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Full Band Lineup Announced for the “World’s Largest Block Party”  July 15- 16

Full Band Lineup Announced for the “World’s Largest Block Party”  July 15- 16

Two Nights of World Class Rock at the 27th annual World’s Largest Block Party. The Block Party is a Chicago Summer tradition not to be missed – each year nearly 20,000 people enjoy two blocks of music, food and fun. continue reading »

CELEBRATE this weekend with a Latin American Natural Wonder

CELEBRATE this weekend with a Latin American Natural Wonder

CELEBRATE this weekend with a Latin American natural wonder. Guess What and Where this is? continue reading »

Enjoy the Sights and Sounds of Humboldt Park’ Puerto Rican Pride Festival (VIDEO)

Enjoy the Sights and Sounds of Humboldt Park' Puerto Rican Pride Festival. "A grand day in the neighborhood of Humboldt Park...chicago's north side...Sir Oscar Hernandez & His Grammy award winning Orchestra hit town 2 celebrate the festivities in the park in honor of Puerto Rico n Ricans all over the World.......The annual Puerto Rican Parade Festival of Humboldt Park....." continue reading »

JUST IN:  Former First Lady Betty Ford and Co-Founder of the Betty Ford Center Dies at Age 93

JUST IN:  Former First Lady Betty Ford and Co-Founder of the Betty Ford Center Dies at Age 93

Betty Fords' family has just announced that the former first lady and widow of the late President Gerald Ford had died at age 93 with her family at her side in Rancho Mirage, California. Betty Ford was also know as the co-founder of the Betty Ford Center that serves as a treatment center for drug and alcohol addiction located in California. continue reading »

President Warmly Receives New Dominican Republic Ambassador to U.S.

President Warmly Receives New Dominican Republic Ambassador to U.S.

The new Dominican Republic ambassador to the US, Anibal de Castro, presented his credentials yesterday to President Barack Obama in the United States. Meanwhile the President lauded the great relations both countries enjoy and the contribution from Dominicans living in the US. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: “Officer of the Year” Arrested for Selling Meth

LATINO BLOTTER: “Officer of the Year” Arrested for Selling Meth

Last year, Officer David Britto was "Officer of the Year" in Boynton Beach, Fla. Today, he's on trial for selling methamphetamines. Britto was born in Brazil and moved to Queens, New York when he was seven. continue reading »

Brazil Prepares for the Next World Cup. Watch the Progress Anytime! (LIVE STREAM)

Brazil Prepares for the Next World Cup. Watch the Progress Anytime! (LIVE STREAM)

Check out the construction of the new Palmeiras soccer Stadium, known as Arena Palestra! Located in Sao Paulo, Brazil. continue reading »

As the Last Space Shuttle Mission Soars, Remembering Hispanics Contribution to Space Shuttle Program

As the Last Space Shuttle Mission Soars, Remembering Hispanics Contribution to Space Shuttle Program

As the space Shuttle Atlantis soared into space from the Kennedy Center and in front of an estimated 750,000 spectators this afternoon, HS-News travels down memory land to remember Hispanic contribution to the 30-year NASA program. Latino astronauts have become pioneers for the entire community, breaking barriers and inspiring achievement in science and technology. continue reading »

Green Living: Take a look at Joysxee, the Floating Garbage Island in Mexico

Green Living: Take a look at Joysxee, the Floating Garbage Island in Mexico

Creator Rishi Sowa has been living on the neatest pile of garbage ever, located in the Isla Mujeres, Mexico. For about ten years, Sowa has made his home this marvel made from plastic bottles, continue reading »

Cross the Border Regularly? Be Sure to Check Your Trunk for Pot

Cross the Border Regularly? Be Sure to Check Your Trunk for Pot

A school teacher is sitting in a Juarez jail after a search of her car at the U.S.-Mexico border uncovered 100 pounds of marijuana in her trunk. However, both her and the FBI, continue reading »

WE HEARD: JLo and Hubby to Sit with Prince William and Kate at BAFTA Gala

WE HEARD: JLo and Hubby to Sit with Prince William and Kate at BAFTA Gala

Prince Guillermo and his wife, the Duchess of Cambridge will stop in LA for several days to promote British interests in the U.S. There is a tour to skid row, a polo match, but its the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) gala that has everyone abuzz. The Duchess of Cambridge has never been to the U.S. continue reading »

Subcommittee on Counterterrorism to Hear Tesitmony of Hezbollah Dealings in Latin America

Subcommittee on Counterterrorism to Hear Tesitmony of Hezbollah Dealings in Latin America

Congress’ fear that the radical Islamic group known as Hezbollah has reached into Latin America has brought together a number of public policy groups to discuss defense options with th continue reading »

Alabama Must Now Defend Tough New Immigration Law in Federal Court Against Class Action Lawsuit

Alabama Must Now Defend Tough New Immigration Law in Federal Court Against Class Action Lawsuit

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and a coalition of civil rights groups filed a class action lawsuit today challenging Alabama’s extreme anti-immigrant law, HB 56, passed last month. The draconian law is even more restrictive than the Arizona law it was inspired by—Arizona’s SB 1070. continue reading »

As Captain Morgan Leaves, Puerto Rico Hopes to Keep the Rum Business Lucrative With New Distillery

As Captain Morgan Leaves, Puerto Rico Hopes to Keep the Rum Business Lucrative With New Distillery

Near San Juan, Puerto Rico, a former pharmaceutical plant is being transformed into a rum distillery in hopes of helping the economy recover from the loss of Captain Morgan rum. continue reading »

American Ambassador In El Salvador Under Fire for Gay Rights OpEd

American Ambassador In El Salvador Under Fire for Gay Rights OpEd

Ambassador Mari Carmen Aponte was heavily criticized by a coalition formed by 42 pro-life and pro family groups, and the church in El Salvador where she serves as the U.S. Ambassador. continue reading »