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Nobel Peace Prize Website Comes Under Cyberattack

Nobel Peace Prize Website Comes Under Cyberattack

The Nobel Peace Prize Web site came under cyber attack from Taiwan, Norwegian telecoms operator Telenor stated yesterday, less than 3 weeks after jailed Chinese dissent Liu Xiaobo won the award. continue reading »

Brazilian Pro-Life Bishops Receive Death Threats

Brazilian Pro-Life Bishops Receive Death Threats

Three Brazilian bishops-- Bishop Luiz Gonzaga Bergonzini of Guarulhos, Bishop Benedito Beni Dos Santos of Lorena, and Bishop Nelson Westrupp of Santo André-- have received anonymous death threats after urging Catholics not to vote for Dilma Rousseff, the frontrunner in the October 31 presidential election. In 2007, Rousseff called for the legalization of abortion in the world’s largest Catholic nation. continue reading »

For the 19th Year-in-a-Row UN Calls for Lifting of U.S. Embargo of Cuba

For the 19th straight year, the General Assembly today adopted a resolution calling for the lifting of the decades-old economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States against Cuba in the aftermath of the Cold War. continue reading »

SB 1070 Judge Was Once Almost Deported

SB 1070 Judge Was Once Almost Deported

One of the judges responsible for deciding whether Arizona will be allowed to enforce its own immigration laws was nearly deported while at college. In 2007, Carlos Bea recounted to fellow judges how he was almost depor continue reading »

Strong Tourism Numbers Continue for Cuba

Strong Tourism Numbers Continue for Cuba

The Cuban tourism ministry announced that last week it welcomed its 2 millionth visitor this year, ahead of last years numbers. In the most recent report tourism to Cuba was up by 12.3 percent for the month of September with tourism expected to be up by 3 percent for the entire year. continue reading »

UN to Help Fight Rising Hunger in Nicaragua

To check rising rural poverty and hunger in Nicaragua, the United Nations (UN) is helping the country’s Government to support small-scale farmers boost their production of beans, maize, rice and other staple crops. continue reading »

Here’s Something for All you Single Latinas: Man with Record Amount of Belly Button Lint

Here’s Something for All you Single Latinas: Man with Record Amount of Belly Button Lint

Just as many single Latinas are bemoaning their fate and looking for love in all wrong places, news comes of quit the catch. Well only if you are interested in someone who has made it to the Guinness World Record for a record amount of belly button lint. continue reading »

Spain and Latin America Mourn Death of Paul the Octopus

Spain and Latin America Mourn Death of Paul the Octopus

The octopus who gained worldwide fame for his amazingly perfect World Cup predictions has died. According to his aquarium, at the age of 2 1/2, Paul the Octopus has passed away due to natural causes. continue reading »

President Obama Visits “Piolín Por la Mañana”

President Obama Visits “Piolín Por la Mañana”

As part of the presidential bid to win the hearts and votes of Latinos across America before the midterm elections, President Barack Obama kept a promise he made in early 2009, and granted an interview to Latino radio personality Eddie “Piolín” Sotelo last Friday, to discuss issues of immense Latino concern, such as Immigration Reform. continue reading »

Dominican Republic Responds to Neighborhing Haiti’s Cholera Outbreak

Dominican Republic Responds to Neighborhing Haiti’s Cholera Outbreak

In response to the outbreak of cholera in neighboring Haiti, Dominican authorities are strengthening preventive measures aimed at keeping cholera out of the country. More than 3,000 cases of cholera have hit Haiti with 250 fatalities, 14 of them along the Haiti-Dominican border. continue reading »

ELECTION: Is Nevada’s Sharron Angle a Racist? You Decide. (VIDEO)

ELECTION: Is Nevada’s Sharron Angle a Racist? You Decide. (VIDEO)

Sharron Angle, in an attempt to slander Harry Reid, has gone a step further. Many claim Angle's ads are a clear-cut case of racism, as she attempted to demonize an entire American ethnic group not just her opponent. continue reading »

Housing Scorecard Shows Mixed Recovery Signs for Homeowners

The latest housing figures show continued signs of stabilization in house prices and high home affordability due in part to record low interest rates. The October housing ‘scorecard’, prepared by the Department of Housing and the Department of Treasury, show that families continued to benefit from the lowest rates in history for 30-year mortgages. continue reading »

Voces Místicas en los Sueños de Walter Mercado lo Hacen Cambiar su Nombre

Voces Místicas en los Sueños de Walter Mercado lo Hacen Cambiar su Nombre

De ahora en adelante, el famoso astrólogo Puertorriqueño que por más de medio siglo fue conocido como Walter Mercado, llevará el nombre hindú Shanti Ananda, que significa paz-felicidad. continue reading »

Hurricane Richard Exacts its Toll on Belize

The tiny island of Belize felt the wrath of Hurricane Richard with heavy rains and howling winds. As a result, 10,000 residents and tourists have sought shelter in local schools and churches. continue reading »

Visit HS-News Political Cartoonist Gallery

Visit HS-News Political Cartoonist Gallery

Looking for thought provoking humor on current events, then visit our award-winning cartoonist gallery in ¿Amigo ó Enemigo?. Today HS-News features, Michael Ramirez, two time Pulitzer Prize winning editorial cartoonist , a regular contributor to USA Today, The Weekly Standard and seen in over 550 newspapers and magazines. continue reading »