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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health on FDA’s Emergency Contraception Ruling

The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health is deeply disappointed by today’s FDA ruling to withhold emergency contraception medication, Plan B One-Step, from teens under 17 without a prescription. After review of safety data, the FDA found no reason to continue to continue reading »

Luis von Ahn of Guatemala Wants to Translate the Internet

Luis von Ahn, who left his native Guatemala at 17 to study in the United States and has since become a computer science pioneer, now is on a mission to translate Internet content into all of the world's major languages and bring the Web to a much broader global user base. continue reading »

Tamales a Tradition on Many Tables at Christmas

Tamales have become a tradition for Hispanic families in the United States who unite in their preparation and never lack for them on their tables at Christmastime. continue reading »

Police Dismantle Ring Trying To Smuggle Gadhafi’s Son to Mexico

A ring that was trying to smuggle Saadi Gadhafi, the son of late Libyan dictator Col. Moammar Gadhafi, and his family into Mexico has been dismantled, officials said Wednesday. continue reading »

Top Tip for Muggers: Make Sure Your Mark is Not a UFC Fighter

An attempted robbery in Chicago’s Southwest Side took a surprising turn when mugger Anthony Miranda, 24, chose the wrong victim, and paid for it with bruises and a bullet wound. continue reading »

Brazil Fines McDonald’s for Using Happy Meal Toys as Bait

The Consumer Defense Foundation in Sao Paulo fined fast-food giant McDonald's 3.19 million reais ($1.77 million) for including toys in children's meals. continue reading »

Elián Gonzalez Turns 18 Years-Old (VIDEO)

Elián spent his 18th birthday surrounded by friends and with his father, in a celebration held in his home in his native Cárdenas, 90 miles east of Havana. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: California Teen Lies About Being Pregnant, Hires Gang Members to Steal a Baby

A California teenager who lied about being pregnant is being accused of hiring gang members to steal another woman’s newborn baby. Gladys Remigio, 17, is said to have enlisted the help continue reading »

Author of Emblematic Cumbia Song “La Pollera Colorá” Dies (VIDEO)

Colombian composer Wilson Choperena, famous for being the author of “La Pollera Colorá”, died Tuesday in Bogotá, at the age of 87 years-old. continue reading »

Colombian Guerillas Use Dead Body Laced with Explosives to Deter Local Police

Four police officers were slightly wounded on Wednesday when they approached a dead body that FARC rebels left surrounded with explosives on the outskirts of Florencia, a city in the southwestern Colombian province of Caqueta, officials said. continue reading »

Woman Claims 19 Non-Existant Children on Tax Returns, Now Facing 143 Years in Prison

A former Los Angeles resident was sentenced this afternoon to 18 months in federal prison for filing fraudulent federal income tax returns that claimed deductions for 20 non-existent children who were supposedly all born on the same day. continue reading »

STUDY: Hispanics Had Greatest Health Risk During 2009’s H1N1 Flu Pandemic

Social determinants, including the lack of paid sick leave, contributed to higher risk of exposure to the influenza A (H1N1) virus among Hispanics in the U.S. continue reading »

Univision to Premiere Documentary on the Threat of Iran in Latin America

Don’t miss tomorrow’s premier of “La Amenaza Iraní,” a Documentary on the Emerging Iranian Threat to the U.S. and Latin America. continue reading »

Drunk Bolivian Teenager Killed By Flesh-Eating River Piranhas

An unnamed 18-year-old fisherman was reportedly drunk when he jumped out of a canoe, and into the piranha infested Yata river. continue reading »

Ecuador Expanding Access to Microcredit for Low-Income Women

Ecuador will expand access to microcredit, particularly among low-income women, through a $50 million loan approved by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) continue reading »