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December 2004 Blog Posts (9)

Latin American Art with a Twist

Imagine: You just found the perfect bit of bling-bling for your impossible-to-please teen daughter, AND you gave direct support to the family of a hard-working artisan in a developing country. In a perfect world? Nope. Right here.

Mi Arte Es Su Arte, a direct importer of fine handcrafts and artwork from the rich and diverse cultures of Latin America, announces its grand opening in September, 2004 at 109 4th Street in Historical Railroad Square, Santa Rosa, CA.

Born out of… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on December 27, 2004 at 9:53pm — No Comments

--- Happy Holidays - Felices Fiestas ---

Our warmest regards to all our members !

Enjoy a safe and Happy Holidays and the best to you all for the New Year!!



Added by NSHP Editor on December 23, 2004 at 11:59pm — No Comments

A workshop to encourage new telenovela writers

Miami, FL - Those who criticize telenovela plots and whine endlessly about the number of remakes cluttering TV screens now have the chance to prove they can do better. Telemundo has announced the creation of "Taller Telemundo: Escritores," a 10-month writing workshop designed to discover and train the next generation of telenovela writers.

The network, which employs a number of recognized Latin American telenovela authors, hopes to develop writers who can successfully tailor stories… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on December 21, 2004 at 12:46am — No Comments

Calcium diet campaign targets Hispanic families

IRVINGTON, N.J. -- Health and nutrition advocates are urging black and Hispanic families to eat foods high in calcium because studies show their children don't eat nearly enough foods containing the mineral. That means they are far more likely to suffer from high blood pressure, osteoporosis and lead poisoning, advocates say.

A push to promote calcium-rich foods is being tested in Essex and Passaic counties, and health advocates plan a statewide marketing campaign to promote the… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on December 20, 2004 at 3:09am — No Comments

Schools in South seen as failing to teach Hispanics

ATLANTA - AP - The Southeast has the nation's fastest-growing Hispanic population but is perhaps the region least prepared to teach public school students who don't know English, a new study shows. Educators in the South are unprepared to teach immigrants, and in many cases discriminate against non-English speakers, according to the study conducted by the University of Southern California. The result is lower test scores and higher dropout rates for Latino children.

"Some teachers… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on December 20, 2004 at 3:02am — No Comments

Victor Lopez

Victor Lopez has been named senior vice president, field operations, for Hyatt. He will be in charge of 22 hotels in Mexico, Latin America, Florida and the Caribbean and will be based in Miami. Most recently divisional vice president of Hyatt Hotels, Lopez has been general manager of Hyatt Wilshire in Los Angeles.

Added by NSHP Editor on December 14, 2004 at 7:07pm — No Comments

Nearly two-thirds of immigrant soldiers apply for citizenship

PHOENIX, AP - Nearly two-thirds of the country's 31-thousand foreign-born military personnel have applied to become U-S citizens since 2002. The onslaught of applications is a result of new rules and laws that make it easier for immigrant soldiers to become citizens.Two years ago, President Bush signed an executive order allowing those who enlist after September 11th to immediately become eligible for citizenship.

Immigration officials say that more than 12-thousand soldiers have… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on December 9, 2004 at 9:42pm — No Comments

Spanish media icon steps down

Spanish-language radio veteran McHenry Tichenor Jr. will leave Univisión Radio at the end of the month, raising speculation of who will be the next leader at Univisión. BY DIANNE SOLIS. Dallas Morning News. http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/business/national/10372063.htm

Added by NSHP Editor on December 9, 2004 at 7:35pm — No Comments

How Did Latinos Really Vote in 2004?.

NCLR's analysis of the Latino vote in the 2004 election. To read PDF files, you must have Acrobat Reader installed. Visit Adobe's web site to get a free copy of Acrobat Reader. http://www.nclr.org/content/publications/download/28218

Added by NSHP Editor on December 8, 2004 at 3:25pm — No Comments

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