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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

Senate Subcommittee Concludes- Immigration Reform Imperative for Economic Growth

“Removing barriers to legal immigration would be an enormous benefit to our economy,” said Nowrasteh. “Immigrants of all skill levels, from the highly skilled to the lower skilled, create jobs and economic opportunities for Americans.” continue reading »

Juan Valdez Café Reaches One Million Facebook Friends!

The iconic Colombian coffee brand with the man in the hat and the burro, has become the top Colombian brand on Facebook with over one million "friends" continue reading »

Hispanic Student Harassed by Teacher Sues School District for Civil Rights Violations

MALDEF Suit Seeks Reforms of Practices that Created Hostile Learning Environment and Deprived Student of Equal Opportunity. When Diana Aviles received her crying daughter's phone call last year, she couldn't believe what she heard continue reading »

Sofía Vergara Quits “The Paperboy” Written by Almodóvar

Sofía Vergara has quit the new production of Spanish Director-Writer Pedro Almodóvar “The Paperboy” due to schedule conflicts with filming of “Modern Family.” The Colombian actress will be replaced by Nicole Kidman in the film directed by Lee Daniels. continue reading »

Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney’s Family Has Mexican Roots

In a 2007 interview with "60 Minutes" the now-presidential candidate Mitt Romney said he couldn't "imagine anything more awful than polygamy,” when asked about his family’s polygamist continue reading »

Venezuelan Scientists Unsure of Simon Bolivar Cause of Death

Despite running tests, and analyzing the Libertador’s remains for over a year, what killed Simón Bolívar is still a mystery. continue reading »

Republican Presidential Candidates Turn Down Chance to Speak at NCLR Conference

Monday, President Obama spoke at the National Council of La Raza annual conference and recommitted himself to working towards getting the DREAM Act passed and work towards immigration reform, but along with the President, Republican presidential candidates were invited to address the conference. However, NCLR’s President said all nine turned down the invitation. continue reading »

“Americans With Disabilities Act” 21 Years Later, Kathy Martinez’ Story (VIDEO)

Watch disability rights advocate Kathy Martínez of Berkeley, California explain how the law has helped people with disabilities in our nation, and hear her point out the difficulties still to overcome. continue reading »

Who Should be On the “Dance Floor” with Obama on Immigration Reform?

Come visit our ¿Amigo ó Enemigo? section as we analyze and dissect what is said by and about Hispanics and Latinos. continue reading »

Senator Menendez Responds to President Obama’s Remarks at the NCLR Annual Conference (BILINGUAL)

US Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Chairman of the Senate Democratic Task Force and author of Comprehensive Immigration Reform, today released the following statement in response to President Obama’s remarks at the National Council of La Raza Annual Conference: continue reading »

Puerto Rican Roberto Alomar Inducted Into Baseball Hall of Fame (VIDEO)

The Former Toronto Blue Jay and probably best second-base man of all time was inducted into the hall of fame. Alomar, who played second base for the Blue Jays in the 1992 and 1993 World Series Championships has become the first Blue Jay to be inducted to the HOF, and the twentieth second baseman. He is the third Puerto Rican to be inducted, the other two are Orlando Cepeda and Roberto Clemente. continue reading »

Colombian Salsa Legend Joe Arroyo Dies (MUSIC VIDEO)

The legendary salsa artist from the Northern Colombian Caribbean, passed away this morning in Barranquilla, Colombia. continue reading »

Jose Fellicano, Alex Lora, Linda Ronstadt & Others to be Honored with Lifetime Latin Grammy’s

Joe Arroyo, Gal Costa, Jose Feliciano, Alex Lora, Les Luthiers, Ruben Rada, and Linda Ronstadt will be honored with The Latin Recording Academy®'s Lifetime Achievement Award, and Manuel Alejandro, Jesus "Chucho" Ferrer and Ray Santos are the recipients of the prestigious Trustees Award, it was announced today by The Latin Recording Academy. continue reading »

Criminal Alien Turns Snitch, Turns in Fellow Drug Smuggler & Stash-House Location

An illegal immigrant working for a drug-trafficking organization was apprehended Wednesday in the West Desert. While being interviewed by Ajo Station Border Patrol agents, the subject provided information leading to yesterday’s arrest of fellow drug smugglers, as well as the location of a stash-house. continue reading »

Over 125 Global Scholars & Student Leaders Participate in U.S. Exchange Programs

The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs will host over 125 participants for the inaugural Around the World in an Afternoon, a cultural and academic festival at the Department of State in Washington, D.C. continue reading »