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Outdoor markets, Hispanic style

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By JENALIA MORENO | Houston Chronicle On a busy Sunday afternoon along Airline Drive, flea markets spring to life for shoppers even before they visit their first stall of the day. A Spanish-speaking preach-er shouts his sermon into a bullhorn and struggles to be heard over the blare of ranchera music.… Read More

Hispanic food and cooking favorites

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Business Wire Hispanics in America reveal that the more acculturated they become, the more they take on American eating habits, according to The NPD Group’s At the Table with Hispanic Families across America report. With acculturation comes an increased focus on quick and convenient meals and a… Read More

Lexington Kentucky Mayor says local economy relies on Hispanics

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By Steve Lannen | Kentucky HERALD-LEADER Mayor Teresa Isaac last night called the development of Lexington’s Hispanic labor pool “one of the most important issues for the future of this community” as she accepted a report that recommends several initiatives regarding the growing population.… Read More

Santiago Alvarez pleads not guilty on weapons charges

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Gary Marx | Chicago Tribune Original shameful title by Chicago Tribune: Cuban militant’s ally denies charges A prominent Cuban-American linked to a militant accused of blowing up a Cuban airliner in 1976 pleaded not guilty Tuesday to weapons charges in federal court in Miami. Santiago Alvarez,… Read More

Hispanic homeownership on the rise

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ElDiarioNY.com Owning your own home gives a family security and gives a neighborhood stability. Yet, although the homeownership rate among Hispanics has increased over the last decade, we still lag behind the general population in the quest for this piece of the American dream. The U.S. Hispanic homeownership… Read More

Advertising agencies to increase marketing to Hispanics, mostly online

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By Laurel Wentz | AdAge.com Marketers and their agencies are split over whether the future of Hispanic media is in English or Spanish, but plan to increase their spending in 2006 in most Hispanic media regardless of language. An exclusive Advertising Age survey of 479 marketers and agencies found that… Read More

Marketing to Hispanics ... outdoors

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mediabuyerplanner.com Hispanics are more likely to be influenced by outdoor advertising than non-Hispanics, according to a new report released by the Outdoor Advertising Association of America. The study, conducted by Perception Research Services, was conducted on 100 car passengers in Los Angeles using… Read More

What does it mean to be Hispanic?

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By JESUS HERNANDEZ CUELLAR | Contacto Magazine When in 1984 I began working with U.S. Hispanics, I was not such a creature yet. To the best of my knowledge, I was simply a Cuban at that time. A friend of mine who had recently arrived from Mexico, felt the same. She saw herself as a Mexican. Going deeply… Read More

Florida Hispanic weekly newspaper launched

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By THERESA STAHL | Naples News Un nuevo periodico en Español? That’s right, Collier County’s first weekly Spanish newspaper has arrived. The Naples Daily News launched Latinos Ahora, or Latinos Now, last month to reach Collier’s burgeoning Hispanic population. “We have a large,… Read More

Hispanic Culture - A Hispanic Thanksgiving

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Rebecca M. Cuevas De Caissie | BellaOnline’s Hispanic Culture Editor Growing up Hispanic in the United States is unique compared to any other experience through out the Latin American world. It is a complex yet full experience in that you find yourself learning and respecting your roots and identity… Read More

Hispanics work to rebuild Gulf coast

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BY ANA RADELAT | GANNETT NEWS SERVICE Construction worker Jose Gerardo Navarro realized as he watched TV images of the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina that the storm wasn’t just about tragedy—it was also about opportunity. A call from a cousin in Mobile, Ala., confirmed Navarro’s… Read More

Alina Fernandez - Castro’s Daughter: An Exile’s Memoir of Cub

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by Jennifer Peters, News Editor | Torch Online Alina Fernandez, author of the autobiography “Castro’s Daughter: An Exile’s Memoir of Cuba,” discussed her childhood in Cuba as the illegitimate child of the country’s Communist dictator, Fidel Castro. Fernandez, born in 1956,… Read More

Marketing to Hispanics online and offline

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Joseph Anthony | DM News While marketers and retailers increasingly focus on the $690 billion Hispanic market, little attention has been given to this ethnic group’s presence on the Web. Whereas more marketers are diverting general market ad dollars to point-of-purchase destinations online, similar… Read More

Hispanic Halloween - The Day of the Dead - Dia de Los Muertos

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By JEAN WILSON | Columbus Telegram As people in the United States get ready for Halloween, some people in Mexico are preparing for Day of the Dead traditions. Although they are different, both are rooted in the traditions of the Catholic Church and center on its commemoration of All Saints Day on Nov.… Read More

