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APEC Economic Leaders Meeting in Honolulu Hawaii

other leaders to our shores. Tw o y e a r s a g o , HONOLULU, Hawaii -The APEC Economic Leaders many of us didn’t really Meeting - which took place understand how global in Honolulu November 7–13 economics work. Many - was the first held in the U.S. of us didn’t understand since 1993, when Bill Clinton the interconnectedness was president. Since that time, of the global markets. the Asia-Pacific region has Two years ago, we kept experienced unprecedented hearing the term “global economic growth and become marketplace,” but many a leading driver of the global of us thought of it as economy. This meeting brought having an expanded the leaders of 21 Asia-Pacific arena in which to market economies, and thousands of our goods and services. For example, instead of just selling our goods or In this Issue: services in Hawaii, we could also sell them in Business: PGA is looking Japan and China. for minority-owned and What so many of us women-owned companies didn’t understand then, pg.2 and we do understand now, is that – from a Government:End-of-Year global economics Tips from the IRS pg.6 perspective - when a lady a SEE APEC ECONOMIC PG.5 Community: Courtreleased map promises important MALDEF victory for Latinos in Texas pg.12 By José Villa, Senior Editor

Ma’o Farms’ (Waianae) students enjoy a conversation with First Lady Michelle Obama

Kauai’s Wilcox Hospital sponsors Cuban-themed fundraiser for new CT Scanner

Education: Walton Family Foundation invests $25 Million to assist 59,000 underserved students by 2015 pg.19

exposure. A scan from head to November 19, 2011, the Wilcox toe can be acquired in about Health Foundation hosted its (Editor’s Note: According 10 seconds. This speed can be successful fundraiser gala titled to the University of Chicago extremely important for time- Hot Havana Night! at the Grand Medical Center: “The 256-slice critical exams for small children, Hyatt Kaua`i Resort & Spa to CT scanner combines power, trauma and areas of the body raise money for a new 256-slice speed and coverage to produce that move, such as the beating CT scanner. extremely high-resolution heart.”) The five-hour event was images with reduced radiation LIHUE, Hawaii -- On meticulous in its detail from

By Gene and Josi Horita, Directors, ¡A lo cubano! Dance Company

the table décor to its dinner menu. Though the evening was an obvious celebration of Cuba, it was really a celebration of the Hispanic community in general. Several Hispanic celebrity impersonators were spotted throughout the night, SEE APEC PG.13


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The PGA is looking for minority-owned and women-owned companies to do business with plant in Alabama. I was invited to join on to our members.” the Governor’s Council for Equality to Then in 1997, he was fortunate to land a position at the PGA. He said: “They PALM BEACH GARDENS, Florida -- help secure that plant.” He went liked the fact Earnie Ellison, Jr. is Director of Business that I had a & Community Relations for the PGA on: “I met financial (Professional Golfers’ Association of some people background, America). He was born in Elba, Alabama. t h a t h a d had run Ellison graduated from Alabama A&M started black my own in Huntsville, where he majored in chambers of commerce business and accounting and management. had started a Upon graduation, he was hired in Alabama. chamber of by financial division of IBM. His T h e y commerce. assignments at IBM included international suggested my They hired ones: Japan; Indonesia; Australia; and brother and I me to see Singapore. At the time, he worked in the start one in how we could company’s corporate internal audit staff. Montgomery. get more He said: “I acquired a lot of experience We thought minority in IT and the company’s procurement it was a good suppliers processes. My auditing responsibilities idea, so we in the included ensuring the company was did and made communities getting the best prices and using the best some really significant where the suppliers.” PGA was He worked at IBM for 18 ½ years and p r o g r e s s hosting left to work with the Unisys Company as t o c r e a t e tournaments. their director of finance. He was based e c o n o m i c I found the in New York City and was with them parity. But we needed a opportunity for four years. Earnie Ellison exciting He then returned to Alabama to join way to find his brother in the family business as v.p. out which businesses were coming because I knew very little the golfing of finance and marketing. He said: “At to town early enough so our minority industry.” He continued: “So I had a fast track the time, the Mercedes Benz Company businesses would have a chance to bid on was looking for a site to build a plant. available contracts. We developed a good learning curve, while simultaneously Our governor was putting together a relationship with the primary chamber trying to identify those areas where team to convince them to locate that and were then able to pass information SEE PGA PG.26 By José Villa, Senior Editor

American Advertising Federation - Hawaii

National Association of Hispanic Journalists

U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Latin Business Association

Society of Professional Journalists

National Council de La Raza


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Study confirms landscape and lawncare industry as a key opportunity and economic engine for U.S. Latinos By USHCC Press Office

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Nov. 22, 2011) – The U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce today released a major economic study confirming the vital role that the landscape and lawn care services industry plays in providing entrepreneurial opportunity, jobs and income to U.S. Latinos. “This study clearly shows that the landscape and lawn care industry is a key creator of entrepreneurial opportunity for our community that is worthy of our strong support,” USHCC President & CEO Javier Palomarez said. “It is very much the kind of ‘low entry cost/high sweat equity’ industry that provides immigrants and first-generation Americans with a starting point and pathway into the mainstream economy,” he added. The study, entitled “The Economic Impact of the Landscaping and Lawn Care Services Industry on U.S. Latinos” examines the landscaping and lawn care industry’s impact upon Latinos. It was conducted for the USHCC by the Inter-University Program on Latino Research, a national consortium of 27 independent and university-based centers headquartered at the University of Notre Dame. It is dedicated to increasing the availability of policy-relevant, Latinofocused research. Among the study’s key findings are: • The total household income of households with at least one worker in the landscaping industry totals almost $75 billion. Latino households with at least one worker in the industry obtain more than $18 billion in household income. • The landscape industry in the United States employs almost 1.6 million workers and generates almost 959,000 jobs in other industries. In total, Latinos account for more than 830,000 of the workers in both categories. • For Latinos, the landscape and lawn care industry is an important

source of employment. The share of Latino employment in the industry is 2.6 times higher than the national average. Specifically, the data shows that while Latinos represent 13.4 percent of all U.S. workers, they represent 35.2 percent of all workers in landscape and lawn care services industry. • The landscaping and lawn care industry provides disproportionately more income to Latino households than the overall economy provides to Latinos. It also provides disproportionately more income to Latinos than it does to other population groups participating in the landscape and lawn care industry. The data reveals that 8.3 percent of the household income across the total U.S. economy is attributable to Latinos while nearly 25 percent of the household income within the landscape and lawn care industry is attributable to Latinos. • The landscape and lawn care services industry provides a strong source of entrepreneurial opportunity to Latinos. The proportion of businesses owned by Latinos in the industry is almost double the national average for all industries with Latinos accounting for over 16 percent of the business owners in the industry (versus 8.6 percent of the businesses nationwide). • Latino-owned businesses in the landscape and lawn care industry capture 7.5 times more of the total receipts than Latino-owned businesses across all industries with the landscape and lawn care industry reflecting an approximate 9 percent of total industry receipts versus 1.2 percent of total receipts across all industries. Juan Carlos Guzman, who led the

research effort for the IUPLR, noted

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that U.S. Census figures do not capture family and sole-proprietor businesses

in the industry and may, as a result, not fully reflect the scope of Latino ownership and involvement in the industry. “While the census data does not include figures on family-owned and sole-proprietor businesses, we think it is more than likely that a similar proportion of those businesses are also Latinoowned,” he said. The report also includes qualitative insights from telephone interviews conducted with both Latino and non-Latino supervisors and employees in the landscape and lawn care industry from across the country. The interviews SEE LANDSCAPING PG.26

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Through phone recycling efforts, Sprint and customers benefit financially and help environment By José Villa, Senior Editor

OVERLAND PARK, Kansas -- As part of America Recycles Day, Sprint is showing customers that recycling their unwanted cell phones is good for their wallet and the environment. Sprint, recently ranked #3 on Newsweek’s Green rankings, offers a cash incentive of up to $350 through its “buy back” program for customers who recycle their eligible wireless devices. The program has allowed customers to benefit from the instant savings and trust that Sprint is disposing of their phone responsibly. The program also allows Sprint to offset the subsidy costs of new handsets. In early 2010, Sprint became the first major U.S. wireless provider to “buy back” mobile devices from any carrier instore and was the first to offer customers the option of receiving an instant credit. The Sprint Buyback Program credit can be awarded instantly in more than 3,000

