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Thursday, March 21, 2002

Volume 3, Issue 12

Hispanic Business Magazine

In the news this week...

Hispanic Legislators Criticize Bush's Budget
The members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) said on Wednesday that U.S. President George W. Bush's budget for 2003 was a disaster for Latinos since it scaled back important programs for the community.

Bush Proposes New Aid To Mexico
President Bush plans to direct $30 million to poor areas of Mexico over the next year in an effort to discourage illegal immigration by strengthening businesses there, administration officials said yesterday.

National Guard Manning U.S.-Mexico Border
More than 260 of some 1,600 National Guard troopers to be deployed along the border between Mexico and the U.S. arrived in California on Friday to help the INS with security.

Minority Firms Criticize SBA Proposal
Many small-business owners are protesting a proposed change by the Small Business Administration, which they say would hurt minority-owned businesses and quash a program that awards federal contracts to minority businesses.

Bush Reasserts Commitment to Latin America on Eve of Tour
Despite a lack of concrete answers to questions on trade and immigration issues, U.S. President George W. Bush on Tuesday reasserted his commitment to improving political and commercial relations with Latin America.

Hispanic Aviation Employees Allege Discrimination
The Hispanic Coalition and Federal Aviation Administration employee Roberto Davila today asked the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to investigate allegations that the FAA is denying career advancement to its mid-level professional Hispanic employees.

Environmentalists Sue Over Power Lines From Mexico to U.S.
As Bush attends the U.N. Conference on Financing for Development in Mexico, environmental protection groups are filing a lawsuit against the U.S. government, challenging permits granted to companies planning to build electrical transmission lines from Baja, Mexico into California.

Hispanic Physicians Respond to Reserve Corps
The federal government’s new national Medical Reserve Corps need not draft Hispanic doctors -- they are ready and willing to serve, the National Hispanic Medical Association announced at its annual conference this week.

More U.S. Businesses Turning to E-mail Campaigns
Cost-conscious businesses in the United States are increasingly turning to the Internet in stead of traditional direct mailings, according to a new study released this week by U.S. research firm Gartner.

Verizon Awarded for Hispanic Marketing Initiatives
The Direct Marketing Association’s (The DMA) Directo: Council for Hispanic Marketing recently presented Verizon Communications with its top corporate honor, the 2002 “Excellence in Hispanic Direct Marketing Company of the Year.”

SBA Offers Free Online Course for Small Businesses
The U.S. Small Business Administration and My Own Business, Inc., today announced a joint effort to provide a free, comprehensive online entrepreneurship course for small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs.

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HISPANIC BUSINESS Seats 2002 Board of Economists
HISPANIC BUSINESS is pleased to announce its 2002 Board of Economists (BOE). Representing leading universities, research organizations, and government agencies, the nine-member board will convene for an economic summit in Washington, D.C. this September.

A Place for More Hispanics?
Hispanics continue to account for a minuscule number of senior federal executives, a situation that Bush administration officials vow to fix.

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