Cuban exile from Miami chosen for Immigration job

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A Cuban exile will appear Tuesday before the U.S. Senate to seek confirmation as head of a Homeland Security immigration unit. Read More

AOL Latino and online habits of Hispanics

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Press Release Despite Being Relatively New to the Internet, Hispanics Are Outpacing The General Online Market In Several Areas of Online Communication, Entertainment and Other Advanced Internet Features But Hispanics Feel There Is A Lack Of Online Content And Advertising Available in Spanish   America… Read More

Directo a MÈxico money transfer system

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By Krissah Williams | Mexican immigrants living in the United States have less expensive ways to send money to relatives in Mexico, using private and government money-transfer programs aimed at encouraging immigrants to join the U.S. banking system. Bank of America Corp. last week announced the launch… Read More

Linea Capital and Rustic Canyon/Fontis Partners venture capital seeks to invest in Hispanic business

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HispanicBusiness.com Businesses are targeting the U.S. Latino consumer as never before, and investment companies are lining up to back them, sensing the chance for big returns. Linea Capital, a start-up investment company with offices in Santa Monica and New York, hopes to raise $50 million over the… Read More

Ilena Ros-Lehtinen wants International Relations Committee chair

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BY LESLEY CLARK | Miami Herald Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen has set her sights on a leadership role—chairwoman of the House International Relations Committee—that would give her access to the inner circle. As she campaigns to lead the influential International Relations Committee in… Read More

Hispanics in Atlanta

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By MARY LOU PICKEL | Atlanta Journal Tony Chong knows the value of the Hispanic dollar in metro Atlanta. The Korean-American grocer opened a farmers market in Norcross last year, catering to Mexican and Central American tastes. Bins of chili peppers, fresh cilantro, barrels of dry beans and fresh tortillas… Read More

National Association of Hispanic Publications partners with LatPro.com

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Press Release The National Association of Hispanic Publications, Inc., the largest organization representing Hispanic publications in the United States, and LatPro.com have entered into an exclusive agreement resulting in the August 24th launch of the newly redesigned and upgraded NAHP Web site, including… Read More

Cannonball man shot from Mexico into US - really

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BBC David Smith has an unusual way of crossing the Mexican border into the US - as a human cannonball. Mr Smith, a professional cannonball, was launched head first across the border between Tijuana, in Mexico, and the US city of San Diego. His son, also a human cannonball, says Mr Smith is the first… Read More

Once great Little Havana

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By Ginelle G. Torres | Sun Sentinel Alejandro and Lian Chamizo cite the deterioration of their Little Havana neighborhood as the reason behind their difficult decision to move north to Pembroke Pines. The La Esquina de Tejas restaurant, owned by Alejandro Chamizo’s father, Wilfredo, was for 36… Read More

Austin Texas is number one place to live and work for Hispanics

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Austin Business Journal For the second year in a row, Hispanic magazine has crowned Austin as the country’s best place for Hispanics to live and work. The magazine cites low crime rates, reasonable living costs and a “happening” cultural scene as pluses for Hispanics in Austin. In compiling… Read More

Recent arrival from Cuba already headed to Yale

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A 23-year-old Hialeah man has moved from a local community college to Yale in just three years after leaving Cuba. Read More

Hispanics online in impressive numbers

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By Laurel Wentz | AdAge.com More U.S. Hispanics use the Internet to make final decisions about brands than their general market counterparts do, according to the third annual AOL/Roper Hispanic Cyberstudy. Released this morning, the study indicates that Hispanics are rapidly catching up online with… Read More

Panel: Miami trial of Cubans unfair

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Associated Press A U.N. human rights group has concluded that the trial in Miami and subsequent imprisonment of five alleged Cuban spies were flawed. The U.S. detention of five Cubans convicted in a Miami trial of being spies is arbitrary and in violation of international law, according to a U.N. panel… Read More

Hispanics in technology and communications

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By Nicole Lee | Sun Sentinel Local entrepreneur Carlos Felix believes he was destined to work with computers. You could say technology was hard-wired into his DNA. “I’ve been working with computers since I was 9 or 10,” said Felix. “It’s what’s in my blood. Why fight… Read More

Hispanic Chief Justice ?

