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Hispania Capital Partners, a Chicago-based private equity firm focused on the U.S. Hispanic market, has acquired a substantial interest in Miami-based Master Restaurant Developers (MRD).

Cairo Corp. Recieves Carnegie Mellon Validation
Cairo Corporation, an Hispanic-owned IT consulting firm that ranked 28 on the 2005 Hispanic Business 100 Fastest Growing Companies directory and 344 on the HB 500, has been rated at "Maturity Level 2" by the Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute (SEI).

Adorno & Yoss Named "National Supplier of the Year"
Adorno & Yoss, the biggest minority-owned U.S. law firm with 16 offices nationwide and in Latin America, was recently named 2005 "National Supplier of the Year" by the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC).


Senate Approves Reversing Small Business Cuts
The U.S. Senate has passed an amendment adding $130 million to the President's budget request for the Small Business Administration (SBA), bringing the agency to a total of $754 million for next year.

Hispanics Pump $16 billion into Central Florida Region
The hundreds of thousands of Hispanics who have settled in Central Florida are contributing more to the area than just raw population growth. They now pumps more than $16 billion into the region.

Judge May Order Google to Hand Over Some Search Data
A federal judge said he intends to order Google to turn over at least a slice of the company's closely-guarded Web-site data to the federal government in a case viewed by many as a test of how much control Internet search engines have over their Web traffic.


Mexican President: The Fox in Winter
Vicente Fox won the Mexican presidency in 2000 by using his charisma and marketing savvy to sell himself. Today, as Fox nears the end of his six-year term, the former Coca-Cola (KO) executive enjoys a popularity rating of nearly 70%.

Núñez Heads Legislature, Aims to Help Hispanics
Though he has come a long way, Fabian Nez keeps in mind his humble roots as the son of poor Mexican immigrants as, from his post as head of the California state assembly, he ensures recent arrivals' access to public resources.

Senate OKs Raising Federal Debt Limit to $9 trillion
The Senate voted Thursday to raise the amount of money the federal government may borrow to almost $9 trillion and later passed a $2.8 trillion budget plan forsaking President Bush's tax cuts and Medicare curbs. A narrow 52-48 vote across partisan lines, in which three of 55 Republicans sided with Democrats against it.

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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.

Big-picture Economics
Traditional private equity isn't the only way to invest in the future growth of Hispanic entrepreneurs.

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