Sprint stores nationwide to customers phones at Sprint,” said Chad Lander, Sprint whose devices qualify. It can either be director of Phone Recycling programs. applied toward the purchase of a new “Wireless users are often concerned about phone, or accessories or to the customer’s the expense of changing to a new carrier. account. The devices collected are Through the Sprint Buyback Program, then reused or recycled responsibly, a we will take eligible phones from any competitor. That gives the customer an instant discount toward the purchase of a new device. We’ve seen a record number of customers participating i n t h e buyback program since Sprint got the iPhone.” E-waste is the largestgrowing waste stream in the country, significant benefit to customers as the generating 2.5 million tons of e-waste cost of mobile devices continues to climb annually. The U.S. Environmental and a benefit to wireless providers, like Protection Agency (EPA) estimates 135 Sprint, looking for cost efficiencies and million cell phones – 17,200 tons – are discarded nationwide each year. Some ways to reduce the effects of e-waste. “We are seeing a huge growth in new are shoved into drawers, others end up customers bringing in other carriers’ in landfills. Today, only about 10 percent

are collected for reuse or recycling. As a leader in e-waste management, Sprint has kept more than 26 million phones out of landfills and was recognized earlier this year by the EPA for its voluntary commitment to encourage certified recycling, protect public health, and support best practices in electronics stewardship. Sprint is the only wireless carrier to outline specific commitments that address e-waste holistically by focusing on the full lifecycle of the electronics it buys and sells. Through its Electronics Stewardship Policy, Sprint developed the following commitments with input from BSR, Basel Action Network and ABI Research: - To design and procure eco-friendly electronics. - To maximize the equipment’s useful life, boost collection of equipment, and strive to maximize reuse of electronics. - To responsibly recycle electronic scrap, and use environmentally and socially responsible vendors for recycling. Sprint’s leadership in environmental sustainability continues to receive recognition. For the third year in a row, Sprint ranked highest among all U.S. telecom companies on Newsweek’s 2011 Rankings of America’s Greenest Companies at No. 3, up from No. 6 in 2010 and No. 15 in 2009. Sprint was also named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index North America.


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APEC that affects the U.S. economy is going to affect Hawaii’s economy. China sneezes, a braddah in Kalihi must In his welcome letter, President take out a handkerchief to wipe his nose. Obama encouraged the attendees to: But, through the global recession of “work together to bring the Asia-Pacific the last two years, the reality of global region closer to our common goal of a economics has now been seared into our seamless regional economy. At a time collective consciousness. Now, most of of global economic uncertainty, we can us get it. send a powerful message of cooperation In the past few weeks, we have by achieving concrete, meaningful watched the outcomes events in that will Europe. We strengthen have had a regional front row economic seat in the integration, drama of the expand trade, economic promote crisis in green growth, Greece, and advance which still regulatory threatens to convergence bring down a n d E u r o p e ’s cooperation.” economy at F r o m a time when H a w a i i ’s it hasn’t fully economic recovered point-offrom the v i e w, t h e devastating A P E C recession. provided There’s the islands even talk the unparalleled Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner Greece may t r a v e l have to leave the European Union, stop and tourism exposure throughout the using the euro, and revert to its native entire Pacific-Asian region that was drachma, the original Greek currency. priceless. Having 1,300 members of the Even as the Greece drama has played international media here – many of them out, we’ve seen the other European for the first time – helped spotlight the economies of Spain, Portugal and Italy islands in ways that would have probably that are waiting in the wings for their 15 used up all our allocated advertising minutes of infamy. So far this year, the funds for the year. economic crisis has brought down the APEC created jobs and additional governments of four or five European hours for many of the folks that work nations as their citizens express extreme in our tourism industry. And, as most disappointment in their inability to lead of us know, tourism is our number one the nation out of the abyss. industry and the bellwether of our state’s Economically speaking, Europe is economy. When tourism is good, the rest teetering on the edge of a precipice. of our economy benefits. Its financial collapse would also have Did APEC cause Oahu residents devastating and debilitating effects on inconveniences? Absolutely! I’ll be the our U.S. economy, since Europe is our first to agree that: having to find alternate largest trading partner. And, as most of routes; leaving much earlier than normal us now realize, pretty much anything for work/appointments; the general lack Continued from page 1

December 2011 - Page 5 of knowledge as to what traffic would be like when we got to a certain point; and being caught up in those long, long traffic jams was a pain in the okole. But, overall, I was impressed by how well HPD, our local military units, and the various security forces, handled the entire week. We had no major incidents that would have given Hawaii a black eye. And, by having the state and county governments work together, Hawaii proved not only that it could host a world-class international event, but also that we could do it in a classy way. Several agreements – such as the basing 2,500 U.S. Marines in Australia as a counterweight to China’s expansion plans in the Pacific -- were consummated here in Honolulu. Three of the world’s most powerful leaders – President Obama, China’s President Hu Jintao, and Russia’s Dmitry Medvedev – don’t agree on everything all the time. They each have to look out for their own country’s vital interests. So many times, we are allies – and in sync -- on some issues, while on opposite sides

of other issues. But that’s the way the global political power game is played. While here, President Obama said that the United States is – and will continue to be – a Pacific power. And Hawaii is a key facet of our nation’s ability to project that power. It’s a global chess game and we’re one of the important pieces. Having a seat at the Pacific Rim power table has long been a wish of Hawaii’s various governmental administrations. While not as prestigious as the G20, the APEC is probably just one rung lower on the global political power status ladder. Having proved that we can handle a large international conference has definitely given us global status that is priceless. So, in my opinion, the fact that the presidents, leaders and CEOs of the 21 APEC member economies - including Mexico, Chile and Peru – were meeting here was a good thing. Anything the powers-that-be can do to try to work through positive, economic strategies together is something that will benefit most of us. And that, in my opinion, is a good thing.

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GOVERNMENT End-of-Year Tips from the IRS

By José Villa, Senior Editor

LOS ANGELES, California -- “With less than two months to go before the end of the tax year, you may want to set aside a few moments before the busy holiday season to consider some quick IRS tips that may give you the gift of time and money saved next year,” said IRS spokesperson Lourdes Souss. Get Your Records Together With the current tax year “winding down,” the Internal Revenue Service is encouraging taxpayers to gather and organize their tax records now to reduce stress at tax time. You should consider setting up a filing system before year end and when your tax documents (W-2’s, 1099s, etc) arrive; file them together so you won’t have to search when you begin to file your tax return. You should keep any and all documents that many have an impact on your tax return. Generally, tax records should be kept for three years, but some documents, for example, records relating to a home purchase or sale, stock transactions, IRAs, rental property or a business, should be kept longer. For more information see IRS Publication 552, Recordkeeping for Individuals. Get the Most Out of Your Retirement Accounts Are you maximizing your contributions to your retirement accounts? This year, you can contribute up to $5,000 in an IRA, as well as another $16,500 to a 401(k) employee plan. If you’re 50 or older, those numbers go up to $6,000 and $22,000, respectively. Get Documentation for Your Cash Contributions to Charities To be deductable on your 2011 tax return qualified charitable contributions must be made before year end. You must itemize deductions on your tax

return to claim charitable contribution and you must have a bank record or a written communication from the qualifying charity showing the name of the charity and the date and amount of the contribution. A bank record

includes canceled checks, bank or credit union statements and credit card statements. More information can be found in IRS Publication 526, Charitable Contributions. IRS publications are available at www.irs.gov. Get Information about the Earned Income Tax Credit Are you wondering if you might benefit from the Earned Income Tax Credit, which is available to low and moderate income workers? Use the EITC Assistant on the IRS website which helps determine eligibility for the credit. The program will also assist you in determining your correct filing status, determining whether your child