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By JESSE J. HOLLAND | Associated Press Writer The possibility of two Supreme Court vacancies following Sandra Day O’Connor’s planned retirement and speculation surrounding Chief Justice William Rehnquist increases chances that President Bush will nominate the court’s first Hispanic… Read More

Hispanic Truckers

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MARC LEVY | Associated Press Jose Frias scrubbed a chicken processing plant for six years, never earning more than $8.50 an hour. The latest of Tomas Rodriguez’ three layoffs came in December when he lost his factory job making door knobs and tools. And Alfonso Lua left his native Mexico 26 years… Read More

Cuban American Julie Stav offers financial advise “en espanol”

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By PHYLLIS FURMAN | NY DAILY NEWS BUSINESS WRITER She’s blonde, she’s obsessed with improving your financial health and she talks to millions across the country through books, PBS specials, radio and television. Sound like Suze Orman? Yes, but this fast-rising personal finance preacher speaks… Read More

Cuban American Demographics

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http://www.hispanicbusiness.com/ Distinct age differences emerge among Hispanic subgroups. 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… Read More

Pew Hispanic Center report “Hispanics and the 2004 Election”

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[url=http://www.AmericanProgress.org]http://www.AmericanProgress.org[/url] The Pew Hispanic Center has just released a very useful, data-rich report, “Hispanics and the 2004 Election: Population, Electorate and Voters.” Among other things, the report concludes, as I have,… Read More

Insight into Dr Pepper advertising strategy towards Hispanics

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By Laurel Wentz | AdAge.com For Dr Pepper, it’s not as simple as just picking a language, Spanish or English, for its first Hispanic campaign. The challenge, one many marketers agonize over, was to find a concept that works with both acculturated Hispanics who grew up drinking Dr Pepper and recent… Read More

Medicine and pharmaceuticals for Hispanics

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Pharmaceutical News “The FDA’s review today of BiDil could make it the first drug approved specifically for African Americans and marks the end of ‘one-size-fits-all’ medicine,” said Dr. Jane L. Delgado, President and CEO of the National Alliance for Hispanic Health (the… Read More

New approaches for marketing to Hispanic culture

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by Paul Epstein | Marketing Profs Marketers who choose not to devote significant time and effort to the Hispanic population are missing out on a vital consumer segment that is growing faster than any other minority group in the United States. In fact, businesses should consider implementing new approaches… Read More

Havana Night Club producers bow to complaints from hardline Cuban exiles

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BY LYDIA MARTIN | Miami Herald A CD featuring Havana Night Club has been taken off the market after a West Kendall woman complained about a video she viewed as pro-Castro. Producers of Havana Night Club, the Las Vegas show featuring a cast of Cuban defectors, have yanked a CD of the show’s music… Read More

What makes you so Hispanic? Thoughts from the Puerto Rican Day Parade in NYC

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Really, this is an open question. I was in NYC this weekend and found myself surrounded by Puerto Ricans. Hundreds of thousands of Puerto Ricans were in town for the 47th annual Puerto Rican day parade. I saw white Puerto Ricans, black Puerto Ricans and brown Puerto Ricans and then I thought about starting… Read More

Note to old white people - LEARN TO SPEAK SPANISH

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By Shadi Rahimi | The New York Times The generation gap in America is widening by way of race and ethnicity, figures from the U.S. Census Bureau’s annual report released Thursday show. The old are increasingly white, while the young are largely Hispanic, Asian or black. Hispanics have the fastest… Read More

How to market into the Hispanic Culture

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Forbes.com Marketers continue to pursue the fastest growing minority group in America but are still puzzled by its many faces. The 2000 Census revealed Hispanics’ growing dominance in the population, but it’s taken a little while for marketers to see past traditional stereotypes, says Find/SVP… Read More

Status of Cuban exile remittances to relatives in Cuba

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BY NANCY SAN MARTIN | Miami Herald Cubans living in the United States still send an estimated $460 million a year to relatives on the island despite restrictions tightened by the Bush administration last summer, according to a poll released by a Coral Gables firm Wednesday. But a portion of the Cubans… Read More

One of three new Nextel mobile customers are Hispanic

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AdAge.com | By Kris Oser In an intensive yearlong effort, Nextel, which had not previously targeted Hispanic consumers, has made so much headway that one in three of all its new customers are Hispanic. Stacey Crespo told last week’s iMedia Agency summit here, “Until the first quarter of last… Read More

Investment obstacles for Hispanics

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NOPworld.com NOP World has announced the first results from its new Hispanic OmniTelTM Financial Services Study. Findings show Hispanic Americans far less satisfied with their investments than other Americans – only 35% are ‘very satisfied with where they have their money today’ vs… Read More

