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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

17 Die in Series of Shootouts Across Northern Mexico

At least 17 people have died in a series of shootouts that started over the weekend in Tampico, a city in the northeastern Mexican state of Tamaulipas, and continued into this week, the Tamaulipas Coordination Group, or GCT, said. continue reading »

Guatemala’s Top Chef and Cultural Ambassador Shot, Body Dumped on Road

Chef Humberto Dominguez, the ambassador of gastronomic culture in Guatemala, was found fatally shot on Tuesday south of this capital, police said. continue reading »

U.S. Government Grants Puerto Rico $17 Million to Provide Shelter for Homeless

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has allocated $17 million to organizations that provide shelter to homeless people in Puerto Rico, the island's non-voting representative in Congress said here Tuesday. continue reading »

Luis Guillermo Solis is Costa Rica’s Next President

Center-left candidate Luis Guillermo Solis won Costa Rica's presidential election over the weekend and vowed to work for national unity and greater social justice. continue reading »

Senior Media Executive Kidnapped in Venezuela

A senior news executive with Venezuela's Globovision television was kidnapped outside her home in Caracas, the network said Monday. continue reading »

Zeta Boss Captured in Guatemala

A Guatemalan man suspected of being a boss of Mexico's Zetas drug cartel was captured by police Monday in northern Guatemala, Government Minister Mauricio Lopez Bonilla said. continue reading »

University of Puerto Rico Students Contemplate Striking Over Tuition Hike

Students at the publicly supported University of Puerto Rico will vote on whether to mount a strike if administrators implement a hike in tuition. continue reading »

REPORT: World Cup Expected to Generate $27.7 Billion in Revenue for Brazil

The Brazilian government forecasts that the 2014 soccer World Cup will generate around 62.1 billion reais ($27.7 billion) in revenues, three times what was injected into the country's economy during last year's Confederations Cup tourney. continue reading »

White House Denies Migrants with Minor Offenses Being Deported

The U.S. administration denied Monday that the majority of the more than 2 million deportations since President Barack Obama took office in January 2009 have been of people who committed minor offenses, as The New York Times reported. continue reading »

REPORT:  North Carolina Drivers Licenses for Undocumented Would Improve Public Safety

A report by the NC Budget & Tax Center reveals the economic and public safety benefits of issuing driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants in the Tar Heel State. continue reading »

Venezuelan President Agrees to Meet with Opposition

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said Monday that he had accepted the proposal of the foreign ministers from the Union of South American Nations to meet with representatives of the opposition. continue reading »

Pilots Arrested in Honduras After they Abandon Private Jet at Airport

Honduran security forces on Monday arrested two U.S. pilots who abandoned a luxury jet last week at the Roatan airport on the country's Caribbean coast, police said. continue reading »

Shootout in Tamaulipas Mexico Leave 4 Dead

Army troops killed four people in a shootout in Tamaulipas, a state in northeastern Mexico, the Tamaulipas Coordination Group, or GCT, said. continue reading »

Chile’s “Gloria” Wins Best Picture at Inaugural Platino Prizes

Twenty-two Ibero-American countries have begun tearing down the walls separating its filmmakers at the first edition of the Platino Prizes, where Chilean film "Gloria," directed by Sebastian Lelio, emerged as the big winner. continue reading »

Construction on Panama City Metro Finishes in Record Time

The Spanish companies involved in construction of the Panama City metro, to be inaugurated Saturday evening, said the project was delivered in "world record" time and within the budget constraints. continue reading »