Latino State News

Dominican Republic Cultural Artifacts are Returned After Being Illegally Imported into U.S.

Dominican Republic Cultural Artifacts are Returned After Being Illegally Imported into U.S.

A collection of 67 artifacts illegally imported into the United States were returned to the Dominican Republic during a joint repatriation ceremony in Santo Domingo. The repatriation of these artifacts is the result of a series of seizures and several investigations. continue reading »

World’s Largest Food Fight, La Tomatina, Launches in Buñol, Spain (VIDEO)

World’s Largest Food Fight, La Tomatina, Launches in Buñol, Spain (VIDEO)

The tourist office in Spain bills this as the world’s largest food fight but for the thousands that attend the La Tomatina in Buñol, Spain its just plain fun. continue reading »

Rapper Pitbull Being Sued by Lindsay Lohan for ‘Disparaging’ Lyric (VIDEO)

Rapper Pitbull Being Sued by Lindsay Lohan for ‘Disparaging’ Lyric (VIDEO)

Armando Christian Perez, better known as Pitbull the Cuban-American rapper, is known for being a tough guy so Lindsay Lohan better know what she’s getting herself into engaging him in a legal battle. continue reading »

Join us This and Every Sunday At HS-News Open Mic

Join us This and Every Sunday At HS-News Open Mic

Your backstage pass to HS-News showcase of emerging and established Latino musical talent. continue reading »

First Ever Premiere Soccer Game Suspended Due to Gunfight in Mexico (VIDEO)

First Ever Premiere Soccer Game Suspended Due to Gunfight in Mexico (VIDEO)

Forty minutes into a first division soccer match in Torreon, Mexico was suspended when rapid gunfire was heard outside the stadium. This is the first time ever that a premiere soccer game was suspended due to the drug cartel violence in Mexico. continue reading »

Google Street View is Heading to the Amazon Rainforest

Google Street View is Heading to the Amazon Rainforest

Google is taking its technology to the depths of the Amazon in Brazil and Peru to map the great Amazonian rainforest and river. The Amazon river is vast especially when you include its tributaries so Google’s Street View is starting with a 50km portion in Manus, Brazil known as the Rio Negro. continue reading »

NARCO NEWS: Decapitated Bodies and Multiple Body Parts Found Outside of Sam’s Club in Acapulco

NARCO NEWS: Decapitated Bodies and Multiple Body Parts Found Outside of Sam’s Club in Acapulco

Mexican authorities are reporting a gruesome find outside the Sam’s Club in Acapulco this weekend. Authorities found more than 20 body parts allegedly belonging to two individuals who were decapitated and scalped. The Sam’s Club is located near the main tourist area of the city. continue reading »

FBI Needs Your Help in Locating Man Tied to Logan Square Shooting

The FBI is seeking the public’s help in locating Dionisio Gonzalez, whom they have tied to a June shooting in Logan Square. The shooting that occurred at the 3000 Block West of Belden Avenue was gang related but left two young girls shot. continue reading »

U.S. Conference of Bishops Urge Priests to Pray & Preach About DREAM Act

U.S. Conference of Bishops Urge Priests to Pray & Preach About DREAM Act

The U.S. Conference of Bishops through their “Justice for Immigrants” campaign is urging all Catholic priests pray, preach and advocate for passage of the DREAM Act. continue reading »

Hispanic Hero Who Thwarted NM Kidnapping Honored While Disclosing He is Undocumented

Hispanic Hero Who Thwarted NM Kidnapping Honored While Disclosing He is Undocumented

Friday, Albuquerque honored one of its locals, Antonio Diaz Chacon, as a true hero for thwarting the kidnapping of a 6-year old in his neighborhood. Little did he know that in doing what he claimed “anyone would do” his undocumented status would be revealed and place him center stage of the immigration reform debate. continue reading »

Commission -  Final CA Senate  Map Would Severely Impede Latino Political Progress

Commission -  Final CA Senate Map Would Severely Impede Latino Political Progress

The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund issued the following statement regarding the California Citizens Redistricting Commission’s approval of final maps for the state’s Congressional, Senate, Assembly and Board of Equalization districts: continue reading »

Foreclosure: How Can I Avoid It?

Foreclosure: How Can I Avoid It?

The federal government announced several programs over the last few years to help homeowners in need of assistance avoid foreclosure. These programs strive to help responsible homeowners who are having difficulty paying their mortgage. continue reading »

Obama Administration Revamps Deportation Policy

Obama Administration Revamps Deportation Policy

The Obama administration says it will review the cases of more than 300,000 illegal immigrants facing deportation to determine if they can stay in the United States. In a letter to a group of lawmakers, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says officials will review each case to identify "low priority" offenders, including those who have been in the U.S. for a lengthy period, to allow the agency to focus more on deporting convicted criminals and others who pose a threat to public safety. continue reading »

Former Miss Universe Amelia Vega at the Miss Republica Dominicana US™ 2011 Pageant

Former Miss Universe Amelia Vega at the Miss Republica Dominicana US™ 2011 Pageant

At the gala, former Miss Universe Amelia Vega will be performing two songs from her upcoming album "Agua Dulce" available to the public August 30th, 2011. This will be the first exclusive and live performance by Amelia Vega of her songs prior to the official release in New York. continue reading »

Gutierrez Calls DHS Deportation Announcement An Important Victory For Sensible Immigration Policy

Gutierrez Calls DHS Deportation Announcement An Important Victory For Sensible Immigration Policy

The review of pending deportation cases and the instructions to all elements of DHS over how immigrants that meet certain criteria should be handled has come after months of sustained advocacy by Congressman Gutierrez, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, other Democratic leaders in the House and Senate, and determined public pressure by from clergy, advocates, immigrants, and DREAM Act students nationwide. continue reading »