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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

Southern Brazil Restores River’s Flow, Settling Water Dispute

Authorities in Sao Paulo state, Brazil's wealthiest and most heavily populated, have restored the water flow of the Paraiba do Sul River to normal levels, bringing an end to a dispute with the neighboring states of Rio de Janeiro and Minas Gerais. continue reading »

3 Killed, 5 Wounded During Home Invasion Outside of Mexico City

Three members of a family were killed and five others wounded Friday when gunmen burst into a home in the capital suburb of Ecatepec and started shooting, Mexican authorities said. continue reading »

Cuba Calls On Retired Professors to Cover University Deficit

The Cuban government has authorized universities to hire professors already retired in the same positions they had before retiring, in order to cover the existing deficit of educators. continue reading »

Mexican Authorities Find Bodies of 5 Kidnapped Men

Five young men kidnapped last weekend in the western Mexican state of Sinaloa were found slain in the northern state of Durango, authorities said Friday. continue reading »

Brazil’s Economic Activity Index Down 1.2 Pct in 2nd Quarter

Brazil's central bank said its economic activity index, a leading indicator for gross domestic product performance, declined by 1.2 percent in the second quarter relative to the previous three-month period. continue reading »

Broadcast Journalist Slain in Honduras

A broadcast journalist was murdered in northern Honduras, becoming the seventh journalist to be slain in the Central American country this year, a police source told Efe Friday. continue reading »

Paleontologists Reconstruct Giant Dinosaur With Fossils Found in Spain

Fossils discovered in the east-central Spanish province of Cuenca have enabled experts to reconstruct the dermal armor of the titanosaurs, the last of the giant dinosaurs, for the first time. continue reading »

Juanes Makes New Videos in Puerto Rico Ahead of World Tour

Colombian singer-songwriter Juanes filmed in Puerto Rico four videos of songs from his new disc "Loco de Amor," with which he will launch his new world tour next week in his native land. continue reading »

Brazil to Receive $3 Billion Investment From GM Over 5 Years

U.S. automaker General Motors plans to invest 6.5 billion reais (nearly $3 billion) in Brazil over the next five years, CEO Mary Barra said. She said after meeting with Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff that GM has a nearly 90-year track record in Brazil and plans to be in the country for the long haul. continue reading »

Mexican Actress Columba Dominguez Dies, Age 85

Actress Columba Dominguez, an emblematic figure of the golden age of Mexican cinema, has died in a Mexico City hospital. She was 85. continue reading »

Mexican Mayor With Alleged Ties to Knights Templar Accused of Murder

The mayor of the western Mexican town of Huetamo was arrested on charges of homicide and extortion, the Michoacan state Attorney General's Office said Thursday. continue reading »

Reporters Without Borders Blames Negligence For Colombian Journalist’s Death

Reporters Without Borders said Colombian authorities' negligence was partially to blame for the death of a radio journalist who was gunned down just two weeks after his police protection was removed. continue reading »

Mariano Rajoy Calls on EU to Take Stance on Illegal Immigration

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Thursday here pushed for a "forceful" European Union policy on illegal immigration, pointing to the "difficult situation" his government has been facing due to recent massive attempts by migrants to enter Spain. continue reading »

Mexican Political Party Removes Legislative Leaders After Scandal

The chairman of Mexico's conservative National Action Party, or PAN, announced the dismissal of the party's leaders in the lower house of Congress after they were caught on video dancing with scantily clad women at a private party. continue reading »

Marlow Rosado Looks To Expand Salsa Genre

The latest album from Marlow Rosado and his La Riqueña band aims to show that salsa can accommodate new elements and colors. "Salsanimal," the follow-up to the Grammy-winning "Retro," was crafted with the idea of expanding the genre, Rosado said in an interview with Efe. continue reading »