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U.S. Will Not Extend a $215 Million Aid Program to Honduras

U.S. Will Not Extend a $215 Million Aid Program to Honduras

The five-year, $215-million aid program to Honduras which helps the country’s farming and infrastructure will not be renewed government officials stated. The program, which ended in December 2010, created over 30,000 rural jobs, trained 17,000 farmers on new farming technologies and upgraded key highways in the country. continue reading »

ICE Breaks Up Nationwide Network Producing Fake Identification

ICE Breaks Up Nationwide Network Producing Fake Identification

Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents have broken up a nationwide network of Hispanics who produce false identification for illegal immigrants. Some of the false documents were distributed in the Myrtle Beach, S.C., area by Victor Hugo Roa-Alzua continue reading »

Deceased Army Ranger, Roberto Sanchez, Image Used In Online Dating Scheme

Deceased Army Ranger, Roberto Sanchez, Image Used In Online Dating Scheme

24-year-old, Florida native, Roberto Sanchez was killed in Afghanistan on his fifth tour of duty in 2009. His family has been grieving ever since and were slowly getting their life back in order when they were advised that a scam artist was using images of their deceased family member to seduce women he met online. continue reading »

Republican Texans Propose Legislation to Eliminate ‘Cesar Chavez Day’ as Texas Holiday

Republican Texans Propose Legislation to Eliminate ‘Cesar Chavez Day’ as Texas Holiday

Republican State Representative Tyron Lewis of Odessa, Texas has filed legislation with this 82nd legislative state session to eliminate “Cesar Chavez Day” as a state optional holiday in the state. continue reading »

GOP Rhetoric of “Crosshairs” and “Don’t retreat. RELOAD” Has to Stop

GOP Rhetoric of “Crosshairs” and “Don’t retreat. RELOAD” Has to Stop

It is clear that Sarah Palin was in no way associated with Saturday’s event, but the killings are drawing focus on the language that is fuelling the current climate of hate. "Crosshairs" is a political phrase that Sarah Palin’s political action committee used to target the congressional districts for the TEA Party last election. One of the districts highlighted was the district of Rep. Gabby Giffords. continue reading »

Daniel Hernandez, 20-Yr Old Hero at Tragic Arizona Shooting, Intern to U.S. Rep Giffords

Daniel Hernandez, 20-Yr Old Hero at Tragic Arizona Shooting, Intern to U.S. Rep Giffords

Daniel Hernandez, a junior at the University of Arizona, was on his fifth day of his new job as intern to U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords when life as he knew it changed. continue reading »

Peru’s Machu Picchu Celebrates 30th Anniversary of Sanctuary Protection

Peru’s Machu Picchu Celebrates 30th Anniversary of Sanctuary Protection

Peru’s main tourist attraction, historic Machu Picchu is celebrating it’s 30th anniversary this weekend as a protected natural area. Machu Picchu was discovered by the world in 1911, and is important for being one of the only remaining areas of the ancient Incan empire. continue reading »

Water in Panama Rationed Yet Undrinkable

Water in Panama Rationed Yet Undrinkable

The intense rains throughout Panama and other parts of Latin America have resulted in million of Panamanians having their water rationed while at the same time they are unable to drink it due to contamination. continue reading »

Rare Garcia Lorca Poem Found in Library of Congress by Accident

Rare Garcia Lorca Poem Found in Library of Congress by Accident

A rare first draft of Federico Garcia Lorca’s poem ‘Oficina y Denuncia’ (Office and Denunciation) has been accidentally found in the U.S. Library of Congress. It is considered rare because it contains corrections in pencil written by the poet himself. continue reading »

AZ Sheriff Calls Arizona “Mecca for Prejudice and Bigotry”

AZ Sheriff Calls Arizona “Mecca for Prejudice and Bigotry”

On Saturday Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik said that the state has "become the mecca for prejudice and bigotry." While addressing Saturdays shooting of Rep Giffords, he said he believes the congresswoman was the target and that suspect Jared Loughner (22) likely did not act alone. continue reading »

Gutierrez Expected to By-pass Emanuel and Endorse Gery Chico For Chicago Mayor

Gutierrez Expected to By-pass Emanuel and Endorse Gery Chico For Chicago Mayor

The Chicago News Cooperative is reporting that Rep Luis Gutierrez ( D-Il) is expected to throw his support to Gery Chico for Chicago’s upcoming mayoral election. continue reading »

Brazilian Footballer Late for Practice, So Fakes His Own Kidnapping

Brazilian Footballer Late for Practice, So Fakes His Own Kidnapping

Somalia, a midfielder for the Rio de Janeiro club Botafogo, was faced with two options show up late to work at take the 40 percent pay cut or come up with an acceptable excuse. continue reading »

Congratulations to Selena & The Scene- Winner Peoples Choice Breakout Artist of the Year (VIDEO)

Selena Gomez of “The Wizards of Waverly Place” took home an award this week at the Peoples Choice Awards– but not for her popular Disney Channel comedy series. Gomez and her band, “The Scene” won for “Favorite Breakout Artist,” a category in which she bested her good friend – and rumored love interest – Justin Bieber. A behind the scenes look on the red carpet of 2011's People's Choice Awards. continue reading »

Health Care Bill Repeal Vote Cancelled for Wednesday

Health Care Bill Repeal Vote Cancelled for Wednesday

After voting last week to move forward the Republican effort to repeal the health care reform bill, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va. ,announce a delay in the efforts. In light of the tragic shooting on Saturday 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 »