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Los Angeles Mayor Villaraigosa Plans for 1,680-Mile Bike Path System

Los Angeles Mayor Villaraigosa Plans for 1,680-Mile Bike Path System

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa likes to plan big and with a long-term view, case in point, his 1,680-mile bikeway system that will sextuplet the current bike paths and take 30 years to complete. continue reading »

Bruno Mars Releases Video for ‘Liquor Store Blues’ featuring Damian Marley (VIDEO)

Bruno Mars Releases Video for ‘Liquor Store Blues’ featuring Damian Marley (VIDEO)

Bruno Mars, a.k.a. Peter Hernandez, has just released a new video for his song “Liquor Store Blues” featuring a lot of reggae tones from Damian Marley. continue reading »

Jennifer Lopez #1 on iTunes with ‘One the Floor’ Edging Out Lady GaGa’s ‘Born This Way’ (VIDEO)

Jennifer Lopez #1 on iTunes with ‘One the Floor’ Edging Out Lady GaGa’s ‘Born This Way’ (VIDEO)

Our girl, Jennifer Lopez, from the Bronx knows how to make an entrance. Lopez’ single “On The Floor” has just reached the top iTunes spot after just being released on Friday. continue reading »

Bible is Translated into K’iché, Most Popular of Mayan Languages Spoken

Bible is Translated into K’iché, Most Popular of Mayan Languages Spoken

During the study of the post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Verbum Domini, Bishop Julio Cabrera, presented the recent publication of the Bible translated into K'iché, continue reading »

National GOP Group & Latino Caucus United Against Nebraska’s Anti-Immigrant Bills

National GOP Group & Latino Caucus United Against Nebraska’s Anti-Immigrant Bills

Somos Republicans, America’s largest Hispanic Republican organization, has joined forces with the Nebraska Democratic Latino Caucus in opposition to an Arizona-style enforcement bill for Nebraska (LB48) and in continue reading »

Major Accident During Carnival in Brazil Leaves 26 Dead

Major Accident During Carnival in Brazil Leaves 26 Dead

A major accident occurred in Santa Catarina in Brazil during Carnival celebrations, when a truck crashed into a bus with Carnival passengers leaving half of them dead. continue reading »

One in Three U.S. Consumers have Already cut  Spending Because of  Rising Gas Prices

One in Three U.S. Consumers have Already cut Spending Because of Rising Gas Prices

One-in-three U.S. consumers (32 percent) has already significantly reduced discretionary spending because of the increase of rising gas prices, according to the monthly RBC Consumer Outlook Index. continue reading »

Laugh Out Loud This and Every Sunday With HS-NEWS SUNDAY COMICS

Laugh Out Loud This and Every Sunday With HS-NEWS SUNDAY COMICS

Your source for Hispanically Speaking Cartoons continue reading »

Mexico’s President Speaks Out About the Safety of Retirees and Tourists in His Country

Mexico’s President Speaks Out About the Safety of Retirees and Tourists in His Country

Mexican President Calderon speaks candidly with Gabriela Zabalua-Goddard, vice president and editor of AARP VIVA, the organization's bilingual publication for Hispanics, about safety for tourists and retirees in Mexico, Mexico's President Speaks Out About the Safety of Retirees and Tourists in His Country and How Mexico Is Preparing for an Aging Population in an Exclusive New Interview With AARP Mexico's President Felipe Calderon: "I can assure you that Mexico is a peaceful, safe and pleasant country. Mexico is a vibrant democracy where we live within the law." continue reading »

National GOP Group and Latino Caucus United Against Anti-Immigrant Bills

National GOP Group and Latino Caucus United Against Anti-Immigrant Bills

Somos Republicans, America’s largest Hispanic Republican organization, has joined forces with the Nebraska Democratic Latino Caucus in opposition to an Arizona-style enforcement bill for Nebraska continue reading »

AARP Survey of California Latinos: Health Care and Economy Are Top Issues

AARP Survey of California Latinos: Health Care and Economy Are Top Issues

California Latinos over the age of 50 are concerned about having access to affordable health care as they age, according to a new AARP survey. Yet, while 99% of respondents say adequate health coverage is critical to them, only 34% think they currently have the amount of coverage they need. continue reading »

Dept of Homeland Security Fence Divides Families and Farms at Rio Grande

Dept of Homeland Security Fence Divides Families and Farms at Rio Grande

The Rio Grande, which once marked the international boundary, now sandwiches the house that Pamela Taylor and her husband built more than fifty years ago and a tall steel barrier erected by DHS last year a quarter mile north of the Rio; the Taylor's two acres now lie on a strip of land that neither belongs to Mexico or the United States; Taylor and other residents believe that the government has not accounted for an estimated eight houses stranded on the other side of the fence. continue reading »

A Blow to the Diaspora- (it’s All in the DNA)

A Blow to the Diaspora- (it’s All in the DNA)

Each time you read a headline that a Puerto Rican born in the United States makes his living in Puerto Rico, there are people who are offended when that person is considered a boricua. continue reading »

Puerto Rican Boxing Champion Broke and Forgotten 35 Years Later

Puerto Rican Boxing Champion Broke and Forgotten 35 Years Later

In the thirty-five years since the then 17-year-old Benitez dared to take on Colombia’s Antonio “Kid Pambele” Cervantes for the WBA Light Welterweight title, former Puerto Rican boxer Wilfredo Benitez has become a shadow of the man he was. continue reading »

100 Mexican Navy Men Save Beached Whale in Manzanillo (VIDEO)

100 Mexican Navy Men Save Beached Whale in Manzanillo (VIDEO)

After almost 24 hours of work, personnel from the Mexican Navy floated a humpback whale about a year old, 9.40 meters long and weighing six tons, which was stranded on the beach Eden , south of Punta Campos, in Manzanillo. continue reading »