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STUDY: Stop Smoking Campaigns Aimed at Minorities Must be Respectful of Culture & Language to Work

STUDY: Stop Smoking Campaigns Aimed at Minorities Must be Respectful of Culture & Language to Work

Research finds positive media encouragement campaigns help Hispanic’s stop smoking. The American Legacy Foundation surveyed 4,067 current adult smokers on media campaigns featuring diverse characters with sympathetic stop smoking messages. continue reading »

Haitians in Peru Seeking Refugee Status, Action Endorsed by Church

Haitians in Peru Seeking Refugee Status, Action Endorsed by Church

The Peruvian Episcopal Conference, has informed, the Regional Office UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), that it has began operations for the recognition of the legal refugee status to approximately 30 people continue reading »

Brazil Announces Sports Partnership to Help Rio’s Youth Ahead of 2014 World Cup & 2016 Olympics

Brazil Announces Sports Partnership to Help Rio’s Youth Ahead of 2014 World Cup & 2016 Olympics

In an international effort to promote social transformation through sports, the city of Rio de Janeiro together with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the FC Barcelona Foundation and the National Basketball Association NBA, announced today an initiative to improve the lives of underprivileged children and youth in Rio de Janeiro. continue reading »

J Lo Glistens in Gold for her Album Release Party (VIDEO)

J Lo Glistens in Gold for her Album Release Party (VIDEO)

J Lo wowed this weekend at The Grove in Los Angeles when she released her new album Love? In keeping with the British madness around the royal wedding, she entered abroad a decked-out English double decker tram. 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 »

Bruno Mars Rocking on American Idol with ‘The Lazy Song’ (VIDEO)

Bruno Mars Rocking on American Idol with ‘The Lazy Song’ (VIDEO)

Check out our own Peter Hernandez, better known as Bruno Mars rocking on this week’s American Idol 2011 singing ‘The Lazy Song’. As one comment on YouTube said “Why does Bruno Mars have to be so amazing?” continue reading »

While President Obama Reconfirms Commitment to DREAM Act, Pro-Immigration Rallies Held for May Day

While President Obama Reconfirms Commitment to DREAM Act, Pro-Immigration Rallies Held for May Day

This May 1st, known as the day synonymous with International Workers’ Day or Labor Day, many American cities are holding immigrant right rallies and marches. n Los Angeles there will be a march kicking of at 10:00 am (PST), continue reading »

Indiana Policeman Accused of Profiling Hispanic Motorists and Robbing Them

Indiana Policeman Accused of Profiling Hispanic Motorists and Robbing Them

A 23-year veteran of the Indianapolis, Indiana police department has been accused of targeting Hispanic motorists and then robbing them. This is the second such incident, accusing a police officer of targeting and robbing Hispanics in the state. continue reading »

New Economic Alliance between Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru Forms the ‘Pacific Alliance’

New Economic Alliance between Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru Forms the ‘Pacific Alliance’

In an effort to enhance their respective development and economies, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru signed the ‘Pacific Alliance.’ The commonality here being that all these countries have a Pacific Ocean coastline and their cumulative exports represent the majority of exports to Asia. continue reading »

John Paul II Beatification Celebrated Throughout Latin America and the World

John Paul II Beatification Celebrated Throughout Latin America and the World

Amidst the splendor of the Vatican and the solemness of St. Peter’s Basilica, Pope John Paul II, or El Papa Juan Pablo as he is known throughout Latin America, was beatified by Pope Benedict and witnessed by an audience of millions this morning. continue reading »

Major Drug Cartel Leader Extradited from Mexico to U.S. to Face Mulitude of Charges

Major Drug Cartel Leader Extradited from Mexico to U.S. to Face Mulitude of Charges

Alberto Benjamin Arellano-Felix, an alleged leader of the Arellano-Felix Organization (AFO), was extradited today by the government of Mexico to the United States to face racketeering, money laundering and narcotics trafficking charges in the Southern of California. continue reading »

El Salvador Supreme Court Disbands 2 Political Parties

El Salvador Supreme Court Disbands 2 Political Parties

El Salvador's Supreme Court is disbanding two formerly powerful political parties, both of which are at least 50 years old because neither won the minimum level of votes in the 2004 presidential election continue reading »

Spotlighting the Plight of Immigrant Minors Detained in Texas

Spotlighting the Plight of Immigrant Minors Detained in Texas

Even as strict immigration bills await committee hearings in the Texas Legislature, a steady stream of unaccompanied immigrant minors continues to attempt to cross the border into the United States. continue reading »

Brazil Population at 190.7 Million, Almost 10% Remain Illiterate

Brazil Population at 190.7 Million, Almost 10% Remain Illiterate

The Brazilian Geography and Statistics Institute, IBGE released the 2010 Census on Friday. The total Brazilian population is 190,755,779 up 1.17% from 2000. continue reading »

Fox Business, The Birther Channel, Still Promoting Falsehoods About Obama’s Birth Certificate

Fox Business, The Birther Channel, Still Promoting Falsehoods About Obama’s Birth Certificate

Even after the release of President Obama's long-form birth certificate, Fox Business guest Alan Keyes still falsely claimed the certificate Obama originally released was inadequate proof of citizenship and that there is a "serious" legal question surrounding whether Obama is a "natural born citizen." continue reading »