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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

Mexican Judge Frees Jailed U.S. Marine after 7 Months in Jail

U.S. Marine reservist Sgt. Andrew Paul Tahmooressi, jailed for seven months in Mexico for entering the country with military-grade weapons, has been released after a court dismissed the charges, judiciary officials said. continue reading »

Argentine Court Orders Arrest of Spanish Officials for Crimes Against Humanity

An Argentine judge has ordered the arrest of 20 Spanish ex-officials suspected of crimes committed during dictator Francisco Franco's 1939-1975 regime and the 1975-1977 transition to democracy, including former ministers Rodolfo Martin Villa and Jose Utrera Molina, judiciary officials said. continue reading »

Elton John Wants Pope Francis to be Made a Saint for Work on Behalf of AIDS

British singer Elton John praised Pope Francisco once again, this time at a charity concert Wednesday in New York where he said Francis should be made a saint "now," local media reported. continue reading »

U.S. Participating in Ebola Forum Hosted by Cuba

More than 250 officials and specialists from 32 Western Hemisphere countries, including the United States, are participating in a regional technical forum in this capital to exchange information about strategies to fight Ebola and coordinate efforts to prevent the spread of the virus to the region. continue reading »

Salvadoran President Sanchez Creren Travel to Mexico for 4-Day Official Visit

Salvadoran President Salvador Sanchez Ceren traveled Wednesday to Mexico for a four-day official visit that will include a meeting with Mexican counterpart Enrique Peña Nieto, officials here said. continue reading »

Honda’s New Mini SUV to be Made in Argentina

Japanese automaker Honda said it plans to invest 250 million pesos ($29.5 million) to launch production of its new HR-V mini SUV in Argentina. continue reading »

Pitbull to Star in Two Reality Shows Backed by The Weinstein Company

Rapper Pittbull has signed a contract with The Weinstein Company to produce two reality shows about his life and career, The Hollywood Reporter said. continue reading »

Over 65 Children Poisoned by Food Given by Peru School Program

About 70 Peruvian schoolchildren between 10 and 15 years of age began showing symptoms of poisoning after eating food provided by a state-run social program in northern Lambayeque province, local media reported. continue reading »

Video Shows Soccer Great Diego Maradona Slapping His Girlfriend

An Argentine television program aired a video Tuesday showing Diego Maradona hitting his ex-girlfriend, Rocio Oliva, hours after the soccer idol had said he "never raised a hand" against a woman continue reading »

President Obama Calls Dilma Rousseff to Congratulate Her on Re-Election

President Barack Obama telephoned Brazilian head of state Dilma Rousseff to congratulate her on her re-election, the White House said. continue reading »

UN Again Urges End to U.S. Cuban Embargo

The U.N. General Assembly voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to demand that the United States end its 52-year-old economic embargo against Cuba. continue reading »

10 Students and Teachers Die in School Bus Accident in Brazil

At least 10 people, including six teenagers, were killed and 16 others injured when a school bus collided with a tanker truck in Brazil's Sao Paulo state, the highway patrol said. continue reading »

Armored Car Stolen Steps Away from Chile’s Presidential Palace

A group of robbers stole an armored car Monday near the La Moneda presidential palace, seat of the Chilean government, and made off with close to 2.4 billion pesos (some $4.1 million), police officials said. continue reading »

UN Urges Mexico to Investigate Death of Blogger Killed by Narcos

The head of the U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization on Monday urged Mexico to investigate the murder of citizen journalist Maria del Rosario Fuentes. continue reading »

Singer Luz Rios and Husband Welcome Baby Boy

Mexican singer Luz Rios gave birth to her first child - Benjamin - in Upland, California on Oct. 23, representatives of the artist announced Monday. continue reading »