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Spanish Embassy Trade Mission and renewable energy company executives visited Honolulu By José Villa, Senior Editor
HONOLULU, Hawaii -- In December 2011, Mr. David Gomez, Director of Energy, Trade Commission of the Embassy of Spain in Los Angeles, CA, contacted our DBEDT (Department of Business, Economic Development and Trade) office. He proposed organizing a trade mission for the purpose of meeting key stakeholders and exploring In this Issue: Business: USHCC to honor Girl Scouts of the USA CEO Anna Maria Chavez at 2012 Legislative Summit pg.2 Government:Avoid Foreclosure with Help from HUD-Approved Agencies pg.6 Community: Congresswoman Hirono Announces Class of 2016 Nominees to U.S. Service Academies pg.13 Education: New World School of the Arts Launches Its Legacy Society To Celebrate Its 25th Anniversary pg.20
commercial renewable energy opportunities in Hawaii. It would be similar to missions to other states interested in Spanish investments. On January 23 and 24, 2012: Mr. Gomez; his supervisor Mr. Jorge Sanz Oliva, the L . A . S p a n i s h E m b a s s y ’s Trade Commissioner - and representatives from four Spanish renewable energy developers and contractors had meetings scheduled with representatives from the relevant Hawaii agencies. These agencies include the: Hawaii State Legislature; DBEDT; High Technology Development Corporation; Hawaii Strategic Development Corporation; Hawaii Renewable Energy Development Venture (a project of the Pacific International Center for High Technology Research); Hawaiian Electric Company; Public Utilities Commission; University of Hawaii; City and County of Honolulu; Foreign Trade Zone No. 9; Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii; and U.S. Department of Energy. The four Spanish companies on the trade mission are seeking to: 1) expand upon current investments on existing projects in Hawaii; 2) establish SEE SPANISH EMBASSY VISIT PG.4
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Soul De Cuba: Restaurants, Specialty Sauces and now – Franchises!
By José Villa, Senior Editor
HONOLULU, Hawaii -- Well-known Hispanic community leader Jesús Puerto owns Soul De Cuba (SDC) Honolulu and well as the Soul De Cuba New Haven in Connecticut. The Honolulu restaurant opened in July 2006 and Puerto has been an integral – and valued – member of the downtown/ Chinatown area ever since. But the “Soul De Cuba Empire” – as I call it – is so much more than most people realize. So I caught with Puerto on one of his slower, when things were only “chaotic,” to get update on what’s going on with the “Empire.” Puerto said: “Well, both restaurants continue to show growth in revenue, in spite of the down economy. They’ve each experienced a 5% - 7% increase in revenues over last year and,
with the recent expansion in Honolulu, business is up over
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35% from last year for this same period. In addition to
that, we’ve the Soul De Cuba Mojo Cabana (kiosk) on the Navy side of Joint Base Pearl Harbor – Hickam. We’ve been fully up and operational since September 1st. That’s introduced our brand to military community. A n d , t h a n k f u l l y, management and staff at all three locations are good.” He continued: “The specialty foods, our popular SDC sauces, are doing extremely well. They are now carried in over 500 stores on the mainland, including about 75 Whole Foods stores in different regions of the country primarily the northeast and Pacific northwest. In Texas, we’re in HEB. They have about 300 stores and we’re in 80 of their top-grossing stores. In the Southeast, we’re in Winn-Dixie stores. We’re planning on adding dry SEE SOUL DE CUBA PG.26
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BUSINESS USHCC to honor Girl Scouts of the USA CEO Anna Maria Chavez at 2012 Legislative Summit Source: U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) CEO Anna Maria Chavez will be honored by the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) with their 2012 Chairman's Award. The presentation will occur at "A Celebration of Women Entrepreneurship in America" during the USHCC Legislative Summit gala. The Summit will take place in Washington, D.C., March 21-23, 2012, at the Washington Marriott at Metro Center. "The annual Chairman's Award is presented to an individual who stands out as a leading advocate of Hispanic entrepreneurship in America," says USHCC Board Chairman Nina Vaca. "Through her work with the Girl Scouts, the nation's largest organization for girls, Anna Maria Chavez is a true inspiration for young women in America and continues to help shape tomorrow's leaders through innovative and supportive programs." A Girl Scout alumna and lifetime member, Chavez has dedicated her career to public service and has emerged as a passionate spokesperson for issues important to girls and their growth and
literacy skills are essential components of the Girl Scout experience. The Girl Scout Cookie Program alone is the largest girl-led business in the country providing immeasurable benefits to girls and their communities.” She continued: “We reach girls from every sector of society and empower them to realize their full potential as leaders— as young women who have the courage and confidence to make our world a better place. I look forward to a future in which our young girls will be standing in my place for their remarkable and meaningful achievements." The Girl Scout Cookie Program, which generates more than $750 million in sales, teaches girls five essential business skills: Anna Maria Chavez goal-setting; decisionUSHCC's 2012 Chairman's Award," making; money management; people says Chavez. "I am especially honored skills; and business ethics. The program because entrepreneurship and financial SEE GIRL SCOUT CEO PG.3 development. "I am deeply honored to accept the
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Hispanic girls has increased by more than 50 percent. Today, the iconic organization has nearly 325,000 Hispanic Girl Scouts and adult volunteers. "The USHCC looks forward to presenting this award to Ms. Chavez," says USHCC President and CEO Continued from page 2 Javier Palomarez. "She is an admired reaches more than 2.3 million Girl Scouts role model and American leader who in every zip code in the country. deserves to be recognized for her work Girl Scouts also has experienced a in the community and with such a strong substantial increase in the number of and growing segment of the population Hispanic girl and adult members. Over – our young girls." the last decade, membership among The Legislative Summit is a signature
annual event hosted by the USHCC that provides a platform for business owners and chamber leaders from across the country to advocate for critical issues that impact their businesses and industries. Through this annual event, the USHCC offers an unparalleled opportunity to meet, discuss and join forces with business leaders, corporate executives, legislative and regulatory experts, and top elected and government officials. The Summit includes: the Legislative Summit Opening Reception; Federal
Procurement Business Matchmaking; a n d t h e C e l e b r a t i o n o f Wo m e n Entrepreneurship in America. Other events include a number of focused workshops dedicated to pertinent topics such as: Improving Access to Capital; America's Energy Future; U.S. Leadership in the Global Food Economy; and other key issues relevant to business. Registered attendees will have the opportunity to participate in meetings on the Hill with key legislators. For more information, please visit http://www. ushcclegislative.com.
