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Oldest Tomb of Ancient Maya Ruler Found in Guatemala

Oldest Tomb of Ancient Maya Ruler Found in Guatemala

The tomb site was marked with a symbol of royalty among the ancient Maya: The Jester God it read. continue reading »

Two U.S. Citizens Killed at Border Stop While Waiting to Re-Enter U.S.

Two U.S. Citizens Killed at Border Stop While Waiting to Re-Enter U.S.

Two young U.S. citizens were shot and killed while waiting to re-enter the U.S. at the border crossing at the San Ysidro Port of Entry near San Diego yesterday morning. continue reading »

Spaniards Looking for Work Abroad Running into Language Barrier

Spaniards Looking for Work Abroad Running into Language Barrier

As Spaniards face high unemployment in their native country, many are looking abroad for work, but coming face-to-face with the issue of poor foreign-language skills. continue reading »

U.S. Senate Confirms 1st Latino for Court of Appeals in the Federal Circuit

U.S. Senate Confirms 1st Latino for Court of Appeals in the Federal Circuit

By a vote of 86-0, yesterday afternoon the Senate confirmed President Obama's nomination of Jimmie V. Reyna to serve as a Circuit Judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC). Mr. Reyna will be the first Latino to serve on the CAFC. continue reading »

BBC2’s Show “Top Gear” Cleared After Calling Mexicans “Lazy, Feckless, Flatulent, Overweight”

BBC2’s Show “Top Gear” Cleared After Calling Mexicans “Lazy, Feckless, Flatulent, Overweight”

Despite having referred to Mexicans as “lazy, feckless, flatulent [and] overweight,” the BBC2 program Top Gear has been cleared by media regulator Ofcom. Though Ofcom did say the comments had the potential to be “very offensive,” continue reading »

Walk a Mile in Their Shoe:  Inside Colombia’s Mine Awareness Day

Walk a Mile in Their Shoe:  Inside Colombia’s Mine Awareness Day

HS-News brings you an inside look at Colombia’s Mine Awareness Day, from the perspectives of the creators of a series of truly inspiring campaigns, as well as Daniel Ávila, director of Colombia’s Presidential Program for Integral Action against Anti-Personal Land Mines. continue reading »

Watch Marc Anthony’s New Video “A Quien Quiero Mentirle” (VIDEO)

Watch Marc Anthony’s New Video “A Quien Quiero Mentirle” (VIDEO)

Watch Marc Anthony's first single, "A Quien Quiero Mentirle" (Who Do I Want to Lie To) from his latest album "Iconos". continue reading »

Expert says, “Catholicism is Destined to be Abandoned” in Mexico

Expert says, “Catholicism is Destined to be Abandoned” in Mexico

Roberto Blancarte, a sociologist and historian, and one of the nation’s top specialists on religious on topics of religion, has said that each day of the last decade, more than 1,000 Mexicans left the Catholic Church. continue reading »

BREAKING NEWS: US Ambassador in Ecuador Dismissed and Declared Persona Non-Grata for WikiLeak Cables

BREAKING NEWS: US Ambassador in Ecuador Dismissed and Declared Persona Non-Grata for WikiLeak Cables

Leaked comments of US Ambassador Heather Hodges regarding alleged police corruption in the South American Nation provoked the anger of the Ecuadorian government, which demanded the envoy to leave the country immediately. continue reading »

59% of U.S. TB Cases Occur in Foreign-Born, Mainly from Mexico & Philippines

59% of U.S. TB Cases Occur in Foreign-Born, Mainly from Mexico & Philippines

In the United States, the number of TB cases reported in foreign-born persons has remained virtually level, with approximately 7,000 to 8,000 cases reported each year from 1993 to 2008. continue reading »

New York Governor: State’s Borders Will Remain Open, Immigrants Welcome

New York Governor: State’s Borders Will Remain Open, Immigrants Welcome

“…If you want to make New York your home, we want you,” New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said at a Hispanic conference Saturday.As some say Cuomo, 53, is eying a presidential run in 2016, continue reading »

Mexican Limo Designer Unveils Lavish Limo-Chopper, All Yours for $675/Hour

Mexican Limo Designer Unveils Lavish Limo-Chopper, All Yours for $675/Hour

Martin Vaca and his team, famous for converting a Boing 727 into a luxury car six years ago, have now turned a Helicopter, into a luxury vehicle. continue reading »

UN to Help Bolivia Alleviate Poverty with $8 Million in Loans

UN to Help Bolivia Alleviate Poverty with $8 Million in Loans

The United Nations rural development arm has lent Bolivia about $8 million to fund projects to alleviate poverty in two departments, the agency reported today following the signing of a financing agreement with the Government of the South American country. continue reading »

Colonias Not Restricted to Border Towns

Colonias Not Restricted to Border Towns

Luz Almendarez lines the inside walls of her faded pink mobile home with old family photographs and images honoring Our Lady of Guadalupe. continue reading »

Jennifer López Shooting a Video in Chichenitza, Mexico

Jennifer López Shooting a Video in Chichenitza, Mexico

The actress and singer said it was “exciting” to visit the archeological site, and filming among the ruins. continue reading »