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Johnnie Marino, 88, dons his uniform as he shares his memories of the U.S. Army's 2nd Infantry Division. (Steve Ueckert)
In 1999, Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez started The U.S. Latino & Latina WWII Oral History Project Group at the University of Texas because she feared these stories were being forgotten. She was in Houston to celebrate the release of "A Legacy Greater Than Words," a book based on hundreds of interviews with Latino vets of World War II.

60 Percent of Hispanics Under 65 Lack Health Coverage
ixty percent of Hispanics under age 65 have been without health insurance at some point during the past two years, according to a report published Thursday by the organization Families USA.

Immigrants in U.S. Boycott Western Union Co.
U.S. immigrant groups are ratcheting up a boycott of Western Union Co. in hopes of forcing the global money-transfer industry to reinvest in the immigrant communities from which it profits.


POLITICS

Is GOP Determined to Avoid Minority Voters?
Nothing has more significance for America's long-term political evolution than the demographic changes that are diversifying a mostly white nation. But you'd never know it from the Republican presidential race.

U.S. Bill Would Help Illegal Students
A Democratic U.S. senator is proposing a bill to allow illegal immigrant students who entered the United States before they were 16 to have legal status.

At Latino Politics Forum, GOP Advised to Tone Down Immigration Rhetoric
Texas Republicans said Friday that the harsh tone of the immigration debate could cost the party politically in 2008 by repelling Hispanics from the GOP.


SMALL BUSINESS / ENTREPRENEUR

A Fourth-generation Honoree: Garcia's Cleaners Wins Minority Enterprise Award
Almost 100 years and four generations ago, a family of Mexican descendants started a business on the South Side and in the process began serving their community -- which is why their business is being recognized this week, along with other Tucson minority entrepreneurs.

IBM's Anyplace Kiosk: Technology Offers New Ways for Retailers to Do Business
Today, the company, which already delivers self-service technology to Circuit City, Food Lion, Lowes Foods and a host of other retailers, is making another big push into the market with the international launch of the second-generation Anyplace Kiosk.

New Training Programs to Help Hispanic Entrepreneurs
Fairfield County business groups and area municipal officials have developed business training programs to assist those in the rapidly growing Hispanic community who hope to become entrepreneurs.

SBA Suggests 10 Tips When Applying for a Business Loan
No matter how great a business proposal may be, small-business owners and entrepreneurs need to avoid common mistakes when applying for credit to advance their ideas.

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.

Search the 2007 HB 500...
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.

From the current issue of Hispanic Business magazine...
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No. 1 Stanford's Graduate School of Business.
The Hispanic Business 2007 list of the top 10 MBA schools for Hispanic students.

Top 10 Best Medical Schools for Hispanics
The Hispanic Business 2007 list of the top 10 Medical schools for Hispanic students.

The Final Say: Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez
Texas journalist and professor Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez's role with the U.S. Latino and Latina World War II Oral History Project has put her in the front ranks of the controversy over documentarian Ken Burns' latest epic for PBS, a 14-and-a-half-hour series on WWII that originally omitted the Hispanic contribution to the U.S. war effort.






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