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The Informant, Volume 4, Issue #71 -- Tuesday, May 18, 2004

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Small Hispanic Markets Showed Fastest Growth

The fastest growth of Hispanic markets has not taken place in the traditional locations for Hispanic population concentration.

Poll: Latino Vote Still Up For Grabs

President Bush leads in the contest for Florida's potentially decisive Latino vote but is failing to cut into John Kerry's strength with Latinos in the Southwest battlegrounds of Arizona, New Mexico and Nevada.

Forbes Announces List of Best Cities to Do Business

The annual list measures metropolitan areas by nine factors, including cost of living, income and job growth, crime rate and educational and cultural amenities.

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'04-'05 Upfront May Have More Of A Spanish Accent

While observers in the general market tussle about network and cable's haul in the looming upfront, there's another part of the TV spectrum that's almost assured to increase when all is said and done: Hispanic TV.

Still at BET Helm, Johnson Turns to Sports and Hotels

He may still be chairman and chief executive of Black Entertainment Television, the cable channel he founded and then sold to Viacom Inc. for $3 billion in 2000. But these days Robert L. Johnson is also a man in search of new business ventures.

Hispanics in South Florida Use Cellphones More than Average, Study Says

Hispanics in South Florida have higher wireless bills than the national average, and more of them use cellphones than the average.

Latin American Fare on View at Cannes Film Festival

Though not competing for awards, films from Latin America were in the spotlight at the Cannes Film Festival on Friday.

Las Vegas Entrepreneur Built Success Helping Mexican Tourists Find Their Way

Elsa Patterson found her Vegas fortune ensuring that many of Sin City's guests made it aboard the correct bus on their way out of the airport.

Miami-Area Designer, Entrepreneur Spins Fashion Out of Salsa, Dreams

Industry experts agree the timing for a Latino lifestyle brand couldn't be better, what with the booming growth of the Latino population and an increased interest in Latino culture among the the general consumer audience.

Foreign-Born Outlive Native-Born

California's millions of immigrants tend to be poorer than U.S.- born residents, and have sub-par health care, but most of them still live an average of four years longer, according to a report released today.

'Chain Migration' Boosts Hispanic Populations in Unlikely Cities

Chain migration is boosting Hispanic populations in less likely destinations, such as Omaha, Neb., Racine, Wis., towns in Georgia and North Carolina and enclaves across the St. Louis area.

Cuba Counters U.S. Proposal Aimed at Toppling Castro

Cuban officials announced Monday they were freezing most sales in dollars in response to new U.S. proposals aimed at toppling the government of President Fidel Castro.

Texas Rangers Make Strong Pitch to Spanish-Speaking Baseball Fans

High-profile Hispanic players help a team attract Hispanic fans, but they're not essential, according to team personnel, analysts and even fans.

Entrepreneurs Make Living Through eBay

Around the country, eBay entrepreneurs are shunning the 9-to-5 world and finding a 21st-century gold rush on the Internet.

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The End of the "Mexican School"

Sylvia Mendez, a 67-year-old retired nurse, is not a lawyer, professor, or policy maker. But for many, her name is synonymous with the defeat of segregation.

Top Trends

Innovation and growth are bringing better business and personal tools from cell phones and laptops to inventory control systems with some lower prices.


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