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Middle school librarian Millie Linares and other San Antonio-area residents brave the sweltering Texas heat Sunday to greet Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama. (Joel Salcido for USA TODAY)
A new USA TODAY/Gallup Poll indicates that Hispanics, by nearly 3 to 1, say they're Democrats or lean that way. Of those, 59 percent support New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton over her presidential rivals -- her strongest showing among any major demographic group.

Clinton 'Appalled' Over Thompson's Remark on Cubans
Taking a swipe at a potential GOP presidential rival, Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton on Saturday criticized Fred Thompson for suggesting illegal Cuban immigrants pose a terrorist threat.

Immigration May Lose Hispanic Votes for GOP
The defeat of a U.S. immigration bill may have greatly damaged Republican chances of attracting Hispanic voters, it was reported Sunday.


HISPANIC MARKET

Hispanics Ride Katrina's Waves
For proof that Hurricane Katrina is transforming the ethnic flavor of New Orleans -- and creating altogether new tensions -- look no further than the taco trucks. The trucks are a common sight in barrios from Los Angeles to New York, but controversial in a city still adapting to a threefold increase in Hispanics since Katrina.

Hispanic Groups Disappointed by High Court Schools Decision
Saying segregation is still very much alive in public education, Hispanic commentators saw Thursday's ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court as a serious setback that is likely to do nothing to decrease racial and ethnic isolation.

Rep. Reyes Announces New Diversity Caucus
Rep. Silvestre Reyes this month announced the creation of the House Diversity and Innovation Caucus, which will help create policy ideas to address the under-representation of Hispanics, African Americans and women in science, technology, engineering, and math fields.


SMALL BUSINESS / ENTREPRENEUR

El Centro Names New Director
El Centro Latinoamericano has named Kimberly Hernandez its new executive director.

Michigan Hispanic Chamber to Hold Hank Aguirre Golf Outing
The Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (MHCC) holds the 16th Annual Hank Aguirre Golf Outing on Monday, August 13, 2007 at five different Macomb County golf courses, making it the largest golf outing in Michigan.

Minority Firms Seek Olympic Contracts
A civil rights group said Wednesday that Chicago should follow the lead of other Olympic host cities to ensure minority-owned businesses get their fair share of lucrative contracts if the 2016 Summer Games come here.

HispanTelligence Research
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Search the 2007 Hispanic Business 500, a national benchmark of the surging development of U.S. Hispanic-owned companies.

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.

From the current issue of Hispanic Business magazine...
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Anthony “Tony” Batarse Jr. worked at his father’s Ford dealership in El Salvador before coming to the U.S. and eventually buying his own dealership.
CEOs reflect on 25 years of making the HB500.

The Birth of the 500
Hispanic Business magazine's elite list of top Hispanic-owned companies turns 25.

Trade is a Political Game of Give and Take
Washington Insider: Although the most salient disagreement between the administration and the new Democratic majority in Congress is over Iraq, trade long has been a bone of contention, especially as President Bush has struggled to retain so-called "fast track" authority.






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