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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

Chile’s Electricity Costs Up 193% in Last 10 Years

Chile's electricity costs, which have risen by 193 percent over the past 10 years, are among the highest in the world, the president of the Metallurgical and Metal-Mechanics Industries Association, or Asimet, said Friday. continue reading »

Coalition Slams Detention of 100 Immigrant Workers in Southern Florida

The Florida Immigrant Coalition described as "scandalous and cruel" the detention of more than 100 undocumented immigrants during a raid in the Gulf coast city of Naples. continue reading »

Body of French Tourist Discovered in Mexico

DNA tests confirmed that remains found earlier this week in the southern state of Guerrero correspond to a French citizen who was reported missing in February, Mexican authorities said Friday. continue reading »

China To Invest $35 Billion in LatAm Development

China has taken a key step toward closer political, economic and trade ties with Latin America, proposing a $35 billion fund to finance infrastructure and development projects. continue reading »

Acclaimed Brazilian Writer Joao Ubaldo Ribeiro Dies, Age 73

Award-winning Brazilian writer Joao Ubaldo Ribeiro died Friday in Rio de Janeiro, Globo television reported. He was 73. continue reading »

Plans for Cuban Exile Museum Underway in Miami

The Miami-Dade County Commission has approved a plan to build a museum dedicated to the Cuban exile, whose history has been linked to the city for more than half a century. continue reading »

Real Madrid Must Pay Monaco 85 Million Euros for Rodriguez Says French Daily

AS Monaco FC is demanding that Real Madrid pay an 85-million-euro ($114.7-million) transfer fee for Colombia's James Rodriguez, a breakout star at the recently concluded World Cup in Brazil, Le Parisien reported Friday. continue reading »

Cast of “Orange is the New Black” Promotes Series in Mexico

Part of the cast of the popular U.S. television series "Orange Is the New Black" is visiting Mexico to promote the second season of this comedy-drama about a group of female inmates' life together and the reasons they ended up in jail. continue reading »

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 »