Jose Basulto gets his name in the paper by duping reporter - Havana Journal title

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By Manuel Roig-Franzia | Washington Post Staff Writer Publisher note: Original title Exile to Reveal Plan For Post-Castro Cuba and subtitle Goal Is Indictment of Leader’s Successor Political intrigues don’t come any more epically scaled than this one: the future of Cuba after the inevitable… Read More

Lawyers discuss property issues in post-Castro era

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CUBAN AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION Sun, May. 22, 2005 BY OSCAR CORRAL Read More

Big retailers recognizing the power of Hispanic business

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Sonja Haller | The Arizona Republic At the Target store in south Phoenix, you’ll find more roses than at other Targets. And more baby clothes. And more toys. The stock at the store at 24th Street and Baseline Road is not the result of a manager’s whim. Rather, Target has joined other major… Read More

Rediscovering Cuba: A Personal Memoir - Book review - in Spanish

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El Diario/La Prensa; 01/7/2005; Ortega, Luis El Diario/La Prensa 01-07-2005 Lo que hay que re-descubrir en Cuba Hace ya varias semanas, el Herald en ingles publico un artículo de Jorge Reyes que me impresiono por su sinceridad. Let Cuba be reclaimed by this generation. Esto es, en español:… Read More

XM Radio to launch sports satellite channel for Hispanics

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By Abbey Klaassen | AdAge.com XM Radio announced today that it will launch the first Spanish-language satellite radio channel, in partnership with soccer play-by-play announcer and the chairman of Futbol de Primera, Andres Cantor. Real-time reporting The channel goes live in July and will also broadcast… Read More

Posada-gate ? A conspiracy to harbor a “good” terrorist?

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NOTE: Original AP title: Anti-Castro Cuban Militant Seeks Asylum By CURT ANDERSON | Associated Press Writer A Cuban linked to assassination plots against Fidel Castro and wanted in Venezuela for a 1976 Cuban airliner bombing asked Wednesday for political asylum in the United States, his lawyer said.… Read More

To me, Luis Posada Carriles is a terrorist.

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To me, Luis Posada Carriles is a terrorist. To Miami developer Santiago Alvarez, he is a patriot. Read More

Detainee on hunger strike

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A Cuban exile suspected, but never charged, by the United States of being a spy fights a deportation order and continues a hunger strike at Krome detention center, demanding his freedom. Read More

Younger Cuban Americans question hard-line against Cuba

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By CURT ANDERSON | Associated Press Writer Growing up in New York, Mayda Prego thought of Cuba as a faraway island with a communist government that would probably gradually wither away. Now that she’s visited her ancestral homeland, she’s struck by its vibrancy and vitality. And like a lot… Read More

Cuban immigrants stuck after being denied benefits

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By OSCAR CORRAL | Miami Herald MIAMI - A little-noticed change in federal benefit rules has kept scores of older Cuban immigrants from collecting disability checks that are considered one of America’s last-ditch social safety nets, according to a pair of public service lawyers. People like Barbara… Read More

Cuban-born senator (Mel Martinez) recalls his lonely childhood

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By AMIE PARNES | Scripps Howard News Service Mel Martinez sat at a table in the senators’ dining room recently and played with a fork, twisting it round and round like he was powering up a time machine. Suddenly the lawmaker from Florida was that lanky 14-year-old boy, perched on a corner of his… Read More

Johnson and Johnson go mobile with Vida Nuestra Hispanic marketing campaign

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By Laurel Wentz | AdAge.com In a grassroots campaign to get its health-care brands in front of more Hispanics, Johnson & Johnson is sending a 53-foot-long trailer exhibit on a 34-week cross-country tour in partnership with 100 Wal-Mart stores and 20 Hispanic fiestas. Called the VidaNuestra (“Our… Read More

ESPN Deportes Hispanic sports magazine to launch soon

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BY CHRISTINA HOAG | Miami Herald Sports is shaping up to be the next publishing battleground to win U.S. Hispanic readers. Miami-based Editorial Televisa announced Wednesday that it has teamed up with ESPN Deportes to launch a Spanish-language sports monthly in May. That follows on the heels of Sports… Read More

Ex-Spanish leader blasts Cuba, Venezuela ties

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Former Spanish leader blasts his nation’s coziness with Cuba, Venezuela Read More

Letter from Mario Diaz-Balart to Govenor Kathleen Blanco

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Bayoubuzz.com The Honorable Kathleen Blanco Office of the Governor P.O. Box 94004 Baton Rouge, LA 70804 Dear Governor Blanco: I find it revolting that you want the great state of Louisiana to do business with an anti-American, narco-trafficking, terrorist regime while our nation is at war against global… Read More

