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Colombian Navy Finds Over 1 Ton of Cocaine on Boats in Caribbean Sea

Colombian Navy Finds Over 1 Ton of Cocaine on Boats in Caribbean Sea

Navy ships found one ton of cocaine aboard an abandoned vessel anchored in the Caribbean and another 160 kilos aboard a boat in northwestern Colombia, navy spokesmen said Sunday. continue reading »

Latino Groups Call Out Kennedy Center’s Neglect to Honor Latino Artists

Latino Groups Call Out Kennedy Center’s Neglect to Honor Latino Artists

In letters to Kennedy Center executives, Caroline Kennedy, President Obama, and members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts (NHFA) and the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA) are calling for major changes in the process by which Kennedy Center Honorees are selected and asking why there is a constant pattern of exclusion of Latinos. The groups' demands follow the recent announcement of the 2012 Honorees, none of whom are Latino artists. continue reading »

Colombia Prepares Itself Against Cyber Attacks

Colombia Prepares Itself Against Cyber Attacks

The Ministry of Defense of Colombia, with the support of the Organization of American States (OAS), is conducting an exercise in cyber security crisis management at the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia, with the objective of strengthening the capabilities of Colombia in preventing, detecting and mitigating the effects of a large scale cyber attack on the country. continue reading »

Check Out “Juanes: Fijate Bien” Today on SiriusXM

Check Out “Juanes: Fijate Bien” Today on SiriusXM

Sirius XM Radio announced that Juanes: Fijate Bien, SiriusXM's first artist-hosted show for bilingual listeners, will officially launch today, September 23, 2012, on Caliente channel 150 and La Kueva channel 540. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: Pollution in Latin America

INFOGRAPHIC: Pollution in Latin America

Globally, outdoor urban air pollution kills 2 million people annually and indoor air pollution causes 2 million premature deaths. In Latin America, 100 million people in are exposed to levels of air pollution that exceed the recommended standards. With these rates it is important to look at the health and environmental issues connected to pollution. HS-News takes a look at which countries are culprits and which are taking strides towards environmental protection. continue reading »

Peña Nieto Appoints Colombian General to Direct LatAm Citizenship Institute

Peña Nieto Appoints Colombian General to Direct LatAm Citizenship Institute

Retired Colombian Gen. Oscar Naranjo will combine his function as security adviser to Mexican President-elect Enrique Peña Nieto with that of director of the Latin American Citizenship Institute, which seeks to "wipe out the culture of illegality." continue reading »

Critically Acclaimed Colombian Musical Sensation La Mas Grande Historia Jamas Cantada NYC Premiere

Critically Acclaimed Colombian Musical Sensation La Mas Grande Historia Jamas Cantada NYC Premiere

Direct from Colombia, the critically acclaimed musical sensation The Most Amazing Story Ever Sung (La mas grande historia jamas cantada) makes its New York premiere with four spellbinding performances continue reading »

Undocumented Student, Daniela Pelaez, Continues Fight for DREAM Act from Dartmouth College

Undocumented Student, Daniela Pelaez, Continues Fight for DREAM Act from Dartmouth College

Colombian-born Daniela Pelaez, who was on the point of being deported two months ago, is now studying at an Ivy League university and is the image of a foundation the helps other undocumented immigrants who, like her, are crying out for laws be passed that legalize their status in the United States. continue reading »

Immigration Rates Decrease, Proportion of Latinos Among Immigrants Drops in 2011

Immigration Rates Decrease, Proportion of Latinos Among Immigrants Drops in 2011

Immigration to the United States last year had its smallest increase in a decade, and the proportion of Latin Americans among immigrants fell, according to calculations published Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau. continue reading »

Today’s Latin Americans Living 45 Years Longer than Those in 1900

Today’s Latin Americans Living 45 Years Longer than Those in 1900

The average life expectancy in Latin America has risen from 29 years in 1900 to 74 years in 2010, according to a study presented by the Pan American Health Organization, or PAHO. continue reading »

Shakira Confirms She’s Pregnant, Pique Announces It on Twitter

Shakira Confirms She’s Pregnant, Pique Announces It on Twitter

Colombian singing sensation Shakira has confirmed via her website that she is indeed pregnant putting to rest alot of rumors and speculation. Her boyfriends, futbol player Gerard Pique a continue reading »

Colombian Agents Confiscate Over 12 Tons of Cocaine, Marijuana in Anti-drug Campaign

Colombian Agents Confiscate Over 12 Tons of Cocaine, Marijuana in Anti-drug Campaign

Drug enforcement agents seized more than 12 tons of cocaine and marijuana in Colombia during a three-day multi-faceted operation in several regions, officials said Sunday. continue reading »

Ex-Professional Colombian Soccer Player, Friend Gunned Down in Guatemala

Ex-Professional Colombian Soccer Player, Friend Gunned Down in Guatemala

Two Colombians, including an ex-professional soccer player, died in an armed attack by unknown assailants at a restaurant in the Guatemalan town of Malacatan on the Mexican border, officials said Saturday. continue reading »

Indian Leader Murdered While Waiting for Bus in Colombia

Indian Leader Murdered While Waiting for Bus in Colombia

The mayor of an Indian reserve in the conflicted southwestern Colombian province of Cauca was gunned down while waiting for a bus to take him to a meeting with his community, government officials said. continue reading »

President Obama Denies Neglecting Latin America During First Term

President Obama Denies Neglecting Latin America During First Term

U.S. President Barack Obama denied Thursday - contrary to what many of his critics contend - that he has neglected Latin America and said that his administration has been "very aggressive" in trying to broaden relations with the region. continue reading »