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EPA to Chair North America Commission for Environmental Cooperation

EPA to Chair North America Commission for Environmental Cooperation

At the end of the annual council session in Montreal, Canada, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson assumed leadership of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC), a partnership with Canada and Mexico that fosters conservation, protection and enhancement of the North American environment. continue reading »

Bishops Call for Education Reform in Chile

Bishops Call for Education Reform in Chile

In the context of student protests, the Chilean bishops have stressed the urgency of researching proposals that meet with a broad consensus, in order to give the processes the go-ahead that meet the right demands. continue reading »

UN Official Commends Former Leaders of Ghana and Brazil on Winning Award

UN Official Commends Former Leaders of Ghana and Brazil on Winning Award

The head of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) this week congratulated the former presidents of Ghana and Brazil, John Kufuor and Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who have been honoured for their vital contributions to improving the quality, quantity, or availability of food in the world. continue reading »

TV Star Wilmer Valderrama Returns to His Birthplace for an Emotional Trip in PASTPORT: VENEZUELA

TV Star Wilmer Valderrama Returns to His Birthplace for an Emotional Trip in PASTPORT: VENEZUELA

Yet, few are aware that Wilmer Valderrama had very humble beginnings and comes from an extremely poor neighborhood in Venezuela — a place so dangerous, residents lock themselves in their homes by 5 o'clock to avoid the violence on the streets. continue reading »

CBP Detains 15 Cuban Illegal Aliens on Monito Island

CBP Detains 15 Cuban Illegal Aliens on Monito Island

U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents detained 15 undocumented Cuban illegal aliens who landed on Monito Island in the early morning hours. continue reading »

Texas Contract Security Officer Charged with Sexual Abuse of Detainee

Texas Contract Security Officer Charged with Sexual Abuse of Detainee

The Justice Department today announced the unsealing of an indictment charging Contract Security Officer Edwin Rodriguez, 31, of Raymondville, Texas, with sexual abuse of a female Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainee who was under his supervision at the Willacy Detention Center, a federally contracted detention facility in Raymondville, Texas. continue reading »

EPA to Chair North America Commission for Environmental Cooperation

EPA to Chair North America Commission for Environmental Cooperation

The meeting with the Mexican and Canadian ministers of the environment, as well as representatives from across the three governments, focused on the goals of empowering communities to address environmental concerns, especially in states, tribes, and under-served communities, a priority of Administrator Jackson continue reading »

Changes at Center for Hispanic Policy, Research and Development Lack Transparency

Changes at Center for Hispanic Policy, Research and Development Lack Transparency

Recently, members of the Hispanic Directors Association of New Jersey (HDANJ) received notice that Mr. Abraham Lopez had been appointed Executive Director of the Center for Hispanic Policy, Research and Development (CHPRD), and that the CHPRD mission and Advisory Committee continue reading »

Christina Aguilera: ‘La Casa’ First Listen Here

Christina Aguilera: ‘La Casa’ First Listen Here

Check out Christina Aguilera’s latest song, “La Casa” (”The Home”), which is sung entirely in Spanish by the half Ecuadorian entertainer! 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 »

US Border Protection Trained Mexican Customs Canine Finds $2.4 Million

US Border Protection Trained Mexican Customs Canine Finds $2.4 Million

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Alan D. Bersin today congratulated the government of Mexico on the seizure of $2.4 million in illegal cash at the Mexico City airport using a CBP-trained canine. The canine training was provided under the Merida Initiative, a joint US-Mexico effort to combat the threats of transnational narcotics trafficking and organized crime. continue reading »

Epidemic Strikes Amazon Nomads

Epidemic Strikes Amazon Nomads

An outbreak of respiratory disease has struck one of the Amazon’s last nomadic tribes – whose numbers have already been decimated by flu and malaria. continue reading »

DREAM ACT Call to Action by Jose Antonio Vargas garners Mentoring Challenge

DREAM ACT Call to Action by Jose Antonio Vargas garners Mentoring Challenge

After hearing the shocking news of Pulitzer Prize winner Jose Antonio Vargas’ coming out about his immigration status, California author and entrepreneur Graciela Tiscareño-Sato decided to push her call for the “Two by 2020 Mentoring Challenge” harder than ever. continue reading »

Logging & Drug Threats Put Rainforests on UN Heritage Danger List

Logging & Drug Threats Put Rainforests on UN Heritage Danger List

Illegal logging, poaching, and other intrusions have led rainforests in Honduras and Indonesia to be placed on the List of World Heritage in Danger, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) reported today. continue reading »

Narco Blog: Gunman Threaten Journalist and Newspaper in Guerrero (WARNING EXPLICIT PHOTO)

Narco Blog: Gunman Threaten Journalist and Newspaper in Guerrero (WARNING EXPLICIT PHOTO)

This week, an armed group violently stormed into El Sol de Chilpancingo. Threatening by gunpoint, they pointed a gun at the head of the newspaper editor. They insisted that workers suspend the printing of the evening edition, which had begun. continue reading »