While it is has not been reflected in the US press or that of other border cities, the Ciudad Juárez newspapers have been filled for weeks with headlines, articles and editorials describing and analyzing political battles and maquiladora close downs. Bloody confrontations between political protesters and police have taken place over the issue of the annulled May 12 election while the outcome of the election is still uncertain pending word from a federal election tribunal. At the same time the city’s political future is uncertain, Cd. Juárez has also been hit with what seem to be daily announcements of maquiladora closings.
BC University Filled, Students Look for Other Options
Hundreds of would-be students that scored too low on entrance exams to be admitted to the programs of their choice at the Universidad Autónoma de Baja California in Tijuana, went to the university yesterday, Monday, July 22, 2002, to see what options they might have for next year.
Tomas Rivera Policy Institute Releases Country’s Most Comprehensive Study on Latino Parents College Knowledge
Institute Offers Real Solutions to Increase Latino College Enrollment
In the most comprehensive study of Latino parents ever conducted, the Tomás Rivera Policy Institute (TRPI) Center for Latino Educational Excellence revealed key findings on the lack of knowledge Latino parents face when it comes to knowing what it takes to get their children into college. The study also offers solid recommendations to increase college enrollment and close the knowledge gap.
Blockbuster Inc. Supports LULAC Education Program With Matching Scholarship Funds
Blockbuster Inc. announced it will once again be a major sponsor of the LULAC National Educational Service Centers (LNESC) Scholarship Fund at the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) national convention Friday. This is Blockbuster’s third year to sponsor the LNESC program, providing a $30,000 sponsorship each year.
DNC Chairman McAuliffe Establishes Hispanic Business Council to Strengthen Commitment with Latino Community
Washington, D.C. - Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairman Terry McAuliffe today announced the creation of the Hispanic Business Council (HBC) in support of the Democratic Party’s continued commitment to the issues that matter the most to the Hispanic community. Hispanic professionals, business leaders and prominent community leaders joined Chairman McAuliffe and members of the DNC’s Hispanic Outreach Project in a golf outing event in Clifton, Virginia to officially kick-off this groundbreaking initiative.
El Presidente del DNC Terry McAuliffe crea el Hispanic Business Council
WASHINGTON, DC. El presidente del Comité Nacional Demócrata, Terry McAuliffe anunció la creación del Hispanic Business Council (HBC) Consejo de Negocios Hispanos con el objetivo de apoyar el continuo compromiso del Partido Demócrata con los temas que afectan e interesan a la Comunidad Hispana. Profesionales, hombres y mujeres de negocios y líderes de la Comunidad Hispana junto con el Presidente Terry McAuliffe y los miembros del Hispanic Outreach Project del DNC, celebraron el lanzamiento oficial del HBC, en un campo de Golf de Clifton, Virginia.
New and Improved SBAExpress Offers Innovative and Simplified Solution for Small Business
Newly implemented changes to the SBAExpress pilot loan program will significantly expand the number of lenders participating in the program and increase access to capital for small businesses, the U.S. Small Business Administration recently announced.
PRIVATE-PUBLIC PARTNERSHIP TO INCREASE MINORITY HOMEOWNERSHIP
Martinez Promotes National Campaign to Educate Americans about the Homebuying Process
WASHINGTON Housing and Urban Development Secretary Mel Martinez today joined executives from the Wells Fargo Home Mortgage company and the American Library Association to announce a national education campaign, ”The Path to Homeownership Begins @ your library,” designed to help increase minority homeownership among low and moderate income Americans.
LA COLUMNA VERTEBRAL
Por Diego Alvarez
Despidiendo al moho del hogar
El moho, o mold en inglés, es un organismo microscópico que puede crecer en casi cualquier lugar, ya sea dentro o fuera de casa. Las esporas de moho son minúsculas y son invisibles a los ojos. Sus esporas se transportan por el aire de una manera muy similar al polen.
Relay for Life Gives Hope to the South Bay
Scripps Memorial Hospital Chula Vista and American Cancer Society Team Up
For twenty-four hours they were on their feet, either walking, running or serving meals, all for a good cause. Scripps Memorial Hospital Chula Vista recently partnered with the American Cancer Society to raise money for cancer awareness, and help the fight against cancer.
Martha Lerma Honored: At the state convention for The Air Force Sergeants Association, held in Oxnard, Ca., Martha Lerma was named Member of the Year for her dedication and volunteerism, to the Auxiliary of that organization.