Hispanic soccer weekly magazine Record Semanario to launch robust web site Dec. 4

MIAMI, FL - Maya Publishing Group announced that starting December 4, 2009 it will launch the web site of its Record Semanario magazine, the first and only weekly soccer magazine aimed at Latino men ages 18-34.  The web site, www.revistarecord.com comes loaded with the most complete information on Mexican and international soccer and the MLS, as well as day-to-day reports on each national team's preparations to triumph at the World Cup in South Africa. The site will feature pages specially designed to meet every
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MMTC asks for freeze on channels 5, 6 filings

The Minority Media and Telecommunications has asked the FCC not to accept applications specifying channels 5 and 6 in its January 2010 filing window for low-power TV stations and TV translators, and would also like the FCC to delay processing those applications in the August 25, 2009 window. MMTC Exec. Director David Honig notes in the letter that it's been proposed in the FCC's ongoing diversity hearing that the channels be used for FM broadcasting and says, "It is critical that the commission avoid accepting
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Coors Light partners with Daddy Yankee for exclusive ‘Grito Mundial’ single events in six cities

CHICAGO, IL - Coors Light is partnering with Daddy Yankee to promote the artist's release of a new single, "Grito Mundial," as a prelude to the launch of his new album, "Daddy Yankee Mundial," slated to be on the market in early 2010. Coors Light En Exclusiva (In Exclusive) is a series of VIP events taking place in six cities across the country where legal-drinking-age fans have the opportunity to meet and greet the Latin superstar. The first release event kicked off in Orlando, November 18 where hundreds of
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Major Hispanic poll finds Latino voters overwhelmingly support health care reform

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A new poll of Latino/Hispanic registered voters finds overwhelming consensus about the importance of health care reform and significant support for robust efforts in this direction. The poll, commissioned by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Center for Health Policy at the University of New Mexico, and impreMedia and administered by Latino Decisions, queried 1,000 Hispanic registered voters from November 1-16 regarding their views about politics in general, the nation's health care debate and their views of the
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Leagues Make Pitch to Hispanics

Thousands of Hispanic fans wearing bright yellow T-shirts and waving Colombian flags crowded Homestead Miami Speedway Nov. 22 to root for Juan Pablo Montoya in Nascar's final race of the season. The Colombian driver finished 38th after a wreck, but helped pull in the largest proportion of first-time fans ever recorded at the racetrack: 55% compared with the usual 20%, according to Curtis Gray, president of the speedway, which keeps a database of attendees. "We've never seen anything like that before," Mr. Gray
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The state of Latino Arizona

by James E. Garcia Co-Author, "The State of Latino Arizona Why should we care about the state of Latino Arizona? For the record, "we" includes all Arizonans because Arizonans who happen to be Latino are part of our collective citizenry. If you consider the demographic trends - the Latino population in Arizona grew 46 percent from 2000 to 2007, to 1.9 million (accounting for 30 percent of the population) - it's reasonable to suggest that as Latino Arizona goes, so, too, goes the state. Simply stated, Arizona's
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The Hispanic PR Blog Family Wishes You a Happy Thanksgiving!

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Fueling speculation, Dobbs appears to soften on key issue

The same week Lou Dobbs suggested he would consider running for the White House in 2012, the former CNN anchorman appears to be softening his stance on his signature issue of illegal immigration. In an interview with the Spanish-language network Telemundo gaining attention Wednesday, Dobbs told interviewer Maria Celeste he is one of the Latino community's "greatest friends" and appeared willing to embrace a form of amnesty he spent years criticizing. "What isn't working is a penalty to those who are in this
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Orlando’s 1190 AM switching to Spanish-language sports

Latinos in Orlando will be able to listen to round the clock news and commentary on baseball, fútbol (The other football otherwise known as soccer), basketball and boxing in Spanish, as an existing AM radio station goes next week from English-language talk on 1190-AM WAMT to ESPN Deportes. ESPN Deportes announced they will completely flip the switch to all Spanish-programming starting at 6 a.m. on Tuesday, December 1, clearing the way for all-day news and talk for Hispanic followers of the well-known sports
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Hispanic Organization Profile interview with Priscilla Guajardo, co-founder of Austin’s FuturoFund

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This week's Hispanic organization profile interview is with Priscilla Guajardo, co-founder of Austin's FuturoFund.  In addition to the FuturoFund, Guajardo is  the associate director of development for the University of Texas.   The fund's co-founder is her husband John Michael-Cortez, a community relations official with Capital Metro. Hispanic PR Blog: What is the FuturoFund and what makes your organization unique compared to other Hispanic business professional organizations? Guajardo: FuturoFund Austin is
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‘Allstate Give Back Day’ prepares for volunteerism focus on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

NORTHBROOK, IL - Allstate Insurance Company announced that it is once again encouraging volunteerism on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, to be observed in cities across the country on January 18, 2010.  As part of the company's recognition of Dr. King's vision and its own commitment to volunteerism, Allstate is also honoring four African-American volunteers who generously serve their communities through extensive volunteer efforts and continuously make a positive impact in their neighborhoods. Lucy Hall-Gainer from
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