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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

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 »

Narco Blog: Six Young Men, Known Drug Dealers Executed in Monterrey

Gunmen lined up six young men and killed them in a neighborhood in Monterrey, the capital of the northern Mexican state of Nuevo Leon, officials said. "A group of armed men arrived in a taxi and an SUV in one of this city's neighborhoods and killed them continue reading »

STUDY: While More Kids Have Health Insurance, Latinos Kids Remain Disproportionately Uninsured

The vast majority of states managed to reduce the number of children going without health insurance during these tough economic times, according to a new report by Georgetown University Health continue reading »

Grammy Nominations Announced, Bruno Mars Nominated for 6

Bruno Mars, the only Latino artist nominated outside of the Latino categories picked up 6 Grammy nods, including Album of the Year, Record of the Year & Song of the Year. continue reading »

STUDY:  Poverty Rates in Latin America at Lowest Rate in 20 Years

Poverty rates in Latin America have dropped to their lowest levels in 20 years, according to a new United Nations report which highlights public spending continue reading »

Newest Narco Tunnel Has Elevator, $65 Million in Pot and Electric Rail Cars

Agencies with the San Diego Tunnel Task Force Wednesday announced the arrest of six suspects and the seizure of more than 32 tons of marijuana continue reading »

Mexico’s Contestant for Miss Earth Visits Philippines

Casandra Becerra, Mexico's contestant for the title of Miss Earth, said she feels "at home" in The Philippines, the host country for this year's 10th edition of the pageant. continue reading »

20 Individuals Charged With Recruiting Illegal Immigrants to Work in Mob-Owned Strip Clubs

The United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Preet Bharara and other authorities announced charges today against 20 individuals continue reading »

Mexico Commits to Building at Least 10 Renewable Energy Facilities, Obtains $70 Million in Financing

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a concessional loan for $70 million to boost funding for renewable energies in electricity generation in Mexico continue reading »

Brazil’s First Astronaut, Marcos Pontes, Chosen as Goodwill Ambassador

The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) announced today that it has appointed Marcos Pontes, the first Brazilian astronaut to go into space, as a Goodwill Ambassador. continue reading »

Honduras Obtains $180 Million in Loans to Reform Pension System & Prepare for Natural Disasters

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved three loans for Honduras for a total of $180 million to support reforms to the pension system continue reading »