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Spanish Embassy visit Environmental Protection manufacturing/assembly Committee. After the latter meeting, operations or renewable e n e r g y g e n e r a t i o n I sent out an email to facilities here: and/or my Hispanic community 3) explore investment “Latin Posse” list inviting members to join us for opportunities in Hawaii. I was invited to attend dinner at Soul De Cuba. their meeting with Jim I picked the team up at Tollefson, president of the the Ala Moana Hotel Chamber of Commerce of and about 10 community Hawaii, and some of the members had dinner with chamber’s board members. them. We had Latinos and I also accompanied the Latinas from six different Trade Mission members Latin nations. They included: an during their meeting with State Senator Michael attorney; some realtors; Gabbard, Chair of the s o m e U H S p a n i s h Senate’s Energy and language professors, Environment Committee; including a Spaniard and and Denny Coffman, Chair the department chair; of the House’s Energy and and a Native Hawaiian Continued from page 1
renewable energy expert. SDC owner Jesús Puerto was able to spend some time with the members and gave them each some of his “secret sauces.” The team had a great time. They said they sincerely appreciated the warmth of our Hispanic community here. I think they left with a very favorable impression, not only of our renewable energy stakeholders, but also of our Hispanic community. Trade Commissioner Sanz Oliva said: “Our Embassy’s commercial office staff, as well as the Spanish businessmen that
accompanied us on this trade mission, consider the visit a success. The agenda created by the DBEDT Energy Office was excellent. It not only provided our team a comprehensive view of the existing renewable energy sector in Hawaii, but also included a vision of where the sector is headed in the next few years.” He went on: “The mechanisms for the expanding the use of renewable energy in the U.S. are very different from those used in Europe. These types of visits are invaluable in: identifying
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Hispanic community members had dinner with trade mission at Soul De Cuba
David Gomez, Daniel Kalani Nitta, Jorge Sanz Oliva, Senator Mike Gabbard and José Galindez
Trade mission members briefed Senator Mike Gabbard, chair of the Senate Energy and Environment Committee
Embassy of Spain, the key players; helping to understand the existing Trade Commission, Jorge promotional systems; and Sanz, Trade Commissioner, evaluating the investment David Gomez, Director, opportunities available in Department of Energy Gestamp, Pablo Otin, each territory.” Sanz Olvia continued: VP Business Development, “Overall, we can say the Gestamp Solar Steel potential for the use of U S A p l a n s t o b u i l d renewable energy in these a large manufacturing islands has increased due headquarters in Arizona; to the high price they pay Gestamp Solar is also for the oil they use to developing a large-scale create electricity. However, Photo Voltaic project the integration of various in California. Gestamp fluctuating energy sources Aestym North America – like wind or solar – in not has retained local counsel easy in an electrical grid in Hawaii. GPTech, Juan Carlos as isolated and small as Pereira, Business Hawaii’s.” He added: “Aside from Development Manager, the size difference, Spain Develops inverters and has similar problems, o t h e r e q u i p m e n t t o not only on the Iberian improve energy efficiency Peninsula, but also on its and production. Grupotec, Manuel insular territories – the Balearic Islands and the F o l g a d o , M a n a g i n g Canary Islands – as well. Partner,Largest rooftop In spite of these limitations, Photo Voltaic installer in 38% of the electricity Spain.Markets in France, consumed in Spain comes Italy, United Kingdom, from renewable energy and USA SolarPack , Jose sources. For that reason, we are confident the Galindez, CEO / Tomas experience of Spanish Parlade, VP, Developed companies can be very 7+ large Photo Voltaic projects in Spain; manages useful in Hawaii.” Initial Trade Mission investments in Photo Voltaic projects members were:
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Hotels.com Survey Finds Free Wi-Fi is the Make it or Break it Factor in Hotel Booking By José Villa, Senior Editor
DALLAS, Texas -- hotels.com recently conducted a hotel amenities survey, asking travelers to dish on their favorite in-room and hotel perks. Question after question, guests reported that free Wi-Fi is a must when choosing a hotel room and that this amenity overwhelmingly factored into the decision on which hotel to book. Thirty-eight percent of travelers reported that free Wi-Fi played a part in their decision as a "must" to stay at a specific hotel, 35 percent reported it is the simple amenity they want to see more in hotels, with 31 percent wishing it would become a standard in all hotels in 2012. "Given the explosion of mobile use in the past few years, it is no surprise that travelers are requiring free and fast Wi-Fi," said Taylor L. Cole, APR, director of public relations and social media for hotels.com. "Many guests never travel without their tablets, smart phones and laptops. It's as intuitive as packing a toothbrush. Guests use these items in their rooms to plan activities for the next day.” He added: “We are also seeing an uptick in mobile booking the day of a stay. Guests are creating their trips while on-the-go with Tonight's Local Deals on our site and the hotels.com mobile apps, which feature exclusive mobile deals – it is only natural that they'd want to stay connected while in their hotel rooms." To round out the tech responses, 23 percent of guests stated their favorite modern in-room amenity was the use of iPads for guest services, local information and personal use. This ranked above air purifiers/humidifiers, high-end coffee makers, iPod dock, massage chairs, video game systems, universal remote rooms and workout equipment/DVDs. Food and Beverage Second to technology, guests are
most pleased when their favorite food and beverages are provided during their hotel stay. -- 45 percent reported that their favorite new amenities are: happy hours, wine tastings or any other time with free food and drinks -- 31 percent of travelers expressed their wish to see more complimentary bottled water in their hotel rooms (34 percent of female travelers; 24 percent of male travelers.) On Stealing While Traveling… Despite some guests stealing linens/ towels (14 percent) or magazine/books (12 percent) from hotel rooms, over 66 percent of hotel guests have never stolen an item from their hotel room. Other amenities -- Travelers felt like extra luxuries like turndown service and bath menus were "not worth the hype," according to 44% of female respondents and 30% of male respondents. -- The bathroom phone gets no love. It is the least used hotel amenity, with 37 percent of total respondents saying they never touch it. -- When asked about amenities at luxury hotels, women prefer designer toiletries (23 percent) and men prefer the fitness center and spa (27 percent.) -- When asked if they could stay celebrity-style, the top option for both men (35 percent) and women (38 percent) was to have their kitchen prestocked with their favorite food and beverages. However, a close second was the ability to have a private pool and hot tub in the room (37 percent of women; 34 percent of men.) These options beat out such fun or diva-esque in-room demands like: an arcade, favorite fresh flowers everywhere, private staff or a movie screening room. No matter what amenities are found within the hotel room, hotels.com can help guests score great travel deals while providing expert travel resources.
