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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

USDA Meets with Hispanic Farmers to Discuss Discrimination Claims

As part of continued efforts to close the chapter on allegations of past discrimination at USDA, Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs Ed Avalos continue reading »

Mexican Girl Trying to Witness Royal Wedding not Allowed in the UK

Estíbaliz Chávez stood on hunger strike for 16 days in México before a kind hearted philanthropist took an interest and paid for her ticket. Now, she’s stuck in limbo, as she’s been denied access to the UK for the Royal Wedding. continue reading »

UN:  Housing at Risk as Brazil Prepares for World Cup and Olympics

An independent United Nations human rights expert today voiced concern about alleged displacement and evictions in various cities across Brazil as the country prepares to host the 2014 soccer World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games. continue reading »

Dominican Republic First Lady Won’t Run After All

Dominican Republic First lady Margarita Cedeño, said today that she is withdrawing from the presidential race. continue reading »

Argentine Director Juan José Campanella To Produce Animated 3D Film

Juan Jose Campanella’s first animated venture, “Futbolín” is based on a short story by writer/cartoonist Roberto Fontanarrosa. The Argentine director won the best Foreign Film 2010 Academy Award for his breathtaking “El Secreto De Sus Ojos.” continue reading »

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to Host Merida Initiative with Mexico

As part of the broader strategic partnership between the United States and Mexico, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will host the Merida Initiative High-Level Consultative Group continue reading »

Mexican Brothers Wanted for Mother’s Day Killing Caught In U.S., Now Deported

Two Mexican brothers wanted in their native country for a murder three years ago were turned over to Mexican law enforcement officials at the San Ysidro border crossing here Friday by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers, four days after their capture in Monterey County. continue reading »

Traffic Cop Executed in Monterrey

Little after 5pm yesterday, a traffic cop of the municipality of Monterrey, Nuevo León was ambushed by an armed group while he was working transit on Lincoln St. continue reading »

Over 180 Nations Take Part in International Immunization Drive

Some 180 countries and territories are for the first time carrying out simultaneous United Nations-backed immunization campaigns this week, targeting diseases such as influenza, measles, polio and tetanus. continue reading »

Listen to “El Alcalde Bronco” The “Corrido” for the Mayor of García, Nuevo Leon (VIDEO)

Mayor Jaime Rodríguez Calderón has survived two drug cartel assassination attempts while in office. Now as a recognition of sorts, he’s gotten his own "corrido." continue reading »

Who’s This With the ‘Mow’erized Wheelchair? Please Say It’s Not a Latina (VIDEO)

Watch this (hopefully not Latina) woman add a few horsepower to her wheelchair! continue reading »

Humpback Whales Return to and Prosper in Chilean Seas

Once hunted down almost to extinction, the annual visits of massive mammals prompted Chilean Authorities to create a protected coastal area. continue reading »

Hispanic Elderly to Go from 7% to 20% of Population by 2050

The U.S. Census Bureau reported today that the dependency ratio, or the number of people 65 and older to every 100 people of traditional working ages, is projected to climb rapidly from 22 in 2010 to 35 in 2030. continue reading »

Pepto’s Cinco De Mayo Ads Give Heartburn to Piñatas and Latinos (VIDEO)

Watch Pepto Bismol actors whip, explode and go all ninja on unicorn-shaped piñatas, in this bizarre ad series! continue reading »

Former Border Police Chief In TX Sentenced for Drug Trafficking

A former Sullivan City police chief was sentenced on Wednesday to 10 years in federal prison without parole for drug-trafficking, announced U.S. Attorney José Angel Moreno, Southern District of Texas. continue reading »