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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

Britney Spears Celebrating Her 30th Birthday in México

Britney turns 30 years old today, and chose to spend her special day in sunny México. Happy Birthday, Britney! Estas son las mañanitas que cantaba el Rey David….. continue reading »

El Paso’s Own “Treadmill Dancing Queen’ Video Gets Over 1 Million YouTube Hits (VIDEO)

"The next Beyoncé on the treadmill," was caught breaking it down on the treadmill at an El Paso gym. Robert Gonzalez used his Android phone to record a video of Nichole Harris doing her amazing dance/workout on the treadmill. With her permission, Gonzalez uploaded the video to YouTube and over the last month, her "performance" went viral. continue reading »

Hispanic Youth Spending Key to Growth of Restaurant Industry

Without the influence of Hispanic spending and population patterns, restaurant industry sales would have declined during 2008 through 2010, according to “Latino Foodservice Trends in the U.S.,” a just-released report from Packaged Facts. continue reading »

Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Spain Films Competing in Sundance

Check out the Spanish Language competing films and the documentaries with Hispanic themes competing in next year’s Sundance Film Festival. continue reading »

Life Expectancy of Brazilians Rises Three Years

Brazilians' life expectancy rose by three years in the past decade, increasing from 70.46 years in 2000 to 73.48 years in 2010, the government said Thursday. continue reading »

Does Mexico Need the International Criminal Court? MX Officials Furious

As Mexicans struggle with relentless massacres, mass graves and assassinations, a group of activists have turned to an outside power for help — the International Criminal Court. continue reading »

Latino Commission on AIDS Recognized on World AIDS Day

Today, the Latino Commission on AIDS (Commission), along with Citywide Harm Reduction received an award from Mayor Michael Bloomberg at the 24th Annual World AIDS Day Breakfast that took place at Gracie Mansion. continue reading »

Mother of U.S. Constractor Being Held in Cuba Makes Video Appeal to Raul Castro

The mother of Alan Gross, the U.S. aid contractor being held in a Cuban prison, released on Thursday a video message to Cuba's President Raul Castro urging him to free her son on humanitarian grounds. continue reading »

Demian Bichir Nominated for Independent Spirit Award for Role in ” A Better Life”

Mexico's Demian Bichir is reaping the fruits of his recent labor with his nomination for an Independent Spirit Award 2012 for best actor for his role in the film "A Better Life." continue reading »

Chile, Uruguay Deemed Most Transparent, Least Corrupt Countries in Region

Chile and Uruguay are the leaders in transparency in Latin America, while Venezuela and Paraguay are perceived as the most corrupt, according to a report published yesterday by Transparency International (TI). continue reading »

Number of Chinese Students in Spain Skyrockets

The number of Chinese students studying in Spain has increased from 500 in 2003 to more than 5,500 this year, according to figures provided Thursday by a diplomat at China's embassy in Madrid. continue reading »

How is Gay Porn Star and Adult Website Owner Ric Alonso Associated with Miss America?

More than a few eyebrows were raised when it was realized that one of the sponsors of the Miss America pageant is not only a gay porn star, but also the owner of three adult websites. continue reading »

Latino GOP Group Calls for Rick Perry to Quit Presidential Bid

A national Republican group, Cafe Con Leche Republicans, has issued a plea to Governor Rick Perry to quit his bid for the Presidential nomination. continue reading »

Russia to Build AK-47 Projectile Factory in Cuba

Russia plans to build a factory in Cuba to make ammunition for AK-47 assault rifles, Federal Agency for Military and Technical Cooperation director Konstantin Biriulin said Thursday. continue reading »

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 »