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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

New Report Faults Secure Communities for Wrongful Arrests and Detentions of Latinos

Secure Communities relies on local law enforcement to target noncitizens for deportation. Fingerprints from individuals booked into local jails—many on minor infractions—are sent to the Department of Homeland Security for an immigration check, triggering arrests. This has transformed the enforcement landscape by allowing U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents to effectively run federal immigration checks on everyone booked into a local jail. continue reading »

Rio de Janeiro Prepares for Dengue Epidemic

As summer approaches south of the equator, Rio de Janeiro braces for the season’s worst enemy: Dengue Fever. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Woman Who Drowned Infant Child in 1986 Now Stabs Mother in Face

In 1986, Lorenza Delgadillo Penguelly was charged with killing her 5-month-old daughter. Monday, she was arrested for attacking her mother with a knife. Though convicted for killing her , Penguelly’s lawyers su continue reading »

WATCH Stephen Colbert Take on Herman Cain’s Picturesque Quips (VIDEO)

Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert poked some fun at Republican Candidate Herman Cain’s “joke” about putting an electrified fence on the border. continue reading »

Missing CA Teen Contacts Mother via Facebook, Says She’s In Mexico, Married and Pregnant

A California mother is both relieved and worried after receiving a Facebook message from a teenage daughter who vanished months ago. Sheri Simonek was terrified when her 15-year-old daughter, Alisa Wheeler, disappeared four months ago. continue reading »

Meet Director Rodrigo Garcia and his new Project “Albert Nobbs” (VIDEO)

Rodrigo García is the film director son of Colombian Nobel Prize writer Gabriel García Márquez. In Garcia's latest film “Albert Nobbs”, Glenn Close poses as a man so she can work as a butler in 19th Century continue reading »

WATCH Chef José Andrés Make Conan A Power Tool Cocktail (VIDEO)

Spanish Chef José Andrés recently won the coveted James Beard Foundation's Outstanding Chef Award, the highest honor a chef can achieve in America. continue reading »

Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony Talent Show “¡Q’Viva! The Chosen” Signs Deals with 3 Major Networks

Paving the way for its worldwide television debut in the first quarter of 2012, Simon Fuller’s XIX Entertainment, Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony, and Jamie King, announced Wednesday the first three of 21 broadcast network deals continue reading »

Arnold’s First Post-Governator Lead Role: Border Patrol Beefcake

The former California Governor is making a Hollywood comeback, with a film that is equal parts Joe Arpaio, High Noon and Terminator. continue reading »

2,000+ Sharks Massacred by Costa Rican Boats in Colombian Sanctuary

Russian divers visiting Malpelo, a Colombian ocean sanctuary reported the disaster to authorities. Russian divers on a visit to the Colombian marine sanctuary of Malpelo, a UNESCO World Heritage site, continue reading »

Mexican Marijuana Backpacker Caught at Border with Carpet Cleaning Shoes to Conceal Footprints

Communications Division Border Patrol agents assigned to the Tucson Sector, a component of the Joint Field Command-Arizona, apprehended a Mexican national yesterday in connection with the seizure of 187 pounds of marijuana. continue reading »

Walmart Donates $1 Million for Latino Youth Leadership Development

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI), the nation's premier Latino youth leadership development and educational organization, announced a new $1 million grant from Walmart to continue the fall and spring semesters of its award-winning Congressional Internship Program (CIP) through 2015. continue reading »

Secure Communities Dragnet Includes US Citizens

The Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and the National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON) welcome the publication of a new report by the Warren Institute at UC Berkeley School of Law that exposes the violations of the rights of both citizens and non-citizens alike by the Secure Communities program. Released on the heels of the hard-hitting PBS expose, continue reading »

Mexico Tackling Breast Cancer, a Leading Cause of Death for Women

At the start of his speech, the President recognized the importance of Mexican civil society organizations in the fight against the disease and the growing social awareness about prevention and early diagnosis. continue reading »

Latin American Clown Convention Arrives in México to Break Records and Bring Peace (VIDEO)

Mexico City is hosting more than 500 clowns from all of Latin America, who are in the city to march and to try and break the world record for the largest group of people laughing at the same time. continue reading »