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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

FARC Accused of Killing Columbian Indigenous Tribe Leaders

Leftist FARC guerrillas are responsible for the deaths of two Indian leaders in the northwestern province of Antioquia, the National Indigenous Organization of Colombia, or ONIC, said Thursday. continue reading »

Hispanic Occupy Oakland Protester Arrested, Faces Deportation

Francisco “Pancho” Ramos-Stierle was arrested as he was sitting in silent, non-violent protest against the deep inequality that pervades our society and affects so many Latinos and immigrants. continue reading »

Half of All Murders In Puerto Rico Drug Related

Just over 49 percent of the murders committed so far this year in Puerto Rico were drug-related, according to police statistics released on Thursday.That figure represents 490 people who were murdered for reasons linked to the drug trade, which uses the Caribbean island as a "bridge" to smuggle drugs to the U.S. mainland. continue reading »

Bus Carrying 17 Caught in Colombian Mudslide, Slides into Ditch

A mudslide dragged a bus 80 meters (260 feet) down a highway in central Colombia and dumped it in a ditch, but the 17 people aboard survived the accident, police said. continue reading »

CHILL this weekend with a Latin American Natural Wonder

CHILL this weekend with a Latin American natural wonder. Guess What and Where this is? continue reading »

Latino Health Advocates Urge Obama to Maintain Birth Control as Preventive Health Care

Today, the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) joined by the Hispanic Federation and 20 other local and national organizations that advocate for Latinos continue reading »

Shootout simulation held at Mexico school

About a thousand students and teachers participated in a gangland gun battle simulation at a school in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, officials said. continue reading »

9,300 Immigrant Visas Issued for Adoptions, Colombia Leads L.A. Region in Number of Adoptees

The Department of State is pleased to announce the release of the 2011 Annual Adoption Report to Congress, which coincides with National Adoption Month. continue reading »

After Kicking Out Anti-Immigrant Sen. Pearce, Arizonans Set Sights on Sheriff Arpaio

A group of Arizona residents who promoted the recall of Republican Sen. Russell Pearce, the chief architect of the state's harsh anti-immigration law, now aims to thwart the reelection of controversial Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. continue reading »

Argentine Actress Mia Maestro Thrilled to Sing and Act in ‘Twilight: Breaking Dawn’

Argentine actress Mia Maestro, who plays Carmen Denali in "Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn. Part 1," says she is "thrilled" she had the chance to act and even sing in the film premiering Friday. continue reading »

Online Spanish Royal Academy Dictionary Received 50M Visitors in October

The dictionary doubled its expected number of visitors last month, the majority, coming from Mexico, Argentina and Spain. continue reading »

Shakira’s In-Laws: “We Love you as Much as We Love Piqué” (VIDEO)

Joan Piqué, writer, entrepreneur and father of Barça player Gerard Piqué, said he and his wife love Shakira as much as they love their fútbol star son! continue reading »

Victoria’s Secret Angels Bring Heaven to Puerto Rico!

Alessandra Ambrosio, Adriana Lima, and Erin Heatherton attended the ribbon cutting for the Plaza Las Americas Victoria’s Secret store in San Juan, Puerto Rico. continue reading »

Puerto Rican “Franco the Gorilla” Launching Second Album

Puerto Rican rapper Franco the Gorilla is launching his second album, "La Verdadera Maquina" (The Real Machine), in which he works with artists he describes as the "cream" of reggaeton like Wisin & Yandel, Jowell & Randy, Cosculluela and O'Neill. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Man Tries to Hide Heroin in Woman’s ‘Lady Purse’, Telling Her to “Shove It Up There”

A New Mexico man has been arrested and charged with criminal sexual penetration, drug trafficking, and tampering with evidence, after he attempted to shove a bag of heroin inside a female friend’s crotch. continue reading »