Press Release

The Board of Directors of The Latino Coalition (TLC) announced today their “Gran Fiesta Hispana Salsa Party” will be held on Tuesday, August 31st in New York City during the Republican National Convention, honoring the most influential Hispanics in the U.S.. The event will be held from 11:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. at The Rainbow Room, located at 30 Rockefeller Plaza 65th Floor.

“This will be a fun memorable celebration to highlight the increasing diversity in the Republican Party and honoring some of the most influential Hispanics in the U.S.,” said TLC President Robert G. de Posada. “These individuals are key to helping Hispanics across the country to continue breaking barriers and serve as role models for Hispanic youth.”

The honorees are: entertainer Emilio Estefan, boxer Oscar de la Hoya, TV personality Don Francisco, actor/singer Carlos Ponce, Nevada Attorney General Brian Sandoval, baseball players Alex Rodriguez and Rafael Palmeiro, Congressmen Henry Bonilla and Lincoln Diaz-Balart, Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Banco Popular Chairman Richard Carrion, businessman Raul Romero, the Honorable Hector Barreto, the Honorable Richard Carmona, businessman Jose Canchola, People Magazine’s Peter Castro, Univision’s President Ray Rodriguez, Blue Cross of California Vice President Josh Valdez, and Hewlett-Packard’s Vice President Marcela Perez de Alonzo.

The Latino Coalition hosted a highly successful a similar event in Boston on July 28th with the attendance of over 1,400 guests. For security reasons, media credentials and pre-registration will be required. For more information, please call Barry Huey at 703-684-5100.

The Latino Coalition is a non-profit, non-partisan membership organization based in Washington, D.C. TLC was established to address policy issues that directly affect the well-being of Hispanics in the United States. TLC’s agenda is to develop and promote policies that will foster economic equivalency and enhance overall business, economic, and social development of Hispanics. For more information please visit their website at

Martha Lozada