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Avoid Foreclosure with Help from HUD-Approved Agencies By José Villa, Senior Editor
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In recent years, many people have turned to individual agencies, housing counselors and various lenders to avoid foreclosing on their homes. Unfortunately, many families found themselves paying scammers who took their money and failed to protect them. It doesn't have to be this way. Any person at risk of losing his or her home due to foreclosure can receive free counseling from the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) nationwide network of approved counseling agencies. Available Services HUD's nationwide network of approved counseling agencies can help families who are trying to avoid foreclosure. Although each agency offers specific services, in general you can receive the following types of help: • General counseling in matters related to housing • An evaluation of your specific
housing situation • Counseling on ways to avoid foreclosing on your home
• Help with refinancing through HUD's various programs or with lender negotiations HUD-approved agencies cannot
charge for their foreclosure counseling services. However, they can charge a reasonable fee for other services, such as
foreclosure to seek counseling. If you think you may run into problems paying your mortgage, it is better to seek foreclosure counseling sooner, rather than later. Having the following financial information ready will make your first meeting with a counseling agency more productive: • Household monthly income and expenses • Current monthly mortgage payment amount • Latest mortgage account statement • Any relevant communication with your lender regarding late mortgage payments It is also a good idea to have a sense of what you want to accomplish with the help of the approved counseling agency – keeping your home, selling it, refinancing, etc. Working with a Non-Approved general housing education, pre and post- Agency sale counseling, and other services. If you choose to work with a nonPreparing for Your First Meeting approved agency, consider taking certain You don't need to wait to be in steps to avoid falling victim to scams: • Avoid paying for foreclosure counseling services. HUD-approved agencies provide these services at no cost. • Resist any tactics that pressure you into signing documents without enough time to go over them carefully. • Do not sign over the deed of your house to any other person or organization. • Make your mortgage payments only to your lender or an institution approved by your lender. USA.gov and GobiernoUSA.gov are the U.S. Government's official web portals in English and Spanish, and part of the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA).
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U.S. Supreme Court reversed and remanded the redistricting case with instructions to the U.S. District Court on how to proceed with new Texas maps Source: League of United Latin American Citizens
WASHINGTON, D.C. – (January 23, 2012) Today, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision directing the San Antonio District Court in Texas to use the plan that was drawn by the Texas Legislature as a starting point in drawing a new interim map that encompasses the merits of LULAC (League of United Latin American Citizens) and the redistricting plaintiff's concerns regarding the constitution and Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act. The U.S. Supreme Court further instructed the San Antonio Court to follow the state policy judgments unless there is a "reasonable probability" of not having Section 5 preclearance. The League of United Latin American Citizens, the largest and oldest Hispanic membership organization in the country, advances the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, housing, health and civil rights of Hispanic Americans through community-based programs operating through 900 LULAC councils nationwide. For more information, visit www.lulac.org. On January 9th, 2012 Jose Garza, MALC (Mexican-American Legislative Caucus of the Texas State House) Lead Counsel arguing for LULAC and the redistricting plaintiffs, presented oral arguments to the U.S. Supreme Court making the case that the State of Texas' congressional and legislative maps have not been pre-cleared and therefore cannot be used as interim plans, the Supreme Court has agreed. "Today, the Supreme Court Justices instructed the San Antonio Federal District Court to follow the process and provide explanations as to why they drew the interim map in the way they did," stated LULAC National President Margaret Moran. "The maps that were drawn by the Texas Legislature without
question reduced the opportunity of Latino voters to participate in the political process and therefore we still seek the protection of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 to stop the infringement of minority voting rights by the state." "We will prevail in protecting and upholding minority voting rights in Texas," said Luis Vera LULAC Attorney. "Today's decision by the Supreme Court was not unexpected and although we hoped to have the matter resolved, we look forward to see the explanations that the San Antonio Federal District Court provides because they will help the Courts better understand how the State of Texas has long chosen politics over doing the right thing for the people of Texas." "We are confident that ultimately the voting rights of all Hispanics will be upheld," said LULAC Executive Director Brent Wilkes. "The U.S. Supreme Court has provided the San Antonio Court with clear guidance with how to proceed in issuing another interim map which the San Antonio Court must issue before the people of Texas can vote." Although the 2010 Census showed that the Hispanic population in Texas had seen significant growth, the Texas State Legislature provided no representation of the Latino population growth for Congress, State Senate, and State House of Representatives in drawing the maps. After the maps were challenged in court, a close analysis found that the state purposefully established district lines with the intention to reduce the voting
power of the overwhelming presence of Latinos in Texas. Retrogression is alleged in Nueces, Harris, Dallas, Travis, Tarrant, Hidalgo, and Cameron Counties. Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act requires that legislative-drawn maps be pre-cleared by the Department of Justice before they are put into effect. Because the state's map has not yet been cleared, it cannot go into effect and be used in the 2012 election. This will delay voting in primary elections in the state of Texas.
