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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

REPORT:  Brazil’s Oil Giant Petrobras Over Paid for Contracts by Nearly $2 Billion

Excessive payments on contracts for refineries and other projects by Brazilian state-controlled oil giant Petrobras may have amounted to nearly 3 billion reais ($1.17 billion), the head of an office investigating the alleged irregularities said. continue reading »

Mexican Authorities Arrest 22 Kidnapping Rings Operating Near Mexico City

Police arrested 22 suspected kidnappers who belong to two different gangs in Ozumba and Nezahualcoyotl, two cities in Mexico state, which surrounds the Federal District and forms part of the Mexico City metropolitan area, officials said. continue reading »

Conservationist in Mexico Release 1,000 Olive Ridley-Sea Turtles into Pacific Ocean

bout 1,000 Olive Ridley sea-turtle hatchlings have been released in the Pacific Ocean in the northwestern Mexican state of Baja California Sur, environmental groups said. continue reading »

Marc Anthony Marries Model Shannon de Lima in Dominican Republic

Puerto Rican singer Marc Anthony married his girlfriend, Venezuelan model Shannon de Lima, on Tuesday in the Dominican Republic, sources close to the artist told Efe. continue reading »

Protesters Take Over Acapulco Airport, Want Answers on Missing Students

Hundreds of students, teachers and relatives of the 43 education students who disappeared in September in the city of Iguala took over the airport Monday in the Mexican Pacific resort of Acapulco without being stopped by authorities. continue reading »

Violent Crime Cost Brazil $100 Billion in 2013

Violent crime cost Brazil 258 billion reais (about $100 billion) in 2013, a figure equivalent to 5.4 percent of the country's GDP, according to the new Brazilian Public Safety Annual Report, in which it is stated that an average of six people died in police operations each day during the year. continue reading »

Chicago Church Providing Sanctuary to Another Undocumented Mexican Immigrant

A week after winning the suspension of a deportation order for an undocumented mother, Our Lady of Guadalupe Mission in Chicago provided sanctuary for another Mexican immigrant. continue reading »

Dozen Armed Men Break in Rio Hospital to Rescue Wounded Gang Member

More than a dozen men armed with rifles burst into a hospital in suburban Rio de Janeiro on Monday to rescue a wounded gang boss in police custody, Brazilian authorities said. continue reading »

Ruby Graupera-Cassimiro Survives 45 Minutes without Heartbeat

A woman living in Boca Raton, north of Miami, managed to survive after going 45 minutes without a heartbeat due to complications from the Cesarean section she underwent in a hospital of that city, local media reported Monday. continue reading »

Sandra Bullock in Puerto Rico Filming “Our Brand is Crisis”

Sandra Bullock is in Puerto Rico to shoot scenes for "Our Brand is Crisis," a political comedy-drama co-produced by George Clooney. continue reading »

New York Times Urges President to Take Executive Action on Immigration

The New York Times on Friday urged President Barack Obama to take executive action on immigration reform as soon as possible and to "make it big" - despite recent Republican warnings against taking such steps on his own. continue reading »

First Chinese Owned Bank Allowed to Open in Mexico

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Ltd., the world's largest financial institution by total assets, said Saturday that Mexican authorities have approved its bank license application, official news agency Xinhua reported. continue reading »

Catalonia Hold ‘Symbolic’ Vote to Secede from Spain

More than two million citizens in the northeastern region of Catalonia participated in a non-binding vote on independence from Spain on Sunday despite a Constitutional Court ruling to suspend the voting temporarily. continue reading »

REPORT:  Former President Alberto Fujimoro Administration Had Links to Drug Cartels

Peruvian anti-drug prosecutor Sonia Medina said that there is abundant proof linking the 1990-2000 government of former President Alberto Fujimori to drug trafficking. continue reading »

Political Theivery in Northern Peru Region Assessed at $110 Million

A corruption network operated by officials in the northern Peruvian region of Ancash helped itself to about 320 million soles (more than $110 million) in recent years, Congressman Mesias Guevara, chairman of the committee investigating the case, said. continue reading »