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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

Mexico’s Fútbol Federation Calls for an End to Violence

After last weekend’s incident during the Santos-Morelia match, the federation has issued a plea for more efforts to control widespread violence. continue reading »

¡Felicidades! Uruguay on Your 186th Year of Independence

Today, all of Uruguay is celebrating and rejoicing its 186-year old independence from Spain. The Spanish arrived in 1516 and stayed for close to 300 years as it colonized the region and enslaved native populations. The fight for independence started in 1811 when national hero Jose Gervasio Artigas launched a revolution for freedom that was marked by the key Battle of Las Piedras. The country declared itself independent from Spain on 1825 some 14 years later. continue reading »

Pope Benedict Announces: Rio de Janeiro Will Host the 2012 World Youth Day (VIDEO)

Rio de Janeiro will host the next World Youth Day, Pope Benedict XVI announced Sunday to hundreds of thousands of young Roman Catholic pilgrims at the close of this year's event in Madrid. continue reading »

Remote Region of Peru Hit by 7.0 Magnitude Earthquake

The Global Seismographic Network (USGS) is reporting a 7.0 magnitude earthquake has hit a remote and sparsely populated area of Peru, some 370 miles from the capital city of Lima. continue reading »

Cute Overload: White Lion is Born in Colombia (VIDEO)

Her name is “Miracle” and according to Colombian biologists is the first baby white lion to be born in 14 years! continue reading »

Miss Brazil World Contestant Takes a Dive on the Catwalk (VIDEO)

A young beauty queen at the Miss Brazil World Pageant slipped during a dance number. See the faux pas inside! continue reading »

Spanish Retailer & U.S. Tween Fave “Zara” Found to be Exploiting Its Labor in Brazil

In efforts to end modern day slavery, Brazil’s Labor Public Ministry published the names of 251 companies found to be exploiting workers. continue reading »

MALDEF Files Motion in Texas to Preserve Latino Voting Strength During Redistricting

MALDEF, in Washington D.C., filed a Motion to Intervene on behalf of the Texas Latino Redistricting Task Force in an effort to prevent the reduction of Latino voting strength in the ongoing Texas redistricting process. continue reading »

Today’s Google Doodle Honors Argentine Author Jorge Luis Borges

Jorge Luis Borges, the Argentine novelist and master of short fiction would have turned 112 today. continue reading »

Spain No Longer #1 Fútbol Team in the World

The title of best soccer team in the world is now for the mighty “Clockwork Orange,” The Netherlands! continue reading »

Colombian Narco Grandmother Drugs Police Dog, Pleads “Age” Immunity to be Set Free (VIDEO)

Despite being caught sneaking drugs into a prison, and then feeding them to the dog that ID’d her, she walks free, as there is no jail-time in Colombia for anyone over 65-years old. continue reading »

NCLR Commends Immigration Policy That Puts Safety First When Immigration Laws Enforced

NCLR (National Council of La Raza) praised the announcement made by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) regarding important steps that the agency will be taking to better focus continue reading »

DHS: Prioritizing Enforcement and Exercising Prosecutorial Discretion

Today, the American Immigration Council hosted a briefing to discuss the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) announcement last week that it would issue agency-wide guidance to make certain that prosecutorial discretion is exercised in a manner that ensures the agency's enforcement resources are used to remove those who pose the greatest risk to public safety. continue reading »

STUDY:  Mexican-American Children Have Lowest Prevalence Rates of ADHD

The Centers of Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention’s National Center’s official report on the rates of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in US children shows the trend is upward. Nonetheless, there were different prevalence rates amongst different ethic groups. continue reading »

Allegations: Wiretaps & Other Abuses of Power in Colombia Financed With U.S. Aid

The Washington Post published over the weekend a very comprehensive article providing significant information about the financing of illegal operations carried out by the Colombian government. continue reading »