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Visit HS-News Cartoons- Baldo Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Visit HS-News Cartoons- Baldo Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Baldo is a comic strip written by Hector Cantú and illustrated by Carlos Castellanos. Widely billed as being the first comic strip to feature Latino characters and themes to be marketed to a mainstream audience. HS NEWS brings it to you in English and Español! continue reading »

Hispanics in Mississippi Claiming Discrimination

Hispanics in Mississippi Claiming Discrimination

In Pearl Mississippi, a city of about 22,000, an immigrants rights group is challenging a city ordinance for unfairly targeting Hispanics. The ordinance restricts how many occupants can live in a dwelling. continue reading »

Venezuelan President Studying Nuclear Program

Venezuelan President Studying Nuclear Program

Monday, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said the country needs an atomic energy program, and that his government had already started looking into it. "We're taking on the project of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes, and they aren't going to stop us," continue reading »

Hispanics Huge Facebook Users

Hispanics Huge Facebook Users

More than 8 in 10 Americans (86.2%) say they regularly surf the Internet in a given week, according to the BIGresearch Simultaneous Media Usage Survey. But Americans' digital activities differ greatly among ethnic segments. continue reading »

Pathologists Believe Deputy Sheriff Shooting to Be a Hoax

Pathologists Believe Deputy Sheriff Shooting to Be a Hoax

Pathologists’ evidence leads them to believe the claim that a deputy sheriff in Arizona was shot by drug runners in the desert in July 2010 was an elaborate hoax. Penal County Deputy Louie Puroll, said a gang of men in possession of a large amount of marijuana were chased through the desert. continue reading »

Positive Tourism News for Mexico and Dominican Republic

Mexico and the Dominican Republic are reporting positive news for their tourism sector with increasing demand from foreign tourists. continue reading »

George Lopez and Wife to Divorce After 17 years

George Lopez and Wife to Divorce After 17 years

Comedian and late night talk show host, George Lopez and his with Ann have started divorce proceedings. Sources say Ann and George had been working out the details of their split for a while, but it only became public knowledge Monday. continue reading »

Target Continues to Fund Education in U.S. with $1 Billiion Pledge

Target Continues to Fund Education in U.S. with $1 Billiion Pledge

Target® announced its plans to donate more than $500 million by the end of 2015 to support education, doubling its support to-date, for a total of more than $1 billion. continue reading »

Marc Anthony y Amaia Montero Recorrieron la Ruta del Tequila en México

Marc Anthony y Amaia Montero Recorrieron la Ruta del Tequila en México

Los cantantes Marc Anthony y Amaia Montero exploraron la ruta del tequila en Guadalajara con motivo de su visita a México para participar en un concierto benéfico, reveló hoy la organización del evento. continue reading »

Tropical Storm Matthew Claims At Least Six

Tropical Storm Matthew Claims At Least Six

Monday, authorities said remnants of Tropical Storm Matthew, which was later downgraded to a tropical depression, left six and possibly more dead with four missing and floods that forced thousands of people to leave their homes. continue reading »

Placido Domingo Leaving Washington National Opera

Placido Domingo Leaving Washington National Opera

Placido Domingo announced Monday that he will be leaving the Washington National Opera when his contract expires next year. The Opera has been struggling financially i continue reading »

Mexican Border City Mayors Blames U.S. Deportations on Violence Surge

Last week a group of Mexican mayor's gathered for a conference to discuss cross-border issues; the mayor from San Diego was the only U.S. mayor in attendance. From the Mexican side mayor's from Tijuana, violence plagued Ciudad Juarez, Nogales and Nuevo Laredo were in attendance. continue reading »

Another Mexican Official Murdered

Another Mexican Official Murdered

Monday, the mayor of a small town and an aide were found stoned to death in a drug-riddled western state. The mayor’s death makes it the fifth city leader to be slain in Mexico since mid-August. continue reading »

Congressional Briefing Today on Hispanic Child Obesity Rates

Congressional Briefing Today on Hispanic Child Obesity Rates

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2008, 18.5 percent of Hispanic children were obese compared to 12.6 percent of white children and 11.8 percent of African American children and the National Hispanic continue reading »

Oh No! What Will the Lazy Mexicans do if They Can’t Pick Tomatoes?

Oh No! What Will the Lazy Mexicans do if They Can’t Pick Tomatoes?

Looking for thought provoking humor on current events? Come take a humorous look at our frienemies- Introducing ¿Amigo ó Enemigo? What did they say??? What does HS News Say??? continue reading »