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Thursday, April 18, 2002

Volume 3, Issue 16

Hispanic Business Magazine

In the news this week...

Report to Key on Latino Buying Power
This week the Association of Hispanic Advertising Agencies will use its annual conference to present findings from a report on the advertising spending patterns of major corporations targeting the Hispanic market.

Bush's Conservative Court Nominee Divides Latinos
The nomination of Miguel Estrada to the U.S. Court of Appeals wins cheers from conservative Hispanic organizations but no enthusiasm from liberal Latino groups who say his views are too extreme.

Sixty Years Later Braceros Demand Their Due
During the 1940s, hundreds of thousands of Mexican workers were recruited to work in America's fields and railroads to replace men who had gone to war. Six decades later, the wages promised to these braceros have yet to be granted.

Despite Obstacles, Hispanic Businesswomen on the Rise in U.S.
No U.S. demographic group starts as many businesses as Hispanic women, but few have to overcome as many obstacles as they do.

INS Streamlines Chains of Command
The Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) announced Wednesday the creation of stronger and more direct chains of command to simplify the detention and deportation of illegal immigrants.

Fox and Microsoft Launch Plan to End Digital Divide in Mexico
Mexican President Vicente Fox and Microsoft on Wednesday in Seattle launched the "e-Mexico" initiative which aims to develop digital community centers and bring the entire Aztec nation online by 2006.

WTO Experts to Study U.S. Complaint Over Mexican Telecom Restrictions
The World Trade Organisation (WTO) will examine a U.S. complaint that Mexico has imposed unfair and anti-competitive restrictions in its telecommunications industry, trade sources said on Wednesday.

White House Official Urges Hispanics to Plunge Into Politics
Ruben Barrales, director of the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs, urged Latino business leaders Friday to plunge into the political process.

New Agency Offers Services to Reach Hispanics Online
Three online companies that specialize in the U.S. Hispanic and Latin American markets announced today they have joined forces under the new corporate umbrella of Communita.

Velázquez Amendment Passes House in Digital Tech Corps Act
Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez (D-N.Y.), Ranking Democratic Member of the House Small Business Committee, praised the House's recent passage of her amendment to help small businesses bridge the digital divide.

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