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Thursday, August 30, 2001

Volume 2 Issue 35

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In the news this week...

Democrats Escalate Efforts To Lure Hispanics
National Democratic Committee chairman Terry McAuliffe announced Wednesday that his party had assigned "millions of dollars" to the Hispanic community as part of 10 years of efforts to attract Hispanic votes.

White House Statement on Appointment of Anna M. Perez
National Security Advisor Condolleezza Rice announced this week the appointment of Anna M. Perez as Deputy Assistant to the President and Counselor to the National Security Advisor for Communications.

Hispanic Attorney Joins Texas Court
Texas Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Xavier Rodriguez, a 39-year-old labor and employment lawyer from San Antonio, to the Texas Supreme Court.

Latino Coalition to Honor Hispanic Presidential Appointees
The Board of Directors of the Latino Coalition Foundation will host a luncheon reception on August 30 to recognize and honor some of the high-ranking California Hispanics in the Bush Administration.

Mexican Senators Seek U.S. Concessions on Immigrants
Several Mexican senators on Friday urged the Mexican and U.S. governments to find a comprehensive solution to the plight of undocumented immigrants, a topic that will be discussed during President Vicente Fox's September visit to Washington.

UCLA Study Looks at Contributions by Undocumented Immigrants
A study released Wednesday by the University of California at Los Angeles reported that undocumented immigrants currently contribute at least $300 billion per year to the U.S. gross domestic product.

Both Political Parties Court Hispanic Votes by Embracing Vieques
For his visit to Vieques, New York Gov. George Pataki chartered two planes -- one for himself and Puerto Rican Gov. Sila Calderon, the other for the media circus following them.

“Now, as Latinos, Our Moment Has Come”
In 15 years, the Hispanic Heritage Awards has gone from being a local niche event to one of the most visible celebrations of Latino culture in the United States.

Small Businesses Not Making Full Use of Web
At present, 65% of small-company Web sites do not support online customer purchases -- and that substantially reduces their effectiveness, says the National Federation of Independent Business. Those companies are advised to invest more in the sites to make them fully functional and profitable.

Newspapers Struggle to Diversify Staffs
Newspapers are no different than other businesses trying to diversify their work forces. But even as they add African-American, Hispanic and Asian staff members, newspapers are having problems attracting minority readers.

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Entertainment Report: Been There, Done That
Nowhere is the U.S. television industry’s Teflon-like ability to resist change more evident than in its treatment of Hispanics as viewers, characters, and even entertainment professionals. And this applies to both Spanish-language TV and mainstream network television.

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