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‘Latinos On Fast Track’ Tour Helping Entrepreneurs Become More Efficient With Technology

‘Latinos On Fast Track’ Tour Helping Entrepreneurs Become More Efficient With Technology

Verizon Wireless and the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) announced today they have joined forces to host the Latinos On Fast Track (LOFT) Small Business Seminar, a series of small business-focused seminars throughout the United States designed to provide Latino entrepreneurs with practical advice from established business owners. continue reading »

Guatemalan Officials Fear Increased Violence After Alleged Zetas Schism

Guatemalan Officials Fear Increased Violence After Alleged Zetas Schism

Guatemalan security officials are on alert for increased violence stemming from an alleged split in the leadership of Mexico's notorious Los Zetas drug cartel, authorities said. continue reading »

60% of Mexican Prisons Under Gang Control: Report

60% of Mexican Prisons Under Gang Control: Report

After the release of a report from Mexico’s National Commission on Human Rights (CNDH) regarding prisons there is little wonder how so many have been able to escape Mexico’s prisons in recent years. continue reading »

EXTREME TRAFFICKING:  $170,000 Worth of Pot and Meth Found in Transmission at Border Stop

EXTREME TRAFFICKING:  $170,000 Worth of Pot and Meth Found in Transmission at Border Stop

Customs and Border Protection officers at Dennis DeConcini Port arrested a male Mexican national living in Tucson for attempting to smuggle more than five pounds of cocaine and eight pounds of methamphetamine into the United States. continue reading »

Mexican Politician Killed Fellow PRI Party Member

Mexican Politician Killed Fellow PRI Party Member

Eduardo Castro Luque, an Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, member elected to the Sonora state legislature, was allegedly murdered by fellow party member Manuel Alberto Fernandez Felix, who is on the run, Mexican officials said. continue reading »

UC Davis Conducts First Ever Mexican and U.S. Mexican-American Smokers Study

UC Davis Conducts First Ever Mexican and U.S. Mexican-American Smokers Study

Led by UC Davis researchers, the first-ever transnational study of Mexico-U.S. migration and smoking has found that U.S.-born Mexican-Americans start smoking at an earlier age but are more likely to quit than their counterparts in Mexico. continue reading »

U.S. Treasury Targets More Family Members of Chapo Guzman and Sinaloa Cartel

U.S. Treasury Targets More Family Members of Chapo Guzman and Sinaloa Cartel

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) today announced the designation of Victor Manuel Felix Felix, a close associate of fugitive drug lord Joaquin “Chapo” Guzman, leader of the Sinaloa Cartel. continue reading »

Soon-to-Be Former Pres. Calderon Says Mexico is “Better Neighborhood”

Soon-to-Be Former Pres. Calderon Says Mexico is “Better Neighborhood”

Felipe Calderon, due to step down as president of Mexico on Nov. 30, said here Monday that he will be leaving behind "a stronger nation and a better neighbor." The outgoing head of state addresse continue reading »

Mexico’s President-Elect Peña Neito Meets with Peru President Humala

Mexico’s President-Elect Peña Neito Meets with Peru President Humala

Mexican President-elect Enrique Peña Nieto met over the weekend in Lima with Peruvian President Ollanta Humala to discuss the state of bilateral relations. continue reading »

Mexican Architect Mijares Honored for His Contribution to Modern Architecture

Mexican Architect Mijares Honored for His Contribution to Modern Architecture

Mexican architect Carlos Mijares Bracho was honored at an event this weekend in Mexico City for his work on religious and public buildings using the traditional bricks known as "xamixcalli." continue reading »

Mexican Actor Satisfies His Childhood Desire to Bullfight in New Movie

Mexican Actor Satisfies His Childhood Desire to Bullfight in New Movie

When he was 11 years old, Spanish-born Mexican actor Daniel Gimenez Cacho went to his first bullfight and was absolutely fascinated. continue reading »

Latino Groups Call Out Kennedy Center’s Neglect to Honor Latino Artists

Latino Groups Call Out Kennedy Center’s Neglect to Honor Latino Artists

In letters to Kennedy Center executives, Caroline Kennedy, President Obama, and members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts (NHFA) and the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA) are calling for major changes in the process by which Kennedy Center Honorees are selected and asking why there is a constant pattern of exclusion of Latinos. The groups' demands follow the recent announcement of the 2012 Honorees, none of whom are Latino artists. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: Pollution in Latin America

INFOGRAPHIC: Pollution in Latin America

Globally, outdoor urban air pollution kills 2 million people annually and indoor air pollution causes 2 million premature deaths. In Latin America, 100 million people in are exposed to levels of air pollution that exceed the recommended standards. With these rates it is important to look at the health and environmental issues connected to pollution. HS-News takes a look at which countries are culprits and which are taking strides towards environmental protection. continue reading »

No Major Damage Reported from 5.4 Earthquake that Shook Southern Mexico

No Major Damage Reported from 5.4 Earthquake that Shook Southern Mexico

A magnitude-5.4 earthquake rattled parts of southern Mexico on Saturday, although no injuries or material damage have been reported, the National Seismology Service, or SSN, said. continue reading »

Mexican Police Apprehend Suspect with Close Ties to American-born Drug Kingpin “La Barbie”

Mexican Police Apprehend Suspect with Close Ties to American-born Drug Kingpin “La Barbie”

Mexican police have arrested a suspect linked to notorious American-born drug kingpin Edgar Valdez Villarreal, alias "La Barbie," who was captured in 2010, the federal Public Safety Secretariat said. continue reading »