available to help you offset the costs of higher education for yourself or your dependents. These are the American Opportunity Credit and the Lifetime Learning Credit. To qualify for either credit, you must pay postsecondary tuition and fees for yourself, your spouse or your dependent. The credit may be claimed by the parent or the student, but not by both. If the student was claimed as a dependent, the student cannot file for the credit. The American Opportunity Credit can be up to $2,500 per eligible student. And it is available for the first four years of post-secondary education. Lifetime Learning Credit can be up to $2,000 per eligible student and is available for all years of postsecondary education and for courses to acquire or improve job skills. Income limits and other restrictions apply. For more information about these credits see IRS Publication 970, Tax Benefits for Education. Get a Tax Credit for Adopting a Child F o r t a x y e a r 2 0 11 t h e maximum adoption credit to $13,360 per child. It also makes Name and Social Security Number If you are married or divorced the credit refundable, meaning that in 2011, make sure you report any eligible taxpayers can get it even if they name change to the Social Security owe no tax for that year. The credit is Administration before you file your tax based on the reasonable and necessary return. If your name doesn’t match your expenses related to a legal adoption, social security number, your refund can including adoption fees, court costs, be delayed. To get more information attorney’s fees and travel expenses. about updating your name change visit Income limits and other special rules the SSA Website at www.socialsecurity. apply. Taxpayers can claim the credit gov or call 800-772-1213. And, report by filling out Form 8839, Qualified any address change to the Postal Service, Adoption Expenses and must include one your employer and the IRS to make sure or more adoption-related documents. For more information on these topics you get tax-related items. Get a Tax Break for Education and many others that may save you time and money come tax time, visit the Expenses There are two federal tax credits official IRS website. meets the tests for a qualifying child, and estimating the amount of credit that you may receive. Taxpayers who earn less than $49,078 in 2011 may be eligible for a refundable tax credit of up to $ 5,751. Get Information on Updating Your


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Scenes from the 2011 Asian Pacific Economic Cooperation Meeting in Honolulu Photo Credits: Ed Morita

Some of the featured dancers

Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa (right) shares a laugh with some guests

Congresswoman Mazie Hirono (right) and a guest at a dinner event

A gentleman skillfully played a conch shell

U.S. Senator Daniel Inouye

Hawaii State Senator Brickwood Galateria (right) with some other guests

A dancer portrays the joy of the Hawaiian craft

Two of the featured performers

Young ladies sharing the floral lei tradition of the islands


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Scenes from the First Lady’s Visit to the Ma`o Farms’ in Waianae Photo Credits: Ed Morita

Ma’o Farms’ students give First Lady a tour

The student enjoyed Mrs. Obama

Students showed Mrs. Obama the organic plants they grow

A class photo with the First Lady

A joyful Mrs. Obama shares a laugh with our kids

It was a morning filled with smiles and laughter

The First Lady shares an intimate moment with a young student

Mrs. Obama joined the students in a meal made from their products

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Scenes from the 2011 Asian Pacific Economic Cooperation Meeting in Honolulu Photo Credits: Ed Morita

The International Media Center in the Hawaii Convention Center

A view inside the Bishop Museum

The name plate on the Hawaii Convention Center

Enthusiastic young ladies graciously welcomed guests

Some of the featured performers

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at the East-West Center

President Ollanta Humala of Peru and his First Lady

Congresswoman Mazie Hirono chats with Kauai Mayor Bernard Carvalho

Secretary of State Hilary Clinton with a featured hula halau


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Scenes from the 2011 Asian Pacific Economic Cooperation Meeting in Honolulu Photo Credits: Ed Morita

Honolulu Mayor Peter Carlisle with his wife Judy and U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk

Some of the 1,300 international media members that covered the APEC

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner providing an economic briefing

Peruvian Hawaii resident TotoRumba got to play for and meet his President Ollanta Humala

Lt. Gov Brian Schatz, U.S. Senator Daniel Inouye and Big Island Mayor Billy Kenoi

Lt. Gov Brian Schatz and Governor Neil Abercrombie

Gifts were wrapped in Ti leaves

Sen. Inouye introduces Minister Koichiro Genba from the Japan Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Some of the excellent desserts provided


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COMMUNITY

Court-released map promises important MALDEF victory for Latinos in Texas By Laura Rodriguez, MALDEF Press Office

SAN ANTONIO, Texas (November 23, 2001) -- Today, MALDEF's tireless efforts in Texas federal courts have resulted in a court-proposed plan that promises increased Latino electoral opportunity throughout the state. A panel of federal judges in San Antonio has released a new redistricting plan that will improve representation for Texas Latinos, including the creation of an additional Latino opportunity district in South Texas. A Latino opportunity district is a district that includes a sufficient number

of Latino voters to enable them to elect a candidate of their choice. In July 2011, MALDEF filed suit against Texas for enacting discriminatory congressional and state redistricting plans. The plans, enacted by the state legislature, unfairly denied Latinos the ability to elect candidates of their choice, even as the growth in Texas's Latino population earned the state four new congressional

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districts following the 2010 Census. MALDEF argued on behalf of the Texas Latino Redistricting Task Force and seventeen individual voters. Thomas A. Saenz, MALDEF President and General Counsel, stated, "For the second time in less than a decade, the federal court system has had to step in to ensure that Texas recognizes the right of Latino voters to play an increasing role in the Texas congressional delegation. The federal Voting Rights Act has again proven a vital and necessary protection of minority opportunity." Today's court-ordered congressional redistricting plan: • Creates an additional congressional district (CD 35) along the I-35 corridor in South Texas that will afford Latinos the opportunity to elect their candidate of choice. At trial, MALDEF argued that the significant population growth in this region warranted the addition of a congressional district in this area. • Creates a congressional district in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex (CD 33) that contains a plurality of Latino population and is likely to grow into a Latino opportunity district over the next decade. At trial, MALDEF argued that

the over 1 million Latinos in the Dallas- Fort Worth Metroplex area should have the opportunity to elect their candidate of choice. • Restores Congressional District 27 in South Texas that the Texas Legislature had dismantled and provides an opportunity for Cameron County to anchor a congressional district. At trial, MALDEF argued that the State should not have dismantled CD27 to protect an incumbent who was not favored by Latino voters in the district. MALDEF also argued that the significant population growth in the Rio Grande Valley, along with its substantial need for additional representation, required basing an additional congressional district in the Valley. • Restores Congressional District 23 in West Texas and allows Latino voters in CD23 to elect their preferred candidate. CD23 was re-drawn by the federal court in 2006 in order to provide Latinos the opportunity to elect their candidate of choice following MALDEF's U.S. Supreme Court victory in LULAC v. Perry. At trial, MALDEF had argued that the Legislature’s dismantling of CD23 violated the Voting Rights Act. "Latinos constituted 65% of the state’s population growth and are largely responsible for Texas gaining 4 new congressional seats," stated Nina Perales, MALDEF’s Vice President of Litigation. "Today's court-drawn plan is a repudiation of Texas’s strategy of diluting Latino voting strength and denying Latinos a fair chance to elect their preferred candidates." The parties in the case have until Friday at noon to comment on the plan released by the three-judge panel.


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Wilcox Hospital Continued from page 1

including: Mexico’s Frida Kahlo; Spain’s Charo; Cuban prima ballerina Alicia Alonso; about 10 Carmen Mirandas; Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball. To say that the hospital’s staff “paid attention to details” is an understatement. The reception area was embellished with several huge Cuban flags that swayed with the breezy Kaua`i winds. Vintage Cuban posters, antique luggage and Cuban flag pillows were perched on several rattan wicker chairs. Parked in front of the private reception area was a 50s-era Cadillac, a tribute to all the classics that still dominate the roads of Cuba today. After registration, guests stepped into a 500-seat ballroom transporting them back to the heyday when Cuba was a major tourist getaway. Each setting had: a mock-private lamp; an imitation cigar; a few small hemp bags filled with coffee and sugar; and

