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Milka Duno (Photo by Misha Maximowitsch)
Venezuelan-born Milka Duno, the first woman to win a major international sports car race in North America, is speeding into a new phase in her career.

Is Texas the New El Dorado of Spanish Companies?
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?

Jennifer Lopez's First All-Spanish Album
Latin sensation Jennifer Lopez's first album sung solely in Spanish, "Como Ama Una Mujer," hits stores Tuesday.


POLITICS

Gonzales' Credibility at Stake, Key Senators Say
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.

Neighbor Woos Texans
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.

Hispanic Leader to Advise Edwards Campaign
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

Immigrant Entrepreneurs, Part I
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,&quot a 2006 national survey commissioned by the National Venture Capital Assn.

Things Aren't Ghosn Too Well at Nissan
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.

SBA And U.S. Postal Service Providing Net Tool for Entrepreneurs
The U.S. Small Business Administration and the U.S. Postal Service have unveiled an Internet tool designed to deliver business solutions to entrepreneurs

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Get the entire 2006 Hispanic Business 500 Directory in Excel format.

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.

Inside the House: Hispanics Subgroups Differ by Age
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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Hispanic entrepreneurs seek love from Hispanic-run funds.

The Final Say: Gregorio Luke
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.

Four Ways to Lower Your Taxes
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.




>>LAST CALL for Your Company to Get Recognized!

For three more days, HISPANIC BUSINESS magazine is accepting Company Profiles for consideration to be part of the 25th anniversary of the Hispanic Business 500 -- to be featured in the June 2007 issue.

To be considered, please complete* and return the 2007 HISPANIC BUSINESS Company Profile survey by Wednesday, March 28, 2007.

This information is important to determine qualifications for our prestigious directories of the Hispanic Business 500, featured in the June 2007 issue, and the Hispanic Business Fastest-Growing 100, featured in the July/August 2007 issue, as well as to analyze the business trends of Hispanic firms.

*In order to be considered, the following areas must be completed:
  • Company information
  • Ownership Information
  • Financial Data
  • Signature


  • Return your survey via fax to 805-964-6139 by Wednesday, March 28, 2007.







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