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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

PepsiCo Foundation Announces $5 Million Grant to Bring Fresh Water Supply to Latin America

The PepsiCo Foundation today announced a $5 million grant to the AquaFund, a fund launched by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to facilitate investment in water continue reading »

Charlie Sheen: Drug Cartel’s Pitchman?

Charlie Sheen may have become the best pitchman for international drug cartels, that, I venture, would gladly pay him the added million a week he demands to continue acting on the cancelled Three and a Half Men television sitcom from the better than $30 billion the cartels rake in annually from U.S. users. He can be their poster child luring legions of fans into the world of drug consumption. continue reading »

15th Annual Border Issues Conference Being Held in Washington D.C.

The annual Border Issues Conference will once again bring the needs of the border region to the forefront of discussion among top leaders in our nation’s capital. continue reading »

International Fund Allocated to Support Guatemala’s Human Rights

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has announced a $10 million contribution from the United Nations Peacebuilding Fund to support efforts to entrench the respect of human rights and strengthen the security and justice systems in Guatemala. continue reading »

United Airlines & Hispanic Education Org. Sponsor Video Contest on Latin America

United, a wholly owned subsidiary of United Continental Holdings, Inc. and the ¡Adelante! U.S. Education Leadership Fund has announced their 2011 video contest, continue reading »

U.S. Drones Are Helping to Fight Mexico’s Drug War

The Mexican government confirmed the use of the droids in a statement released Wednesday. Though Mexico is appreciative of the assistance, many are questioning the U.S.’s interference in a country long known for being proud of their independence. continue reading »

HAPPY ST. PATRICKS DAY From Your Friends At HS-News! Celebrate with Green Tequila

HS-News brings you two Green Tequila recipes to get your Irish going this Saint Patrick's Day! continue reading »

Violent Struggle Over Illegal Mining in Colombia Forces Hundreds to Flee

At least 800 ethnic Afro-Colombians have had to flee their homes in western Colombia since the start of the month because of a struggle between armed groups continue reading »

Why Mexicans Have a Special Place in Their Hearts for St. Patrick’s Day (VIDEO)

St. Patrick’s day might be the day of the Irish, but it holds a special significance to Mexican people too, due to the brave actions of heroes known as San Patricios. continue reading »

President Obama’s Trip to Latin America “Still On”

Despite earlier speculation that, due to the current unrest in the Middle East and the fear of nuclear disaster in Japan, President Obama might not travel to Latin American, White House spokesman Jay Carney said, “The trip is still on. The president will be going…” continue reading »

BE WARNED: Serial Scammer Targeted L.A. Latino Community

Last month, a California con man was sentenced to 22 years in prison for running a Ponzi scheme that raked in at least $30 million from more than 500 victims and for launching a mortgage fraud operation that targeted distressed homeowners. continue reading »

Argentine Woman Says She Has Been Dating Shakira’s Ex for the last 6 Years (VIDEO)

Mariana Gallo, a 27 year old Argentine woman claims Antonio de la Rúa is a cheater and claim they had a 6 year relationship, even when he was seeing Shakira. continue reading »

Miami-Dade, Angry About Property Tax Hike, Vote out Mayor Carlos Alvarez

In a special vote on Tuesday, Carlos Alvarez was removed as mayor of Miami-Dade county in Florida. The vote was triggered by an overwhelming majority of voters angry about a hike in property taxes. continue reading »

Latinos Struggle in Los Angeles to Preserve Culturally Significant Hub of the City

Dozens of merchants along El Pueblo's shopping street, who sell tacos and souvenirs, are afraid that city rent hikes could sever their historical attachment to the site continue reading »

Cartoon Art Museum to Present First Ever Latino Comics Expo

Cinco de Mayo always brings many tasty treats and ethnic delights to the San Francisco Bay Area. In celebration of the season, the Cartoon Art Museum presents the First Annual Latino Comics Expo on Saturday, May 7 and Sunday, May 8, 2011. continue reading »