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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

Texas Contract Security Officer Charged with Sexual Abuse of Detainee

The Justice Department today announced the unsealing of an indictment charging Contract Security Officer Edwin Rodriguez, 31, of Raymondville, Texas, with sexual abuse of a female Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainee who was under his supervision at the Willacy Detention Center, a federally contracted detention facility in Raymondville, Texas. continue reading »

EPA to Chair North America Commission for Environmental Cooperation

The meeting with the Mexican and Canadian ministers of the environment, as well as representatives from across the three governments, focused on the goals of empowering communities to address environmental concerns, especially in states, tribes, and under-served communities, a priority of Administrator Jackson continue reading »

Changes at Center for Hispanic Policy, Research and Development Lack Transparency

Recently, members of the Hispanic Directors Association of New Jersey (HDANJ) received notice that Mr. Abraham Lopez had been appointed Executive Director of the Center for Hispanic Policy, Research and Development (CHPRD), and that the CHPRD mission and Advisory Committee continue reading »

Join us This and Every Sunday At HS-News Open Mic

Your backstage pass to HS-News showcase of emerging and established Latino musical talent. continue reading »

US Border Protection Trained Mexican Customs Canine Finds $2.4 Million

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Alan D. Bersin today congratulated the government of Mexico on the seizure of $2.4 million in illegal cash at the Mexico City airport using a CBP-trained canine. The canine training was provided under the Merida Initiative, a joint US-Mexico effort to combat the threats of transnational narcotics trafficking and organized crime. continue reading »

The Two by 2020 Mentoring Challenge

It came to me tonight on an airplane, the answer to the “What can each of us do?” question about improving today’s dismal higher education levels of American Latinos. The need for ALL college-educated Americans to understand the gravity of the situation and to step up and be personally involved as a long-term mentor must be clearly understood. This post does that. continue reading »

DREAM ACT Call to Action by Jose Antonio Vargas garners Mentoring Challenge

After hearing the shocking news of Pulitzer Prize winner Jose Antonio Vargas’ coming out about his immigration status, California author and entrepreneur Graciela Tiscareño-Sato decided to push her call for the “Two by 2020 Mentoring Challenge” harder than ever. continue reading »

Logging & Drug Threats Put Rainforests on UN Heritage Danger List

Illegal logging, poaching, and other intrusions have led rainforests in Honduras and Indonesia to be placed on the List of World Heritage in Danger, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) reported today. continue reading »

Statement of Support for the Central American Security Strategy Against Drugs

We, the Group of Friends of the International Conference in Support of the Central American Security Strategy, meeting on June 22, 2011, in Guatemala City, express our strong support and recognition to the Member States of the Central American Integration System (SICA) in their fight against organized crime and drug trafficking in the region. continue reading »

Two Indicted in Kentucky on Conspiracy and Harboring of Undocumented Bolivian National for Gain

Javier Arce, 58, and Cristina Mier Arce, 55, were indicted by a federal grand jury for conspiracy and harboring of an undocumented Bolivian national for their financial gain, the Justice Department announced today. continue reading »

Texas Border Patrol Agents Seize Nearly $9M in Narcotics

U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Rio Grande city station confiscated more than $7.2 million worth of cocaine and more than $1.7 million worth of marijuana in multiple seizures Thursday night and early this morning. continue reading »

Cholera Cases Increasing in Haiti and Dominican Republic- UN Reports

Cases of cholera are on the rise in Haiti and neighboring Dominican Republic, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) reported today, saying more than 18,000 new cases in Port-au-Prince, the Haitian capital, have been recorded recently. continue reading »

Guatemala: UN Envoy Against Sexual Violence Hails Arrest of Former Top Military Figure

A United Nations envoy welcomed the arrest of a former top Guatemalan military figure accused of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity, saying the arrest sends a strong signal that justice can prevail in the Central American country. continue reading »

Research Targeting Latino’s Ages 14-34 Reveals Nearly 50% Seek More Bilingual/Bicultural Content

The report is the first-of-its-kind conducted with this demographic, combining both quantitative and qualitative methodologies with 14-34 year old Latinos, both U.S. and foreign-borns that have lived in the U.S. for 15 years or more. continue reading »

RELAX this weekend with a Latin American Natural Wonder

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