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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

Farmers Warn of Drought in Pacific Region of Costa Rica

Costa Rica's National Agriculture and Agroindustry Chamber, or CNAA, expressed concern over the lack of rainfall in the Pacific province of Guanacaste, a prolonged dry spell attributed to the El NiƱo weather phenomenon that is causing losses in the agriculture, ranching and aquaculture sectors. continue reading »

U.S. Sees First Case of Chikungunya Virus in Florida

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday said that the first case of the mosquito-borne chikungunya virus evidently arising in the United States has been confirmed in a person in Florida. continue reading »

Colombian Ex-Spy Chief Charged With 1989 Murder

A Colombian former intelligence chief has been charged in the 1989 assassination of presidential candidate Luis Carlos Galan. continue reading »

Influential Latino Senator Denounces Accelerating Deportations

The influential Democrat who chairs the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Thursday categorically rejected any modification of the law to bypass normal procedure to accelerate the deportation of undocumented migrant children. continue reading »

Fashion Show Features Models with Disabilities in Mexico

About 30 people with disabilities modeled clothing designed with their physical limitations in mind at the Feria Intermoda, a fashion show in the western Mexican city of Guadalajara. continue reading »

Mob Torches Brazil Police Station, Vehicles Over Toddler’s Death

A mob of people enraged over the death of a 1-year-old girl in a law-enforcement operation set fire to the police station in the northeastern Brazilian town of Amargosa and also torched 30 motorcycles and 19 other vehicles, including a bus, authorities said Thursday. continue reading »

Real Madrid, FC Barcelona Ranked Most Valuable Sports Franchises

Spanish soccer powerhouses Real Madrid and FC Barcelona ranked No. 1 and No. 2 in Forbes magazine's 2014 list of the most valuable sports franchises on the planet. continue reading »

Jennifer Lopez’s New Series Shows Latino Soccer Team’s Impact on NC Town

The story of how a nearly all-Hispanic high school soccer team changed a conservative town in North Carolina had been brought to television by Jennifer Lopez. continue reading »

Over Half of Americans Want Legal Procedures Against Child Migrants Sped Up

More than half of Americans - 53 percent - think that the legal process for reviewing the cases of undocumented Central American children who cross the country's southern border should be speeded up, whether that results in their being given asylum or deported, according to a Central Pew Research survey published Wednesday. continue reading »

Obama Administration to Transfer 6 Guantanamo Prisoners to Uruguay

President Barack Obama's administration has discretely notified Congress of its intention to transfer to Uruguay six prisoners from the U.S. base in Guantanamo, Cuba, a State Department source told Efe on Wednesday. continue reading »

Costa Rican Police Release 4 Nicaraguans Suspected of Raping U.S. Tourist

Four Nicaraguans suspected of raping a U.S. tourist in northern Costa Rica were released Wednesday after the 19-year-old victim declined to witness a lineup, authorities said Wednesday. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Godson of El Chapo Captured with Kilo of Cocaine

Federal authorities and the Ministry of National Defense (Department of Defense) are insisting that they have arrested Damaso Lopez Jr., aka the "Mini Lic." He is the son of Damaso Lopez Nunez, known as "The Bachelor" and godson of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman. continue reading »

Goalkeeper Jan Oblak Joins Atletico Madrid

Atletico Madrid and Portugal's Benfica have reached an agreement that will bring Slovenian international goalkeeper Jan Oblak to Spain, the La Liga club said Wednesday. continue reading »

Colombian Police Seize 11 Tons of Smuggled Food From Venezuela

More than 11 tons of fish, chicken and beef smuggled into Colombia from neighboring Venezuela were seized in the northeastern border province of Norte de Santander, the customs and tax police said Wednesday. continue reading »

Americans More Concerned About Immigration

The proportion of Americans who feel that immigration is the biggest problem facing the country rose 5 percent in June to 17 percent this month, the highest since 2006, pollster Gallup said Wednesday. continue reading »