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Jesus Chavarria, Jacqueline Rodriguez-James, Rose Andrade, Alicia Abella, Alicia Villarreal, Thelma Melendez
Leading Hispanic women share their secrets to success and discuss enduring issues facing Hispanic women in America. Given this year's winner -- Thelma Melendez de Santa Ana, the U.S. Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education -- education was a predominant theme.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is in Latin America and will travel to Peru, Ecuador, Colombia and Barbados this week, said U.S. State Department on Friday.

Mixed-race marriage is becoming increasingly common, with 22 percent of black men marrying women of other races, a U.S. study released Friday says.

In his first public appearance since announcing he was gay in late March, singer Ricky Martin received the Award of Inspiration Thursday from amfAR, an international organization dedicated to the support of AIDS research.

Blacks, Hispanics and others with darker skin wait too long before having suspicious skin problems checked by a dermatologist. Also, even doctors can miss skin cancer among dark-skinned people because it's comparatively rare.

About a half hour after last night's game, Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga was asked to visit Jim Joyce in the umpires' dressing room at Comerica Park.

HispanTelligence Research
For more than two decades, the annual Hispanic Business 500 directory has served as a barometer of the U.S. Hispanic economy. A purchase of the 2009 directory provides the top 500 Hispanic-owned companies list in Excel format including: CEO names; company addresses and telephone numbers; e-mail addresses for 310 companies and Web addresses for 456 companies; and company revenue and employees numbers for 2008 and 2007.

Hispanics are now the largest ethnic minority in the United States and during the past decade, U.S. Hispanic purchasing power has rapidly increased. This report takes an in depth look at how today's Hispanic Economy is transitioning into an economic power in the U.S. Click here for the executive summary and table of contents!

The number of Hispanic-owned businesses in the United States is expected to grow 41.8 percent in the next six years to 4.3 million, with total revenues surging 39 percent to more than $539 billion, according to new estimates by HispanTelligence. Spurred by growing entrepreneurial trends and affluence among the nation's largest minority population, the increase is expected to come at a robust rate of 8.5 and 8.7 percent, respectfully, over the next couple years.

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