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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 »

International Tourism Continues to Improve Led by a 17% Increase in Travel to South America

International Tourism Continues to Improve Led by a 17% Increase in Travel to South America

International tourism continues to rise around the world, with only the Middle East and North Africa lagging, and even those regions expected to improve later this year, according to the latest United Nations figures. continue reading »

EXTREME TRAFFICKING:  Mexican Woman Convicted of Smuggling Cash-Stuffed Teddy Bears

EXTREME TRAFFICKING:  Mexican Woman Convicted of Smuggling Cash-Stuffed Teddy Bears

A Mexican woman was convicted on Thursday of bulk-cash smuggling after stuffing more than $270,000 inside teddy bears and pillows, and trying to enter Mexico by bus. continue reading »

US Army Reserve Renews Partnership with LULAC Reinforcing its Education Committment to Hispanics

US Army Reserve Renews Partnership with LULAC Reinforcing its Education Committment to Hispanics

The U.S. Army and the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) have renewed their mutual commitment to helping prepare today's youth to become tomorrow's leaders. continue reading »

ATF WARNS CONSUMERS:  ILLEGAL EXPLOSIVES DEVICES ARE NOT FIREWORKS

ATF WARNS CONSUMERS:  ILLEGAL EXPLOSIVES DEVICES ARE NOT FIREWORKS

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) wants consumers to celebrate safely this Fourth of July and be mindful that illegal explosives devices are not fireworks. Illegal manufacture or distribution of powerful fireworks not made for consumer use can result in tragedies. continue reading »

Costa Rican Feeds Wild Crocodile Out of His Hand  (VIDEO)

Costa Rican Feeds Wild Crocodile Out of His Hand (VIDEO)

Carlos feeds the wild crocodile a piece of chicken right out of his hand! continue reading »