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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

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 »

English Group Rescues Circus Monkeys, Lions in Peru

Monkeys and lions are among the animals rescued from Peruvian circuses by British-based Animal Defenders International, which is raising funds to find new homes for those creatures in refuges and reserves. continue reading »

Unemployment Rate Falls to 4.9 Percent in Mexico

Mexico's unemployment rate fell to 4.9 percent of the workforce in the second quarter of 2014, down slightly from 5 percent in the same period of last year, authorities said. continue reading »

Guatemalan Police Capture 3 Alleged Kidnappers

Guatemalan security forces captured three alleged kidnappers in the northwestern part of the country suspected of having abducted a young girl on July 22, an official source reported. continue reading »

3 Cargo Trucks Burned By Violent Groups in Colombia

Unidentified violent groups on Wednesday burned three cargo trucks on a road linking the town of Ocaña with the city of Cucuta, both in Colombia's northeastern Norte de Santander province, which borders on Venezuela, sources with the National Police confirmed to Efe. continue reading »

Spain Allows Repsol To Explore For Oil Off Canary Islands

Spain's Industry Ministry has authorized Madrid-based oil major Repsol to drill up to three exploratory wells off the Canary Islands, a major tourist destination. continue reading »

Mexico Allocates 83 Percent of Reserves to Pemex

Mexico's Energy Secretariat said Wednesday it has assigned 83 percent of the country's proved and probable, or 2P, reserves to state-owned oil company Petroleos Mexicanos as part of a historic energy-sector overhaul and has also granted the state-owned company 21 percent of prospective resources. continue reading »

Man Shot by Police in Missouri Near Vigil for Michael Brown

A man was injured by police gunfire early Wednesday not far from where, for the third consecutive night, incidents have been occurring after the death of a young black man at the hands of a police officer in Ferguson, a city in west-central Missouri. continue reading »

Guatemala Arrests 6 Suspected Drug Traffickers

Six suspected drug traffickers, including two Salvadorans and a Mexican, were captured in Guatemala's Pacific Ocean waters, the National Civilian Police, or PNC, said Wednesday. continue reading »

Death Toll Of Earthquake in Ecuador Rises to 3

Rescue teams on Wednesday found the body of another person evidently killed in a landslide during this week's earthquake in northern Quito, Ecuadorian Interior Minister Jose Serrano said. continue reading »

Reporters Without Borders Calls For Investigation Into Murder of Mexican Reporter

Reporters Without Borders on Wednesday called for a federal investigation into this week's killing of a crime reporter in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca. continue reading »