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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

Argentine President Released from Hospital, 10 Days More of Rest Ordered

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez was released Sunday from the Buenos Aires hospital where she was treated for sigmoiditis for a week and will have to spend 10 days resting, the Presidential Medical Unit said. continue reading »

Protesters Seeking Answers on Students Disappearance Set Fire to National Palace

About 20 masked protesters broke through the security barriers around the National Palace in Mexico City and set fire to the historic building's main door, an Efe reporter confirmed on the scene. continue reading »

5.1 Earthquake Strikes Peru, No Injuries Reported

A magnitude-5.1 earthquake rocked Peru's Amazonas region on Sunday, but no injuries or damage have been reported, the Peruvian Geophysics Institute, or IGP, said. continue reading »

Picasso Art Auction Brings in Nearly $5 Million

The unusual auction session entitled "Picasso through the eyes of a connoisseur" held at Sotheby's in New York on Monday brought in $4.6 million for almost 100 works of art prepared by the Spanish painter using an assortment of techniques. continue reading »

Argentina President Cristina Fernandez Kirchner Hospitalized Again

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez remains hospitalized in Buenos Aires on Monday and tests performed on her confirm that she is suffering from sigmoiditis, an inflammation or infection of the sigmoid colon. continue reading »

Police General Assasinated in Tamaulipas, Mexico

A police general responsible for overseeing security forces in the northern region of the northeastern Mexican state of Tamaulipas was murdered, authorities in the neighboring state of Nuevo Leon said Monday. continue reading »

Prince Charles Visits Mexico’s Pre-Hispanic Site Xochimilco

Britain's Prince Charles on Monday visited the Mexican tourist zone of Xochimilco to become acquainted with the techniques of pre-Hispanic cultivation on the man-made islands there, where flowers and vegetables are grown. continue reading »

REPORT:  Latin American’s Cost for Food on the Rise

The inflation of food prices in Latin America and the Caribbean rose 1.2 percent last September, 0.4 percent more than in August and one of the highest rates for any category in 2014, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, or FAO, reported Monday. continue reading »

Tennis Great Rafa Nadel Has an Appendectomy

Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal underwent an appendectomy Monday in Barcelona and will be released from the hospital in 24-48 hours, "depending on his post-operative progress," his publicist said. continue reading »

Remittances to Mexico Increase over 7% in First 9 Months of 2014

Remittances sent to Mexico by emigrants totaled $17.58 billion in the first nine months of 2014, up 7.2 percent compared to the same period last year, the Bank of Mexico said Monday. continue reading »

Puerto Rico Experiences Its 2nd Most Violent Weekend, Leaving 14 Dead

Fourteen people were killed over the weekend in Puerto Rico to make it the second most violent so far this year, the Caribbean island's police told Efe on Monday. continue reading »

Prince Charles and Camilla Arrive in Mexico for 4-Day Visit

Britain's Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, arrived Sunday in this capital for a four-day official visit aimed at tightening the relationship between the United Kingdom and Mexico. continue reading »

Puerto Rico’s Governor Wants Puerto Ricans To Try Harder to Overcome Economic Crisis

Puerto Rican Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla on Sunday called on the island's citizens to "redouble" their efforts to overcome their worst economic crisis in 70 years. continue reading »

STUDY: 78 Percent of Latin American Millennials Own Smartphones

Seventy-eight percent of Latin Americans "millennials" - people between the ages of 18 and 30 - own a smartphone, according to the results of the Telefonica Global Millennial Survey 2014, released here Friday. continue reading »

Mexico City Mayor Miguel Angel Mancero Undergoes Heart Surgery

Mexico City Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera is making an "extraordinary" recovery from surgery to fix a hole in his heart, Dr. Carlos Riera Kinkel said. continue reading »