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HISPANIC MARKET

Alvaro G. de Molina
GMAC Financial Services, the finance company formerly controlled by General Motors Corp., on Monday said it named Alvaro G. de Molina to the new position of chief operating officer, effective immediately.

Latinos' Political Power Hasn't Matched Growth
Latino leadership has long been decentralized by differences in region, generation, country of origin and ethnicity. That decentralization stymies a unified front and vision for Hispanics.

Travelocity Fined for Booking Trips to Cuba
The online travel booking company Travelocity was fined nearly $183,000 for booking roughly 1,400 Cuban trips between 1998 and 2004, apparently the first time Washington has cracked down on a major online travel provider for violating the 1963 embargo on the Communist nation.


POLITICS

An Assured Richardson Brings His 'A' Game
Could it be that early morning is the best time for Gov. Bill Richardson to debate? At Sunday's ABC News debate at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, Richardson not only avoided any serious gaffes and non sequiturs but also jumped in and engaged the other candidates over the war in Iraq.

Mexican Governors Meet With Emigrants in U.S.
Mexican governors are traveling to different cities in the United States to learn first-hand the experiences of their compatriots north of the border and seek mechanisms to help protect them and aid in their development.

Gonzales Testimony Contradicted
U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., has called for a Justice Department investigation of U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.


SMALL BUSINESS / ENTREPRENEUR

Overhaul by SBA to Help Fix System on Procurements
Small Business Administration chief Steven Preston announced reforms aimed at cleaning up a broken system for keeping track of government procurements that has allowed federal agencies to classify billions in contracts to some of the world's largest companies as going to small businesses.

Free From NASA: Rocket-science Expertise for Businesses
NASA offers 40 hours of free technical advice to businesses.

Employers Grapple With Immigration Crackdown
Fines await if they use illegal workers, but how can they tell?

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

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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Liberty Power CEO David Hernandez has powered up revenues from his energy trading business at a compounded rate of almos
Liberty Power, Force 3 ride rapid expansion to the top of the Hispanic Business 100 Fastest-Growing Companies® 2007 list.

The Final Say: Silvestre Reyes
Six-term Texas congressman Silvestre Reyes has carved a niche in Washington as a go-to guy on immigration and national defense.

Firm Takes 'Local' Worldwide
Florida-based construction company builds business with international clientele.






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