|Tuesday, March 27, 2007 • Volume 4, Issue #221||Home||Research||Magazine||Contact Us|
History appears to be repeating itself. Attracted by the growing Hispanic presence, Spanish companies have begun to extend their tentacles throughout the U.S., especially in Texas. Why has that market attracted so much attention among Spanish companies?
Latin sensation Jennifer Lopez's first album sung solely in Spanish, "Como Ama Una Mujer," hits stores Tuesday.
U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales' "credibility" is at stake in an investigation of the dismissals of several federal prosecutors amid disclosures that Gonzales knew more about the firings than he recently has acknowledged, a bipartisan pair of Senate Judiciary Committee members said Sunday.
Presidential hopeful Bill Richardson says he might lack the "rock-star status" of his Democratic opponents but has two qualities to help win the White House. He's Hispanic and from a Southwestern state.
One of Orlando's top-ranking Hispanic officials, Jose Fernandez, resigned Thursday to pursue a career in the private sector and serve as state adviser to presidential candidate John Edwards.
ENTREPRENEUR / BUSINESS
One-quarter of the publicly traded, venture capital-backed companies started in the past 15 years in the United States were founded by immigrant entrepreneurs, according to "American Made: The Impact of Immigrant Entrepreneurs and Professionals on U.S. Competitiveness," a 2006 national survey commissioned by the National Venture Capital Assn.
Nissan announced Ghosn was giving up day-to-day management of U.S. operations to a Japanese subordinate. The action was an admission that the man who was supposed to lead GM and/or Ford to the promised land needs a new navigation system.
The U.S. Small Business Administration and the U.S. Postal Service have unveiled an Internet tool designed to deliver business solutions to entrepreneurs
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.
More than 20 percent of Cubans are 65 or older, while a scant 4 percent of Mexicans are in that age bracket. On the other hand, 37 percent of Mexicans and 31 percent of Puerto Ricans are younger than 18.
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Talking to Gregorio Luke, director of the Museum of Latin American Art, is like chatting with a cyclone. The former consul of Cultural Affairs for the Mexican government in Los Angeles caroms around the grounds of the Long Beach, California institution, pointing at contemporary pieces [post 1945] created by artists in Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean.
No, it's not too late. Even if you find yourself digging through stacks of junk mail and takeout menus to unearth scrunched up receipts and charitable donation slips that you just swore you didn't throw away, there is still time to save on your 2006 tax returns.
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