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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

UNESCO to Name Three Brazilians as Goodwill Ambassadors

Three Brazilians – a businessman, a designer and an artist – will be formally named Goodwill Ambassadors for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on Friday, the agency announced today. continue reading »

Study Reveals Incas Prospered Thanks to Llama Poop

New research identifies llama dung as the key to the success of the Incan empire before the arrival of Europeans in South America. At the height of their success as a civilization in the 14th and 15 centuries, continue reading »

Latinos Take Home Some Top Awards at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards

Bruno Mars, Enrique Iglesias, Shakira, and Taio Cruz took home some of Billboard’s top awards this weekend, while Justin Bieber broke a few more hearts with a kiss for his girlfriend, Selena Gomez. continue reading »

U.S. Rum Tax Benefitting Puerto Rico Under Government Scrutiny with New Legislation

U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) has re-introduced legislation to ensure that more taxpayer money for the U.S. territories is used to invest in job creation and vital public services instead of subsidizing foreign corporations. continue reading »

Senator Warner Signs on as DREAM Act Co-Sponsor

Senator Warner (Virginia) signed on as a cosponsor of the DREAM Act. Below is a video in both English and Spanish with Senator Warner explaining why he supports this important legislation. continue reading »

Costa Rica Joins UN Human Rights Council for First Time, While Chile and Peru Return

Six countries that have never previously served on the United Nations Human Rights Council are among 15 new members of the Geneva-based body after a round of balloting among UN Member States this past Friday morning. continue reading »

UN Urging Peru to do More to Combat Modern Day Slavery in Its Country

A United Nations human rights expert on slavery today urged Peru to do more to combat abuses in the country’s logging, mining and domestic services sectors. Gulnara Shahinian, the Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery, said after a 12-day fact-finding visit to the Andean country that the Peruvian authorities have “demonstrated a strong will to combat continue reading »

Depp-Cruz’ Pirates of the Caribbean Sees Biggest International Opening EVER at $256.3M

Good news for Johnny Depp and Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean movie franchise and even better for new cast mate Spaniard Penelope Cruz. Box office reports places the newest Pirates sequel “One Stranger Tides” as the biggest international opening with box office receipts of $256.3 million. Russia was the movie’s biggest opening day market. continue reading »

Boxing Great Oscar de la Hoya Enter Rehab

Bad new for Tres Generaciones tequila, its premier spokesman Oscar de la Hoya has just acknowledges he is in rehab for a substance abuse problem. continue reading »

Hispanic Republican Group Urge Porsche to Boycott Georgia in Light of Anti-Immigrant Laws

Somos Republicans, a national watchdog group and the largest Hispanic Republican grassroots organization, is urging Porsche North American to reconsider its decision to build a new headquarters facility in the state of Georgia. continue reading »

Brazilian Women Oldest Known Person (VIDEO)

An almost 115-year-old Brazilian woman, Maria Gomes Valentim, could go down in the Guinness Book of World Records as the 'Oldest Living Person.' continue reading »

Pink Upset Over Painted Horse in Gomez Video

On Thursday afternoon Pink noticed a pink and purple horse on a So Cal Beach. The pop star tweeted she was appalled at the whole idea. continue reading »

Narco Blog: Gilberto Barragan “The Namesake”  US 10 Most Wanted, $ 5M Reward- Captured

Mexican federal police captured a leading member of the Gulf drug cartel Friday at what appeared to have been his birthday party, authorities said. continue reading »

Labor Sec Hilda Solis on Exhibit B in Case for Immigration Reform

For the latest proving ground in the debate over whether to fix our country’s broken immigration system, America should turn its attention to Brownsville today. In a border city that once housed a military outpost during the Mexican-American War, the potential of immigrants to contribute to the American economy will be on proud display. continue reading »

SLOW DOWN This Weekend With a Latin American Wonder

SLOW DOWN This Weekend With a Latin American Wonder continue reading »