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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

Spanish Firms Launch Online Education Platform

Spain's Telefonica and Banco Santander on Sunday presented in Rio de Janeiro a global higher education platform that will offer free online courses in Portuguese and Spanish. continue reading »

National Government, Provinces at Odds Over New Energy Legislation in Argentina

The Argentine government's decision to push for a new Hydrocarbons Law to spur investment in this sector has sparked a hidden fight with the provinces, the true owners of the underground oil and gas. continue reading »

Mexican Politician Gunned Down in Michoacan

The leader of the governing Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, in Nuevo Urecho, a city in the western Mexican state of Michoacan, was gunned down by hitmen suspected of being on the payroll of a drug cartel, state prosecutors said. continue reading »

Police Arrest Romanian for Cloning Debit Cards in Mexico

A Romanian man was arrested by the Mexican Federal Police in Reynosa, a border city in the northeastern state of Tamaulipas, in connection with a scheme to clone debit cards, the National Security Commission said. continue reading »

Mexican States Issue Heat Advisories

Several states, including Tamaulipas, Veracruz, Coahuila and Guerrero, have issued heat advisories to residents as temperatures rise above 37 C (98.5 F), the Mexican National Water Commission, or Conagua, said. continue reading »

Gunmen Kill 5 People At Bar in Sao Paulo

At least five people were shot and killed Saturday and another was wounded by gunmen at a bar in the Brazilian city of Carapicuiba, in the Sao Paulo metropolitan area. continue reading »

Puerto Rico Plagued by Drought

Drought conditions continue worse than usual in Puerto Rico due to the drastic lack of rainfall over most of the island, except for the eastern and northwestern regions. continue reading »

Ramiro Valdes Warns of Subversive Use of New Technologies in Cuba

Cuban Vice President Ramiro Valdes warned Saturday about the use of new technologies to carry out internal subversion on the island, and made a call "to preserve" the nation's unity because the revolution "is not over." continue reading »

Guillermo del Toro Presents “The Book of Life” at Comic-Con

Mexican filmmaker Guillermo del Toro presented at Comic-Con "The Book of Life," the first work by compatriot Jorge Gutierrez, who explores the roots of that Latin American country's folklore to tell a story of love beyond death. continue reading »

Rahm Emanuel Offers Shelter for Central American Children in Chicago

The city of Chicago has offered temporary shelter for up to 1,000 unaccompanied, undocumented Central American children who crossed the southern border to enter the country over the past few months, local media reported Saturday. continue reading »

Mexico, Japan Agree to Work Toward Finishing Trans-Pacific Partnership

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe agreed to work toward wrapping up a 12-nation trade agreement, known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership, in the near future. continue reading »

Rust Fungus No Match for New Coffee Plant in Guatemala

Guatemala's National Coffee Association, or Anacafe, announced the existence of a new variety of coffee plant immune to roya, a fungus that causes coffee rust and which damaged crops on 70 percent of Guatemalan plantations in 2012 and 40 percent in 2013. continue reading »

Eva Longoria to Lead LatAm’s Premier Fashion Event in Panama

U.S. actress Eva Longoria will be the star of the red carpet event "Vogue en Vivo Multiplaza" to be held in the Panamanian capital for the second straight year, the organizers said. continue reading »

EU: Gibraltar has Not Breached Bloc’s Environmental Regulations

The European Commission found that the government of Gibraltar, a British overseas territory, committed no breach of the bloc's environmental regulations with its creation of an artificial reef last year and other activities, rejecting Spain's allegations to the contrary. continue reading »

Petroperu’s Board Reshuffled After Oil Spill

Peru's government has reshuffled the board of state-owned oil company Petroperu, replacing chairman Hector Reyes Cruz following an oil spill. continue reading »