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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

Tourism Rose by 12.8% in Dominican Republic in August

The Dominican Republic on Sunday announced a 12.8 percent rise in foreign tourist arrivals during August, compared with the same month last year, an achievement that local authorities say is a new record for the sector. continue reading »

Bombing at Santiago, Chile’s Metro Station Leaves 8 Injured

Monday's bombing at a Santiago metro station that left eight people wounded was a terrorist attack, the Chilean government said. continue reading »

American Teaching in Chile is Murdered

The death of a 22-year-old U.S. woman teaching English in the southern city of Temuco is being investigated as a homicide, Chilean authorities said Monday. continue reading »

White House Says President WILL Act on Immigration Before Year-End

President Barack Obama intends to take executive action on immigration before the end of the year, the White House said Monday, two days after the president announced that he would take no action on the matter before the November mid-term elections. continue reading »

Escondido, CA Considers Building Shelter for Immigrant Shelter

The city council of Escondido, California, this week will discuss the proposal to build a shelter for Central American minors who cross the country's southern border illegally, a project that has already been preliminarily rejected by city hall. continue reading »

Falling Meteorite Cause of Mysterious Blast Near Nicaragua International Airport

The mysterious explosion that occurred over the weekend near Managua's Augusto C. Sandino International Airport was caused by a falling meteorite that could have become detached from the 2014RC asteroid when it came near Earth, Nicaraguan officials said. continue reading »

Fire in Sao Paulo Favela Leaves 2,500 People Homeless

A huge fire destroyed around 500 homes in a shantytown - or "favela" - here in Brazil's largest city, leaving about 2,500 people homeless, the fire department said Monday. continue reading »

Colombia’s Carlos Vives Shows Off Soccer Skills While Performing Greatest Hits

Colombian singer Carlos Vives wowed his fans in Bogota on the weekend with the second extraordinary concert of his "Mas corazon profundo Tour." continue reading »

Small Plane Carrying 10 Persons Crashes in Colombia

A small plane carrying 10 people, including a boy, crashed in a jungle area in southern Colombia, aviation officials said. continue reading »

Mexican Senator Claims Planned Mexico City Airport Threatens Environmental Life

The new airport to be built in a Mexico City lake system threatens 120 species in the area with extinction, Sen. Alejandro Encinas said. continue reading »

Benicio del Toro, Emily Blunt Film “Resolution 6” in Mexico

Puerto Rican actor Benicio del Toro and British actress Emily Blunt filmed several scenes for the movie "Resolution 6" in the city of Nezahualcoyotl, one of the most violent in the central state of Mexico, the producer said. continue reading »

Former Petrobras Exec Implicated Dozens of Brazilian Politicians

A jailed former executive at state-controlled oil giant Petrobras has reportedly implicated dozens of politicians from Brazil's leading political parties in a kickback scheme, a legal development that could shake up next month's general election. continue reading »

Mexican Immigrant Found Hanged in Texas Detention Center

Texas authorities are investigating the death of an immigrant who was found hanged in his cell at the Border Patrol detention center in McAllen. continue reading »

Hurricane Norbert Floods 800 Homes, Displaces 2,000 in Mexico

Hurricane Norbert, which has strengthened to a Category 3, hit the coasts of the Mexican state of Baja California Sur and left 800 homes flooded, while some 2,000 people were evacuated from the community of San Carlos in the Comondu municipality. continue reading »

Obama to Hold Off on Immigration Reform Until After Elections

U.S. President Barack Obama will take no executive action on immigration reform until after the Congressional elections in November, the White House said Saturday. continue reading »