurance during these tough economic times, according to a new report by Georgetown University Health continue reading »

Grammy Nominations Announced, Bruno Mars Nominated for 6

Bruno Mars, the only Latino artist nominated outside of the Latino categories picked up 6 Grammy nods, including Album of the Year, Record of the Year & Song of the Year. continue reading »

STUDY:  Poverty Rates in Latin America at Lowest Rate in 20 Years

Poverty rates in Latin America have dropped to their lowest levels in 20 years, according to a new United Nations report which highlights public spending continue reading »