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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

Restrictionists Spread Unfounded Rumors About Migrant Children and Disease

More often than not, anti-immigrant groups use their hateful rhetoric to blame immigrants for all of our nation’s ills. On a regular basis, restrictionist groups release reports that portray immigrants as criminals, terrorists, a threat to American continue reading »

Bus Owners, Drivers Demand Relief From Security Threats in Guatemala

Businessmen and drivers in Guatemala's intercity bus sector on Thursday demanded that the authorities provide greater security for them. continue reading »

Venezuelan Government Blasts Arrest of Former Spy Chief in Aruba

Venezuela denounced on Thursday the "illegal and arbitrary" arrest in Aruba of a former head of military intelligence who was traveling on a diplomatic passport. continue reading »

Death Toll From Colombia Mine Collapse Climbs to 7

Rescue teams recovered the bodies of seven workers who died in a cave-in at an unlicensed open-pit gold mine in the southwestern Colombian province of Cauca, authorities said. continue reading »

Japan Hires Mexico’s Javier Aguirre to Coach National Squad

Japan's soccer federation said Thursday it has named Mexico's Javier Aguirre as head coach of the Asian nation's national team. continue reading »

Remains of Elephant Ancestor Found in Mexico

Scientists found the skull and tusks of a gomphothere - an ancestor of the elephant - in the central state of Tlaxcala, Mexico's National Institute and History, or INAH, said. continue reading »

Chinese President Returns Home After Trip to Cuba

Chinese President Xi Jinping was in the eastern city of Santiago de Cuba on Wednesday accompanied by his Cuban counterpart and host, Raul Castro, on the last day of his official visit to the communist island. continue reading »

Brazilian Court Exonerates Rousseff From Petrobras Refinery Deal

Brazil's federal audit tribunal said Wednesday that President Dilma Rousseff bore no responsibility for state-controlled oil giant Petrobras' ultimately disastrous acquisition of a U.S. refinery in 2006. continue reading »

Peasants, Indians March Against Energy Reforms in Mexico

Thousands of peasants and Indians marched in Mexico City on Wednesday to protest the legislation implementing the energy industry overhaul approved in December 2013. continue reading »

Founder of Mexican Kids’ Shelter Makes Excuses For Not Noticing Abuses

The 79-year-old founder of the La Gran Familia shelter in the western Mexican state of Michoacan, where 500 children living in squalid conditions were rescued last week, said that her age prevented her from noticing incidents of abuse and mistreatment. continue reading »

192 Arrested in U.S. Crackdown on Human Smuggling

As part of the U.S. Government’s aggressive campaign to respond to the recent rise in illegal migration into South Texas, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson, joined by U.S. Deputy Attorney General James Cole, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Thomas Winkowski, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Acting Operations Division Deputy Chief Jaime Salazar, today announced the progress of ongoing enforcement efforts by ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the United States Department of Justice to target human smuggling networks in the Rio Grande Valley. continue reading »

Unlicensed Gold Mine Collapses in Colombia, 2 Dead and 17 Missing

The collapse of an unlicensed, open-pit gold mine Wednesday in the southwestern Colombian province of Cauca left at least two dead and 17 missing, authorities said. Several people also were injured in the mine accident, according to Jose Victor Amu Sinisterra, the mayor of the town of Timbiqui where the mine is located. continue reading »

Border Patrol:  U.S.-Mexico Border Most Secure in Arizona

Amid the crisis sparked by the massive arrival in Texas of unaccompanied and undocumented children from Central America, Border Patrol commanders in Arizona say their stretch of the frontier with Mexico is the most secure in the United States, thanks to a drastic reduction in illegal crossings. continue reading »

Colombian Military Kills 13 Guerrillas and Captures 20

Government forces killed a total of 13 leftist guerrillas on Tuesday in separate operations, sources in the Colombia Defense Ministry told Efe. continue reading »

Arsonists Torch Vehicles in Chile’s Capital City of Santiago

Three automobiles were burned early Wednesday in Santiago's San Miguel district, where those responsible for the vandalism left pamphlets alluding to the cases of anarchists who have been arrested in Chile and abroad, police said. continue reading »