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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

2,200 Homes Destroyed in Massive Fire in Valparaiso Chile

Chilean President Michelle Bachelet promised on Monday to rebuild "with all the resources necessary" the Pacific port city of Valparaiso, which was devastated by a huge and still active fire that has killed 13 people and destroyed 2,200 homes. continue reading »

REPORT:  Cuba has Over 16,000 Cases of AIDS

The number of people in Cuba with HIV/AIDS currently stands at 16,479, according to figures published Monday in the official weekly Trabajadores. continue reading »

Tour Bus Collides with Tractor-Trailer in Veracruz, 33 Killed

At least 33 people were killed early Sunday when a tour bus collided with a tractor-trailer and burst into flames on the Cosamalopan-Acayucan highway in the southern part of the Mexican Gulf state of Veracruz, officials said. continue reading »

Foreign Investment in Spanish Real Estate Hits 9-Year High

Foreign investment in Spanish real estate rose in 2013 for the fourth consecutive year to 6.45 billion euros ($8.95 billion), the highest level registered in the past nine years and 16 percent more than in 2012. continue reading »

Massive Fire in Valparaiso Chile Results in 11 Deaths, Hundreds Homes Destroyed

At least 11 people have died in a huge fire that is still burning in the hillside neighborhoods surrounding the Chilean capital in Valparaiso, the Carabineros militarized police force said Sunday, lowering the death toll from the 16 fatalities the force had reported earlier. continue reading »

Antonio Banderas Partakes in Holy Week Events in Spain

Actor Antonio Banderas said Sunday that he returned once again for Holy Week to his hometown of Malaga, a city in southern Spain, to "rest" from the "whirlpool" of making four films this year and enjoy his "people." continue reading »

P.R. Supreme Court Justice Steps Down Due to Constitutional Requirements

Puerto Rican Supreme Court Chief Justice Federico Hernandez Denton stepped down after nearly 30 years on the bench and was replaced by Justice Liana Fiol Matta. continue reading »

Honduran Media Executive Murdered in His Home

A Radio Progreso executive who had received protection since 2009 was found stabbed to death this weekend in the northern Honduran province of Yoro, Reflection, Investigation and Communications Team, or ERIC, director the Rev. Ismael Moreno said. continue reading »

Death in Army Occupied Favela Sparks Protests in Rio

The first slaying in military action at a Rio de Janeiro shantytown complex known as Mare, which was occupied last week by the army, sparked protests by locals who said the victim was a worker with no ties to any criminal groups. continue reading »

Drummond Boat Shipwrecked Near Coast of Colombia

The U.S. mining company Drummond reported Saturday the shipwreck of a boat that was helping with construction work at this multinational coal company's port on the Colombian Caribbean, though nothing has been said about the possible environmental impact of the accident. continue reading »

Fire Forces 100 People to Evacuate Spanish Island

Some 100 people were evacuated Saturday as a fire spread in the municipality of Sant Josep de sa Talaia on the Spanish Mediterranean island of Ibiza. continue reading »

Puerto Rico to Reexamine Teacher Pensions After Overhaul Struck Down

Puerto Rico's government said it will seek alternative ways of overhauling the U.S. commonwealth's teacher pension system after the island's Supreme Court ruled that a new law to modify the current retirement scheme was unconstitutional. continue reading »

Dell Creates Training Center at University in Panama

The Dell computer company inaugurated at the state Technological University of Panama, or UTP, a training center with an investment of over $30,000, for the purpose of promoting joint development of studies and research in the field of technology, the company said. continue reading »

Chavists, Opposition Criticize First Dialogue Meeting

The first meeting for a dialogue between Chavists and the opposition this week in Venezuela was followed by a day of reflection that included cheers, criticism and skepticism about its effects on the country's political crisis. continue reading »

Brazil Inaugurates First City Totally Wired With Optical Fiber

The Brazilian city of Aguas de Sao Pedro, in central Sao Paulo state, became the first municipality in the country totally wired with optical fiber as part of a "digital city" project aiming to modernize and digitize public services. continue reading »