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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

Prolific Actress Elizabeth Peña Passes Away at 55

Cuban-American actress Elizabeth Peña, known for her roles in films such as "Jacob's Ladder" and "La Bamba," has died continue reading »

Getting Latinos to Go Out and Vote

Organizations pushing to turn out the Hispanic vote in Arizona are intensifying their efforts to get Latino voters to go to the polls on Nov. 4 and not become apathetic due to the lack of congressional action on approving immigration reform. continue reading »

“Spoon” Program Launches to Combat Malnutrition and Obesity in Latin America

The Inter-American Development Bank on Wednesday launched a pilot project in the most disadvantaged areas of Colombia, Guatemala, Mexico and Peru to reduce the risks of malnutrition and obesity, which can be linked, in children under age five. continue reading »

Citigroup Exits Consumer Banking in 6 Latin American Countries

U.S. banking giant Citigroup said Tuesday it planned to exit the consumer banking business in 11 countries, including six nations in Latin America. continue reading »

Major Kiddie Porn Ring Busted in Brazil

Brazilian authorities arrested 51 people Wednesday on charges of possession and dissemination of child pornography. continue reading »

Widespread Protests in Mexico in Name of 43 MIssing Students

Thousands of students across Mexico took part in demonstrations Wednesday to protest the disappearance of 43 education students last month in the southern city of Iguala. continue reading »

Sao Paulo Experiencing Severe Drought Conditions

There are water supply problems in some parts of Sao Paulo, Brazil's most populous state, due to the record drought affecting the region, state officials said Wednesday. continue reading »

Mexico’s Foreign Reserve Increase by $364 Million

Mexico's foreign reserves increased by $364 million last week to $190.83 billion, the Bank of Mexico said. continue reading »

5 Teens Gunned Down Near Rio de Janeiro

Five teenagers were shot to death and a 12-year-old boy was wounded in the city of Duque de Caxias, near Rio de Janeiro, authorities reported Tuesday. continue reading »

Brazil Breaks Up Major Illegal Abortion Ring

At least 56 people were arrested Tuesday in Rio de Janeiro for belonging to an organization suspected of being the chief provider of illegal abortions in this Brazilian state, officials said. continue reading »

25 Latin American Countries Sign Declaration to Eliminate Child Labor

The labor ministers and representatives of 25 Latin American and Caribbean countries on Tuesday in this capital signed a declaration launching an initiative to rid the region of child labor, officials said. continue reading »

Citigroup Uncovered $15 Million Fraud in It’s Mexico Banamex Division

Citigroup Inc. announced Tuesday that an independent probe found evidence of $15 million in fraud at the personal security unit belonging to Banamex, the U.S.-based financial giant's Mexican division. continue reading »

Actor Hector Elizondo’s 50-Year Career is Honored

Veteran actor Hector Elizondo was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award for his 50-year career that has included theater, movies and television, by his colleagues in the Hispanic Organization of Latino Actors, or HOLA, during its annual gala in New York. continue reading »

Fidel Castro Makes Mention of NY Times Editorial Calling for End of Cuban Embargo

Last weekend's editorial in The New York Times calling for an end to Washington's economic embargo against Cuba was spurred by a quest for "the greatest benefit" to U.S. policy in difficult times, Fidel Castro said in an article published Tuesday. continue reading »

Singer Miguel Bose Unveils Plans to Help Mexico’s Native Indians

Spanish singer Miguel Bose has unveiled a project aimed at helping children in Mexico's Indian communities. continue reading »