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Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute announces new executive director - Mary Ann Gomez private, and non-profit sectors, as well as in the international community. (For WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Board of more info, visit http://www.chli.org). Gomez joins CHLI with a wealth and Directors of the Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI) is proud breadth of experience in the non-profit to welcome its new Executive Director and corporate sectors. She previously: served as the Executive Director of Mary Ann Gomez. T h e C o n g r e s s i o n a l H i s p a n i c the National Association of Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI, pronounced Publications; worked as a marketing "chili") is a non-profit, non-partisan manager for Coors Brewing Company organization, based in Washington, D.C., and McDonald's Corporation; and that advances the diversity of thought in represented PhRMA as a National U.S. Hispanic community in the public, T:7” Alliance Development Consultant. Source:Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute
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She has also worked for various Mary Ann Gomez shared, "My public relations and marketing firms in California covering issues in: transportation; w a t e r ; healthcare; p l a n n e d development; and community events. She was also an instructor for the University of Phoenix and Heald College teaching management, marketing and public speaking. "The board and I are excited to have Mary Ann Gomez as our Executive Director to guide the enhancements and expansions of our programs, passion for promoting higher education congressional outreach and international for Hispanic youth and showing them relations. Mary Ann is an exceptional how we can help our communities Hispanic leader," said Chairman Lincoln through the business world, combined Diaz-Balart. with serving a diverse and inclusive Gomez takes great pride in giving board of directors excites me every back to the Latino community and enjoys day." being involved with organizations in Mary Ann is a board member of which she can learn about a new issue, the University of the Pacific Alumni event or community. She believes Association and previous board member that diverse points of view create of: Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse; the exponentially better results for all. She is Astronaut Jose M. Hernandez Reaching the eldest of a Mexican-American family for the Stars Foundation; and former born and raised in California to parents President of the Chicano Latino Youth who were farm workers. Her father came Leadership Project. She earned a B.A. to the United States as a bracero from in Communications at the University of Michoacan, Mexico and her mother was the Pacific in Stockton, California and an born in Brownsville, Texas to parents M.B.A. at St. Mary's College in Moraga, from Jalisco, Mexico. California.
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Quaker Oats and Chicago Fire Soccer Club team up for new multi-year partnership of U.S. Soccer's national tournament, the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, in 1998, CHICAGO, Illinois -- The Quaker 2000, 2003 and 2006. "It's an honor to partner with a trusted Oats Company, a division of PepsiCo, and the Chicago Fire Soccer Club are Chicago-based brand like Quaker Oats kicking off a season of food, fitness that shares the same and fun for the city's soccer fans and sense of community families. The club named Quaker as its as the Chicago Fire," official Breakfast Foods & Nutritious said owner Andrew Snacks Partner. The centerpiece of the Hauptman. "As a partnership is the new 2012 jersey, which sports team, we know prominently features the famed Quaker the importance of logo in a powerful, yet classic, design. staying active, eating This is only the Fire's second jersey right and hope to inspire others to do sponsor in the club's 15-year history. Throughout the partnership, Quaker the same. Our players and the Chicago Fire will team up to are incredibly proud reach thousands of families, on-and-off- to don the Quaker the-field and demonstrate the importance name as they hit the of eating right and staying fit. As part of field during the 2012 this shared commitment, Quaker will season." For more than provide the Chicago Fire players with nourishing breakfasts and snacks to help 134 years Quaker them fuel their performance throughout has had a longstanding tradition of keeping families happy and healthy both the season. The Chicago Fire Soccer Club was nationally and locally in Chicago. "Quaker Oats has been providing founded on October 8, 1997 as a Major League Soccer expansion team. The Fire nourishing breakfasts and snacks to won the MLS Cup in its inaugural season families for more than a century. This in 1998 and was crowned the champion partnership exemplifies our commitment By José Villa, Senior Editor
to promoting a healthy, active lifestyle," said Jose Luis Prado, President, Quaker Foods and Snacks North America. "We are excited to work with the Chicago Fire to make a positive impact in the
community and across the country." In addition to the redesign of the Chicago Fire jerseys, Quaker and the Fire will unveil a variety of exciting activities as the season gets underway. Key partnership highlights include: • As a trusted food brand, Quaker will
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Discovery en Español Explores the Hidden Worlds of Latin America's Religious Cults and Sects By José Villa, Senior Editor
guided by the Catholic faith, relive the the limits imposed on them by society. Passion of Jesus Christ by practicing Meanwhile, in Buenos Aires, the various types of public self-flagellation. sadomasochist community must hide in Menonitas: tradiciones violadas - order to freely engage in unconventional Mennonites: The Rape of Tradition sexual practices. (Bolivia): In Manitoba, Bolivia, a Juventud Nazi / 666 - Nazi Youth/ 666 Mennonite colony is the victim of sexual (Chile/Colombia): Santiago de Chile is attacks against more than one hundred home to several groups of youths living
