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NARCO BLOG: Second Decapitation of the Year in Nuevo Leon

NARCO BLOG: Second Decapitation of the Year in Nuevo Leon

On Saturday residents from the colony Altamira, located in the city of Monterrey, area reported the presence of body on their streets . Authorities went to the site immediately. continue reading »

Actor James Franco Set to Portray Richard Ramirez ‘The Night Stalker’ Serial Killer

Actor James Franco Set to Portray Richard Ramirez ‘The Night Stalker’ Serial Killer

The very busy actor James Franco is set to star and make his directorial debut with the movie version of ‘The Night Stalker’. The movie is based on author Phillip Carlo’s book on Richard Ramirez who was found guilt in California of 13 murders, continue reading »

Study Results: How Many Friends Does the Avg. Student Have? How many Twitter Contacts?

Study Results: How Many Friends Does the Avg. Student Have? How many Twitter Contacts?

It turns out that all that time people spend texting, tweeting, Facebooking, and messaging is NOT a colossal waste. continue reading »

Portuguese Writer Ashes Dumped in NYC Subway by Family After Castration Murder

Portuguese Writer Ashes Dumped in NYC Subway by Family After Castration Murder

While police continue to question Renato Seabra, the alleged killer of renowned Portuguese writer, Carlos Castro his family said their final good-byes. The writer’s sisters Ferenanda Castro and Amelia Castro then proceeded to pour his ashes into the subway grate at 44th St as New Yorker’s looked on. continue reading »

97th World Day of Migrants and Refugees Celebrated Today Through the World’s Catholic Churches

97th World Day of Migrants and Refugees Celebrated Today Through the World’s Catholic Churches

Today the Church will observe the 97th World Day of Migrants and Refugees, a commemoration instituted by St. Pius X. Pope Benedict’s brief message for the day is entitled “One Human Family.” continue reading »

Bishops Welcome New Obama Policies on Cuba, Express Hope

Bishops Welcome New Obama Policies on Cuba, Express Hope

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) welcomed an Executive Order by President Obama broadening the scope of travel allowed to Cuba and allowing non-family remittances to Cuba. continue reading »

Death Toll in Rio Storms above 600, Fear of Disease Outbreaks also Rise

Death Toll in Rio Storms above 600, Fear of Disease Outbreaks also Rise

Brazil’s Civil Defense agency has raised the death toll to 611 as fears mount of more storms and disease outbreaks. continue reading »

Hispanic? Latino? Is There a Preference?

Hispanic? Latino? Is There a Preference?

Roberto R. Ramirez, head of the ethnicity and ancestry branch of the U.S. Census Bureau’s Population Division, says, “They are considered interchangeable,” by the Census. continue reading »

Disney Cruise Comes to Costa Rica for the First Time

Disney Cruise Comes to Costa Rica for the First Time

On Friday Costa Rica greeted Mickey and Minnie Mouse aboard the Disney cruise ship the Disney Wonder. This was the first time a Disney cruise ship docked in Costa Rica. continue reading »

Tucson Shooting Victim Arrested For Threatening Tea Party Spokesman-“You’re Dead”

Tucson Shooting Victim Arrested For Threatening Tea Party Spokesman-“You’re Dead”

J. Eric Fuller, 63, who was shot at the Tucson mass shooting last week was taken into custody yesterday for yelling “You’re Dead” at a Tea Party Spokesman. Fuller was attending the taping of an ABC-TV town hall event hosted by Christianne Amanpour. continue reading »

Grief: Top 10 Best and Worst Things to Say to Someone Grieving, Says Grief Expert Aurora Winter

Grief: Top 10 Best and Worst Things to Say to Someone Grieving, Says Grief Expert Aurora Winter

In the wake of the shootings in Arizona, our nation is struggling with grief - and struggling with what to say to someone who is grieving. continue reading »

Top Education Officials Critical of North Carolina Ending Busing for Diversity Program

Top Education Officials Critical of North Carolina Ending Busing for Diversity Program

Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education, joined others in criticizing North Carolina’s largest school district, located in Wake County, for ending its busing for diversity program. Hispanics are the second larges minority in the county after African-Americans. continue reading »

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

Your source for Hispanically Speaking Cartoons continue reading »

Napolitano Cancels Troubled Virtual Fence

Napolitano Cancels Troubled Virtual Fence

Secretary Janet Napolitano has canceled the high-tech surveillance system on the U.S- Mexican border, because it has become too expensive. continue reading »

Japan Set to Help Latin America Lessen Climate Change Effect in the Region

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to support renewable energy and energy efficiency for the mitigation of climate change in Latin America and the Caribbean. continue reading »