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President Obama This Week to Deliver Keynote Address at National Hispanic Prayer Breakfast

President Obama This Week to Deliver Keynote Address at National Hispanic Prayer Breakfast

Esperanza, one of the nation’s largest faith-based Hispanic organizations, announced today that President Barack Obama will deliver the keynote address at the Ninth National Hispanic Prayer Breakfast on Thursday, May 12, in Washington, D.C. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) will speak at the Prayer Breakfast, as well. continue reading »

Pope Names Miami Auxiliary Bishop Estévez as Bishop of St. Augustine, Florida

Pope Names Miami Auxiliary Bishop Estévez as Bishop of St. Augustine, Florida

Pope Benedict XVI has named Miami Auxiliary Bishop Felipe de Jesús Estévez, 65, as bishop of St. Augustine, Florida, to succeed Bishop Victor Benito Galeone, 75, and accepted Bishop Galeone’s resignation continue reading »

Brazil Becomes Sixth Latin American Country to Recognize Same Sex Civil Unions

Brazil Becomes Sixth Latin American Country to Recognize Same Sex Civil Unions

Brazil became the largest country to recognize same sex civil unions this week. On Thursday, the Supreme Court unanimously voted to recognize same sex civil unions in an effort to promote equality and decrease violence against the gay population. continue reading »

Napolitano Calls for Federal Immigration Reform- Not State Level Legislation

Napolitano Calls for Federal Immigration Reform- Not State Level Legislation

In a speech at the Atlanta Press Club Saturday, US Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said the federal government, not states, should write immigration laws. continue reading »

UPDATE:  All 14 Bodies Recovered from Mexican Mine

UPDATE:  All 14 Bodies Recovered from Mexican Mine

Rescuers have discovered 4 bodies from the Mexican coal mine that suffered an explosion this past week bring the number to 11 bodies that have been removed so far. continue reading »

Florida’s Anti-immigration Bills Are Dead As Session Ends

Florida’s Anti-immigration Bills Are Dead As Session Ends

On Florida, anti-immigration bills, SB 2040 and HB 7098, died as the legislative session winds to an end in Florida. continue reading »

Brazilian Police Arrest Serbian Gang Operating Throughout Country

Brazilian Police Arrest Serbian Gang Operating Throughout Country

A growing problem in South America has been the infiltration of foreign cartels moving into the region and using it as a corridor to move the continents cocaine to Europe and elsewhere continue reading »

Arpaio Denies Being “Asleep at the Wheel” as Charges Mount

Arpaio Denies Being “Asleep at the Wheel” as Charges Mount

It has not been a easy couple weeks for the counties "Meanest Sheriff." In the last couple of weeks, Maricopa County’s Joe Arpaio has had the following accusations made: 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 »

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Calls for Moratorium on “Secure Communities” Deportation Program

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Calls for Moratorium on “Secure Communities” Deportation Program

Following a chorus of growing criticism over the President's Secure Communities (S-Comm) policy, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus delivered a letter to the White House calling on the Administration to place a moratorium continue reading »

Glenn Beck Utterly Clueless About Tucson Ethnic Studies Program

Glenn Beck Utterly Clueless About Tucson Ethnic Studies Program

While once again demonizing a Mexican-American studies program in Tucson, Arizona, Glenn Beck falsely claimed that the program is "mandatory." Enrollment in the class has always been voluntary. continue reading »

Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI) Recognizes Pres. Calderon and C. Conde

Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI) Recognizes Pres. Calderon and C. Conde

The Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI) announced today that it will be presenting its International Leadership Award to the President of Mexico, His Excellency Felipe Calderón and its Corporate Leadership Award to Cesar Conde, President of Univision Networks. continue reading »

Luis Fonsi Honored by St. Judes Hospital

Luis Fonsi Honored by St. Judes Hospital

Latin Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Luis Fonsi has been giving back to his community for many years, and next week he'll receive a distinguished honor from continue reading »

Latino Paradox: Hispanics Live Longer—But Sicker

Latino Paradox: Hispanics Live Longer—But Sicker

For the growing population of elderly Latinos, of whom Mexican Americans are the largest subgroup, the future is particularly uncertain. That population is projected to increase dramatically in the years to come continue reading »

Border Patrol Uncovers Unique Method to Smuggle Illegal Aliens into U.S.

Border Patrol Uncovers Unique Method to Smuggle Illegal Aliens into U.S.

U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested two male United States citizens in Jacumba on Tuesday for smuggling four undocumented Mexican nationals in a uniquely constructed compartment in the bed of a 1997 black Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck. continue reading »