MIAMI, Florida -- In its new original series, Mundos extremos, Discovery en Español opens doors and gives viewers exclusive access to the most arcane, secret ways of life. This program takes viewers into the secret world of cults, political associations, spiritual congregations and other groups in Latin America that are objects for rejection and public ridicule, to learn about their daily lives and what drives them to live out their extreme existence. Nudists, Mennonites, Mormons, Sadomasochists, members of religious orders that practice selfflagellation are among the groups profiled in this series. Mundos extremos premieres Wednesday, February 1 at 10pm ET/ 11pm PT. Divided into eight docureality episodes, Mundos extremos delves into the heart of these, women. This episode goes inside the and other little-known communities, colony to understand the impact of these in Latin America to learn what life is terrible rapes in a community shaken by like for people who choose to violate uncertainty and panic. social norms, either based on their own La familia mormona - The Mormon convictions or because they were born Family (Mexico): In the heart of the into groups with very specific lifestyles. Mexican desert lies a community To better understand and accurately of polygamous Mormons. Nefi and depict the daily lives, rituals, and what Marcial Lebaron support several families motivates these people to live such simultaneously. However, the younger unconventional lives, the production children do not seem so sure about team immersed themselves into the daily continuing in the tradition. routines of these communities. They El "Maestro Amor" - "Master Love" persuaded them to open their doors and (Argentina): This episode takes the allow production team members to live audience to the province of Catamarca in among them. The series also includes Argentina. They come face-to-face with testimonials from cult specialists, a community called Meditazen and their anthropologists, journalists, historians, leader, Javier Ocampo, known as "Master sociologists, and the leaders of these Love." His followers give up everything groups. to blindly follow his teachings. Taxco sangre por Cristo - Taxco Naturaleza desnuda / Dolor como Bleeds for Christ (Mexico): Every year, placer - Naked Nature / Pain as Pleasure the Mexican city of Taxco is the scene (Colombia/Argentina): In Bogota, a of a bloody Holy Week celebration. This community must become resourceful episode follows several pilgrims who, in order to practice nudism despite
under a violent and xenophobic code patterned after Adolf Hitler's National Socialism. In Bogota, we visit the Growing in Grace church, a community that worships Jose Luis de Jesus Miranda, a leader who proclaims himself "The Man Christ Jesus".
Un mundo pequeño / Sangre es poder - A Small World / Blood is Power (Ecuador/Mexico): This episode visits the Ecuadorian village of Balsas, where a large segment of the population suffers from Laron Syndrome, a strange genetic affliction that keeps them from growing any taller than 125 centimeters. It also explores Palo Mayombe, an Afro-Cuban practice that includes animal sacrifices and in recent years has seen rapid growth in countries such as Mexico. Valle de los espiritus Valley of the Spirits (Brazil): Near Brasilia, a spiritualist community follows the doctrines established by the divine inspiration of a medium known as Tia Neiva. This episode sheds light on the practices of this group that contacts lost souls and delivers them from the suffering of their past lives. Mundos extremos is an original Discovery en Español production directed by Michela Giorelli, in collaboration with Endemol Argentina. For Discovery en Español programming information, interactive games and more, viewers may log onto http://www.discoveryenespanol.com.
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40 Military Moms-To-Be were showered during the PGA Tour's 2012 Farmers Insurance Open should have, to information specifically may be fighting a war while their partner for dads as part of its Mission: Healthy is home, expecting a child. "Operation Shower is delighted to Baby Program. All military moms and LA JOLLA, California -- Forty dads can request Mission: Healthy work with the March of Dimes to moms-to-be whose spouses are deployed Baby materials by sending their name provide these moms with the critical with the military experienced what many and address to missionhealthybaby@ information that they need," said Chief other expectant women may take for marchofdimes.com. Shower Officer LeAnn Morrissey. "For granted – a baby shower. These moms, Very high levels of stress, such as military wives who are expecting a new whose spouses all are members of the the stress caused by a deployment, may baby and whose spouses are deployed U.S. Navy SEALs, U.S. Navy, U.S. contribute to premature birth or low or soon to be deployed, the impending Marines and California Army National birthweight, the March of Dimes says. arrival of a child can be both exciting and Guard, were honored during a group "Having a baby is a joyful experience. stressful. Operation Shower was created baby shower hosted by Operation However, it's also one that comes with specifically because typically military Shower with support from Birdies for anxiety and stress, especially when your moms are the ones who hold it all the Brave and presented by Datron spouse is deployed overseas by the U.S. together at home. Without their spouses World Communications. March of military," said Miriam Erdosi, Director by their side, deployed to another part Dimes served as the shower's lead health of Program Services of the March of of the world, these moms deserve our education partner, providing essential Dimes. "The March of Dimes believes support, our thanks, our love and an information on how to have a healthy, in supporting moms and moms-to-be and opportunity to celebrate together." full-term pregnancy and a healthy baby. we're grateful for this opportunity to help O p e r a t i o n S h o w e r ( w w w. The shower was held at a luncheon these military families. These showers operationshower.org) is a non-profit on January 24 in the San Diego Padres and our Mission: Healthy Baby program organization dedicated to celebrating and Military Appreciation Pavilion at Torrey give families the comfort, support and honoring military families by providing Pines Golf Course in La Jolla during the information they deserve." joyful baby showers for military moms2012 Farmers Insurance Open. The March of Dimes support for the to-be to ease the burden of deployment, Each of the honored moms-to-be military dates back to its founding by or in cases where spouses are seriously received Operation Shower's signature President Roosevelt in 1938. Mission: injured. Since the organization's inception "Shower In a Box" – a gift of high-quality Healthy Baby, is supported by the in 2007, Operation Shower has showered products for mothers and babies. March Veterans of Foreign Wars, and was more than 500 military moms from the of Dimes also provided information on designed specifically to address the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and essential topics ranging from warning unique needs of military members who National Guard on military bases, during signs of pre-term birth, to which may be stationed far away from the PGA TOUR tournaments, and at other newborn screening tests every baby support of family and friends, or who locations. By Mari Villa, Editor
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Flowing in the Future: Water in a Changing World By: Luisa Cristini, PhD. University of Hawaii at Manoa