are set to the rhythm of the clave or bass (instead of dancing to the melody as you may see in salsa). The third piece was a casino-based a complex deity who embodies a wise the evening’s program. Ron Mizutani and Justin Cruz, from old man, but also a young mischievous choreography. Casino, also known the KHON2 television station, emceed child. He oversees the crossroads and is as Cuban salsa, is argued by most scholars to be founded around the 1950s. It is danced to the melody of the music or the rhythm of the singer. Sometimes the dance is performed in a circular form called rueda de casino, or “wheel of casino." Often, there will be one leader who calls out a move to the participants and the rest of the dancers will execute the leader's call. This gives each rueda de casino a unique improvisational experience and challenges the dancers through quick auditory calls and/or visual hand L-R: Angel Ahedo, Trent Burgess, Gene Horita, signals. Josi Horita, David Sischo, Nina Blanco, Christina Souza, Trisha Kajimura and Kirk Hendricks The final and closing the evening comprised the conduit between mortals and other piece was a traditional Cuban rumba known as of Cuban skits. Live deities. guaguancó: T h e drumming was provided a game of by an Oahu Afro-Cuban second piece rooster-anddrumming contingent showcased hen. The male headed by Wilfredo Lopez. the Cuban dancer fluffs a Another Oahu band – the s ō n , his feathers nine-piece Nueva Vida precursor to and showcases - played an eclectic set Cuban salsa. his bravado, ranging from classic rock Cuban sōn while the was founded to hip hop. female dancer The ¡A lo cubano! some time seduces him the Dance Company a t as she plays completed the evening’s b e g i n n i n g hard-to-get. entertainment with four of the 20th ( E d i t o r ’s original Cuban dance century. The Note: Gene choreographies spanning hypnotizing and Josi Horita folkloric, traditional and rhythm is a are directors derivative popular genres. for ¡A lo The first piece was a of danzon; cubano! Dance folkloric dance for Elegguá, however, it Company and which is often presented e m p l o y s ¿qué bolá? before an event. The deity A f r i c a n They have Elegguá is adorned in black instruments been using and red colors, and carries a to produce Gene Horita these two garabato, or a hooked staff, a b l u e s y to assist him in clearing the sound. The dance incorporates a rocking productions to teach Cuban dance on pathway for others. He is motion of the upper torso and the steps Oahu for seven years.)


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Latin Business Hawaii Christmas Party/Toys For Tots Collection at Soul de Cuba Brian Linares / Maritza Lopez-Holland

Grissel Benitez-Hodge and husband Vincent Hodge

Federico and Susana Delgadillo

Ray Cruz and son Antonio Cruz

Vianca Solares, Brian Linares and Amanda Zamora

Maritza Lopez-Holland

Dio Pilar and Cynthia Romero

Lauren and Leo Montez

Bobbie and Augie Rey Fernandez

Mel and friend Rick Minami


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Latin Business Hawaii Christmas Party/Toys For Tots Collection at Soul de Cuba Brian Linares / Maritza Lopez-Holland

Kim Garcia and Maritza Lopez-Holland

Dora and Tony Murillo, and MaryJo Castro

Eida Carrillo and Star Miranda

Ray Cruz and Mario Nanguse

Cristina and Dennis Young

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Program celebrates third anniversary 2010 and has assisted over one million U.S. Census Guatemalans living in U.S. numbers 120,842 Hawaii Hispanic Residents By José Villa, Senior Editor

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the Guatemalan government’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is turning three years old. It has served over a million Guatemalans living in the U.S., while having achieved significant individual legal and non-legal successes, among others: • Landmark legal victories • Family Reunification • Release of unlawful detainees • SIJ Visas for minors • U-Visas for crime victims • Participation in Mobil Consulates throughout the U.S. • Use of the innovative webpage www. palmigua.com and video conferencing coverage • Prevention of deportations • Million Dollar compensation for medical treatment • Wage theft compensation • Widespread coverage in the media about the need for comprehensive immigration reform. Global Justice (GJ) supports the DREAM ACT. A number of young Guatemalans are assisted and represented by lawyers of the program. One of them is the student Fredd Reyes who was released from a detention center when he was about to be deported. He has managed to stay in the U.S., thanks to the program, and the support of people throughout the country who support young persons who were brought to this country as minors and have made their life here. Fredd has become a leading voice in the Hispanic population for comprehensive immigration reform. Services provided by GJ to the community include information and training/education about the rights of foreigners in the U.S., regardless of their immigration status. As part of this strategy, GJ produced a series of informational videos that are broadcast

daily in all the Guatemalan consulates handles are immigration issues, but the in the U.S. These provide an average coverage is not limited to just these. The of 250,000 visitors per year valuable program provides a whole spectrum of information. GJ has also produced service ranging from labor issues, civil brochures, posters and right cards that and criminal cases, to people who are are distributed among the Guatemalan vulnerable due to medical malpractice, nationals residing in the U.S. accidents, workers compensation and GJ works closely with the consulates violation of civil rights. of Guatemala and is present in the The Internet site not only facilitates mobile consulates conducted in the free legal consultation services, but it United States, informing the community also offers education and support to about their rights and providing legal Guatemalan immigrants with tools like advice. The program also makes use of an online course on immigrant rights. an innovative video-conference system, Visitors can also download documents implemented by the Guatemalan Ministry that explain: what to do in a raid; what to of Foreign Affairs, which provides better do if arrested; or how to protect children communications with consulates and against a possible family separation. The community groups, while streamlining site also has: links to immigrant support the process of legal assistance. groups; information on consulates; The GJ Program also has PALMIGUA informational videos; and news, among (“Portal Guatemalan Migrant Assistance”). many other resources. This is an innovative internet portal The great success that the legal (http://www.palmigua.com) through assistance program GJ has achieved can which any Guatemalan citizen can be seen in the transformational changes request any type of legal advice for free. in the lives of the Guatemalans that have The most types of cases the GJ program T:7” benefited from the program.

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Professional race car driver Gustavo Yacaman signs with CMN Sports Yacaman to the CMN client roster as our first pro athlete," said Henry CHICAGO, Illinois -- CMN Sports, a Cardenas, Chief Executive Officer/ division of Cardenas Marketing Network President of CMN. "Gustavo is the (CMN), one of the nation's leading future of auto racing. He has an engaging multicultural event marketing agencies, personality, a passion for racing and just announced that 20-year-old professional race car driver Gustavo Yacaman has signed with CMN Sports for exclusive representation of all sponsorship opportunities. A rising star in the world of auto racing, the Colombianb o r n Ya c a m a n will participate in the IZOD IndyCar Series in 2012. Ya c a m a n , who is fluent in Spanish, English and Portuguese, is participated in a test Gustavo Yacaman in Toronto drive for Andretti Autosport on Thursday, Nov. 10 at the a winning spirit that complements his Palm Beach International Raceway in work as an environmentalist and sociallyresponsible individual. We're confident West Palm Beach, Florida. "We're ecstatic about adding Gustavo that his talent, youth and good values will By José Villa, Senior Editor

reap rewards for sponsors worldwide." Known as "El Tigrillo" ("Little Tiger") for his ferocious racing style, Yacaman has worked tirelessly to hone his skills, racing in three major motorsport series in the past five years: the Formula BMW Junior Masters; the Spanish Formula 3; and, most recently, the Firestone Indy Lights. With his arrival at the IndyCar scene – where living legends such as Michael Andretti, Dario Franchitti and compatriot Juan Pablo Montoya were created – Ya c a m a n h o p e s to reawaken the collective passion of Latin American fans and lead his supporters to a unique adventure in professional motorsports. The significant jump from the Firestone Indy Lights Series to the preeminent league of open-wheel racing in the Americas marks the fulfillment of a dream for Yacaman. "I'm looking forward to joining the CMN family," said Yacaman. "This coming year will be life-changing for me professionally and I'm excited to partner with a proven agency like CMN. Henry Cardenas is a seasoned marketer who knows the business of sports and is passionate about helping my team reach new levels of success." Over the course of 2012, Yacaman, who lives in Miami, will bring sponsors and strategic partners to the homes of more than 344 million people across the world. Although his sights are set on the IndyCar Championship, the active triathlete does not rule out a possible jump to Formula 1 in the future.

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Verduras Coma verduras crujientes como merienda en la escuela.

Granos integrales Consuma como merienda cereales integrales listos para comer o galletas integrales.

Frutas Coma frutas variadas. Las frutas tienen diferente contenido nutricional.

Leche Como merienda tome leche sin o baja en grasa.

Carnes y legumbres Escoja sándwiches de pavo, pollo, rosbif o jamón.

