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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

Brazil Refurbishes Hydroelectric Power Plants

In one of the largest energy-efficiency investments ever undertaken in Brazil, a public utility will use a $128 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to partly finance the rehabilitation and modernization of two large hydroelectric complexes in order to increase power production, lower maintenance costs and double the service life of the facilities. continue reading »

16 Mexican State Governments Launch Initiative to Capitalize on Remittances

For the first time in its history Mexico with 16 state governments is launching an initiative that has the potential to be a game changer for Mexicans on both sides of the border. continue reading »

Hispanic Standout:  Marty Castro First Latino Chairperson of the US Commission on Civil Rights

As political pundits try to figure out what if any influence the Latino community is having on the President’s agenda there is an eloquent and persistent Latino voice making sure President Obama doesn’t forget issues of discrimination and voter rights in the community. continue reading »

Cerveza Fría? iPhone App Helps you Find it!

NearBeer is the name of the iPhone app which shows you the nearest, cheapest beer available this summer! continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Woman Mistakes Gun for Lighter, Shoots 12-yr-old Daughter

A mother injured her daughter when she mistook a small gun for a lighter late Sunday afternoon. Rachel Avila, 30, told police that she and her daughter were talking with friends in front of their home in Banning, California when she found what she thought was a novelty cigarette lighter. continue reading »

Ke$ha Performing in Mexico for First Time Via “MTV World Stage”

MTV Latin America announced today that the international concert event, World Stage Mexico, will take place in Mexico City for the second consecutive year. The massive musical event will feature international pop star Ke$ha in her first-ever performance in Mexico. continue reading »

Brother of Cesar Chavez, Richard Chavez, Dies – Helped Organized Grape Boycotts of ‘60s

The brother of Cesar Chavez, Richard Chavez has died in California at the age of 81. Richard helped his brother build the United Farm Workers to the political and civil rights force it became. continue reading »

Chicharito Hernández Better After Hospital Stint With Concussion

The Mexican soccer player missed Wednesday’s Manchester United match against the MLS All-Stars after being hospitalized. continue reading »

Uruguayan Soccer Fans in NY Bullied By Police During Celebrations of Copa Win (VIDEO)

Dozens of officers from NYC’s 115th Precinct used excessive force, on Uruguayans celebrating the Copa America win. continue reading »

Scary and Weird: Movie Trailer for Pedro Almodovar’s ‘La Piel Que Habito’

Get ready for some really scary and weird stuff from Pedro Almodovar's new movie 'La Piel Que Habito'. Almodovar's latest film competed at this year's Cannes Film Festival. continue reading »

Former CNN Anchor Rick Sanchez to Be Florida Football Radio Commentator

The former CNN anchor, Rick Sanchez, has landed a gig as a Florida International University (FIU) football radio commentator for this upcoming season. continue reading »

“I’m Like The Phoenix” Says the Reborn Hugo Chávez Today on his 57th Birthday

By medical advice, the Venezuelan leader is celebrating his birthday sheltered and surrounded by few inside the Miraflores palace. continue reading »

EU Issues Cholera Travel Alert for Dominican Republic, 6 Tourists Affected in Punta Cana

The Dominican Republic hotel sector has announced a series of measures to prevent the spread of cholera, after six tourists - two Europeans and four Chileans - contracted the disease after a stay in Punta Cana. continue reading »

NCLR Poll:  Immigration Tops Jobs & Economy as Most Important Issue for Latinos

A poll conducted at the National Council of La Raza's (NCLR) Annual Conference held in Washington, D.C. showed that immigration overwhelmingly trumps both the economy and education as the most important issue for Latinos. continue reading »

Nicargua Obtains Financing for $22 Million to Improve Electrical Service Throughout Country

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved the second loan, for $22 million, for Nicaragua's National Sustainable Electrification and Renewable Energy Program (PNESER, for its initials in Spanish). continue reading »