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The staff and volunteers involved in this 10-way Republican race (not to mention the candidates themselves) are emblematic of a challenge now facing a divided GOP. It's a party eager to pave the inroads President Bush laid for the party with the Hispanic electorate, but still unsure what role Hispanics should play in their party's official nomination process -- the primaries.

Gonzales Will Quit Before Vote of No Confidence, Senator Predicts
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales will quit before the Senate slaps him with a historic vote of no confidence this week, a top Republican predicted Sunday.

Immigration Bill Fractures Political Ranks
The U.S. Senate's compromise immigration bill offers something for everyone to hate, including presidential candidates forced to confront the divisive issue.


SMALL BUSINESS / ENTREPRENEUR

Pollo Campero Expanding Footprint In U.S.
A restaurant chain known for its affordable fried chicken meals, Pollo Campero has expanded world-wide from its first opening in Guatemala. In this HispanicBusiness.com's Corporate Catalyst profile, Roberto Denegri, CEO and president of Campero U.S.A., describes his company's expansion plan and discusses how being Hispanic has played a great role in the process.

Tapping into Overseas Venture Funding
Many entrepreneurs would love to attract venture capitalists eager to fund their company's growth. But getting noticed by a VC is not easy, nor is managing its return-on-investment expectations and tight exit strategies.

Find a Recipe for Financial Success
Most consumers have certain financial advisers in their life: a banker, an insurance agent and a tax adviser. Some may also have a financial planner. But can there be too many cooks in your financial kitchen? Is it possible to have so many financial advisers in your life that the music they make is more cacophonous than a perfect harmony?


HISPANIC MARKET

U.S. Minorities Top 100 Million
The "minority" population of the United States has topped the 100 million mark, the U.S. Census Bureau said Thursday. Hispanics make up the largest minority group, totaling some 44.3 million U.S. residents on July 1, 2006.

UCLA Guest Speaker Credits Immigrant Businesses for Their Economic Contributions
In a lecture Thursday, guest speaker Thomas Tseng addressed the rise of immigrant business owners and entrepreneurs and their economic contributions to Los Angeles in the present and future.

Executive Brings Her Expertise to Small Business Administration
Jovita Carranza started her career as a package handler on the night shift in the Los Angeles office for UPS. In her 30 years with the delivery giant, she worked her way up to president of international operations for Latin America. After she retired last fall, she took her corporate experience -- redesigning processes to maximize return on investment and reaching out to employees and customers -- to Washington, D.C. She became second in command at the U.S. Small Business Administration.

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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.

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Identifying the Enemy
Mario Nemirovsky once again emerges a winner in the world of high-tech with ConSentry.

Made in the Shades
Cosmetic companies large and small are pursuing Hispanic women with new lines created especially for them.






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