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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

Mexico Will Take Part in U.N. Peacekeeping Missions, Says EPN

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto said in a speech Wednesday at the U.N. General Assembly meeting that his country will make the "historic step" of resuming its participation in U.N. peacekeeping missions. continue reading »

Obama Calls for Unity in Fighting Terrorists at U.N.

U.S. President Barack Obama warned Wednesday that the world is "at a crossroads between war and peace" and called on the international community for unity "to dismantle this network of death" being imposed in Syria and Iraq by the Islamic State, pressure Russia over its actions in Ukraine and contain the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. continue reading »

4 Arrested in Connection with Guatemalan Massacre

Four suspects were arrested Wednesday in connection with the massacre of 11 Indians over the weekend in San Juan Sacatepequez, a city located 31 kilometers (19 miles) west of Guatemala City, a police spokesman said. continue reading »

Colombia Begins Selling Grolsch Beer

Dutch beer Grolsch is for sale in Colombia as of Wednesday, distributor Bavaria said. Grolsch, first brewed in the Netherlands in 1615 and featuring 5 percent alcohol content, is now the oldest brand among the global offerings distributed by Bavaria, the company said in a statement. continue reading »

U.N. Honors Peruvian Project for Improving Crops Through Mutation

The United Nations honored the National Agrarian University of Peru on Wednesday for a project that develops hardier, more resistant food crops using radiation-induced mutations. continue reading »

Brazil Deploys Army to Respond to Prison Violence

The government on Wednesday approved the sending of federal troops to Maranhao, a state in northeastern Brazil, to combat a wave of attacks evidently ordered from inside one of the nation's prisons, officials said. continue reading »

Mexican Authorities Confirm Charred Body is Kidnapped Congressman

Authorities in the western Mexican states of Jalisco and Zacatecas said forensic tests show that two completely charred bodies found this week in an SUV are those of a kidnapped congressman and one of his assistants. continue reading »

Northern Chile Rocked by 6.3 Earthquake

A magnitude-6.3 earthquake shook the northern Chilean regions of Atacama, Antofagasta, Tarapaca, and Arica and Parinacota on Wednesday morning, but it caused no injuries or discernible damage, authorities said. continue reading »

Court Files Securities Charges Against Brazil’s Former Richest Man

Federal prosecutors said Wednesday that they have filed charges against businessman Eike Batista, up to last year the richest man in Brazil, for market manipulation after concluding that he used false information to induce thousands of stockholders to invest in one of his companies. continue reading »

Colombia’s Ecopetrol to Apply for “Fracking” Permits

Colombian state-controlled oil company Ecopetrol said it will apply for the environmental permits needed to employ hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," in its exploration work. continue reading »

English-language Version of “Queen of the South” Gets Green-lit

"Queen of the South," a novel by Spanish writer Arturo Perez Reverte that has already been adapted for television in its original language, will soon get an English-language treatment to be broadcast on the USA Network, The Hollywood Reporter said. continue reading »

Calle 13, Enrique Iglesias Lead in Latin Grammy Nominations

Enrique Iglesias came away Wednesday with five Latin Grammy Awards nominations, including best recording and best song of the year, while the Puerto Rican band Calle 13 collected nine nominations. continue reading »

Mexico Ratifies Kyoto Accord Amendment

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto announced that his country delivered Tuesday to the U.N. General Assembly its ratification of the Doha Amendment to the Kyoto Protocol for the prevention of greenhouse gases. continue reading »

Ordered Restore in Town Where 11 Guatemalan Indians Were Massacred

Authorities have reestablished order after the massacre of 11 Indians on the weekend in the western municipality of San Juan Sacatepequez, Guatemala's interior minister said Tuesday. continue reading »

NELSON BALDIDO: Better to Prepare for U.S.-Mexico Border Terror Threat Than to React to Aftermath

The president’s recent address on the threat of the Islamic State terrorist group and its effect on U.S.security resulted in a mixed bag of post-speech analysis and commentary, and it should affect the way policymakers consider U.S.-Mexico border security in the future. continue reading »