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Thursday, January 24, 2002

Volume 3 Issue 4

Hispanic Business Magazine

In the news this week...

Secretary of Labor Addresses NAHFE
Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao today reaffirmed the Department of Labor's commitment to the Hispanic workforce during an address to members of the National Association of Hispanic Federal Executives.

Hispanic Film Wins Sundance Award
A film directed by Patricia Cardosa has won the audience prize for best film at the Sundance Film Festival, regarded as the premier showcase for independent film productions.

La Opinión Partners with AARP
La Opinión, the nation’s largest Spanish language daily newspaper, has partnered with the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) to produce editorial content specific to Hispanics ages 50 and over.

Study: Hispanic Internet Use Reaches 50 Percent
According to the Roslow Hispanic Internet Usage Study, conducted in fall 2001 and just released, Hispanic incidence of Internet use has reached the 50 percent mark among U.S. Hispanics 16 years and older.

Hispanic Internet Conference Agenda Announced
Communications Careers For Latinos, Inc. and the Alliance For Latino Community Technology have announced the agenda for conferences focusing on the U.S. Hispanic online market and community.

Latina-Owned Businesses Are a Fast-Growing Sector
Many Latinas living in the United States have become so adept at managing a household and professional life that starting a business of their own is almost part of a natural progression.

Statewide Offices Elude Minorities
Not a single Hispanic is to be found among the nation's sitting governors. The same is true for the Senate, whose 100 members represent a population that is 12.5% Hispanic.

Mexican Companies Establish Offices in U.S. Due to NAFTA
To the surprise of many, NAFTA is spurring Mexican companies into the United States, with 70 to 80 setting up in South Florida alone.

Republicans Intensify Drive to Draw Hispanic Voters to Party
The intensified drive to draw Hispanic voters to the Republican Party isn't a voluntary mission of political correctness, but a matter of sheer necessity at the ballot box.

Firm Helps Businesses Land Government Contracts
Many companies are finding that, even with traditional markets shrinking, new revenue opportunities are unfolding in the expanding federal marketplace.

Roberto Medrano to Head Software Firm
PoliVec, Inc., a security management software firm, has named Roberto Medrano as its chief executive officer. Mr. Medrano was selected as one of HISPANIC BUSINESS magazine's "100 Most Influential Hispanics" in 2001.

Mexico's Largest Bread-Maker May Double Its U.S. Sales
Mexico's largest bread-maker announced a $610 million purchase Tuesday that would double its sales in the U.S., making it the largest baker in the Americas.

Networks Host Talent Showcases for Minorities
In an effort to increase cultural diversity in network television, ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC have began to host talent showcases for minority performers.

Adelante 'Hispanicizes' Advertising
Georges Direct is launching Adelante Hispanic Marketing, one of the few ad agencies in the Southeast -- and in North Carolina -- that focuses exclusively on the Hispanic market.

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