HONOULU, Hawaii -- Water is life. The development of both animal species and human society worldwide has always followed water resources. We need water for our fundamental needs and to maintain high living standards. But water is also the basis of Earth’s fragile ecosystem. These reasons make water unique among our planet’s natural resources. Nowadays, water resources are under many pressures of both natural and human origins. To assess the state of worldwide water resources, in 2009 the United Nations Environmental, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) released its third report on world water development: Water in a Changing World. This important document was designed to: 1) inform the worldwide community - in particular decision-makers - about the risks to this precious resource; and 2) to suggest effective water-management practices. Freshwater on Earth is finite and distributed on the planet through the hydrological (water) cycle. This cycle is composed of rainfall, evaporation, groundwater and storage. It includes water in all its three physical states: liquid, solid and gas. The components of the water cycle all differ in their chemical and biochemical properties: i.e. dissolved chemicals and nutrients, oxygen levels; spatial and temporal variability (e.g., seasonal variations); and resilience and vulnerability to pressures (e.g., how quickly pollutants are removed). This makes the water cycle very sensitive to various changes -including land use, climate change and pollution. Throughout Earth’s history the hydrological cycle has been changing due to natural cycles. In the last couple of centuries, however, continuing human activities have become the primary
“drivers” of stress and change in the water system. These pressures are generally related to human development and economic growth. For many years groundwater resources have been heavily used for agriculture and human supply. Now all industries make use of large amounts of water in the production of goods and services, including energy. Through impacts on both quality (i.e., water contamination) and quantity (i.e., water supply), human activities have interfered with the role of water as prime environmental agent. In some areas of the world, pollution of economically important river basins and aquifers has reached, or exceeded, the point of no-return. In those areas a future without secure water resources is now a real possibility. Additionally, water is linked to the crises of energy, food and climate change. As the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC) assessed in its fourth report published in 2007, the global climate is changing and there is strong evidence that the change is humaninduced. Climate scientists agree that current and future global warming will result in an intensification, acceleration, or enhancement of the hydrological cycle and observations indicate that this is already happening. Human-induced climate change is expected to have substantial effects on energy flows and matter recycling through its impact on water temperature. This would result in algal blooms, increases in toxic bacteria and reduction in biodiversity. Waterrelated hazards for both humans and environment can result from too much water (i.e., floods, erosion, landslides, etc.) or too little (i.e., droughts and loss of wetlands or habitat) and from the effects of chemical and biological pollution on water quality and in-stream ecosystems. Nevertheless, the natural variability of water resources can provide opportunities for management strategies to respond
to potential climate change threats. Research and innovation are critical to develop appropriate adaptation strategies. Effective management of water resources requires reliable information on the state of the resource and how it is responding to external drivers such as climate change and water and land use. This information can be achieved by increasing the data network and a more efficient use of existing data, including ground-based
observations and satellite data. Strengthening organizational structures, improving the operating efficiency of water supply utilities and cooperation between governmental and non-governmental entities will help to improve water resources management and service quality. Solutions to current issues and future challenges are possible by implementing more resourcesustainable policies and practices.
For over 35 years, Soul Train reigned as the "hippest trip in America," kicking down barriers and irrevocably changing the face of television. And at the helm was dapper, Mr. “GQ” Don Cornelius, who every week wished us “…Love, Peace and S-o-o-o-o-u-l.”
Now, on behalf of a grateful community of global fans, our Hawaii Hispanic News staff wishes him: “… Love, Peace and S-o-o-o-o-u-l.”
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Congresswoman Hirono Announces Class of 2016 Nominees to U.S. Service Academies Kaneohe, Hawaii—Congresswoman Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii) today announced her nomination list of 30 students, who hail from Hawaii’s 2nd Congressional District, to the U.S. military service academies for the Class of 2016. The Congresswoman made the announcement at a ceremony at Windward Mall before family and friends of Oahu nominees. The students’ applications are now being considered by the four academies for final selections. The four military service academies are: the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. U.S. Representatives and Senators submit nominations to the four service academies. Each academy’s director of admissions then selects from the submitted lists of nominees who are measured on their scholastic achievement, leadership experience, school involvement, athletic and extra-curricular activities, community contributions, and volunteer or employment experiences. Nomination does not guarantee appointment. Congresswoman Hirono’s Class of 2016 Academy Nominations: U.S. Naval Academy Richard Chun (Hilo), Waiakea High
School School Island Pacific Academy Daniel Cook (Waimea), Hawaii Katherine Malia Case (Waimea), Neil Nunan (Kihei), Kihei Charter Preparatory School Academy Kameron Perez (Lihue), E m m a The Kamehameha Schools D r a k e – Kapalama (Kaneohe), Ranson Rivera (Kapolei), Kalaheo High Damien Memorial School School U.S. Military Academy J a m a l (West Point) Garcia (Kihei), Austin Corpuz (Kapolei), Maui High Kapolei High School School Marcus Aukai Gilliland Gabriel (Kailua), The Kamehameha K e l l e r Schools – Kapalama (Honokaa), Kristel Guino (Kapa‘a), Honokaa High Kapa‘a High School School Jordan Lee (Kailua), Jonathan ‘Iolani School Lomberg Justin Lowe (Kapolei), (Honaunau), The Kamehameha Schools K e a l a k e h e Congresswoman Mazie Hirono is surrounded by her Class of 2016 nominees to the U.S. Military Service – Kapalama Academies at an announcement ceremony at Windward Mall in Kaneohe. High School Lashondra Maddox Tyler Muniz (Kapolei), Radford High Hawaii Preparatory Academy (Wahiawa), Leilehua High School School Joey Lynn Ching (Kailua), Punahou Phillip Magliba (Waimanalo), Kailua Micah Kikau Pescaia (Kailua), The School High School Kamehameha Schools - Kapalama Edgar K. Elgar (Wahiawa), Leilehua Shaun Miller (Kailua), Le Jardin Blaze Keka Ryder, The Kamehameha High School Academy Schools - Kapalama Micah Freitas-Garrido (Kaneohe), Christina-Maile Pico (Kapa‘a), Blaine Keanu Wicklund (Kaneohe), ‘Iolani School Kapa‘a High School Damien Memorial School Thomas Goodin (Kaneohe), Mid U.S. Merchant Marine Academy U.S. Air Force Academy Pacific Institute T:7” Jacob Lockwood (Kahaluu), Home Erica Butters (Kailua), ‘Iolani Amirah Inez Majied (Ewa Beach), school
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Looking back at 2011 for Latin Business Hawaii and Hawaii Hispanic News January 2011
When customers wanted to smell the men's cologne, Geir Ness said, "Smell me." The customers loved it!
