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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

Massive Fire in Valparaiso Chile Results in 11 Deaths, Hundreds Homes Destroyed

At least 11 people have died in a huge fire that is still burning in the hillside neighborhoods surrounding the Chilean capital in Valparaiso, the Carabineros militarized police force said Sunday, lowering the death toll from the 16 fatalities the force had reported earlier. continue reading »

Antonio Banderas Partakes in Holy Week Events in Spain

Actor Antonio Banderas said Sunday that he returned once again for Holy Week to his hometown of Malaga, a city in southern Spain, to "rest" from the "whirlpool" of making four films this year and enjoy his "people." continue reading »

P.R. Supreme Court Justice Steps Down Due to Constitutional Requirements

Puerto Rican Supreme Court Chief Justice Federico Hernandez Denton stepped down after nearly 30 years on the bench and was replaced by Justice Liana Fiol Matta. continue reading »

Honduran Media Executive Murdered in His Home

A Radio Progreso executive who had received protection since 2009 was found stabbed to death this weekend in the northern Honduran province of Yoro, Reflection, Investigation and Communications Team, or ERIC, director the Rev. Ismael Moreno said. continue reading »

Death in Army Occupied Favela Sparks Protests in Rio

The first slaying in military action at a Rio de Janeiro shantytown complex known as Mare, which was occupied last week by the army, sparked protests by locals who said the victim was a worker with no ties to any criminal groups. continue reading »

Drummond Boat Shipwrecked Near Coast of Colombia

The U.S. mining company Drummond reported Saturday the shipwreck of a boat that was helping with construction work at this multinational coal company's port on the Colombian Caribbean, though nothing has been said about the possible environmental impact of the accident. continue reading »

Fire Forces 100 People to Evacuate Spanish Island

Some 100 people were evacuated Saturday as a fire spread in the municipality of Sant Josep de sa Talaia on the Spanish Mediterranean island of Ibiza. continue reading »

Puerto Rico to Reexamine Teacher Pensions After Overhaul Struck Down

Puerto Rico's government said it will seek alternative ways of overhauling the U.S. commonwealth's teacher pension system after the island's Supreme Court ruled that a new law to modify the current retirement scheme was unconstitutional. continue reading »

Dell Creates Training Center at University in Panama

The Dell computer company inaugurated at the state Technological University of Panama, or UTP, a training center with an investment of over $30,000, for the purpose of promoting joint development of studies and research in the field of technology, the company said. continue reading »

Chavists, Opposition Criticize First Dialogue Meeting

The first meeting for a dialogue between Chavists and the opposition this week in Venezuela was followed by a day of reflection that included cheers, criticism and skepticism about its effects on the country's political crisis. continue reading »

Brazil Inaugurates First City Totally Wired With Optical Fiber

The Brazilian city of Aguas de Sao Pedro, in central Sao Paulo state, became the first municipality in the country totally wired with optical fiber as part of a "digital city" project aiming to modernize and digitize public services. continue reading »

Classic Horror Film to Be Re-Released in 3D by Mexican Cinema

Mexican cinema will make its first foray into 3D with a new version of late Mexican director Carlos Enrique Taboada's horror classic "Mas negro que la noche" (Blacker Than the Night), which is scheduled to hit theaters in September. continue reading »

Brazil’s Petrobras Turns Over Documents in Corruption Probe

Brazilian state-controlled oil giant Petrobras turned over documents to Federal Police investigators carrying out a corruption probe, officials said. continue reading »

Kidnappers of Venezuelan Journalist Keeping Silent

Venezuelan Vice President Jorge Arreaza said the kidnappers of Globovision television journalist Nairobi Pinto, abducted last Sunday in Caracas, are keeping quiet, which makes the investigation more difficult. continue reading »

American Alan Gross Calls of Hunger Strike After 8 Days

Alan Gross, the U.S. government contractor serving a 15-year sentence in Cuba on subversion charges, has abandoned a hunger strike after eight days at the urging of family members, his attorney said Friday. continue reading »