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As the Last Space Shuttle Mission Soars, Remembering Hispanics Contribution to Space Shuttle Program

As the Last Space Shuttle Mission Soars, Remembering Hispanics Contribution to Space Shuttle Program

As the space Shuttle Atlantis soared into space from the Kennedy Center and in front of an estimated 750,000 spectators this afternoon, HS-News travels down memory land to remember Hispanic contribution to the 30-year NASA program. Latino astronauts have become pioneers for the entire community, breaking barriers and inspiring achievement in science and technology. continue reading »

Green Living: Take a look at Joysxee, the Floating Garbage Island in Mexico

Green Living: Take a look at Joysxee, the Floating Garbage Island in Mexico

Creator Rishi Sowa has been living on the neatest pile of garbage ever, located in the Isla Mujeres, Mexico. For about ten years, Sowa has made his home this marvel made from plastic bottles, continue reading »

Cross the Border Regularly? Be Sure to Check Your Trunk for Pot

Cross the Border Regularly? Be Sure to Check Your Trunk for Pot

A school teacher is sitting in a Juarez jail after a search of her car at the U.S.-Mexico border uncovered 100 pounds of marijuana in her trunk. However, both her and the FBI, continue reading »

WE HEARD: JLo and Hubby to Sit with Prince William and Kate at BAFTA Gala

WE HEARD: JLo and Hubby to Sit with Prince William and Kate at BAFTA Gala

Prince Guillermo and his wife, the Duchess of Cambridge will stop in LA for several days to promote British interests in the U.S. There is a tour to skid row, a polo match, but its the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) gala that has everyone abuzz. The Duchess of Cambridge has never been to the U.S. continue reading »

Subcommittee on Counterterrorism to Hear Tesitmony of Hezbollah Dealings in Latin America

Subcommittee on Counterterrorism to Hear Tesitmony of Hezbollah Dealings in Latin America

Congress’ fear that the radical Islamic group known as Hezbollah has reached into Latin America has brought together a number of public policy groups to discuss defense options with th continue reading »

Alabama Must Now Defend Tough New Immigration Law in Federal Court Against Class Action Lawsuit

Alabama Must Now Defend Tough New Immigration Law in Federal Court Against Class Action Lawsuit

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and a coalition of civil rights groups filed a class action lawsuit today challenging Alabama’s extreme anti-immigrant law, HB 56, passed last month. The draconian law is even more restrictive than the Arizona law it was inspired by—Arizona’s SB 1070. continue reading »

As Captain Morgan Leaves, Puerto Rico Hopes to Keep the Rum Business Lucrative With New Distillery

As Captain Morgan Leaves, Puerto Rico Hopes to Keep the Rum Business Lucrative With New Distillery

Near San Juan, Puerto Rico, a former pharmaceutical plant is being transformed into a rum distillery in hopes of helping the economy recover from the loss of Captain Morgan rum. continue reading »

American Ambassador In El Salvador Under Fire for Gay Rights OpEd

American Ambassador In El Salvador Under Fire for Gay Rights OpEd

Ambassador Mari Carmen Aponte was heavily criticized by a coalition formed by 42 pro-life and pro family groups, and the church in El Salvador where she serves as the U.S. Ambassador. continue reading »

Former High Ranking Member of Tijuana Cartel Pleads Guilty in US Court

Former High Ranking Member of Tijuana Cartel Pleads Guilty in US Court

Rigoberto Yanez-Guerrero, a former ranking member of the Tijuana Cartel/Arellano-Felix Organization (AFO), entered a guilty plea in federal court in San Diego today, announced U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of California. continue reading »

Everglades National Park Reaching Out in Spanish

Everglades National Park Reaching Out in Spanish

Everglades National Park is one of a kind. It is the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States and boasts rare and endangered species. It has been designated a World Heritage Site, an International Biosphere Reserve, and a Wetland of International Importance, significant to all people of the world. continue reading »

UPDATE: Hacker Group ANONYMOUS Shuts Down Ministry of Education Website

UPDATE: Hacker Group ANONYMOUS Shuts Down Ministry of Education Website

Less than 10 minutes after the Anonymous cyber rendezvous took place at 10am, at least six Chilean government education related sites have been shut down! continue reading »

Obama’s New Border Strategy:  Information Sharing

Obama’s New Border Strategy:  Information Sharing

Yesterday the White House and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano unveiled an updated border strategy that wholelly consists of increased coordination and resource sharing between all enforcement agencies at the federal, state and local levels. continue reading »

Latino Independent Distiller Launches ‘Tributo a Mi Padre,’ Tequila Honoring Father’s Memory

Latino Independent Distiller Launches ‘Tributo a Mi Padre,’ Tequila Honoring Father’s Memory

Fulfilling a life-long dream and keeping a son's promise, Latino entrepreneur and former head of the U.S. Small Business Administration, Hector V. Barreto, officially launches Tributo a Mi Padre (Tribute to My Father), a premium tequila spirit, at the 6th Annual East L.A. Meets Napa Premiere Food and Wine Tasting Event, on Friday, July 8, in Union Station, Downtown Los Angeles. continue reading »

Dominican Baseball Prospect Arrested by Border Officers for Concealed Cocaine

Dominican Baseball Prospect Arrested by Border Officers for Concealed Cocaine

Customs and Border Protection Officers (CBP) at JFK Airport intercept a 21 year old man attempting to smuggle over six pounds of cocaine in his luggage. The bag he was carrying contained four pairs of sneakers with narcotics concealed within the soles. continue reading »

US Execution of Mexican National Violates International Law – UN Rights Chief

US Execution of Mexican National Violates International Law – UN Rights Chief

The United Nations human rights chief said today she deeply regrets the execution in the United States of Mexican national Humberto Leal García, stating that it is a breach of Washington’s obligations under international law. continue reading »