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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

300 Kilos of Cocaine Worth $6 Million Found Floating Near Puerto Rican Coast

A US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) maritime patrol vessel intercepted yesterday afternoon a vessel with 10 bales with totaling 300 kilos/ 661.37pounds of cocaine about 50 miles north of the coast of Aguadilla. continue reading »

Dominican Shortstop Jose Reyes Makes $106 Million Deal with Miami Marlins

Jose Reyes has agreed to a nine-figure, six-year contract with the Miami Marlins after the ball club pursued the shortstop for over a month. Pending a physical, Reyes’ contract continue reading »

STUDY: Latin America’s Low Quality Education Contributing to Increasing Teen Pregnancy

It is common to blame pregnancies for school desertions. However, a new study by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) suggests that some adolescents in Latin America and the Caribbean continue reading »

NAACP: Minorities Right To Vote Being Suppressed

A new report reveals direct connections between the trend of increasing, unprecedented African American and Latino voter turnout and an onslaught of restrictive measures continue reading »

Mexico Elections Could be Filled With Drug Money

People should not rule out the possibility that drug money could play a "fundamental part" in the campaigns for Mexico's July 2012 general elections, drug expert Ricardo Ravelo said during the Guadalajara International Book Fair. continue reading »

Revered Haitian-Dominican Advocate, Sonia Pierre Dies at 48

Sonia Pierre, the outspoken defender of the rights of Haitians living in the Dominican Republic, died suddenly yesterday of a massive heart attack at the age of 48. continue reading »

Catholic Cardinal Publicly Blesses Cuban Athletes & Baseball Fans, A First

In an event that is unprecedented, the Archbishop of Havana, Cardinal Jaime Ortega, during the procession of the image of the Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre, in the parking lot outside the main stadium of baseball in Cuba, in the Latin American Park, sent a blessing to players continue reading »

Another Guiness Record For Mexico - Most Telescopes Pointed at the Moon

Mexican hobbyists and astronomers broke their own Guinness record by using a total of 2,753 telescopes all around the country to simultaneously observe the moon, organizers of the effort reported on Sunday. continue reading »

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 »