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Thursday, March 14, 2002

Volume 3, Issue 11


Hispanic Business Magazine

In the news this week...


U.S. and Mexico Launch New Trade Program
Mexican Commerce Secretary Luis Ernesto Derbez and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce are launching a new program to ease cross-border trade between the two countries.

Anthrax-Hoax Letters Target Latino Groups
The FBI is investigating as hate crimes letters containing threatening messages and white powder directed at the Latino community.

Sanchez Wins Nomination in Texas
Texas businessman Tony Sanchez on Tuesday collected a healthy return on his high-dollar investment by winning the Democratic gubernatorial nomination.

245(i) Generates Support and Criticism from Latinos
The extension of Section 245(i) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, which allows certain illegal immigrants to obtain their U.S. residency without having to leave the United States, has generated both criticism and support from the Latino community.

Federico Pérez-Molina Remembered
Federico "Fico" Pérez-Molina, known for his dedicated work on behalf of Hispanics in the federal government, passed away on Sunday, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Powell Promises To Diversify State Department with More Hispanics
U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell committed himself on Wednesday to trying to diversify the department he directs to include a larger number of Hispanics.

Bush Administration Renews Focus on Western Hemisphere
The Bush administration will not open its markets to Cuba but will lend military aid to Colombia and accompany Argentina in spirit through its economic crisis, the new Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs said Tuesday.

Small Business Group Issues Congressional Scorecard
The Small Business Survival Committee (SBSC) has released its annual scorecard which rates how members of Congress voted during 2001 on key small business issues.

Hispanic Organizations Condemn Voting Bill
A measure that is up for approval by the U.S. Senate in the next few days could restrict the right to vote for more than 1.3 million Hispanic voters, according to a group of Latino organizations.

Report on Border to be Delivered to U.N. Human Rights Rapporteur
California Rural Legal Defense representatives crossed over the border into Mexico on Tuesday to meet with organizations which will present a report to a U.N. human rights rapporteur.

U.S. Company Provides Transportation to Mexican Pharmacies
Local businessmen have created a firm, Rx-Xpress, to transport U.S. citizens who constantly travel from Tucson, Arizona, to the border city of Nogales, Mexico, to buy medicine.


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BEST SCHOOLS 2002: Cream of the Crop
This year’s business and law school directories feature some familiar names – and a few surprises.

BEST SCHOOLS 2002: Dollars for Scholars Premium member content
A selective guide to scholarships for the study of business or law.


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