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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

Expert: Climate Change to Increase Pests, Disease in Coffee Crops

Pests and diseases such as the coffee berry borer, coffee rust and leaf spot disease could make a strong comeback due to drastic climate change, a scientist warned the 25th International Conference on Coffee Science in the Colombian city of Armenia. continue reading »

Ronaldinho Receives Warm Welcome in Mexico

Brazilian attacking midfielder Ronaldinho, recently signed by Mexican-league club Queretaro, thanked fans for their warm welcome during his presentation at halftime of a game against Puebla. continue reading »

Kate del Castillo Debuts in Hollywood Thriller “No Good Deed”

Mexican actress Kate del Castillo appeared in the U.S. premiere of the suspense thriller "No Good Deed," her latest role in Hollywood movies, and says further films are not to be ruled out following the stardom she has achieved in the world of Spanish-language telenovelas. continue reading »

Venezuelan Official Denies Fast-Acting Deadly Virus in Hospital

A Venezuelan governor denied that eight people were killed by a deadly, fast-acting virus at a hospital in the north-central city of Maracay and accused the head of the local medical association of deliberately attempting to sow panic among the local population. continue reading »

Brazil Prosecutors File Criminal Charges Against Eike Batista

Brazilian federal prosecutors have filed criminal charges against high-profile businessman Eike Batista and asked a federal court to freeze up to 1.5 billion reais ($642.3 million) worth of the former multi-billionaire's assets. continue reading »

Support for Death Penalty Drops to 50-Year Low in California

Just over half of California's registered voters - 56 percent - favor keeping capital punishment as a legal sentence, the lowest level of support in the past 50 years, according to a survey by Field Research Corp. continue reading »

6 FARC Rebels Killed in Colombian Military Operation

Six leftist FARC rebels were killed in a military operation in the central province of Meta, the Colombian military said Friday. continue reading »

Barça Sets Sights on Tighten Grip on First Place

Barcelona will aim to strengthen its position at the top of La Liga after it hosts Athletic Bilbao this weekend at Camp Nou. Barça comes into Saturday's match having beaten Elche and Villarreal in its first two matches. continue reading »

Bolivian Government Inaugurates Refinery Following Expansion

Bolivia's government on Friday inaugurated an expanded refinery in the central province of Cochabamba that will help the Andean nation reduce diesel imports. continue reading »

Spanish Authorities Arrest 9 Brits For Drug Trafficking

Spanish Civil Guards and agents of Britain's National Crime Agency have broken up a drug trafficking ring and arrested nine Britons on the island of Mallorca, officials said Friday. continue reading »

U.N. Calls on FIFA to Help Combat Ebola in West Africa

FIFA, soccer's world governing body, said Friday that it looks forward to cooperating with the United Nations to combat the Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 2,000 people in West Africa. continue reading »

Barça Sets Sights on Tighten Grip on First Place

Barcelona will aim to strengthen its position at the top of La Liga after it hosts Athletic Bilbao this weekend at Camp Nou. Barça comes into Saturday's match having beaten Elche and Villarreal in its first two matches. continue reading »

Police Arrest 3 With Homemade Bomb in Chile

Three people were arrested Friday in the northern city of Antofagasta while carrying a homemade bomb and explosive materials, Chile's militarized national police, the Carabineros, said. continue reading »

Enrique Peña Nieto Criticizes Use of American Troops on Texas Border

The decision of Texas Gov. Rick Perry to station National Guard troops on the border with Mexico "is not only disagreeable" but "reprehensible," Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto said in an interview published Friday. continue reading »

Peruvian Government Considering Lima Metro Expansion

A consortium that includes the Spanish unit of London-based consulting giant PricewaterhouseCoopers has been selected to conduct a preliminary study of the proposed Line 3 of the Lima metro, Peruvian private investment agency Proinversion said in a statement. continue reading »