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WATCH:  Jessica Alba in New ‘Spy Kids 4’ Trailer (VIDEO)

WATCH:  Jessica Alba in New ‘Spy Kids 4’ Trailer (VIDEO)

In anticipation of the August 19th movie release date for Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the World the movie trailer has been released by Dimension Films. Watch leading Latina actress Jessica Alba reprise her role as a leading spy mommy. continue reading »

HUD Announces EHLP Program to Assist Distressed Borrowers

HUD Announces EHLP Program to Assist Distressed Borrowers

Last week, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), in conjunction with NeighborWorks® America, launched the Emergency Homeowners’ Loan Program (EHLP) to help homeowners who are at risk of foreclosure in 27 states across the country and Puerto Rico. continue reading »

Telenovela Superstars William Levy  and Maite Perroni to Host the 25th Hispanic Heritage Awards

Telenovela Superstars William Levy and Maite Perroni to Host the 25th Hispanic Heritage Awards

The Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) announced today that superstars William Levy and Maite Perroni, Mexican telenovelas’ sweethearts will host the 25th Hispanic Heritage Awards; the annual celebration of Hispanic excellence and premier event of Hispanic Heritage Month in the United States. William Levy, a Cuban-born actor, and Maite Perroni, a Mexican actress and singer, have agreed to jointly host the awards show which will take place at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C, on September 15, 2011. continue reading »

New Law en El Salvador Threatens Judicial Independence UN Says

New Law en El Salvador Threatens Judicial Independence UN Says

Gabriela Knaul, the UN Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers, said the legislation – which passed by El Salvador’s national assembly and was promulgated by the executive – could be considered “an affront to the principles of separation of powers and independence of the judiciary, fundamental elements of any democracy and any rule of law.” continue reading »

Breaking News: Chavez Makes Surprise Return to Venezuela

Breaking News: Chavez Makes Surprise Return to Venezuela

Hugo Chavez returned to Venezuela during the night on Monday in time for the countries bicentennial celebration on Tuesday. continue reading »

HS - News Remembers Hispanics Who Fought in the American Revolution

HS - News Remembers Hispanics Who Fought in the American Revolution

As we begin our Fourth of July celebration’s commemorating the Declaration of Independence HS-News salutes the Hispanic heroes of the American Revolution that earned the U.S. its independence. continue reading »

A New Dream (VIDEO)

A New Dream (VIDEO)

Immigration is a hot topic right now. But if all you see are the stories in the news, its easy to presume that those represent the majority of immigrants. Its when you actually have personal relationships with immigrants, that you begin to realize some of those stereotypes might not actually be accurate. continue reading »

This Week 114 Individuals in Puerto Rico Indicted for Drug Trafficking & Money Laundering

This Week 114 Individuals in Puerto Rico Indicted for Drug Trafficking & Money Laundering

One hundred fourteen individuals were indicted for drug trafficking by a federal grand jury on Monday as a result of a joint investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Puerto Rico Police Department (PRPD), and San Juan Municipal Police. continue reading »

Violence Against Indigenous People of Brazil are Increasing a Recent Study Shows

Violence Against Indigenous People of Brazil are Increasing a Recent Study Shows

Murder, death threats, lack of health care and education, delays in the regularization of land, exploitation of natural resources: this is the picture of the violence the indigenous people of Brazil are subjected to, according to the Report of the Indigenous Missionary Council (IMIC), which was presented yesterday at the headquarters of the Episcopal Conference of Brazil (CNBB). continue reading »

Georgia’s New Immigration Law Brings Thousands of Protesters to Street

Georgia’s New Immigration Law Brings Thousands of Protesters to Street

Yesterday, Georgia saw thousands of people protesting against the newly enacted immigration laws, in spite of some of those laws are being challenged in court. continue reading »

Comprehensive Initiative to Engage Latino Voters for 2012 Elections is Created

Comprehensive Initiative to Engage Latino Voters for 2012 Elections is Created

With the goal of expanding the size and influence of the nation’s fastest-growing electorate—Latino voters—NCLR (National Council of La Raza) and Democracia U.S.A. (DUSA), the nation’s largest Hispanic voter registration organization, announce the formal integration of DUSA into NCLR. continue reading »

Why is a Chihuahua Dancing Flamenco Instead of El Jarabe Tapatio?  (VIDEO)

Why is a Chihuahua Dancing Flamenco Instead of El Jarabe Tapatio?  (VIDEO)

Why is a Chihuahua dancing the Spanish Flamenco instead of the Mexican Jarabe Tapatio? Ask and she might tell you. 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 »

At Least 10 Dead in Mexico Due to Tropical Storm Arlene

At Least 10 Dead in Mexico Due to Tropical Storm Arlene

The weather system that brought Tropical storm Arlene to Mexico is quieting down but not before claiming at least 10 lives. The system arrived on June 25 as scattered rains and soon gained power to develop into a tropical storm on Tuesday. continue reading »

STUDY:  Obese Mexican-Americans Lack Diet, Exercise Advice from Doctors

STUDY:  Obese Mexican-Americans Lack Diet, Exercise Advice from Doctors

Only half of obese Mexican-American adults receive diet and exercise advice from their physicians, although obesity is on the rise for this group. In the study, which appears in the July/August issue of the American Journal of Health Promotion, lead author Nguyen and colleagues examined data from a survey conducted by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. A group of 1,787 obese Mexican-American adults noted whether a doctor or health care professional ever advised them to exercise more or eat fewer high-fat and high-cholesterol foods. continue reading »