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JOIN IN NOW:  White House Hispanic Policy Conference LIVE - July 11 and July 12th

JOIN IN NOW:  White House Hispanic Policy Conference LIVE - July 11 and July 12th

On Monday July 11th and Tuesday July 12th, the White House will host a Hispanic Policy Conference, bringing community leaders from across the country together with a broad range of White House and Cabinet officials for an in-depth series of interactive workshops and substantive conversations on the Administration’s efforts as they relate to the Hispanic community. continue reading »

Troubled U.S.-Mexico Border Becoming Newest Tourist Destination for Arizona Tourists

Troubled U.S.-Mexico Border Becoming Newest Tourist Destination for Arizona Tourists

If you haven’t made summer travel plans or are looking for a travel bargain how about Gray Lines $89 “Border Crisis: Fact or Fiction” that takes up close and personal to the troubled U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona. continue reading »

Mexican Man Convicted of Using US Citizen ID & Passport to Smuggle Meth

Mexican Man Convicted of Using US Citizen ID & Passport to Smuggle Meth

A Mexican man was convicted on Wednesday of smuggling methamphetamine, and misusing a U.S. citizen passport during his smuggling attempt. The conviction was announced by U.S. Attorney José Angel Moreno, Southern District of Texas. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Loco Runs Over His Girlfriend With Wife’s Car, Crashes Hours Later

LATINO BLOTTER: Loco Runs Over His Girlfriend With Wife’s Car, Crashes Hours Later

A woman is in stable condition after she was allegedly run over by her boyfriend and left bleeding in the road.The man, Ricaury Pena, 28, was driving his wife’s SUV – a 2006 Honda Pilot continue reading »

L.A. ‘Carmageddon’ 405 Freeway Closing Features Erik Estrada (VIDEO)

L.A. ‘Carmageddon’ 405 Freeway Closing Features Erik Estrada (VIDEO)

Worry not my CHiPs - Ponch Poncherello loving fans: Erik Estrada is alive and well. He is even somewhat reprising his beloved character from the TV show that made him a household name (ok maybe not a household name) some 25 years ago. continue reading »

STUDY:  For Many U.S. Latinos Biculturalism is Key to Self-Identity

STUDY:  For Many U.S. Latinos Biculturalism is Key to Self-Identity

Many U.S. Hispanics feel culturally connected to both, their U.S. and Latino identities, according to Horowitz Associates’ annual FOCUS: Latino report. The study of U.S. Hispanics’ attitudes towards and viewing of TV, broadband, and alternative platform content and services finds that, when asked to rate on a scale of 1-5 whether they identified themselves as “completely Latino” or “completely American, continue reading »

Mexico Plans $2.5 billion Investment in New Wind Farms

Mexico Plans $2.5 billion Investment in New Wind Farms

The Mexican government recently announced plans for a $2.5 billion investment in new wind farms as part of its plan to expand renewable energy throughout the country. continue reading »

First Ever National Spanish Spelling Bee has a Winner:  Evelyn Juarez With Word ‘Bizantinismo’

First Ever National Spanish Spelling Bee has a Winner:  Evelyn Juarez With Word ‘Bizantinismo’

The first ever National Spanish Spelling bee crowned a winner over the weekend: 7th grader Evelyn Juarez and ‘bizantinismo’ was the winning word. The 7th grader from New Mexico beat out 10 other finalist with this Spanish word. She beat out the runner up when she successfully spelled the word describing a Paraguayan territory: ‘kanindeyuense’. continue reading »

The Ultimate Fan:  Christian Lopez Returns Jeter’s 3,000th Base Hit Ball

The Ultimate Fan:  Christian Lopez Returns Jeter’s 3,000th Base Hit Ball

We know, we know you probably would of sold it or the very least ask for life-time season tickets to the Yankees if you would of caught Derek Jeter’s 3,000th base hit ball. Yes the very hit that makes him the only Yankee player to reach that milestone. continue reading »

STUNNER:  U.S. Women Defeat Favored Brazil in World Cup Soccer Penalty Shootout

STUNNER:  U.S. Women Defeat Favored Brazil in World Cup Soccer Penalty Shootout

What a stunner and nail bitter for women soccer fans when the U.S. defeated Brazil 5-3 in FIFA’s Women’s Soccer World Cup play today. continue reading »

It’s Here:  ‘Juan of the Dead’ - Movie Trailer for Cuba’s First-Ever Horror Film (VIDEO)

Cuba's newest horror film has finally arrived with the trailer for 'Juan of the Dead' now available. The film highlights a beleaguered Cuba (and not because of decades of communist rule) by zombies. Of course the Cuban commies are convinces it must be an imperalist plot but its worse then that its flesh eating Cuban zombies. Hero Juan of the Dead will save the day - we hope. 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 »

More than $2Million in Microsoft Software Donated to LULAC Education Centers Across the Country

More than $2Million in Microsoft Software Donated to LULAC Education Centers Across the Country

Microsoft announced a $2 million dollar donation in software to LULAC’s 55 technology centers. The commitment was made at the 2011 LULAC National Convention in Cincinnati. With Microsoft’s support, the centers, which are located in Hispanic communities across the country, will help bridge the Digital Divide, with state-of-the-art computer equipment, software and high-speed internet access as well as computer instruction to students and parents. continue reading »

The National Tequila Party Movement Upset with Senator Rubio & His Stance Against the DREAM Act

The National Tequila Party Movement Upset with Senator Rubio & His Stance Against the DREAM Act

The National Tequila Party Movement, a non-partisan movement seeking to get the Latino vote out, is pissed at the junior Senator from Florida who happens to be Cuban-American. They recently issued a statement regarding the Senator's stances on tax cut or rather the lack of them. It reads as follows: continue reading »

President Warmly Receives New Dominican Republic Ambassador to U.S.

The new Dominican Republic ambassador to the US, Anibal de Castro, presented his credentials this week to President Barack Obama in the United States. Meanwhile the President lauded the great relations both countries enjoy and the contribution from Dominicans living in the US. continue reading »