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Rep. Joe Baca (D-Calif.), the embattled chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, avoided an ouster by his fellow members on Tuesday, but the group will meet Thursday to vote on creating several co-chairmanships that would "spread the power" among members and possibly dilute Mr. Baca's authority.
The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) presented Representative Silvestre Reyes (D-TX) with its President's Award and Senator Mel Martinez (R-FL) with the Chairman's Award.
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In between the demands of her popular Latin talk-show, monthly magazine and daily radio program, Cristina Saralegui makes time for her other passion: decorating her home. This month, Saralegui's home dcor ideas become available to home decorators with the launch of the Casa Cristina Collection at Kohl's Department Stores.
In Miami, in the early 1960s, as the new Cuban immigrants struggled to make ends meet, a group of physicians and others, including Benjamin Leon Sr., an accountant, set up the Clinica Cubana in Little Havana.
More than 20 of Greensboro, N.C.'s top Latino business executives have formed a group they hope will expand their role and visibility in the community and provide support to others coming to the Triad.
The announcement came out with little fanfare: Citibank would offer secured Citi MasterCards to people who didn't have a Social Security number. It's similar to a Bank of America pilot credit card program disclosed by the Wall Street Journal last month that touched off a storm of debate about providing services to undocumented immigrants. But the Citibank program began in March 2004 -- three years ago.
Buying your own home was always seen as the ticket to the American Dream, but Hispanics and African Americans are paying more for that ticket, according to a study released Thursday looking at mortgage rates in five states.
Businesses are hoping Congress will break the deadlock on immigration policy this year, worried that without new uniform national standards, they will be subject to hundreds of laws that increase their legal exposure, make it tougher to attract high-skilled workers and foreign capital, or sell to the immigrant market.
Search the 2005 Hispanic Business 500, a national benchmark of the surging development of U.S. Hispanic-owned companies.
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.
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