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Manny Diaz
Miami Mayor Manny Diaz, City Manager Joe Arriola and City Commissioner Johnny Winton saw nothing wrong in forming a business partnership that conflicts with their duties as city officials. But there is plenty wrong with the deal...

Employment for Hispanic Youths Improves
The unemployment rate for Hispanic youths (age 16 to 19) dropped dramatically in February to 14.0 percent from 19.1 percent in January. This resulted from two effects: a gain of 24,000 jobs and the departure from the labor force of 33,000 youths.

High-achieving Hispanics Face Fragile Future
Many high-achieving Hispanic students miss the opportunity to succeed academically because their needs are poorly understood, according to a new report from ETS and a University of California, Davis researcher.

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U.S. Household Debt Highest in 20 Years
U.S. households took on debt at the fastest pace in 20 years in 2005, fueled by a surge in mortgage borrowing and a housing boom that boosted their net worth to a record $52.1 trillion, the Federal Reserve said this week.

Trade Deficit Widens to Record 68.5 Billion Dollars
The US trade deficit grew to a record 68.5 billion dollars in January, pumped up by rising oil prices and Americans' appetite for imported goods, especially from China, government data showed Thursday.

Latin Americans Bid $12B for Univision
A group of wealthy Latin American investors is planning to bid $12 billion for the largest Spanish-language media company in the United States.

Politics

Bachelet Becomes Chile's First Female President
A physician who survived torture and exile as a young woman became Chile's first female president Saturday, adding to a wave of women politicians gaining powerful positions in Latin America.

White House Dismisses Bush Censure Proposal
The White House has dismissed a Democratic lawmaker's push for the US Senate to censure US President George W. Bush over his warrantless domestic spying program.

12 Million Are in U.S. Illegally, Study Shows
The number of illegal immigrants living and working in the United States has reached a high of 11.5 million to 12 million people, as more overstay their visas and cross the border illegally in search of jobs.

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Inside the House: Hispanics Subgroups Differ by Age
More than 20 percent of Cubans are 65 or older, while a scant 4 percent of Mexicans are in that age bracket. On the other hand, 37 percent of Mexicans and 31 percent of Puerto Ricans are younger than 18.

The Fast Growing Hispanic Youth Market
While the U.S. median age continues to rise, from 35.3 years in 2000, the median age of Hispanics remains the lowest of all groups. Demographers predict faster growth among young Hispanics than among other young ethnic groups for the next decade.

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The U.S. Hispanic economy boasts some big developers, including two of the top 10 companies on the Hispanic Business 500. But most Hispanic real estate investors start off as middle-class homeowners who buy a rental property.

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