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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

U.N. Calls on FIFA to Help Combat Ebola in West Africa

FIFA, soccer's world governing body, said Friday that it looks forward to cooperating with the United Nations to combat the Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 2,000 people in West Africa. continue reading »

Barça Sets Sights on Tighten Grip on First Place

Barcelona will aim to strengthen its position at the top of La Liga after it hosts Athletic Bilbao this weekend at Camp Nou. Barça comes into Saturday's match having beaten Elche and Villarreal in its first two matches. continue reading »

Police Arrest 3 With Homemade Bomb in Chile

Three people were arrested Friday in the northern city of Antofagasta while carrying a homemade bomb and explosive materials, Chile's militarized national police, the Carabineros, said. continue reading »

Enrique Peña Nieto Criticizes Use of American Troops on Texas Border

The decision of Texas Gov. Rick Perry to station National Guard troops on the border with Mexico "is not only disagreeable" but "reprehensible," Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto said in an interview published Friday. continue reading »

Peruvian Government Considering Lima Metro Expansion

A consortium that includes the Spanish unit of London-based consulting giant PricewaterhouseCoopers has been selected to conduct a preliminary study of the proposed Line 3 of the Lima metro, Peruvian private investment agency Proinversion said in a statement. continue reading »

Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff Sees Rise in the Polls

Support for incumbent Dilma Rousseff is on the rise after dipping for several weeks with former Environment Minister Marina Silva's entry into the Brazilian presidential race, a poll released Friday indicates. continue reading »

Europe’s Gaia Probe Discovers Its First Supernova

Gaia, the orbital observatory launched last year by the European Space Agency with a mission to map the Milky Way, has discovered its first supernova, the ESA said Friday. continue reading »

Pemex Announces Plans to Invest $5.5 Billion On Various Projects

The CEO of Mexican state-owned oil company Petroleos Mexicanos announced a total of $5.5 billion in investment in various industrial projects that he said are expected to create some 17,000 direct jobs. continue reading »

36 Brazilian Inmates Escape Jail

At least 36 inmates managed to escape from the Pedrinhas prison in the northern Brazilian state of Maranhao after several of them stole a dump truck which they used to knock down a wall in the facility, authorities said Thursday. continue reading »

Real Madrid Calls on Bale, Modric, Marcelo for Capital Derby

Gareth Bale, Luka Modric and Marcelo all returned to Real Madrid on Thursday to prepare for the much-anticipated capital derby against Atletico Madrid. continue reading »

Chilean President Says “There’s No Room For Violence”

"In Chile there's no room - and there can be no room - for violence or fear," President Michelle Bachelet said Thursday at a ceremony commemorating the 41st anniversary of the 1973 military coup and several days after a bomb blast injured 14 people in this capital. continue reading »

Job Creation Drops Over 20 Percent in Brazil

The Brazilian government announced on Thursday that last month 101,145 new jobs were created in the country, a drop of 20.5 percent with respect to the same month in 2013. continue reading »

Pope Francis Names U.S. Jesuit to Investigate Clerical Sex Abuse

Pope Francis has appointed U.S. Jesuit Robert Geisinger as promoter of justice for the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, where he is to investigate clergymen charged with sexual abuse of children and other crimes. continue reading »

Russian, Chinese, American Firms Show Interest in Guatemalan Pipeline

Companies from Russia, China, Spain and the United States are interested in participating in the construction of a pipeline linking Mexico and Guatemala, the Central American nation's economy minister said Thursday. continue reading »

Second Bomb Goes Off in Chilean Resort City

Another bomb exploded Wednesday afternoon at a shopping center in the Chilean ocean resort city of Viña del Mar and two people were taken to the hospital suffering from minor injuries. continue reading »