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City Year, Latino Fraternal Organization Sign Agreement to Advance Opportunity for Minorities By José Villa, Senior Editor

BOSTON, Massachusetts -- As City Year deploys 2,000 corps members nationwide for a year of service in high-need schools, the organization just announced a national recruitment partnership with the National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations (NALFO). The agreement will support leadership and professional development opportunities for Latino youth and young adults. Through this partnership, City Year seeks to actively recruit talented, young Latino leaders to dedicate a year of service in high-need schools as City Year AmeriCorps members. At City Year's 21 locations across the country, City Year corps members ages 17 to 24, supported by AmeriCorps, serve in high-poverty schools throughout the entire school year, applying the power of national service to help increase student success and close the education achievement gap. Corps members work directly with at-risk children to improve student attendance, behavior, and course performance in English and math— which research confirms is a way to significantly increase the urban high school graduation pipeline in America. As near peers working in schools from before the first bell rings and until the last child leaves the after school program, corps members are uniquely able to help students and schools succeed. "On behalf of the National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations, we are very excited to partner with City Year to provide our members the opportunity to become involved in schools across the nation in academic support and community and school improvements," said Juan Guardia, Executive Director of NALFO. "Our hope is that this collaboration will yield results contributing to a pluralistic society that benefits all members of the

community." "Our impact in schools is reflected in the diversity of our corps and our ability t o

recruit corps members who reflect the populations we serve," said Michael Brown, CEO and Cofounder of City Year, Inc. "There is a tremendous amount of potential as we enter into this exciting partnership with NALFO, as we seek to recruit the most talented and diverse teams of young people to help keep students in school and on track." The Memorandum of Understanding – signed recently by NALFO Executive Director Juan Guardia; City Year Senior Director of Recruitment, Admissions, and Alumni Affairs, Melanie Brennand Mueller; and Chief Financial and Administrative Officer Evelyn Barnes – addresses opportunities for greater Latino youth involvement in national service. It is intended to create opportunities to better prepare and equip Latino youth and young adults to become tutors, mentors, and role models to students attending some of the lowest-performing schools in the U.S. encourages Latino youth to: commit to a year of service, keeping students in high-need schools in school and on track, by: applying to serve with

City Year; participating in City Year-led leadership development workshops for collegiate chapter members of NALFO; and collaborating with City Year staff and corps members across the network to create leadership opportunities for local high school students. This partnership came as the U.S. Departments of State and Education launch International Education Week, a celebration of the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. The week encourages participation of all individuals and institutions interested in international education and exchange activities, including: schools; colleges and universities; embassies; international organizations; businesses; associations; and community organizations. City

Year and NALFO are committed to transcending boundaries in an effort to keep students in school and on track to graduate. At City Year's 21 locations across the country, City Year corps members ages 17 to 24, supported by AmeriCorps, serve in high-poverty schools throughout the entire school year, applying the power of national service to help increase student success and close the education achievement gap. Corps members work directly with at-risk children to improve student attendance, behavior, and course performance in English and math—which research confirms is a way to significantly increase the urban high school graduation pipeline in America. As near peers working in schools from before the first bell rings and until the last child leaves the after school program, corps members are uniquely able to help students and schools succeed.

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E D U C AT I O N

Walton Family Foundation invests $25 Million to assist 59,000 underserved students by 2015 population that has lower entering test development for teachers; knowledge scores and a higher percentage of low- sharing; and research and data initiatives income students than the neighboring that help ensure quality and sustainability BENTONVILLE, Arkansas -- With public school districts. across the national KIPP network. The the goal of doubling the number of "We are honored and grateful that grant will not directly fund operations students who attend KIPP public charter the Walton Family Foundation has for any KIPP school. Each KIPP region schools across the country, the Walton made this catalytic investment," said operates independently and is responsible Family Foundation announced last Richard Barth, Chief Executive Officer for additional fundraising to support its month it is investing $25.5 million in of the KIPP Foundation. "Thanks to their own operations and regional growth the KIPP Foundation over the next five support, we will be able to double the initiatives. years. number of students we serve over the "Through our investment in KIPP, The Walton Family Foundation next five years while continuing to foster the Walton Family Foundation seeks invests in programs and organizations a culture of continuous improvement and to expand the high-performing school that expand parental choice and equal sustainability in our schools." options available to low-income parents. opportunity in education. The grant will The Walton Family Foundation KIPP wants to make a deeper and broader help families of 59,000 students choose investment will help KIPP grow from impact in the communities it serves, and high-performing KIPP schools by 2015 serving 27,000 students in 2010-11 to we welcome the opportunity to help," and will also assist the KIPP network 59,000 students in 2015-16. The grant said Jim Blew, who leads the foundation's in its goal of increasing its college will help KIPP expand to serve more K-12 Education Reform efforts. "KIPP completion rate. students and will support KIPP's efforts has an established track record of creating KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program) to train more than 750 educators to open public charter schools of excellence in was created in Houston in 1994 by Teach new KIPP charter schools, as well as to low-income communities, and there is For America alumni Mike Feinberg and take on increased leadership roles within growing evidence that traditional public Dave Levin. Feinberg and Levin founded existing schools. school systems are striving to replicate the first two KIPP schools in Houston In addition, the investment will KIPP's successes." and the South Bronx in 1995. The non- support: national advocacy; professional The Walton Family Foundation profit KIPP Foundation was established in 2000 in partnership with Doris and Donald Fisher, cofounders of the Gap, Inc. Its mission is to recruit, train and support educators to open KIPP schools in underserved communities across the U.S. Since the KIPP Foundation's inception, KIPP has grown to a national network of 109 public charter schools in 20 states and the District of Columbia. As of the 2011-2012 school year, KIPP serves 32,000 students from underresourced urban and rural neighborhoods. According to a 2010 Mathematica Policy Research study, the vast majority of KIPP middle schools are achieving significant academic gains in math and reading They accomplish this while serving a student By MarĂ­ Villa, Senior Editor

investment will also help strengthen KIPP's efforts to support alumni on the path to and through college. By 2015, KIPP expects to have 10,000 alumni enrolled in college. As outlined in KIPP's College Completion Report, 33 percent of students who completed eighth grade at KIPP ten or more years ago have graduated from a four-year college. This is higher than the national average (31 percent), and four times the rate for students living in low-income communities (8 percent). KIPP is aiming to increase its college completion rate to 50 percent by 2016, with a goal of 75 percent, which is the same college completion rate for students from affluent families. Since 2002 and prior to this investment, the Walton Family Foundation has invested more than $32 million to help KIPP grow into the nation's largest highperforming charter school network. This is the largest single investment that the Walton Family Foundation has made to the KIPP Foundation to date.


