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Thursday, October 18, 2001

Volume 2 Issue 41


In the news this week...

U.S., Mexico Team for Health Care Initiative
The U.S. and Mexico took significant steps this week to combat health problems that plague border communities and migrant workers, including tuberculosis, diabetes and AIDS.

New York Hispanics Lament Ferrer's Defeat
Fernando Ferrer's defeat in the New York Democratic mayoral primary was a harsh blow for Hispanics, but his strong showing demonstrated the community's growing political power.

Hispanics Underrepresented in Boardrooms
Despite the tremendous population growth that the Hispanic community has enjoyed in the past 10 years, Hispanics continue to be underrepresented in the boardrooms of the largest companies in the nation.

Disaster Loan Program Extended to Small Business
Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez, Ranking Democratic Member of the House Small Business Committee, today praised SBA Administrator, Hector Barreto, on his decision to open up the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program to small businesses.

Bush to Form Hispanic Education Commission
President Bush on Friday said he would sign an executive order establishing a Hispanic education commission aimed at closing the achievement gap. Bush made his announcement during an East Room reception commemorating Hispanic Heritage Month.

HHAF Appoints New Executive Director
The Hispanic Heritage Awards Foundation has tapped a longtime Washington, DC public relations practitioner, Antonio Tijerino, as its new executive director.

State Gets More Time to Redraw Lines
A state judge agreed Monday that lawmakers and Gov. Gary Johnson should have another crack at trying to reach agreement over redrawing New Mexico's voting districts.

Lack of Hispanic Representation on Texas Electoral Map
Disputes over the drawing of Texas' electoral districts has pitted Republicans against Democrats in a dozen courts in different jurisdictions.

McDonald's Names Two Hispanics Division Heads
McDonald’s USA today named Henry Gonzalez, Ralph Alvarez and Don Thompson to be division presidents for the reorganized, three-division structure of McDonald’s business in the U.S.

Executives Forced to Rethink Strategies in Wake of Attacks
With travel risky and uncertain, many companies are looking at other ways to meet with clients and colleagues. With tight security causing bottlenecks at ports, airports and terminals, businesses may have to stop receiving shipments just before they need them.

Employment Opportunity

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Articles from HISPANIC BUSINESS magazine:
Hispanic Business magazine

Merger Fever
Hoping to cash in on the growing strength of Spanish-speaking consumers, global conglomerates continue to acquire ownership stakes in Hispanic agencies.

Valor on the Front Lines
Since joining forces with three New York equity firms to buy 540,000 local telephone lines in 1999, the 12 Hispanic investors in Valor Telecom have gotten a taste of the ups and downs of starting a company from scratch.

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HispanTelligence.com contains quantitative data and a qualitative analysis on the U.S. Hispanic market. It allows researchers and business planners to access data on the Hispanic market.

HBEvents.com provides information, coverage, and registration services for Hispanic Business Inc. events and educational services including the Hispanic Business magazine Entrepreneur of the Year.

HireDiversity.com, the recruiting branch of the family, offers an efficient place for minority job-seekers and diversity-minded employers to meet. The site also offers an array of diversity news.

SuperOnda.com is the site of the sister magazine of HISPANIC BUSINESS. It aims at passing along the Hispanic heritage of success to the next generation of young Hispanics. The site features a list of the best schools for Hispanic students, career development resources, musical and entertainment reports and much more.

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