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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

Colombia Guerrilla Group FARC Names New Leader

Colombia's FARC guerrilla group said it has named Timoleon Jimenez, alias "Timochenko," as successor to previous rebel chief Alfonso Cano, who was killed in a military operation earlier this month. continue reading »

Chevron May Abandon Leaking Well in Brazil after Nov. 8 Spill

Brazilian oil regulator ANP approved Chevron Corp.'s plan to seal a leaking offshore well, the official Agencia Brasil news agency said Tuesday. continue reading »

Social Security Launches New Spanish Online Services at www.segurosocial.gov

Michael J. Astrue, Commissioner of Social Security, announced that the agency’s most popular online services, the applications for retirement and Medicare and for Extra Help with Medicare prescription drug costs, are now available in Spanish. continue reading »

Virtual Campaign Launched to Shut Down U.S. Largest Immigration Detention Center (VIDEO)

On November 18th, Brave New Foundation's Cuéntame is partnering with a coalition of immigrant and civil rights organizations, continue reading »

U.S. State Officials to Visit Argentina and Brazil

Assistant Secretary of State for International Security and Nonproliferation, Thomas Countryman, is on travel to Argentina and Brazil from November 15 to 18 continue reading »

U.S. Allowing Mexican Citizens to Enter as ‘Trusted Travelers’

The United States government announced Tuesday that it is opening to Mexican citizens the trusted traveler program known as Global Entry, which operates via automated kiosks at selected international airports. continue reading »

Honduran Mother finds Missing Son After Nearly 10 Years in Mexico Jail

One of the 33 Central American mothers traveling across Mexico in search of children who disappeared en route to the United States was reunited with her missing son at a jail in the southern state of Chiapas. continue reading »

STUDY: Latinas Making Consistent Gains in Seeking Higher Education

Young adult Hispanics who are immigrants or the U.S.-born children of immigrants are making consistent generational gains in education and employment, continue reading »

Shakira to Offer Private Concert for India Tycoon

Colombian singer Shakira is performing on Tuesday in the western Indian city of Udaipur as part of the private celebration of the 80th birthday of real estate tycoon K.P. Singh, India's media said. continue reading »

Selena and The Biebs’ Bundle of Fur Ate Too Many Rocks!

Baylor, Selena Gómez and Justin Bieber’s husky mix got very ill on Friday and was ready to be taken onto surgery, after reportedly eating too many rocks. continue reading »

No More Two Hour Lunch Breaks: Spain Considering 9-to-5 Work Schedule

Facing economic uncertainty, Spain is looking to make cuts everywhere they can, and currently being considered for the chopping block is workers’ two-hour (or more) lunch breaks. continue reading »

Bipartisan Legislation Introduced to Create American Latino Museum

Bipartisian bill introduced today to authorize the building of the Smithsonian American Latino Museum continue reading »

The Heat is On In Oscar De La Hoya’s Latest Sex Scandal (VIDEO)

Boxer Oscar de la Hoya has turned up the heat in the case of a woman suing him for $5M for allegedly imprisoning her during a kinky night of sex and drugs. continue reading »

Costa Rican Judge Suspended After Giving Known Narcos House Arrest Sentences

A Costa Rican judge has been suspended for committing a “serious fault” in her decision to convert the sentencing of two Mexican drug traffickers to house arrest, allowing them to live in their condominiums, just a door between them and the general public. continue reading »

Hispanic Wal-Mart To Open in Socorro, TX

The soon-to-be opened 35,000-square-foot Hispanic-themed Walmart will carry a full line of groceries, including fresh produce, frozen foods, meats, dairy and organic foods. continue reading »