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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

Life Expectancy of Brazilians Rises Three Years

Brazilians' life expectancy rose by three years in the past decade, increasing from 70.46 years in 2000 to 73.48 years in 2010, the government said Thursday. continue reading »

Does Mexico Need the International Criminal Court? MX Officials Furious

As Mexicans struggle with relentless massacres, mass graves and assassinations, a group of activists have turned to an outside power for help — the International Criminal Court. continue reading »

Latino Commission on AIDS Recognized on World AIDS Day

Today, the Latino Commission on AIDS (Commission), along with Citywide Harm Reduction received an award from Mayor Michael Bloomberg at the 24th Annual World AIDS Day Breakfast that took place at Gracie Mansion. continue reading »

Mother of U.S. Constractor Being Held in Cuba Makes Video Appeal to Raul Castro

The mother of Alan Gross, the U.S. aid contractor being held in a Cuban prison, released on Thursday a video message to Cuba's President Raul Castro urging him to free her son on humanitarian grounds. continue reading »

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 »