Fragrance designer Geir Ness at Nordstrom Ala Moana
Governor Abercrombie stressed the importance of the growing Hispanic community
Back: Paul Chandler, Dr. Austin Dias and Rubén Cruz. Front: Olu Bicoy, Governor Abercrobmie, Jessica De La Paz, Julia Galvan
Wow, counting $250.00 scholarship money is a lot of work!
Certified Sommelier Gabriella Jackson gave a short talk on the differences in champagne
Federico and Susana Delgadillo, Sonya and Chris Ray, Claudia, Vianca Solares
Keanu Bruner, Ray Cruz, José Villa and Lisette Gonzalez
Geir Ness wowed them at Nordstrom’s
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Looking back at 2011 for Latin Business Hawaii and Hawaii Hispanic News Febraury 2011
All these women including MarĂ Villa received the Delta Sigma Pheta Sorority "Elegant, Educate and Empowered Woman That Impact Thier Community" Award
One of our own Alex Garcia was promoted to Lieutenant
The Afro-Cuban All Stars rocked the Blaisdell
Steve Kennett, Honolulu Club, Membership Director, hosted LBH March Mixer
Alberto Maldonado (Proactive Innovators), Lisa Van Den Heuvel (Realtor) and Mario Garcia (Windows Hawaii)
David Smith (Pacific Corporate Solutions) and Steve Colon (Hunt Development)
This young man wears the traditional Colombian ruana (poncho) and hat
In March Hawaii Colombians came together to celebrate their traditions and culture
A new generation of Colombians Claudia and her son
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Looking back at 2011 for Latin Business Hawaii and Hawaii Hispanic News April 2011
Atlas Insurance’s Amanda Zamora and Plaza Club Membership Director Star Miranda
President of Latin Business Hawaii, José Villa and Nueva Esperanza Pastor Rauna May
Paul and Luisa wore their “We want Univision” shirts
Paul Vierling waving his shaka on-board the Makani
Costa Ricans Alfredo Carrillo and mom Roma Carrillo
Captain Jon doing his famous “hands’ free” sailing technique
An employee at the Hilton where the LBH June mixer was held and guest speaker Randy Havre
Vince Mitchell, Zachary and Denise Rogers
Flavia Brakling, Nadica Karleusa and Melissa Tree
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Looking back at 2011 for Latin Business Hawaii and Hawaii Hispanic News July 2011
The Smiths: Mari, David, David Jr. and Monique flank Jesús Puerto
Soul De Cuba owner Jesús Puerto and members of the Hawaiian Community
No, this beautiful cake was not filled with rice, beans and maduros. OK? Celebrating 5 years!!
Happy 4th Birthday Latin Business Hawaii!
Ray Cruz giving a presentation on Hawaii Public Radio
LBH directors Sandra Ahn, David Smith, Star Miranda and José Villa flank State Rep. Karen Awana
Millie Rodriguez beamed with joy as she made new business connections
Jerome Ramos loves his music and his art, as he gave lessons at the August LBH Mixer
Child & Family Services’ Howard Garval and Rickie
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Looking back at 2011 for Latin Business Hawaii and Hawaii Hispanic News September 2011
David Smith, Pacific Corporate Solutions, and José Villa, Latin Business Hawaii, attended the USHCC Convenetion in Miami, FL
Gloria Estefan received the “Ultimate Latina” award at the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Convention
Former Senator Mel Martinez speaking at one of the events at the USHCC Convention
The Annual Hawaii Hispanic Achievement Award winners with Latin Business Hawaii board
The 2011 Annual Hawaii Hispanic Achievement Awards
Navy CAPT (Dr.) José Acosta spoke at the Hawaii Hispanic Achievement Awards
A Boricua De Hawaii dancer in the annual Hispanic Festival
A musician performing in the annual Hispanic Festival
Priscilla Perez-Cabral and Rodney Perez (no relation)
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Looking back at 2011 for Latin Business Hawaii and Hawaii Hispanic News November 2011
Lt. Gov Brian Schatz, U.S. Senator Daniel Inouye and Big Island Mayor Billy Kenoi.
