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Venezuela’s S&P Rating Drops Amidst Concerns Over Chavez’s Health and Country’s “Arbitrary” Laws

Venezuela’s S&P Rating Drops Amidst Concerns Over Chavez’s Health and Country’s “Arbitrary” Laws

Just days after Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez announced he wanted all the country’s money removed from U.S. markets and repatriate nearly $11 billion in gold currently in Swiss and English banks, Standard and Poor’s have lowered Venezuela’s credit rating. continue reading »

Supporters Shave Heads in Solidarity With Hugo Chávez

Supporters Shave Heads in Solidarity With Hugo Chávez

On Friday, six men from the Dominican Republic shaved their heads in support of Chávez in front of the Venezuelan embassy in the island. The group was invited Sunday to Miraflores palace, where they were greeted by Chávez himself, who hugged them and posed for a few candid shots with them. continue reading »

Are Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer’s Views on Immigration Being Censored by Facebook?

Are Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer’s Views on Immigration Being Censored by Facebook?

Thursday, Governor Jan Brewer’s (R-AZ) Facebook page posted a picture of Brewer as iconic Rosie the Riveter in response to President Obama’s immigration policy. continue reading »

Nearly Bullet-Proof Skin May Be the Prayer Gun-Violent Nations Need

Nearly Bullet-Proof Skin May Be the Prayer Gun-Violent Nations Need

It’s only a first step in figuring out how to survive a gun shot but a project in the Netherlands has created almost bulletproof human skin. A swatch of bullet proof skin was created from human skin cells and spider milk and embedded between the outer layer of skin and the dermis. continue reading »

Oscar Leads Brazil to  Under-20 World Cup Title (VIDEO)

Oscar Leads Brazil to Under-20 World Cup Title (VIDEO)

The U-20 Soccer World Cup in Colombia ended over the weekend with a spectacular match between the only two teams that speak Portuguese. The man in the 11 jersey scored all three goals in the carioca team’s victory over Portugal at Colombia’s U-20 World Cup. continue reading »

Virtual Technology Being Applied to Illegal Border Crossings

Virtual Technology Being Applied to Illegal Border Crossings

Technology is now being used to address the challenges of both crossing the border illegally or capturing those that are doing the crossing. continue reading »

Worldwide Protests Against Amazon Mega-Dam

Worldwide Protests Against Amazon Mega-Dam

Thousands of people have taken to the streets in dozens of cities worldwide, to protest against the Belo Monte mega-dam being built in the Brazilian Amazon. continue reading »

Hurricane Irene Warnings for Dominic Republic and Puerto Rico, Then Heading to Florida

Hurricane Irene Warnings for Dominic Republic and Puerto Rico, Then Heading to Florida

The Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico are bracing themselves for what might be the first hurricane of the season, if Tropical Storm Irene continues gaining strength. continue reading »

One Million Safety Violations Found on Mexican Trucks Entering U.S. over Last 4 Years

One Million Safety Violations Found on Mexican Trucks Entering U.S. over Last 4 Years

Between 2007 through the first six months of 2011, Texas state inspectors have found one million violations on trucks coming in from Mexico and entering the U.S. continue reading »

Bringing Emily Home – After 3 1/2 Year Battle Unification and Visitation Now Possible

Bringing Emily Home – After 3 1/2 Year Battle Unification and Visitation Now Possible

UPDATE: Michael Sanchez, the elated father, is now disclosing terms of a custody agreement that will assure him that Emily will always be a part of his life and he part of hers. continue reading »

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 »