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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

Breaking Down This Weeks HR Dream Act Vote

This week the House of Representatives passed the DREAM Act by a vote of 216 to 198. Here is how the vote broke down: continue reading »

Bandits Arrested in Yesterday’s Gun Battle in Morelia Connect “El Ponchis” to 3 More Murders (VIDEO)

Three gunmen from the South Pacific drug cartel, the same outfit that allegedly employed 14-year-old Edgar Jimenez Lugo have implicated "El Ponchis" in the murders of three more men. Once arrested, they lead officers to the bodies, buried in clandestine graves near a highway south of the capital. continue reading »

Watch Mario Vargas Llosa Recieve The Literature Nobel Prize (VIDEO)

Watch Mario Vargas Llosa Recieve The Literature Nobel Prize continue reading »

U.S. Should Learn a Lesson from Texas, and pass the DREAM Act

The quality of Texas' future will be determined by our state's ability to educate the next generation of students. Fortunately, Texas has enacted important legislation that recognizes the contributions of all students. It's now time for Congress to follow suit. continue reading »

NARCO BLOG: Police in Morelia, Mexico Hunt Down “La Familia” Cartel Leaders (VIDEO)

The Mexican Federal Police have begun an operative to hunt down the top leaders of the terrorist drug cartel known as "La Familia" in Morelia, western Mexico. continue reading »

Benicio del Toro Will Debut as Director Next Year With “7 Days in Havana,” a Seven-Director Effort

Puerto Rican-American Benicio Del Toro will debut as a director next year , with the film 7 Days in Havana, a Spanish-language film about contemporary Cuba. continue reading »

The Texas Film Commission:  Robert Rodriguez’s “Machete” Makes Texans Look Bad

In a letter released Wednesday by a spokesperson for Governor Rick Perry, the Texas Film Commission quoted part of a state law that states that requests for film incentives can be denied “because of inappropriate content or content that portrays Texas or Texans in a negative fashion.” continue reading »

Vargas Llosa: First Nobel Winner To Cry In Stockholm (VIDEO)

Peruvian Novelist Mario Vargas Llosa has became the first ever Nobel Prize winner to cry at the podium; the author broke into tears towards the end of his prize acceptance speech at the Swedish Academy in Stockholm. continue reading »

DREAM Act Vote Pending in Senate: Senate Bill S. 3992 vs HR.6497- What is the Difference?

-The Senate is scheduled to take up the DREAM Act next week. Though both chambers are voting on slightly different bills under different procedures. The House voted last night and passed H.R. 6497, while the Senate moves to a vote on whether to proceed to its own version of the DREAM Act, S. 3992. continue reading »

NARCO BLOG: “El Ponchis” Mother Arrested and Due to Be Deported from San Diego (VIDEO)

Border Patrol agents in San Diego arrested Yolanda Lugo Jiménez, the mother of the child hit-man Edgar "El Ponchis" Jimenez Lugo and charged her in federal court with illegal re-entry after being previously deported, according to court documents. continue reading »

Breaking News: DREAM Act PASSES in the House of Representatives 216 Y- 198 N

After a lengthy debate this evening on the DREAM Act, it finally went to vote at 7:35 pm CMT Wednesday. After allowing several minutes for the vote to be taken, the final result was 216 Yah- 198 Nay- Motion Passes continue reading »

Baseball’s $100 Million Dollar Man: Mexican-American Adrian Gonzalez

The Boston Red Sox announced on Monday afternoon, that Adrian Gonzalez will be the next addition to their roster, while at the same time making contract money history for a Mexican-American player. continue reading »

Salma Hayek: “I was Once an Illegal Immigrant”

The Mexican actress penned an article and is featured in the cover of December's edition of Spain's V magazine. In her article, she said "I was an illegal immigrant in the United States. It was for a small period of time, but I still did it." continue reading »

Rep. Gutierrez Delivers Speech to House Today, prior to DREAM Act Vote

Rep. Gutierrez: DREAM Act Is Test of "Our Tolerance, Our Fairness, Our Sense of Justice". This morning as the House of Representatives opened for the day, Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez (D-IL) delivered a "one-minute" address to the House. The House is expected to take up the American Dream Act (HR 6497, aka the DREAM Act) later today. The following is the text, as prepared, of the Congressman's remarks. continue reading »

President Santos Declares State of Emergency in Colombia Due to Worst Downpours in Decades (VIDEO)

President of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos expressed his regret over the loss of lives and declared a 30 day state of emergency that could be extended, if the downpours battering the Antioquia region don't subside. continue reading »