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Monday, July 30, 2001

Volume 2 Issue 30

Hispanic Business Magazine

In the news this week...

Mexican Consul Encourages Entrepreneurial Spirit at Albuquerque Talk
Juan Manuel Solana talks like an American capitalist instead of a Mexican bureaucrat. More than anything, Mexico's consul in New Mexico is a free-market enthusiast.

Full Senate Confirms Hector Barreto as New SBA Administrator
The U.S. Senate has confirmed on a voice vote President Bush's nomination of Hector V. Barreto Jr. as the 21st Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration. Barreto is a Hispanic businessman from Los Angeles with strong ties to national Hispanic business organizations.

Half of All U.S. Hispanics Now Have Net Access
Of the 22 million Hispanic adults in this country, half have Net access, suggests survey results released yesterday by the Pew Internet and American Life Project.

Tristani Is Honored by Hispanic Group
FCC Commissioner Gloria Tristani recently received the Ruben Salazar Award for Communications from the National Council of La Raza at the organization's annual conference.

NAAHP Internet-Based Operation Provides National Online Presence
The National Association for the Advancement of Hispanic People (NAAHP) announced today that it has officially launched its Web site and Internet-based operation for the Hispanic and Latino community.

Justice Department Tackles Immigration Discrimination
The U.S. Department of Justice on Wednesday announced that it would provide funding to combat immigration-related job discrimination in 14 states and the District of Columbia.

Senate to Renew Debate on Access of Mexican Trucks to U.S.
The U.S. Senate on Wednesday renewed its debate on a bill that would allow commercial Mexican trucks to navigate the entire United States, a measure President George W. Bush hopes to implement by NAFTA's deadline of Jan. 1, 2002.

Slowdown Hitting Minorities Hardest After Advances of '90s
The economic downturn has more of a sting for African-Americans and Hispanics. It comes after a decade of prized gains - the go-go years of the 1990s produced the highest rates ever for blacks and Hispanics in homeownership, new business starts and consumer buying power.

Minority Business TV Show Receives Emmy Award
"Making It! Minority Success Stories," a weekly TV show about small and minority-owned businesses, has won its third Emmy Award.

Complaints Soar About English-Only Workplace Policies
As bilingual and non-English-speaking employees have gained more access to the workplace, English-only policies have become more numerous, and charges of discrimination have escalated.

Houston Offers Model Program for Immigrant Worker Protection
The Mexican Consulate in Houston and a coalition of government agencies and private-sector groups on Thursday unveiled a model program aimed at protecting immigrant workers’ rights.

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