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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

First Made-In-Argentina Satellite Reaches Permanent Orbit

Arsat-1, the first made-in-Argentina telecommunications satellite, completed over the weekend the last of five apogee maneuver firings that put it into its definitive geostationary orbit, operator Arsat told Efe Monday. continue reading »

Rogelio Ortega Martinez Named as New Governor of Troubled Guerrero, Mexico

The legislature in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero on Sunday named Rogelio Ortega Martinez as governor, replacing Angel Aguirre, to aid in the search for 43 missing students. continue reading »

6.0 Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Peru’s Central Jungle Region

A magnitude-6 earthquake rocked Peru's central jungle region early Sunday, causing rockslides on a highway, the Peruvian Geophysics Institute, or IGP, said. continue reading »

Fossile of Ancient Giant Ground Sloth Found in Argentina

An amateur paleontologist found the 500,000-year-old fossil of a giant ground sloth while digging in a well on his property in the southern Argentine coastal city of Mar del Plata, media reports said. continue reading »

Student Protesting Over Missing Students Loot Supermarkets in Guerrero, Mexico

Students from the Ayotzinapa Rural Normal School attacked and looted several supermarkets in Chilpancingo, the capital of the southern Mexican state of Guerrero, to protest the disappearance of 43 classmates last month. continue reading »

Latino Leaders Warn Democratic Party about Political Danger of Continuing Deportations

Hispanic leaders from a dozen U.S. states have delivered an ultimatum to the Democratic Party, threatening to back an independent candidate in the 2016 presidential election, legislator Luis Gutierrez, if the Obama administration does not halt deportations of undocumented migrants. continue reading »

Hedgefund Billionaire Kenneth Dart Goes after Argentina Over Defaulted Debt

EM Ltd., a hedge fund controlled by billionaire Kenneth Dart, has filed a new complaint here against Argentina in its long-standing struggle for payment on defaulted debt, arguing that it should receive the same treatment as other holdout bond holders that won a 2012 court judgment in the United States. continue reading »

Chile Expands Its Efforts to Preserve Ancient Churches

Chile will expand the protection of 16 churches in the southern archipelago of Chiloe to ensure that urban development does not encroach on structures which together constitute a U.N.-certified World Heritage Site. continue reading »

California Universities Actively Recruiting Undocumented Students to Apply

The University of California, Berkeley, and San Francisco State University have introduced a program to provide young Latinos with information and advice on issues such as Deferred Action policy and opportunities to attend college. continue reading »

Two Ancient Archaeological Sites Located in Peruvian Andes

Tools found at two archaeological sites in the Peruvian Andes show that humans were able to survive in extreme environmental conditions a millennium earlier than previously thought, according to a study published by Science. continue reading »

Peru in Crisis as Health Care Workers Stage Nationwide Strike

Public health employees in Peru launched a nationwide strike Thursday to press the government to comply with the agreements that ended a previous job action, union leader Susana Palacios told Efe. continue reading »

Desert ‘Rescue Towers’ Saving Lives of Undocumented Immigrants Crossing Border Illegally

The so-called rescue towers placed by the U.S. Border Patrol along the Arizona border may often mean the difference between life and death for migrants lost or abandoned in the desert without water or food. continue reading »

Pope Francis Wants Life Sentence for Criminals Eliminated

Pope Francis issued a call on Thursday for countries to abolish capital punishment and eliminate sentences of life imprisonment because "a lifetime in prison is a hidden death sentence." continue reading »

Republicans Say President About to Legalize Millions of Undocumented Immigrants

Conservative politicians are warning that President Barack Obama is preparing a plan to legalize the status of millions of undocumented immigrants after learning of a procurement request made by the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Service for up to 34 million work permits and green cards over the next five years. continue reading »

Brazil Unemployment Rate Nears Lowest Level at 4.9 Percent

Unemployment in Latin America's largest economy fell by 0.1 percent last month to 4.9 percent, the lowest level for September in 13 years, the Brazilian Institute for Geography and Statistics, or IBGE, said Thursday. continue reading »