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Thursday, September 27, 2001

Volume 2 Issue 38

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In the news this week...

U.S. Presses Free Trade Agenda Despite Attacks
The United States will continue its free trade agenda undeterred by the September 11 terrorist attacks, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Zoellick said Monday.

Number of Unemployed in Latin America More Than Doubled in 1990s
The number of unemployed Latin Americans increased from 7.6 million to 18.1 million in the 1990s, while the quality of jobs deteriorated, according to an Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) report.

Governor Davis Appoints Judge Carlos Moreno to the California Supreme Court
Governor Gray Davis today announced the appointment of Federal Judge Carlos R. Moreno as an Associate Justice of the California Supreme Court, filling the vacancy created by the death of Justice Stanley Mosk in June.

New York Mayoral Candidates Ferrer and Green in Runoff
Bronx borough president Fernando Ferrer and Municipal Ombudsman Mark Green will face each other in a runoff to determine which one will be the Democratic candidate for New York mayor, according to projections after a partial count of the ballots in Tuesday's primaries.

Mexico’s Foreign Secretary Criticized for Voicing U.S. Support
Mexican President Vicente Fox on Friday conferred with his cabinet over the latest developments following the terrorist attack on the United States, while his foreign secretary made it clear that Washington needed Mexico's political, not military, support in the crisis.

Quepasa.com Merger with Firm Would Pay Severance to Execs
Quepasa.com Inc.'s two remaining executives and its directors will receive up to $1.2 million in severance and other payments if the once-high-flying dot-com's proposed merger with a Scottsdale real estate firm is approved, the company said in filings with federal regulators.

Hispanic Consumers Offer Tremendous Growth Opportunity for PC Industry
Nearly half of Hispanic consumers who do not yet own a home computer expressed interest in purchasing a PC during the next year, according to the results of a new study by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA).

U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Convention Successful
Although convention and event cancellations have plagued the hospitality industry nationwide in the past two weeks, the Washington, D.C.-based United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) moved forward with its 22nd Annual Convention and Business Expo in Atlanta Sept. 19-22.

La Opinion Celebrates 75th Anniversary
The Los Angeles daily La Opinion, one of the largest Spanish-language newspapers published in the United States, celebrates its 75th anniversary this month with a series of events in southern California.

New Magazine for Hispanic Men Debuts
Zoom Media Group has announced the launch of LOFT magazine, a men's lifestyle magazine targeted at the pan-regional and U.S. Hispanic markets.

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Higher Learning
Ranking law and business schools has become an industry unto itself. Several publications now regularly compile lists of top law and MBA programs, and in the case of some at least, the results can be counted on to create a stir in higher education circles and, to a lesser extent, the media.

NAFTA Expansion Hits Traffic Jam
Arturo Volpe supports global free trade – up to a point. The CEO of Pan American Express, a trucking company in Laredo, Texas, knows from experience how opportunities open up when nations lower their tariffs and trade restrictions. But when it comes to allowing Mexican trucks full access to U.S. roads, he thinks free trade has overextended itself.

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