Dia de los Muertos Celebration!

As you all know, OF COURSE, the days after Halloween are the Hispanic "Days of the Dead." On these days, deceased loved ones are remembered not in sadness, but in celebration! Hispanic American Leadership Organization would like to invite you to join us in our authentic celebration that will last three days! 25% of all proceeds will be donated to fund KIVA scholarships.

FRIDAY 11/1- Dia de los Tamales
Quad, 11:30am-3pm
– Stop by our table to enjoy some:
Sweet$2 Meat=$3
Atole (Mexican Hot Chocolate):
– You can also pre purchase tickets for our AquaDay of the
Dead party for $2!
-Because the main point of this day is remembering, we will
be having an authentic altar available so we can pay
respects to those who have gone but not been forgotten.
Please feel welcome to bring a photo or their name and
adorn their memory with classic decorations such as
"papel picado" paper flowers, or crosses!

SATURDAY 11/2- Fiesta de Muertos
The Aquadome from 10:30-3am
Pre Purchase= $3 (quad from 1130-230)  Door= $5
-Come be taken on a musical journey of all kinds as we
join as one to celebrate! Face painters will be available
to give you a more authentic Day of the Dead look!
-Costumes welcome!


Here are some links to the facebook events for each of these days!
Dia de Tamales:

Fiesta de Muertos:

Las Cafeteras:



HALO Soccer Tournament Registration

HALO's 2nd Annual 3 v 3 Soccer Tournament is just around the corner, but it's not too late to register! The deadline has been extended to Friday, September 27th at 6:00pm.

The tournament will be at the North and South REC fields from 9:30am – 4:00pm on Sunday, September 29.

Teams can have 3-5 members and fees are as follows:
$15 for a student team
$20 for a non-student team
$5 for an individual player

To register, download the forms below. Please email halo@truman.edu your completed registration form by the deadline. Make sure you look over the tournament rules and bring your payment with you to the tournament!

Thank you all so much and we hope to see you there!

Latin Cup Registration 2013

LatinCup3v3TournamentWaiver 2013

Tournament Rules 2013


“Peru is committed to eradicate 14,000 hectares of coca this year”

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Main input of cocaine
LIMA – Peru has set a goal to eradicate this year a total of 14,000 hectares of coca, the main ingredient of cocaine, announced today the Interior Minister Wilfredo Pedraza.
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A day after meeting an official report indicated that coca cultivation in Peru increased by 5% in 2011, Pedraza said so far is "on the 10,500 hectares eradicated" in 2013 and will continue with these tasks with support from the Government of the United States.
He also said that the eradication of illegal coca leaf has been increasing in recent years, and in 2008 it involved 8,000 hectares, while in 2011 about 11,000.
Crops increased in 2011
Coca cultivation in Peru increased by 5% in 2011, reaching 62.500 hectares, behind only the 64,000 hectares in Colombia, according to a report by the National Commission for Development and Life without Drugs (Devida) and the Office United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime in Peru and Ecuador (UNODC).
Pedraza said today that the Peruvian government's counternarcotics policy also includes an increase in the budget of the sector by the Executive and strengthening interdiction actions, control inputs and implementation of social programs.
The minister presented today to the canine drug unit, comprised of 15 dogs that will strengthen control in the Lima International Airport, the main air terminal.
Furthermore, the control inputs for the development of drugs will be improved with the acquisition of three scanners, worth 11 million soles (about $ 4 million), which will supervise the loading of trucks in growing areas of leaf coca.
In addition, the National Superintendency of Tax Administration (Sunat) oversee chemical inputs for drugs with electronic monitoring and GPS, Pedraza said.
Translated with Google.

WELCOME BACK to the new school year!!!

The 2011-2012 year has begun, and H.A.L.O. has a lot in store for Truman State University.

This week (8.31.11) H.A.L.O. will be participating in an Activities Fair in order to showcase our wonderful organization to interested students.

Also, later this September, H.A.L.O. will be presenting a week full of fun events celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month (dates and specific events will be in a post to follow).  This year should be great and the members of H.A.L.O. are very excited.