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The Informant, Volume 4, Issue #79 -- Tuesday, July 13, 2004


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Minority Firms Hope Contracts Will Come Easier

A three-inch-thick report by MGT of America, a Tallahassee-based consulting firm, found that Virginia had some of the poorest results in the country in contracting with firms owned by women and minorities. MGT has done about 100 such studies.

2004 Hispanic Business 500

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Anna Maria Arias Memorial Business Fund

The Anna Maria Arias Memorial Business Fund, targeted at Latina business owners, has an application deadline of July 16, 2004.

Kerry Courts Hispanic Vote

At the end of a four-day campaign swing, John Kerry yesterday promised Hispanics the nation's largest minority to fight for an immigration overhaul that would make it easier for illegal immigrants to become U.S. citizens.

Marvel Comics Unveils Latina Superhero

Marvel Comics has launched a new series featuring Anya Corazon, a quick-tempered schoolgirl with Spider-Man-like powers who is the publisher's first-ever Latina superhero.

Kerry Campaign Makes Large Hispanic Ad Buy

The Kerry-Edwards campaign Monday announced a $1 million ad buy targeting Hispanic voters, which it said was the largest such ad campaign in political history.

NBC Woos U.S. Hispanic Audience

Bob Wright, the chairman of NBC Universal, has no doubt about what he considers his company's most important asset. Telemundo.

On a Roll: Cross-border Bus Business Booms As Immigrants Help Others Go Home

Adame, with about 60 buses and revenues last year of $13.5 million, is one of several cross-border bus companies that sprang up in the past decade in Houston and Dallas to cater to the migrant trade.

Post 9/11 Policies Harmed Latinos

A coalition of Hispanic groups Friday issued a report critical of post-Sept. 11 government policies they said had a negative impact on U.S. Latinos.

Don't Be Caught Dead in a Cheap Suit

I've come to the conclusion that to circumvent bogus lawsuits you need to be more than fair. You must be tactical.

Hispanic Chamber Recruiting Members

With the number of Hispanic businesses in East Tennessee on the rise, it's time for the region's Hispanic business community to have its own chamber of commerce, construction company owner Aurelio Valeriano says.

Spain's Bancomer to Open 10 U.S. Banks Aimed at Hispanics

The Mexican subsidiary of Spain's BBVA (NYSE: BBV) plans to open 10 new offices in the United States aimed at Latino immigrants.

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A Family Affair

To mark the magazine's 25th year, we found three families who faced the challenges of accessing capital, buying a home, building a business, and educating their children families that form the bedrock of the Hispanic middle class.


11th Annual Pan American Nationals

Saturday, July 17, 2004
Atco Raceway, Atco, NJ 08004

MALDEF 6th Annual Golf Tournament

Monday, July 19, 2004
Wilshire Country Club, Los Angeles, CA

Bridging the Divide: Culture, Race & Gender in the Workplace

Wednesday, July 21, 2004
Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers, New York, NY

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