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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

U.S. Senate Confirms 1st Latino for Court of Appeals in the Federal Circuit

By a vote of 86-0, yesterday afternoon the Senate confirmed President Obama's nomination of Jimmie V. Reyna to serve as a Circuit Judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC). Mr. Reyna will be the first Latino to serve on the CAFC. continue reading »

Walk a Mile in Their Shoe:  Inside Colombia’s Mine Awareness Day

HS-News brings you an inside look at Colombia’s Mine Awareness Day, from the perspectives of the creators of a series of truly inspiring campaigns, as well as Daniel Ávila, director of Colombia’s Presidential Program for Integral Action against Anti-Personal Land Mines. continue reading »

Watch Marc Anthony’s New Video “A Quien Quiero Mentirle” (VIDEO)

Watch Marc Anthony's first single, "A Quien Quiero Mentirle" (Who Do I Want to Lie To) from his latest album "Iconos". continue reading »

BREAKING NEWS: US Ambassador in Ecuador Dismissed and Declared Persona Non-Grata for WikiLeak Cables

Leaked comments of US Ambassador Heather Hodges regarding alleged police corruption in the South American Nation provoked the anger of the Ecuadorian government, which demanded the envoy to leave the country immediately. continue reading »

Mexican Limo Designer Unveils Lavish Limo-Chopper, All Yours for $675/Hour

Martin Vaca and his team, famous for converting a Boing 727 into a luxury car six years ago, have now turned a Helicopter, into a luxury vehicle. continue reading »

UN to Help Bolivia Alleviate Poverty with $8 Million in Loans

The United Nations rural development arm has lent Bolivia about $8 million to fund projects to alleviate poverty in two departments, the agency reported today following the signing of a financing agreement with the Government of the South American country. continue reading »

Jennifer López Shooting a Video in Chichenitza, Mexico

The actress and singer said it was “exciting” to visit the archeological site, and filming among the ruins. continue reading »

Latin America: Ready for an Aging Revolution?

Population aging is a global issue that affects a growing number of countries around the world, especially at a time when family support and other traditional safety nets have become far less certain in the aftermath of the global economic crisis. continue reading »

Rep. Gutierrez Announces 20 City Tour- Focus on Families Being Split by Deportations

At a Capitol Hill press conference, Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez (D-IL-4) was joined by families, community advocates, religious leaders, and other Members of Congress to announce the kick off of the Campaign continue reading »

Effective Immediately: New Rules for Meat, Poultry & Eggs Coming in From Mexico

Effective immediately, the regulations regarding bringing cooked poultry—such as chicken and turkey—meat, including deli-sliced poultry meat, and cooked, hard-boiled eggs into the U.S. from Mexico are changing. continue reading »

Comcast to Launch Several New Hispanic-Owned Television Channels

Comcast Corporation today announced that it is taking the first steps to launch ten new independent channels over the next eight years, including eight that are Hispanic and African American owned or operated. continue reading »

CNN’s Anderson Cooper to Be Honored by Latino Commission on AIDS

Anderson Cooper, anchor of CNN’s weeknight Anderson Cooper 360, will receive the 2011 Compañero Award on May 10th at the Latino Commission on AIDS’s annual fundraising gala Cielo Latino, the Latino Commission on AIDS announced today continue reading »

Could Ricky Martin Be Seeking Spanish Nationality?

Several gossip sites say Ricky Martin is seeking to become a Spanish citizen, though nothing is confirmed. The star would be looking to move overseas and marry his boyfriend Carlos González. continue reading »

Ban on Bullfighting is on Rafael Correa’s Agenda

On May 7, Ecuadorians will be asked to vote on a referendum that could make it illegal to kill animals for entertainment. continue reading »

Oregon Lawmakers Asking Congress for Reimbursement for Incarcerating Undocumented Criminals

Oregon House committee members are proposing legislation asking Congress to reimburse taxpayers for the cost of incarcerating undocumented immigrants who have committed crimes in the state. continue reading »