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FA M I L Y & H E A L T H New UnitedHealthcare 'Medicare Explicado' DVD educates Hispanics about Medicare and Medicaid benefit options compounded for the more than 9 million direction." health. "Medicare Explicado" was developed Understanding and enrolling in Americans who are eligible for both MINNETONKA, Minnesota -- Medicare can be challenging, especially Medicare and Medicaid, also known as using content from UnitedHealthcare's UnitedHealthcare has released a DVD given the impact of health reform on "dual-eligibles." Medicare and Medicaid Medicare Made Clear Show Me Guide. called "Medicare Explicado" to help the program. The health reform law both provide government-sponsored Throughout the 38-minute DVD, Spanish-speaking Medicare beneficiaries has brought changes to Medicare, most health insurance. However, they differ in Collins directs viewers to ask their learn more about their health care notably to the Annual Election Period many ways, including: eligibility criteria; UnitedHealthcare representative for a coverage options. and the Part D prescription drug program. enrollment procedures; and the types of printed copy of the Show Me Guide or to Hosted by popular TV personality This year, the enrollment period began services that are covered. It is important visit http://www.solucionesdemedicare. and author Maria Antonieta Collins, one month earlier, on Oct. 15, and for dual-eligibles to understand both com if they have questions or want more "Medicare Explicado" answers questions ends Dec. 7, three weeks earlier than programs to ensure they are taking full details about any of the topics addressed about both Medicare and Medicaid in a in previous years. New discounts on advantage of the health care services in the DVD. culturally relevant, easy-to-understand prescription drugs will also be available and preventive screenings available to According to a March 2011 report and engaging way, helping to address to beneficiaries who fall into the coverage them. published by the Centers for Disease disparities in health care that prevent gap, or "donut hole," in 2012. "UnitedHealthcare created 'Medicare Control and Prevention – in partnership Hispanics from achieving optimal T h e s e c h a l l e n g e s a r e o f t e n Explicado' to help address the shortage with the Administration on Aging, the of Spanish-language Medicare and Agency for Healthcare Research and Medicaid resources, enabling Hispanics Quality, and the Centers for Medicare to learn more about their coverage options & Medicaid Services – gaps exist among and become more educated health care people who receive potentially lifeconsumers," said Russell C. Petrella, saving preventive services and those Ph.D., president of UnitedHealthcare who do not. The report found that 47 percent Community & State, the country's largest of Hispanics indicated that they were Medicaid managed care company. "Medicare Explicado" is designed to not screened for colorectal cancer, enhance Hispanic Medicare beneficiaries' compared with 34 percent of Caucasians. understanding of their health care options. More than 50 percent of Hispanics It details how Medicare and Medicaid reported never receiving a pneumococcal work and addresses different aspects vaccination, compared with 36 percent of the programs, including eligibility, of Caucasians. According to the report, these enrollment procedures and tips for choosing a plan. The information is disparities in accessing important delivered in a simple, easy-to-understand preventive services cannot be attributed way by Collins, a well-known and trusted solely to patient-doctor interactions. The causes are complex and could journalist in the Hispanic community. "Throughout my news career, I include older adults' lack of awareness learned about our health care system of the services recommended for their and Medicare, yet I found that as much age group or services that are covered as I had learned, there were still many by Medicare. To increase the use of Kids who drink before age15 are 5 times more likely to have alcohol problems when they’re adults. details I didn't know," said Collins. "As preventive services in underserved I get older, I have more health care needs, communities, the report recommends but I take care of myself. Unfortunately, several strategies, including building To learn more, go to www.stopalcoholabuse.gov or call 1.800.729.6686 many of my fellow Latinos can't or don't awareness through media. "Medicare Explicado" can be viewed know how to access our health care system. This 'tell-it-like-it-is' video is for free by logging on to http://www. a useful tool to point them in the right solucionesdemedicare.com. By Marí Roma Villa, Editor

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Mount Sinai Medical Center and Hispanic Federation unveil public health campaign to raise awareness and reverse Diabetes Epidemic among Latino New Yorkers By José Villa, Senior Editor

"We are proud to partner with Mount Sinai on this critical campaign to educate and empower our community on healthy lifestyle choices needed to prevent Diabetes and leading care and treatment options available to Latinos living with the disease. The added import of this campaign is that it provides us a unique opportunity to mobilize and work with New York policy makers, health professionals and our Latino nonprofits to respond more forcefully and effectively to the Diabetes crisis in our communities," stated Lillian Rodriguez Lopez. The campaign will employ a broad multi-pronged communications and media strategy and a "high-touch" grassroots mobilization effort, including: public service announcements on radio and television; editorials in key Spanish language newspapers; a dedicated microsite (www.mountsinai.org/ Latino); community forums; roundtable discussions; and physician and health advocate trainings. "Business as usual will not suffice. The message today is clear: we need a renewed level of commitment on the part of government, our health institutions, community agencies and our families to reverse this alarming trend of Diabetes among Latinos," stated New York State Assemblyman Robert Rodriguez. "In any Latino neighborhood in New York City it would be nearly impossible to find a family that has not been personally affected by Diabetes. This campaign provides us a much needed tool to: teach Latinos healthy eating behaviors; encourage physical activity and Diabetes testing; and fight for additional public resources to combat Diabetes," affirmed New York City Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito. Campaign materials and tools will be provided to community-based organizations to assist in their efforts to stem Diabetes. Mount Sinai and the Hispanic Federation will also work

with key partners to develop a city- Association is proud to be working with wide Diabetes testing calendar where Mount Sinai to help Stop Diabetes." individuals can easily identify free With this campaign, Mount Sinai testing sites throughout the course of furthers its support and commitment the year. to the Hispanic community. Through "More than 300,000 Hispanic adults The Mount Sinai Diabetes Center, in New York City have Diabetes, Cardiovascular Care Partnership, and representing a prevalence rate (13%) that other Latino initiatives, they provide is more than twice that of non-Hispanic communities located in New York City whites," said Gina Murdoch, Executive and the metropolitan area, whose health Director, American Diabetes Association needs are often underserved, with access – Greater NY. "The American Diabetes T:7” to quality care.

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NEW YORK, New York – Last month Wayne Keathley, President & COO of The Mount Sinai Hospital and Lillian Rodriguez Lopez, President of the Hispanic Federation, unveiled "Get Informed! Get Tested! Get Healthy!" (¡Informate!, ¡Examinate!, ¡Cuidate!), a public education initiative targeting the Latino community on early detection, prevention, proper treatment and care of Diabetes. The New York City Council helped unveil the campaign by declaring November 15th as Latino Diabetes Awareness Day. The event began with a press conference of key elected and community leaders and culminated with a community briefing on what must be done to reverse the Diabetes epidemic among Latino New Yorkers. The launch of this initiative underscores an urgent call to action for the Latino community. More than 700,000 New Yorkers are living with Diabetes, nearly half of which are Latinos. In Latino neighborhoods, like East Harlem and the South Bronx, almost 20% of the adult population has Diabetes. Latino children also have the highest rates of obesity in the city, suggesting they are likely to experience the most significant increase in Diabetes in the decades to come. "Get Informed! Get Tested! Get Healthy! represents Mount Sinai's commitment to focus on improving the health of our communities," said Wayne Keathley. "The statistics are staggering and they tell a story that threatens the well-being of our community and our children’s future. In association with the Hispanic Federation, our goal is to look for new approaches, perspectives, and ways to reverse the trend and lower the prevalence of Diabetes within the Latino community. Together, we are well positioned to help prevent and improve the lives of children and adults affected by Diabetes."

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Hispanic Health at Risk: APMA urges foot care to prevent Diabetes complications By, José Villa, Senior Editor

Each of these risk factors is especially high among the Hispanic population, the fastest-growing minority group in the U.S., which has created a perfect storm

nerve damage, which often includes impaired sensation or pain in the feet. Severe forms of nerve damage can lead to diabetic foot ulcers and lower-

of Diabetes diagnoses. APMA's "Knock Your Socks Off" campaign urges people with Diabetes to take one simple action to help avoid some of the most serious Diabetes complications: Get an annual foot exam from a podiatrist, as it can reduce amputation rates by 45 to 85 percent according to the CDC. "Your feet are a mirror of your health—especially when you have or are at risk for Diabetes," said Dr. Michael King, APMA president. "The 'Knock Your Socks Off' campaign encourages people with Diabetes to get an annual foot examination by today's podiatrist, particularly if you are part of the Hispanic community. Getting a foot exam, along with maintaining a good diet and proper exercise, is vital to staying in control of Diabetes and living a healthy life." According to the CDC, 60 to 70 percent of all people with Diabetes have mild to severe forms of diabetic

extremity amputations. However, a Thomson Reuters Healthcare study (http://www.apma.org/MainMenu/News/ Health-Care-Savings.aspx) showed the U.S. health-care system could save $3.5 billion annually, and dramatically reduce hospitalizations and amputations, if every American at risk for developing a diabetic foot ulcer visited a podiatrist once before complications set in. To help spread the word about important connections between foot health and Diabetes, APMA used Twitter for a "Tweet Your Socks Off" event on World Diabetes Day, November 14. Users followed @APMAtweets (http:// www.twitter.com/apmatweets), asked questions about foot care and Diabetes in English and Spanish, and had questions answered by a podiatrist. For more information on "Knock Your Socks Off," to find a podiatrist, and for additional resources to combat Diabetes, visit http:// www.apma.org/Diabetes.

