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Former Dominican Republic President Salvador Jorge Blanco Dies

Former Dominican Republic President Salvador Jorge Blanco Dies

The much maligned former President of the Dominican Republic, Salvador Jorge Blanco, has died at home at the age of 84. Jorge Blanco was the president from 1982 through 1986, then in 1991 was accused and convicted of corruption related to misuse of government funds. continue reading »

Guatemala Continues Its Crackdown on Mexican Drug Cartels Operating in Its Country

This weekend the Guatemala government captured nearly twenty-two alleged Los Zetas cartel members and confiscated their automatic weapons and small planes in a nationwide sweep. continue reading »

Gay Weddings a Boom to Argentina’s Economy

Gay Weddings a Boom to Argentina’s Economy

Argentina is seeing businesses catering to same-sex weddings booming and more being created everyday. Since the country, the first in Latin America, legalized same-sex marriages five months ago it is seeing hundreds of gay couples taking their vows and sparing no expense to do so. continue reading »

Supreme Voodoo Leader Urges Lynching of Haitian Voodoo Priests to Stop

Supreme Voodoo Leader Urges Lynching of Haitian Voodoo Priests to Stop

The supreme leader of Haitian voodoo, Max Beauvoir, in an interview with Reuters urged those lynching voodoo priests to stop and reassured the island nation's residents that the priests were not to blame for the cholera outbreak. continue reading »

El Paso Welcomes Notre Dame and Miami with Mariachis and Nachos for Upcoming Sun Bowl

El Paso Welcomes Notre Dame and Miami with Mariachis and Nachos for Upcoming Sun Bowl

Today both teams, Notre Dame and Miami, arrived in El Paso, Texas for the Hyundai Sun Bowl. Notre Dame arrived at 11:00 this morning with the Miami Hurricanes arrives later this afternoon. continue reading »

Sin Vergüenza: 84-Year Old Hefner to Marry 24-Year Old Playmate

Sin Vergüenza: 84-Year Old Hefner to Marry 24-Year Old Playmate

While most 84-year old men are grateful to wake up, let alone wake up next to a beautiful young woman – Hugh Hefner is taking it a step further and marrying the beautiful young woman in his life. continue reading »

Iconic Trail Theater in Little Havana Set to Reopen

Iconic Trail Theater in Little Havana Set to Reopen

An icon of Hispanic theater, the Trail Theater, is set to reopen in the Little Havana district of Miami, under the watchful eye of Colombian actress Marisol Correa. continue reading »

NARCO BLOG:  Powerful Drug Cartels Send Holiday Wishes to Locals in Mexico

NARCO BLOG:  Powerful Drug Cartels Send Holiday Wishes to Locals in Mexico

This week throughout key avenues of the city of Morelia, Mexico men distributed fliers authored by the Familia Michoacana, where they wanted to wish the general public a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. continue reading »

Mexican Soldiers Implicated in Another Killing of Innocent Bystanders, This Time an American

Mexican Soldiers Implicated in Another Killing of Innocent Bystanders, This Time an American

In at least the third case this year, Mexican soldiers have been implicated in killing an innocent bystander; this time it was a 32-year old New York native. Joseph Proctor was living a quiet living in a beach town outside of Acapulco, when he was gunned down by a Mexican army patrol. continue reading »

Upcoming Legislative Session in Washington Expected to Bring More Anti-Immigrant Legislation

Upcoming Legislative Session in Washington Expected to Bring More Anti-Immigrant Legislation

The new legislative session in Washington will convene on Wednesday, January 5, 2011, and with it the Republican Congressional majority is expected to debate several issues related to immigration. continue reading »

Ex Venezuelan President Perez Dies at 88

Ex Venezuelan President Perez Dies at 88

Former Venezuelan President Carlos Andres Perez, 88, died of a heart attack Saturday at a Miami hospital, his daughter said. 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 »

Contestants Lose $800,000 on Correct Answer (VIDEO)

Contestants Lose $800,000 on Correct Answer (VIDEO)

The couple who lost $800,000 on the Fox Game Show “Million Dollar Drop” due to an error will be invited back for a second chance. continue reading »

Bus Crash in Ecuador Kills 35 People

An early dawn bus accident on Friday in Ecuador resulted in 35 people dying and 34 others being injured continue reading »

Bethlehem Celebrates Peaceful Christmas with Record Numbers

Bethlehem Celebrates Peaceful Christmas with Record Numbers

Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus is celebrating its Merriest Christmas in Years as tourists once again flock to the town. Officials say the turnout will be the largest in over 10 years, largely due to the fact that Isreali-Palestinian violence has drastically decreased. continue reading »