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Friday, September 7, 2001

Volume 2 Issue 36

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In the news this week...

Fox Addresses Joint Session of U.S. Congress
Mexican President Vicente Fox addressed a joint session of Congress on Thursday, the second day of his state visit to the United States.

Minority Leaders Eyeing Gramm's Senate Seat
Republican Sen. Phil Gramm's decision not to seek re-election in Texas next year sets the stage for what could be one of the most racially and ethnically diverse campaigns in the country.

Carlos Pesquera Returns to Politics in Puerto Rico
Former New Progressive Party (PNP) gubernatorial candidate Carlos Pesquera has announced his intention to lead the opposition party and become the next governor of Puerto Rico.

Texas Gubernatorial Candidate Comes Under Attack
Tony Sanchez, who could become Texas's first Hispanic governor next year, has come under fire for a perceived lack of attention to the interests of Texas voters.

Sara Martinez Tucker Appointed to SLMA Board of Directors
President George W. Bush has appointed Sara Martinez Tucker, Hispanic Scholarship Fund president and chief executive officer, to the Board of Directors of the Student Loan Marketing Association (SLMA).

New Hispanic United Fund to Debut in Fall Fund Drives
A new national "umbrella group" for Hispanic/Latino service charities, The Hispanic United Fund, will make its debut later this month in the U.S. government's worldwide workplace charity fund drive, the Combined Federal Campaign.

Small Businesses Protest Complexities of Federal Contracts
Bureaucracy, paperwork, slow payment, and contract "bundling" are making it almost impossible for small businesses to compete for government contracts, a panel of local business people told a congressional committee meeting in Albuquerque.

AOL Time Warner May Bid For Telemundo
AOL Time Warner has emerged as a potential bidder for Spanish-language television company Telemundo Communications Group, valued tentatively at three billion dollars, the Wall Street Journal Online reported last week.

Mexico Nationalizes Debt-Ridden Sugar Mills, Presses U.S. to Open Market
Mexican authorities on Monday nationalized almost half of the nation's debt-ridden sugar mills, in what was seen as the most dramatic economic measure since pro-business President Vicente Fox took office in December.

Maquiladoras Continue to Close Down
The workers at one of the oldest maquiladoras (assembly plants) in Mexicali, Mexico, near the border with California, were told Wednesday that this will be their last week at their jobs.

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A Mayor for All New Yorkers?
After 14 years as Bronx Borough President, Fernando Ferrer has established a track record for transforming a decayed and neglected area into a model of urban economic revival. Now he hopes to extend this legacy to the entire city of New York if he becomes its next mayor on November 6.

Wiring the Federal Government
Crammed into an area the size of several football fields, the fourth annual International Electronic Government Conference and Exposition featured dozens of companies and government agencies during its recent four-day run in Washington, D.C.

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