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While the Internet is pulling away from traditional media sources in terms of ad revenue growth, Spanish-language television has a firm hold on second place in the race for advertising dollars.

Lat-Am Farmers Find the Green in Organic
Bolivian quinoa is only one of dozens of organic products that Latin American farmers are increasingly harvesting for export to the United States as they tap into the growing clamor for chemical-free products. And now U.S.-based investors are also learning that the benefits of going organic are not strictly financial.

Casa y Comunidad: Henry Cisneros on Hispanic Homeownership
Even in an age where the term "expert" can be tossed around far too freely, Henry Cisneros could still reliably be called a "housing expert." Cisneros has been the author, editor or collaborator of several books, including, most recently, "Casa y Comunidad: Latino Home and Neighborhood Design," which looks at the state of Hispanic homeownership.


POLITICS

U.S. Lawmakers End Talks with Cuba
The largest U.S. congressional delegation in years ended talks in Havana Sunday without a commitment from Cuban authorities to release political prisoners or make other concessions that could bolster those seeking to ease U.S. sanctions against Cuba.

Immigrant-rights Groups Put Hope in New Congress
After several stalled legislative attempts to overhaul the country's immigration system, some immigrant-rights groups say they are hopeful the new Democratic-controlled Congress will be able to pass a comprehensive immigration reform package.

Rodriguez Wins House Seat in Runoff
In the last race to be decided for the 110th Congress, Democrat Ciro Rodriguez defeated incumbent Republican Henry Bonilla in a Tuesday runoff election to represent a Hispanic-majority Texas district.


SMALL BUSINESS / ENTREPRENEUR

Trying to Comply May Not Cut it for Businesses
For business owners already trying to comply with federal immigration laws, Tuesday's nationwide raids at Swift & Co. meat processing plants served as a stark reminder that their best efforts may not be enough.

Retirement Plans Not on All Small-business Radar
Although conventional pension plans are, for the most part, a thing of the past, most workers in corporate America expect their companies to help them save money for retirement. For the 40 million Americans who work for small businesses, however, it's a different story.

Report: More Businesses Relying on Credit Cards
Small businesses seeking capital are increasingly fueled by plastic, according to a report released Thursday by the Small Business Administration, although the rate of overall lending to small business slowed in 2005 as the economy itself cooled.

Cybercriminals Target Small Biz
A report reveals that many small businesses fail to understand the damage that can be caused by information security incidents, aren't educated about cyberthreats, and fail to adequately invest in security.

HispanTelligence Research
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Double-digit gains in Hispanic advertising expenditures were made in all media, but television continues to garner the majority of all ad dollars, according to a new HispanTelligence research report.

U.S. Hispanic Media Market: Projections to 2010
Advertisers' efforts to reach Hispanic consumers are becoming more targeted, and language is a major factor. Advertisers spent more than $3.3 billion to market products to U.S. Hispanics in 2005, a 6.8 percent increase from 2004.

Search the 2005 HB 500...
Search the 2005 Hispanic Business 500, a national benchmark of the surging development of U.S. Hispanic-owned companies.

From the current issue of Hispanic Business magazine...
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Lexicon leads advertising pack; wireless plans, consumer products also big.

The Final Say: Tom Castro
The co-founder and first chairman of the board for New America Alliance has abandoned idealism the former chief economic adviser to John Kerry's presidential campaign is an apostle for Hispanic economic and political empowerment.

Changing the Structure of U.S. Hispanic Marketing
There is a crisis in Hispanic marketing in this country, and no one seems to be talking about it.






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