Clear Channel to shift more radio stations and billboards towards Hispanic market

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By Abbey Klaassen | AdAge.com In response to the rapid growth in the buying power of U.S. Hispanics, as well as moves by its key rival, Clear Channel Communications is reorganizing its radio and outdoor assets to reach more deeply into the Latino market. Clear Channel is ramping up its Hispanic billboard… Read More

Cuban American National Foundation plans trip to Cuba - with commentary

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BY OSCAR CORRAL | Miami Herald For the first time, the Cuban American National Foundation is encouraging its directors to travel to Cuba—to participate in a meeting of dissidents, diplomats and journalists in Havana in May. CANF is urging other Cuban exile organizations to do the same in a show… Read More

Hispanic purchasing power in central Florida

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Oscnewsgazette.com | Eduardo Montalvo Almost $7 billion is the purchasing power of the Hispanic community in Central Florida. This means big business. During last week’s Hispanic Summit, participants had the chance to learn together about the growing Hispanic community of Central Florida, and the… Read More

Cuban American National Foundation against Louisiana-Cuba trade

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By ALAN SAYRE | Associated Press Writer Saying that Gov. Kathleen Blanco will give legitimacy to a “dying monster,” a group of Cuban Americans called on Louisiana’s chief executive Friday to cancel a planned trade trip to Cuba next week. George Fowler, the New Orleans head of the Cuban… Read More

Cubanet.org USAID financed Cuba news - Casket ready to come apart before burial

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Cubanet.org | Rigoberto González Morales, Cubanacán Press The grieving relatives of Bienvenida Moreno, deceased at age 83, were too worn-out to protest by the time a funeral-home employee pointed out her poorly-made casket was about to lose its bottom. Just before the appointed time at which the funeral… Read More

Is the Cuban American National Foundation a terrorist organization?

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[url=http://www.miami.com]http://www.miami.com[/url] | By Oscar Corral Mexico’s legislature will decide whether to call for an investigation of the Cuban American National Foundation for alleged anti-Cuban terror. CANF rejects the allegations. The Cuban American National Foundation… Read More

Miami-Dade blogger’s Cuban slant draws fans

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By Jennifer Mooney Piedra, The Miami Herald Read More

Hispanic marketing and large corporations - review

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By Laurel Wentz | AdAge.com More than 80% of Fortune 100 companies don’t have Spanish-language Web sites, and even the other 19% often fail to offer really useful Spanish-language navigation and content online, according to a recent survey by Forrester Research. “It’s very shocking,”… Read More

Best companies for Hispanics

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http://stlouis.bizjournals.com Anheuser-Busch Cos. Inc. and Monsanto Co. were named among Hispanic magazine’s ( [url=http://www.HispanicOnline.com]http://www.HispanicOnline.com[/url] ) 2005 list of the companies that provide the most opportunities for Hispanics. The… Read More

Black Hispanics - Black and Hispanic

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Bruno Diaz | Midland Reporter Telegram “The NAACP works for the benefit of all minorities, regardless of race” dutifully stated Yolanda Smith, executive director for the Houston branch of the decades-old civil rights association. Her befuddlement is one many Americans share, whenever confronted… Read More

Castro says U.S. to blame if Chavez assassinated

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Cuban President Fidel Castro has warned the United States against plotting to kill his most important ally, Venezuela’s leftist President Hugo Chavez. Read More

Hispanic advertising on Internet will increase sharply

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By Laurel Wentz | AdAge.com Diageo’s Johnnie Walker is targeting the first online advertising campaign in its history at the U.S. Hispanic market. Banner ads for the scotch brand start on Yahoo and Yahoo en Español this month. English or Spanish Driven by Diageo’s Hispanic marketing initiative,… Read More

Castro says Cuba doesn’t need United States

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Fidel Castro calls Bush ‘deranged’ and belittles improvements in Cuba’s relations with Europe. By VANESSA ARRINGTON | Associated Press In his first public remarks since the United States dubbed Cuba an outpost of tyranny, Fidel Castro called President Bush ‘‘deranged’’… Read More

Hispanic radio becoming attractive to major brands

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By Kate Fitzgerald | AdAge.com Hispanic radio is growing up. After 18 months of consolidations and mergers, the market is starting to gain traction. Clear Channel Radio is in the process of converting two dozen of its general market stations to Hispanic format. Although it is still a fragmented market… Read More

