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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

Singer Anahi Announces Engagement to Mexican Governor of Chiapas

Mexican actress and singer Anahi on Tuesday announced her engagement to the governor of the southern state of Chiapas, Manuel Velasco, after a more-than-two-year romantic relationship. continue reading »

Cuban Health Professional in Liberia Helping in the Fight Against Ebola

The first group of Cuban health professionals to take part in the fight against Ebola in Liberia have arrived in this country, the Liberian government said Tuesday. continue reading »

DUIs in Brazil Fall by 45 Percent Thanks to 2007 Zero Tolerance Law

The incidence of drinking alcohol and then driving has fallen 45 percent in Brazil since 2007, one year before the "zero tolerance" law was adopted, authorities said Tuesday. continue reading »

Colombia Declares Panama an Illegal Tax Haven

Colombia's government on Wednesday placed Panama on its list of tax havens after the Central American country failed to meet a deadline for signing a fiscal information exchange agreement, the director of the Andean nation's tax agency, known as the DIAN, said. continue reading »

Building Structure Found in Spain Dated Back to Bronze Age

Archaeologists from the University of Barcelona have discovered in the southeastern Spanish region of Murcia the remains of a building believed to be the first example of a Bronze Age political headquarters in Western Europe. continue reading »

Financial Experts Urge U.S. to Normalize Relations with Cuba

U.S. experts on Wednesday recommended that their government begin to normalize relations with Cuba, eliminating some of the main elements of the economic embargo Washington imposed in 1962. continue reading »

Over 100,000 Peruvian Children Employed as Domestic Help in Country

About 110,000 children and teens are employed in Peru as domestic workers, according to figures from the International Labor Organization released Wednesday by the Dutch foundation Terre des Hommes. continue reading »

China Provides $35 Million Loan to Bolivia to Enhance Public Safety

Bolivia will purchase 1,500 security cameras for public safety purposes using a Chinese $35 million loan, Vice President Alvaro Garcia Linera announced Monday. continue reading »

Report:  Social Media Key to Obtaining the Latino Vote

Social networks, videos and Hollywood stars are the tools that different associations are using to entice the 15 million eligible young Latinos to cast their votes, since this is a group that tends to punch below its weight in legislative elections. continue reading »

Mexican President Makes Statement on 43 Missing Student Teachers

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto said Monday he was concerned about the attacks on students last month in Iguala, a city in the southern state of Guerrero. continue reading »

Marc Anthony Building Orphanage in South America with Help from Goya Foods

The Maestro Cares foundation, a non-profit organization sponsored by singer Marc Anthony and businessman Henry Cardenas, received a donation of $150,000 from Goya Foods to build an orphanage in Colombia. continue reading »

11 Colombian Indians Killed and 13 Injured by Lighting During Indigenous Ceremony

At least 11 Colombian Indians died and another 13 were injured when they were struck by lighting during a meeting in the Sierra Nevada mountains of Santa Marta in northern Colombia, millitary officials told Efe Monday. continue reading »

Spanish Authorities Rescue Nearly 60 African Immigrants at Sea

Spain's Maritime Rescue service on Sunday picked up 58 Sub-Saharan immigrants who had set sail from the Moroccan coast in a small and unstable boat, intercepting them 10 nautical miles from the Spanish islet of Alboran in the Mediterranean Sea. continue reading »

Brazil President Rouseef to Race Election Runoff

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff won a plurality in Sunday's presidential balloting here - garnering about 44 percent of the vote, but she will have to face off against Social Democrat Aecio Neves, who secured the second-largest number of votes, some 30 percent, according to an exit poll released after the last precincts had closed. continue reading »

Two Men Lynched After Trying to Rob Bus Near Mexico City

Two men who allegedly tried to rob a bus were beaten to death this weekend by passengers and townspeople in central Mexico, media reports said. continue reading »