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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

Latinos Wanting a Voice in Compton

In Southern California’s city of Compton, no Latino has ever held office in a city position despite the area now being around 60 percent Latino. Since 1969, eight Latinos have run for city council, but not a one has won a seat in the previously African-American-dominant neighborhood. continue reading »

“Chit Chat” Poised to Become Latina Version of “The View”

If, during the last decade or so, people wanted a female perspective on current events, they’d tune in to shows like "The View" and see a young mother, black women, middle-aged women, and various guest stars discuss them, but one perspective always seemed to be missing, Latinos’. continue reading »

Animapocalypse Continues with Squid and Octopus Die Offs (VIDEO)

The latest victims of the wave of mass animal deaths: Octopi continue reading »

Bolivia Appeals to the UN to Legalize Chewable Coca Leaf

Chewing coca leaves has been a common practice among Andean indigenous populations through countless generations, dating back to pre-Colombus times. continue reading »

Fewer Americans Applied for Unemployment Last Week, Down by 37,000

In the week ending Jan. 15, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 404,000, a decrease of 37,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 441,000. The 4-week moving average was 411,750, a decrease of 4,000 from the previous week's revised average of 415,750. continue reading »

National Hispanic Media Coalition Urges FCC to Study Effects of Hate Speech in Media Outlets

The National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC), joined by a diverse collection of other organizations, reached out to leaders at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) continue reading »

E-Verify Gets High Marks from Employers

A recent customer satisfaction survey validates what U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has long asserted continue reading »

From Drug Trafficker to Screenwriter, Andres Lopez Writes Another Book, Will be Made into Film

The much anticipated launch of "El cartel de los Sapos 2" by Colombian writer Andres Lopez Lopez is now taking place in the US and Puerto Rico. continue reading »

Aspiring Marine, Orphan Faces Deportation

On Tuesday, January 18th, friends of Pedro Gutierrez, met at the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in Phoenix to show their support for the DREAMer who is currently facing deportation. continue reading »

What Every Latino should Know About Sundance 2011

Three films made in Latin América, one Colombian, one Mexican and one Cuban will compete in this year's Sundance Film Festival, in Park City and Ogden, UT. continue reading »

Lost Dog Finds Family After Four Moves and Five Years

Anyone who has ever lost a dog, knows exactly what one California woman went through years ago when her Shih Tzu disappeared. Five years ago, Myrna Carrillo’s 3-year-old Shih Tzu, Prince continue reading »

Former Army Officer, Roderick Sanchez, Sentenced for Taking Bribes for Govt Contracts in Iraq

A U.S. Army contracting officer was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge in Denver to 60 months in prison for accepting money and items of value in return for being influenced in the awarding of Army contracts. continue reading »

Colombian Actor John Leguízamo to Produce an Album with La Fania (VIDEO)

The production will be a compilation of songs from the Fania Recordings Catalog that were popular when the actor was growing up, and will accompany the upcoming Broadway run of Leguizamo's latest solo show, Ghetto Klown. continue reading »

Hugo Chavez Pays His Way Into The F1 Racing With Govt Oil Money (VIDEO)

State owned Petróleos de Venezuela SA, or PDVSA, the world's fifth largest oil exporter has signed a very generous (rumors say $16m) sponsorship deal with the renowned AT&T Williams F1 racing team, new home of Venezuelan driver and reigning GP2 Series champion Pastor Maldonado. continue reading »

CDC Outbreak Notice: Dengue Fever

With more than one-third of the world’s population living in areas at risk for transmission, dengue infection is a leading cause of illness and death in the tropics and subtropics continue reading »