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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

Jennifer Lopez in Peru for Her Talent TV Show “Q’Viva! The Chosen”

Singer Jennifer Lopez arrived in Lima on the weekend to tape part of her television program "Q'Viva! The Chosen," which she is producing with her ex-husband, salsa singer Marc Anthony, and which seeks to discover Latino musical talent. continue reading »

Boat Carrying Some 95 Undocumented Dominicans Sinks Enroute to Puerto Rico, 3 Dead, Many Missing

At least three people died and an undetermined number are missing after a boat carrying some 95 undocumented Dominicans to Puerto Rico sank a few miles off the beach at Matancita, the Dominican Civil Defense agency announced Sunday. continue reading »

Animal Rights Protesters Take Over Madrid Protesting Fur Industry

About 100 activists with the international non-profit organization AnimaNaturalis stripped naked on Sunday in downtown Madrid to protest the activities of the fur industry. continue reading »

Brazilian Soccer Great Socrates Dies from Alcoholism Related Health Problems

Former soccer star Socrates, who played for Brazil in the 1982 and 1986 World Cup competitions, died Sunday in a hospital in Sao Paulo where he was being treated for problems stemming from alcoholism, continue reading »

Check Out Music Video by Manu Chao on “Capital of Prejudice” Arizona (VIDEO)

In September, Manu Chao ended his US tour with a ‘Festival de Resistencia’ free concert in Phoenix, Arizona, to protest against anti-immigrant policies that have made the state of Arizona a “capital of prejudice.” continue reading »

Rep. Gutierrez Challenges Immigration Officials: Stick to Deporting Criminals

Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez (D- IL) escorted Mr. Gabino Sanchez to his first supervisory meeting with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials in Charleston, South Carolina this week 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 Uruguay: El Cuarteto de Nos continue reading »

Latino MS-13 Gang Members Sentenced to Life for Scheme Taxing Drug Dealers & Killing Rivals

Five San Francisco-area members of the La Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang were sentenced this week to life in prison, announced Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Justice Department’s continue reading »

SUCCESS:  66% of Infants Born in Latin America Now Receive Rotavirus Vaccine

Rotavirus disease is the leading cause of childhood morbidity and mortality related to diarrhea in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), where an estimated 8,000 deaths related to rotavirus diarrhea occur annually among children aged 5 years or less. continue reading »

Mexico Makes Progress Towards Free Birth Registrations

Thousands of children from indigenous communities in the southern Mexican states of Chiapas and Oaxaca received birth certificates after sustained calls from the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) for free birth registration. continue reading »

4,000 of the Endangered Mexican Jaguar Species Remain in Mexico

Mexico's Environment and Natural Resources Secretariat said it has registered in Mexico the existence of more than 4,000 jaguars in five regions of the country, according to a continue reading »

Latinos in LA Remember Undocumented Student , Joaquin Luna Who Killed Himself

Young people in favor of the DREAM Act, families affected by deportations and pro-immigrant activists held a vigil here Friday in memory of an undocumented student in Texas who committed suicide last week. continue reading »

Clinton Urged to Press Mexico on Migrants’ Safety Traveling Through Country

A group of 33 Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives urged Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to pressure Mexico over the plight of Central American migrants and make respect for their human rights a key element of U.S. bilateral assistance. continue reading »

Nadal, Ferrer Give Spain Commanding Lead in Davis Cup Final

Spain took a commanding 2-0 lead here Friday over Argentina in the Davis Cup final after Rafael Nadal breezed to an easy victory and David Ferrer rallied to win a five-set marathon in the opening singles matches. continue reading »

1 Dead, 20 Injured in Protest Against Peru Prison Expansion

Clashes between Peruvian police and protesters opposed to the expansion of a prison south of this capital left one dead and 20 injured, local media reported. continue reading »