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Wednesday, May 28, 2003

Volume 4, Issue 21

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In the news this week...

Bilingual Viewers Switch Back and Forth
California's Tomás Rivera Policy Institute found that bilingual Hispanics switch between English and Spanish-language channels according to the type of programming they want to watch.

Democrats Fight Hispanic Media Merger
Concerned about Republican inroads into the Hispanic community, congressional Democrats are trying to fend off a proposed merger between Univision Communications Inc. and the Hispanic Broadcasting Corporation.

Merger Market for Young Firms Hits Steep Decline
Mergers and acquisitions involving young companies that are backed by private investors are at their lowest level in years, according to Thomson Venture Economics and the National Venture Capital Association.

Food and Service Sectors Growing Among Latinos
What is interesting is that the Hispanic market has grown within itself -- small entrepreneurs helping their own people by providing the services that they are intimidated to go and find elsewhere.

Flagstaff, Ariz., Man Works to Start Latino Chamber of Commerce
Mario Meza has been working with young Hispanic families moving to Flagstaff to master the American arts of taxes, English and immigration.

El Dia Inc. to Launch Spanish-Language Daily for Orlando and Central Florida Markets
The newspaper, which will also carry the name El Nuevo Dia, will begin publishing Monday through Friday editions in August of this year.

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Hartford Latinos on the Rise
Hartford -- best known for its insurance brokers, the firearms firm Colt and tobacco fields eulogized by Mark Twain -- has become, unbeknown to most, a predominantly Latino city, with Puerto Rican Mayor Eddie Perez at its helm.

Best Business Books for May 2003
Here's what's new and notable on the business bookshelf for May '03.

Ad Agency Growing Along with Demographic's Size and Purchasing Power
Launched in March of 2002, Perez Advertising has since grown, adding a new partner, and a new name for the agency -- now PEREZ MONTALBETTI Advertising.

Latino Art Beat Offers Hispanic Students Unique Opportunity in Art Competition
Latino Art Beat, along with General Motors, is giving high school 11th and 12th graders a chance not only to express their Latino identities through art, but also to win a portion of nearly $150,000 in scholarships.

Minority Companies Want Iraq Reconstruction Contracts
The National Minority Business Council, Inc., and the National Association of Minority Contractors today called on President Bush to ensure that minority-owned companies are included in reconstruction projects in Iraq.

Univision Battle Heats Up
House Democratic Caucus Chairman Bob Menendez (N.J.) alleged Wednesday that Univision Communications is seeking to secure federal approval of its $2.4 billion merger by airing programming that supports President Bush's nomination of Miguel Estrada.

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Expert Event Planning
Whether you're organizing a convention or a small gathering for board members, success is in the details.

Quiet Man With A Vision
Dionicio Morales has been called "an urban Cesar Chavez" for his leadership of the Mexican American opportunity foundation.

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