Lincoln Rafael Diaz-Balart - Nephew of Fidel Castro

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After watching the Fidel Castro biography/documentary on PBS last night, I thought that we should put a page together that illustrates the ties between the Diaz-Balart family and Fidel Castro. From FindArticles.com Regarding Representative Diaz-Balart’s father: Rafael Lincoln Diaz-Balart rose… Read More

Fraudulent scams aimed at Hispanics

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By Sandra Hernandez | Sun Sentinel Elián Degen considered himself a prudent man, indulging in few luxuries since arriving in Florida two years ago. But when Degen saw a Spanish-language TV ad promising a Pro-Line credit card to viewers without previous credit histories or Social Security card numbers,… Read More

Hispanic media to grow 11% in 2005

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By Laurel Wentz | AdAge.com Again Outpace Mainstream Media’s 4% Annual Growth Rate In 2005, Hispanic media is forecast to match last year’s 11% growth rate, reaching $3.5 billion and far outpacing mainstream media’s projected 4% revenue increase. TV is leading the surge of Hispanic… Read More

Cuban American exiles seek burial back in Cuba

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BY VANESSA BAUZA | South Florida Sun-Sentinel Near the end of his brief battle with cancer, Humberto Reyes longed to travel from Miami to his childhood home in Havana so he could die with his mother by his side. But the travel visa he requested from the Cuban government arrived 10 days too late. Reyes’… Read More

Agent says gas gun was used to keep Elian demonstrators at bay

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By LISA ORKIN EMMANUEL Associated Press Posted January 27 2005, 2:26 PM EST Read More

Tear-gassed relatives testify they turned to refrigerator for air in Elian raid

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By CATHERINE WILSON Associated Press Posted January 26 2005, 1:55 PM EST Read More

Judge awards $1.7 million to Cuban exile leader

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Basulto’s plane was the sole survivor of a Cuban Mig missile attack that killed four others. Read More

Hispanic inauguration gala snubs Cuban American National Foundation

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A dispute emerged over a presidential inauguration party to fete Hispanics in politics when the Cuban American National Foundation was rejected as a sponsor. Tue, Jan. 18, 2005 Miami Herald BY LESLEY CLARK http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/10668990.htm Read More

Living with the Embargo - A Cuban American tale

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Waldo Parravicini, Cuban-American, Los Angeles, California. Leaving behind a very extensive, loving and perfectly together family I came to the USA in 1958 to attend college. Then taken away freedom, Washington vomited the Cuba travel regulations that to this date continues to divide, separate and hurt… Read More

Cultura Communications reaches out to Hispanic market

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By LORRAINE GEHRING | Kansas City Star Nicholas Segura thinks many companies are missing an opportunity to increase business with the largest minority in the United States. Instead of simply translating ads into Spanish, corporations should be creating Hispanic ads, ones that reach both Spanish- and… Read More

Cuban Americans upset at Pope’s anti-Embargo comments

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UPI Cuban-Americans in Miami are expressing outrage at Pope John Paul II’s renewed opposition to the U.S. embargo of Cuba. Spanish Language talk shows got livelier this week as callers vented their disappointment in the pope, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported Wednesday. “It’s… Read More

Hispanics - White, Brown or “some other race”

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Richard Gonzales | Fort Worth Star Telegram In Latino eyes, race is just not a matter of color—race is also a slide-rule measurement of inclusion that shifts as Latino fortunes fluctuate. Some Latino families consist of those who identify as white and those who identify as “some other race.”… Read More

Hispanic Television and Marketing to Hispanics

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Miami Herald When Jorge Fiterre started his company Condista to distribute Spanish-language television channels in the United States, he had one client in hand and had to hunt down more. Now he’s representing 15 channels and they come to him. “Five years ago, it was a nice idea to have some… Read More

Cuban American short film selected for Sundance Film Festival

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EFE News Services Filmmaker Barbara Alvarez says she never imagined that the story of her octogenarian aunt and uncle in Cuba would turn into a documentary that would usher her into the prestigious Sundance Film Festival. Festival organizers say they picked 82 shorts out of the 3,887 that were submitted… Read More

Hispanics reflect on gains and setbacks of 2004

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Yvonne Wingett | The Arizona Republic It was a bittersweet 2004 for Arizona’s Latinos. They lost as much as they gained and still struggled with the basics but believe they have much to hope for in 2005. Rising stars advanced, new leaders emerged and the entrepreneurial spirit grabbed hold of many… Read More

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