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The Informant, Volume 4, Issue #106 -- Tuesday, January 25, 2005


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Mel Martinez

Martinez Backs Rice on Venezuela

Florida Sen. Mel Martinez said that Latin America needs to do more to contain Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, amid growing concerns in Congress over the role the Venezuelan leader is playing in the region.

Chavez Sees U.S. Readying for Conflict

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez foresees escalated conflict with President George W. Bush's second administration, with the leftist leader claiming his country's crisis with Colombia was provoked by Washington.

U.S. Public Guarded on Bush's 2nd Term

As President George W. Bush's second term begins, most Americans say they do not expect the economy to improve or that American troops will be withdrawn from Iraq, according to the latest CBS News Poll.

Lawmakers Ask U.S. to Void Prop. 200 Terms

House Democratic lawmakers opened a new front in the effort to rescind changes in election laws approved by voters, with a letter saying the provisions of the initiative disenfranchise minorities.

FCC Chairman Michael Powell to Resign in March

After four years of crusading against broadcast indecency and rolling back limits on media ownership, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Michael K. Powell said he would step down from the post in March. No successor has been named.

Spanish-Language Sports Fare a Winner

Sports programming in Spanish has turned out to be "un jonron" - a homerun - for television stations in the United States, more of which are joining the fray for a slice of the expanding Hispanic market.

Mainstream Papers Not Reaching Ethnic Readers

A pair of studies on the readers of ethnically targeted newspapers affirms what many in the field have long claimed -- mainstream newspapers are failing to reach this audience.

Sundance Goes Latino

From petty thievery to political strife, from sensationalist media to existential love and sexual awakenings - this year's crop of Latino films competing in the Sundance Film Festival are as eclectic as the countries and cultures the films represent.

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A Growing Voice

Shifting Hispanic voting patterns may signal a new evolution: from a stalwart piece of the Democratic Party base to an unpredictable and perhaps fragmented swing-voter group.

Tapping Capital

A Hispanic Business CEO Roundtable convenes top 2004 EOY finalists and leading financial experts to discuss making capital more readily available to innovative Hispanic companies.


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