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¡Felicidades! Nicaragua on Your 190th Year of Independence!

¡Felicidades! Nicaragua on Your 190th Year of Independence!

    Today, all of Nicaragua is celebrating and rejoicing its 190-year old independence from Spain. The Spanish arrived in the 1500's and stayed for nearly 300 years as it colonized the region, enslaved native populations and decimated the island with smallpox.
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Vote For Us For A Chance To Win Your Own HS-News Shirt! (SWEEPSTAKES)

Vote For Us For A Chance To Win Your Own HS-News Shirt! (SWEEPSTAKES)

For the rest of the week, we will be giving away Hispanically Speaking News Shirts to the first voters of the day. Find out more details inside. continue reading »

Largest Christian Hispanic Organization Partners with Puerto Rico’s Pentecostal Community

Largest Christian Hispanic Organization Partners with Puerto Rico’s Pentecostal Community

The National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (www.nhclc.org), also known as the Hispanic Evangelical Association, the nation's largest Christian Hispanic organization, has announced that Dr. William Hernandez and the Puerto Rico Pentecostal Association, FRAPE, has become an official partner of the NHCLC. continue reading »

Colombia To Bring Down Housing Shortage in Low-Income Sectors

Colombia To Bring Down Housing Shortage in Low-Income Sectors

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will contribute to reduce the housing shortage in the most backward sectors of Colombia through a credit guarantee of 9.5 billion Colombian pesos (some US$5.38 million) granted to Credifamilia Compañía de Financiamiento S.A., which specializes in mortgage loans for social housing. continue reading »

Panama Spends $250 Million on Coastal Radar System to Stem Drug Trafficking

Panama Spends $250 Million on Coastal Radar System to Stem Drug Trafficking

Panama’s Vice Minister of Public Safety has announced the country spent $250 million to stem drug trafficking in the country and to specifically avoid having the drugs enter Panama’s borders. continue reading »

Jennifer Lopez Debuts her New ‘Papi’ Video in Partnership With FIAT (VIDEO)

Jennifer Lopez Debuts her New ‘Papi’ Video in Partnership With FIAT (VIDEO)

Jlo showed off a 30 sec. snippet of the video for her single ‘Papi,’ in a Fiat commercial aired during “Monday Night Football” continue reading »

Labor Dept. Releases $41.2 Million in Recovery Act Funds to Puerto Rico

The U.S. Department of Labor has certified for release $41,247,756 in unemployment insurance modernization incentive funds to Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico qualified for its full share of the funds available under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act by including in its law provisions that assist recent entrants to the workforce, part-time workers and individuals who become unemployed because of compelling family reasons. continue reading »

Mexico Asking its Congress to Borrow Additional $5 Billion Internationally

Mexico Asking its Congress to Borrow Additional $5 Billion Internationally

Mexico’s government is asking Congress for authorization to increase its out-of-control debt, by borrowing an additional $7 billion in 2012. Taking advantage of the current low borrowing costs in the U.S. continue reading »

VOTE! HS-News Has Been Nominated for Portada’s “Top Content Provider For Hispanic Audiences” Award!

VOTE! HS-News Has Been Nominated for Portada’s “Top Content Provider For Hispanic Audiences” Award!

Thank you for your support and recognition. Learn how to vote for us and become a part of this important milestone. continue reading »

Roughly 25 Percent of Hispanics in U.S. Live in Poverty

Roughly 25 Percent of Hispanics in U.S. Live in Poverty

According to data from the US Census Bureau, America now has the highest poverty rate in 50 years, and Hispanics are being hit especially hard. As the number of Americans living in continue reading »

Brazil Census:  43,000 Children Under 14 are Married

Brazil Census:  43,000 Children Under 14 are Married

In spite of the moral condemnation in this largely Catholic country and the illegality of it, almost 43,000 children under 14 years-old are either married or live with a partner. continue reading »

Did Selena Gómez Get a “Justin” Tattoo?

Did Selena Gómez Get a “Justin” Tattoo?

Shots of a performance at the Mandalay Bay Events Centre in Las Vegas show Selena Gómez sporting her beau’s name on her wrist. But is it real? continue reading »

Seventy Percent of Obama Federal Judge Nominations Minorities or Women

Seventy Percent of Obama Federal Judge Nominations Minorities or Women

President Obama has made history in more than one way – namely becoming the nation’s first black president – but he has also become the first president to not select continue reading »

Meet Brazil & Mexico’s Eco-Stars in Al Gore’s “The Climate Reality Project”, Live Stream Here

Meet Brazil & Mexico’s Eco-Stars in Al Gore’s “The Climate Reality Project”, Live Stream Here

"24 Hours of Reality" is a worldwide event to broadcast the reality of the climate crisis. Check out the stream inside. continue reading »

Bipartisan Resolution to Commemorate Hispanic Heritage Month Introduced to Congress

Bipartisan Resolution to Commemorate Hispanic Heritage Month Introduced to Congress

In advance of our nation’s commemoration of Hispanic Heritage Month, U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Senator John Cornyn (R-TX), and Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) today introduced a bipartisan resolution recognizing the month-long celebration and honoring the heritage, culture, and many contributions of Hispanic Americans throughout the history of the United States. continue reading »