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    Top Stories

    POLITICS

    Joe Baca
    California congressman Joe Baca, newly installed as chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, faces ouster or demotion as members of the 21-person panel will gather Tuesday to decide the direction of their group.

    Democrats Seek Bush Help on Immigration
    Democrats sought assurances Wednesday that President Bush will deliver Republican votes for putting illegal immigrants on a path to citizenship and creating a guest worker program.

    Former President Clinton Accepts LULAC Honor
    Speaking before several hundred Hispanics commemorating the 78th anniversary of the League of United Latin American Citizens former President Bill Clinton urged leaders to promote greater economic education to reduce demand for so-called "payday loans" and other access-to-cash programs. LULAC also honored Hilda Solis, Elaine Chao and Harry Reid at the event.


    BUSINESS / ENTREPRENEUR

    Top Business Transactions in Hispanic U.S. Market, 2003-2007
    A chart of the major media buyouts, mergers, investments, and capital financing deals in the U.S. Hispanic market.

    Column: Five Tips on Climbing the Corporate Ladder
    Al Zollar is general manager of Tivoli Software, an IBM subsidiary that generates $2 billion in revenue a year. Mary Winston is CFO of Scholastic Inc., the company known for publishing the Harry Potter novels in the United States. Carlos Valle is a senior manager in institutional bonds at Merrill Lynch. Each is a minority member who climbed the corporate ladder, overcame the obstacles and advanced. What can any striving Hispanic learn from their success?

    Free Trade Passing the Test With High Marks
    The Oppenheimer Report: Anti-free-trade zealots -- from Venezuela's petro-populist President Hugo Chavez to CNN's isolationist fear-monger Lou Dobbs -- can scream as loud as they want, but the cold figures show that free trade has been good for Latin America, and good for the United States.

    Study Shows Equal Opportunity in Start-up Success
    In a new study upending decades of conventional wisdom, Florida International University researchers found that neither age, education, gender, nationality nor household income were major factors in determining whether a start-up venture would take flight or flounder.


    HISPANIC MARKET

    QuePasa: Not Just Another Pretty Web Site
    In the first of a new and exclusive HispanicBusiness.com feature, "Conversations," Alex Ryshawy, research director of Mission Capital Group, talks with Robert B. Stearns, chairman and chief executive officer of QuePasa Corp.

    Mayorga Coffee Roasters Know Beans -- and Profits From Them
    Mayorga Coffee Roasters has roots tracing back to founder Martin Mayorga's childhood in Nicaragua. In the first of HispanicBusiness.com's Corporate Catalyst profiles, Mr. Mayorga describes his company's rise and offers lessons for other entrepreneurs hoping to grow their own business.

    Ad Exec New Univision Chief
    The nation's biggest Spanish language broadcaster, Univision Communications, has named New York ad executive Joe Uva as its new chief executive officer, an appointment that takes effect when the company's new owners take over. He replaces Univision co-founder and largest current shareholder Jerry Perenchio.

    HispanTelligence Research
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    Amid an explosive increase in the U.S. Hispanic population, advertisers spent an estimated $3.09 billion in 2004 to market their products and services to U.S. Hispanics. An 11 percent increase from the previous year.

    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.

    South Leads US in Fastest Hispanic Growth
    The geographic dispersion of the U.S. Hispanic population continues. States with small Hispanic populations have shown the greatest growth in the last decade with seven of the 10 fastest-growing states in the South.

    From the current issue of Hispanic Business magazine...
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    California Rep. Loretta Sanchez
    Tremors Follow Sanchez's Exit from Caucus ... Obama's on the Wrong Side of the Fence [Issue] ... Richardson Succeeding in Opinion, if Not in the Polls.

    On the Bookshelf
    Hispanic Business magazine reviews Henry Cisneros' "Casa y Comunidad: Latino Home and Neighborhood Design," and Mariela Dabbah and Arturo Poire's "The Latino Advantage in the Workplace."

    Touched by an Angel
    "Angel" investors have flocked together and changed how they invest.






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