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(Editor’s Note: World Diabetes Day was November 14, but this information is still pertinent to our community.) BETHESDA, Maryland – American Diabetes Association data shows Hispanics are 66 percent more likely than non-Hispanic whites to be diagnosed with the disease, so the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) reached out to the Hispanic population during November's Diabetes Awareness

Month. During November, APMA was promoting positive foot care by encouraging people with Diabetes to "Knock Your Socks Off" (http://www. apma.org/Diabetes) to counteract this attack on Hispanic health and to help save your limbs and life. Lack of physical activity, poor diet, and genetics are all leading causes of type 2 Diabetes, a disease that kills more people each year than breast cancer and AIDS combined, according to the ADA.

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DHS issues awaited guidance on prioritizing deportations, law enforcement By Marí Roma Villa, Editor

Washington D.C. (November 17, 2011) -- Today, Immigration and Customs

Enforcement’s (ICE) Principal Legal Advisor directed all ICE attorneys to begin a systematic review of immigration cases to determine whether pursuing deportation in each case is consistent with the Administration’s enforcement priorities. This directive follows last summer’s announcement that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) plans to review 300,000 immigration cases to assess whether they fall within the enforcement priorities and suspend those

cases which do not. ICE also provided more detailed guidance to ICE attorneys regarding criteria for determining when it is appropriate to exercise prosecutorial discretion to close or dismiss a case. These directives are important steps toward reforming the culture of immigration enforcement within the agency and aligning its resources with its enforcement priorities. They empower ICE attorneys to take into account the individual circumstances of each case when deciding whether it is appropriate to pursue removal. Although DHS needs to refine its overly-broad definitions of criminality, this new guidance, if fully implemented, should mean that the government can focus its resources on deportations of those who pose a real threat to public safety. It should result in fewer deportations of low priority immigrants, such as DREAM Act students or

individuals with strong family and community ties and more. Importantly, prosecutorial discretion does not mean that a person is granted legal status in the United States; rather, a person whose case is dismissed or closed will remain in the status they were in prior to the initiation of deportation proceedings. The new ICE guidance also brings DHS more in line with traditional law enforcement practices, which emphasize the important role of discretion in carrying out any law enforcement officer’s duties. In fact, members of a DHS Task Force sent a letter today to Congress highlighting the importance of prosecutorial discretion as an

immigration enforcement tool. They wrote: “There is nothing unusual in our recommendation or in DHS’s current efforts to improve its use of prosecutorial discretion. Such discretion is a normal and essential part of the everyday activities of law enforcement agencies and prosecutors’ offices at the local, state, and federal levels across the nation. Exercising prosecutorial discretion, case by case, in a systematic and professional way, does not amount to administrative amnesty. Instead it helps to make sure that resources are focused in ways that best promote the overall enforcement mission.”

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E N T E R TA I N M E N T Calle 13, UNICEF, MTV Latin America and Tr3s Launch "MTV EXIT" - a multimedia campaign to raise awareness about human trafficking and exploitation in Latin America related issues like education," He added. NEW YORK, New York -- Nineteen"Increasingly adolescents and time Latin Grammy winners Calle 13 young people are vulnerable to joined forces with UNICEF, MTV Latin being trafficked and exploited America and Tr3s just launched the MTV in the region. We can reduce EXIT (End Exploitation and Trafficking) the risks they are exposed to campaign within Latin American and US if we provide them with the Hispanic communities. necessary education and tools The multi-media campaign is to protect themselves," said designed to reach Spanish-speaking UNICEF Regional Director for youth in Latin America and the US Latin America and the Caribbean, to increase awareness and prevention Bernt Aasen. "The partnership of human trafficking and exploitation we just launched with Calle 13, through: creative content; digital media MTV Latin America and Tr3s -interaction; community events; and key cultural references for young opportunities for direct participation. people -- allows us to reach http://www.mtvexit.org/la) millions of potential victims Lured by false promises offering by communicating with them opportunities for a better life, at least directly, using their language." 550,000* children, adolescents and youth Since 2004, MTV EXIT has have become victims of trafficking in produced award-winning media Latin America and the Caribbean; often components on the issue of forced into unsafe sexual practices human trafficking through influential and drug use, they are at a heightened risk of contracting HIV. "Youth are our future and we need to educate them not exploit them," said Residente de Calle 13. "We are thrilled to be supporting this campaign and look forward to working with MTV and UNICEF to address other By JosĂŠ Villa, Senior Editor

la Cena, a song from their most recent award-winning album Entren Los Que Quieran, for the music video for the campaign. "If we can use the power of our brands to promote human rights and bring this issue of trafficking and exploitation to light in the media, we will take an important step forward in raising awareness and protecting youth," said Mario Cadercontent in over 40 languages to youth Frech, Vice President, Public Affairs audiences throughout Asia and Corporate Social Responsibility for and Europe. Calle 13 joins MTV Latin America & Tr3s. UNICEF is actively working to a powerful list of celebrities including Angelina Jolie, The prevent trafficking and exploitation Killers, Radiohead, Muse, Jared in Latin America and the Caribbean, Leto and Lucy Lui, who have all mainly with support from the Italian produced innovative content to Government. Protecting children begins amplify MTV EXIT's powerful with prevention. UNICEF, and its message about modern day partners, address the root causes of trafficking, essential in the fight against slavery. Residente and Visitante this global crime. The MTV EXIT campaign will host a documentary to address how this global issue is continue to expand in Latin America affecting Latin America. The through mass media broadcasts, local documentary will include first- events and activities with children, hand interviews with young adolescents and youth. Other partners, Latin Americans who have such as the PADF (Pan American been affected by trafficking Development Foundation) and the IDB and exploitation. Calle 13 also (InterAmerican Development Bank), will donated the rights of Preparame join the initiative in upcoming projects. music, film, and celebrities. It has also distributed innovative and creative


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Kia Optima Hybrid named to “Top 10 Cars of the Year” list by Hispanic Motor Press Association compact category as well. The Optima Hybrid cleverly incorporates powertrain, IRVINE, California -- The 2012 Kia infotainment, design elements and Optima Hybrid was recently named to technology, which make it a great allthe Hispanic Motor Press Association's around value package," said Ricardo (HMPA) "Top 10 Cars of the Year" list as Rodriguez-Long, HMPA jury director. the top Alternative Powerplant vehicle. The 2012 Kia Optima Hybrid stands The HMPA award reflects the unique apart from the crowd with its: classand distinctive preferences and needs of leading 40 miles per gallon highway the influential Hispanic population in the fuel efficiency; class-leading combined U.S., with jurors selected by invitation horsepower of 206.2; eye-catching style; only following strict criteria, including impressive, modern amenities; and long years of experience, demonstrated list of standard safety features. Kia's knowledge of vehicle technology, and first hybrid in the U.S. offers drivers proof of audience. cutting edge-technologies, including "Kia has undergone a dramatic brand an eight-speaker Infinity audio system, transformation HD Radio, and Kia's UVO over the past three powered by Microsoft voiceyears, including activated infotainment and the addition of our communications system. first-ever hybrid Kia Motors has undergone model in the U.S. a dramatic, design-led The Hispanic transformation, which has Motor Press been delivering dynamically Association's styled vehicles in several recognition of the important segments at Optima Hybrid is further evidence of Kia's exactly the right time, contributing unprecedented growth in the market," to the brand's continued gains in U.S. said Michael Sprague, vice president market share. Kia is poised to continue of marketing & communications, Kia its momentum and brand growth through Motors America (KMA). "More and design innovation, quality, value, safety more consumers are looking at Kia features and new technology. for the first time, and Optima Hybrid's Kia's commitment to the U.S. 'Top 10 Cars of the Year' designation market is represented by its U.S.-based demonstrates how Kia is reaching new manufacturing facilities in West Point, audiences, including the important and Georgia – KMMG – which is responsible growing Hispanic community." for the creation of more than 10,000 Each year, members of the HMPA plant and supplier jobs, and added the recognize the most impressive new critically- acclaimed Optima midsize vehicles in 10 categories: American sedan to its production line in September. sports car; American sedan; premium Kia's model year 2012 vehicle line car; convertible; SUV; CUV; minivan; includes the: Sorento CUV; Sportage pick-up; and alterative powerplant. compact CUV; Optima midsize sedan; Vehicles are evaluated on: safety; quality; Optima Hybrid; Soul urban passenger value; performance; design; style; vehicle; Forte compact sedan; Forte environmental impact; and technology 5-door compact hatchback; Forte Koup standards. two-door coupe; all-new Rio and Rio "This car company keeps impressing 5-door sub-compacts; and Sedona us. The new Rio was a finalist in the minivan. By José Villa, Senior Editor

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LA ESQUINA DE RAY (RAY'S CORNER) Aloha!..Ray Cruz

(Ray Cruz is the host of the Sabor Tropical Salsa music show on Hawaii Public Radio's 89.3 FM KIPO. Ray plays the best Salsa music from yesterday and today.) Every month in this column I'll provide you a list of the must - have music for your collection. These are my picks for this month. They are in no particular order, but should be included in a Salsa connoisseur's music collection. 1. 8 Y Mas! - Que Mas 2.Michael Stuart - Tribute to Louie Ramirez 3.Ismael Rivera - Maelo 4.Conjunto Puerto Rico - Asi Es

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my background and experience would provide the most assistance to our team. It was aggressive study and resulted in some surprising results. Not only did we have to focus on suppliers – primarily minorities and women – but we also had to focus on changing our image in the local communities.” What needed to change? He said: “The PGA had traditionally gone into a community that was hosting a golf tournament, and worked with the corporate clients and country clubs. Then we would walk away without leaving anything. We weren’t growing the game and weren’t involving the inner cities. So one of the things I created - in addition to a diverse supplier inclusion program - was a community relations program. And both these programs became integral facets of the PGA Foundation’s initiatives.” He added: “I’ve been with the PGA about 15 years. There is now a stronger emphasis on inclusion and it’s not just one or two offices. It’s now part of the strategic plan for both the PGA and the golf industry. We’ve made significant progress, but a lot still needs to be done. Minority and women suppliers are not taken advantage of or exploited. They

are looked upon as full-fledged partners that can help us grow and sustain this business and industry.” He went on: “We’re good and getting better. There’s plenty of opportunity in the PGA, and the golf industry, for qualified minority-owned and women-owned suppliers. We’re always looking for more qualified vendors and make every effort to create ‘win-win’ situations. That’s the message we want to get out and we use every opportunity to tell our story.” In 15 years of dealing with the PGA’s minority and women supplier issues, what has he seen change? He said: “The conversation has changed tremendously. When I arrived, it was my CEO, a couple of other people and me talking about it. Now we discuss it at all meetings. We have a national inclusion committee and every organization is focuses on inclusion.” Ellison added: “The golf industry’s future growth is primarily based on three segments: returning white males; women; and minorities. The continued vitality of both the industry and the PGA will increasingly involve a more diverse constituency. By inclusion we don’t just mean getting more people to play golf, we need to be more inclusive in: employment; suppliers; memberships; sponsorships; licensing programs; and all the various business elements. That’s what will drive the growth of this industry and the PGA.”

Mi hija irá a la universidad de

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offer additional insight into the actual value and impact of the landscape and lawn care industry to participants in the industry. California, Texas, and Florida account for one-third of all the Latino workers employed in the landscape and lawn care services industry. Sixteen states, including California, Arizona, Nevada, Texas, New Mexico, Illinois, Colorado, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Delaware, Florida, Utah, Maryland, Georgia, and Washington, all have Latino worker participation rates in the landscape and lawn care industry at twice or more the national average of Latino worker participation across all industries. Palomarez observed that “Policy makers at all levels of government should be in the business of encouraging opportunity for Latino entrepreneurs, especially in industries like landscape and lawn care and especially in states where Latino-owned businesses and Latino employees are particularly in evidence. There’s no doubt that, given the industry’s demographics, Latinos are disproportionately vulnerable to detrimental employment, income and ownership consequences from policies which adversely affect the landscape and lawn care industry. We urge Latino lawmakers to be particularly attentive to the industry’s needs as it is an economic and opportunity engine for our community.”

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De tus palabras de hoy depende su mañana. Las palabras de un padre son las que ayudan a construir el futuro de sus hijos. El Hispanic Scholarship Fund tiene la información para ayudar a que tus hijos vayan a la universidad. Es gratis y en español. Visita TusPalabrasdeHoy.org o llama al 1-877-HSF-8711.

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Discovery En Español closes year with a spectacular original production about 2012 and the end of times controversy By José Villa, Senior Editor

MIAMI, Florida -- As 2012 approaches, there is a wave of speculation concerning catastrophic events associated with ancient Mayan prophesies. But what did the ancient Mayans really foresee at the end of their Long Count Calendar, ending on December 21, 2012? A captivating new original series by Discovery en Español, "Apocalipsis Maya," premiering on Sunday, December 4 at 9 p.m. E/P, takes viewers deep into the heart of this extraordinary phenomenon to explore different beliefs associated with the end of times. The three-part mini-series, directed by Emmy-nominated director Graham Townsley and narrated by Mexican actress Diana Bracho, was filmed in Guatemala, Mexico and the United States. With the use of high quality visuals, this original production takes viewers into the very recesses of Mayan culture, featuring interviews with contemporary Mayan priests and pre-eminent archeologists that aim to uncover what the Mayas truly believed. Magnificent Mayan sites like Palenque, Chichen Itza and Tikal, are at the epicenter of this production that explores the Mayan calendar, the most extensive and complex ever conceived by mankind and the source behind much of the fear, hysteria and speculation. "Apocalipsis Maya" also delves into the theories and opinions of many others that believe the world is careening towards disaster and that the day of reckoning is fast approaching. The series takes viewers into small communities in the U.S., where bunker-engineers and ark builders are preparing and their businesses are booming on fears of a possible 2012 catastrophe. These include one enterprising individual who is constructing 2012 condominium bunkers for the end of times in old missile silos

in Kansas. "Apocalipsis Maya" also features the opinions of New-Agers who believe 2012 is not something to be feared, but desired. To them, the year 2012 is nothing more than the resetting of a clock that will lead not to a catastrophe, but to a welcomed shift in human consciousness. The series relives the magnificence of the Mayan empire via recreations with the production value of a feature film. These were shot on location in Mexico by Oscar-nominated cinematographer, Lorenzo Hagerman, along with a large cast of actors, extras, and a make-up and props department. "Apocalipsis Maya" is an original production by Discovery en Espanol under the direction of Michela Giorelli and Rafael Rodriguez, with the assistance of Shinning Red Productions, under Director and Producer Graham Townsley. For Discovery en Español programming information, interactive games and more, viewers may log onto discoveryenespanol.com.

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Three Milk Cake - Postre de Tres Leches Ingredients 2 cups flour, plus more for pan 1 tbsp. baking powder 9 eggs, divided 2 cups sugar, divided 1/3 cup milk 1 tsp. vanilla 1 can (14 oz.) Sweetened Condensed Milk 1 can (12 oz.) Evaporated Milk 3 cups heavy cream 2 tbsp. freshly squeezed lime juice Directions 1.Heat oven to 3 7 5 ° F. B u t t e r 9”x13” baking pan. Dust pan with flour, tapping out excess; set aside. In a medium bowl, whisk together 2 cups flour and baking powder; set aside. 2. Crack 6 egg whites into a large bowl; reserve yolks. Using an electric mixer, beat egg whites until frothy. Gradually add 1 cup sugar and continue beating until stiff peaks form, about 5 minutes. Add 6 egg yolks, one at a time, mixing

until incorporated. Alternately beat in flour mixture and milk to egg mixture, starting and ending with flour mixture. Stir in vanilla. Pour cake batter into prepared pan. Bake until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 30 – 35 minutes. Let cool 10 minutes and poke holes into cake using a 2-pronged meat fork. 3. Meanwhile, pour condensed milk, evaporated milk and heavy cream into a bowl. Transfer half of the liquid to a small saucepan. Bring milk mixture to a boil; remove from heat and stir in remaining mixture. Pour milk slowly over cake until absorbed; cover and transfer to the refrigerator; chill 1 hour. 4. Meanwhile, in bowl of double boiler, using a whisk, beat 3 egg whites until frothy. Gradually add remaining sugar. Continue beating until stiff-peaks form and meringue is shiny, about 5 minutes. Whisk in lime juice. Spread meringue over top of cake.

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