First Lady Michelle Obama visited the Maâ€™o Farms in Waianae
Eddie Ortiz, leader of Son Caribe Salsa Band
Orlando Alfaro and Herman Stern (realtor)
Congresswoman Mazie Hirono (right) and a guest at a dinner event
Ray Cruz and son Antonio Cruz
Toys For Tots collected at Latin Business Hawaii Christmas Party
Attorney Paul Herran and Contractor Kim Garcia
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New World School of the Arts Launches Its Legacy Society To Celebrate Its 25th Anniversary By Marí Villa, Senior Editor
MIAMI, Florida -- Mr. Armando Guerra and his wife Maria Cata-Guerra, New World School of the Arts (NWSA) Executive Board member, were hosts to an elegant soiree in their lovely home in Coral Gables, Florida, where more than fifty friends of the arts conservatory gathered to celebrate the school's 25th anniversary and honor its generous benefactors. This was also the perfect occasion to announce another remarkable milestone in the history of the school - the NWSA Legacy Society, a newly established gift-giving initiative that promises to sustain New World School of the Arts for decades to come. T h e N W S A L e g a c y S o c i e t y, conceived by former NWSA Foundation Board member, Lydia Harrison and her husband Burt Harrison along with NWSA Foundation Board Chair, Dennis Edwards, enables supporters to include New World School of the Arts in their estate planning to augment the institution's scholarship coffers. With over two million dollars already pledged, the program is off to a stellar start. "New World School of the Arts is such a force in our community and in the globe," said Lydia Harrison as she introduced the program. "Our students are not only forging the way in all aspects of the arts, many are joining the ranks of doctors, lawyers and engineers, while others are leaving their mark in the fields of academia, government and non-profit organizations. We need to make sure that scholarships remain funded in perpetuity at this wonderful institution, not just to benefit the next generation of artists, but also for the good of our community." Cofounder of the initiative Dennis Edwards
added, "Forming the Legacy Society allows us to identify, recognize and thank those in the community who are securing the future of NWSA." Jeffrey Hodgson, Interim Provost of New World School of the Arts, led the program as he acknowledged the invaluable support that NWSA has received from key members of its board and patrons of the school since its inception – "Tonight was an opportunity to thank our closest friends and supporters in this intimate and beautiful reception. After 25 years of love and support for the students of our school, these generous friends have again proven their deep commitment to NWSA through the newly founded Legacy Society. They have made NWSA's silver anniversary shine, illuminating the path forward brightly." Founding members of the NWSA Legacy Society were recognized and lauded for their vision and dedication with a unique hand-made glass sculpture created by Susan Banks, a New World School of the Arts sculpture professor who has been with the renowned arts institution for the past twenty-two years. Susan meticulously crafted and presented each unique multicolored glass "river stones," nestled in their own cast molds, to members of the new initiative. "The glass 'river stones' are a beautiful and meaningful token of appreciation for members of the Legacy Society. Like each donor, each is unique, but together they form a lasting foundation for our school," expressed Edwards – "I will treasure mine, because when friends see it displayed in my home, and comment on its beauty, it will give me the chance to explain its purpose and meaning." Inspired by the bedrock in a river, the artwork illustrates the importance of having a strong and united group of
Legacy Society advocates. Celebrating its 25th year, New World School of the Arts is a worldclass center of excellence in the visual and the performing arts providing a comprehensive program of artistic, creative and academic development. With programs accredited by the National Association of Schools of Dance, Music, Theater, and Art and Design, NWSA confers the high school diploma as well as the AA and the four-year BFA and BM college degrees. Through a rigorous curriculum that reflects the rich multicultural state of Florida and conservatory training, it empowers students to become leaders in the arts. Since 1988, more than 3,700 students of every economic and ethnic background have graduated from NWSA – many joining the ranks of prestigious arts organizations. NWSA alumni are becoming integral members of the national and international arts arena, expanding the landscape of our community. They are recognized artists, playwrights and performers winning Tony and Grammy awards. They perform at Jazz at Lincoln Center and in major opera houses. The visual artists exhibit in Art Basel and in the Whitney Biennial and its choreographers lead major dance companies including Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and dance with the Martha Graham Dance Company, among others. New World School of the Arts was created by the Florida Legislature as a center of excellence in the performing and visual arts. It is an educational partnership of Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Miami Dade College, and the University of Florida. Information about New World School of the Arts at 305-237-3559 or nwsa. mdc.edu.
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USHCC Foundation National Programs Honored With 2011 Outstanding Advocacy in Education Award Source: U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) Foundation is proud to accept the 2011 Outstanding Advocacy in Education Award from the Nashville Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. The coveted award recognizes the USHCC Foundation for its national education initiatives including two signature programs, the USHCC Chamber Training Institute and Green Builds Business. The USHCC Foundation is committed to giving Hispanic entrepreneurs alternatives for life preparation and life-long learning by developing and implementing initiatives and educational campaigns to awaken and nurture their entrepreneurial spirit. The Foundation
leverages corporate and public support to ensure that existing and aspiring Latino entrepreneurs gain access and achieve success in the world of business. The USHCC actively promotes the economic growth and development of Hispanic entrepreneurs and represents the interests of nearly three million Hispanic-owned businesses in the U.S. that combined generate in excess of $420 billion annually. It also serves as the umbrella organization for more than 200 local Hispanic chambers and business associations in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. "The USHCC Foundation plays an important role in creating and advancing educational opportunities for Hispanic entrepreneurs across the country," says USHCC Chairman Nina Vaca. "The
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In a continuation of the powerful momentum set through the collaborative vision and commitment of the USHCC to strengthen the contribution of Hispanic businesses in America, the USHCC Foundation also launched the national Green Builds Business (GBB), which toured 11 cities across the United States this year with the support of a $500,000 grant from Walmart. G r e e n Builds Business is a twoday training USHCC President & CEO Javier Paloma p r o g r a m Builds Business, is seen every day as d e s i g n e d t o e d u c a t e H i s p a n i c Hispanic business owners become entrepreneurs on how to incorporate the new leaders in economic growth environmental sustainability practices and environmental sustainability. This into their overall business models. award is a testament to the USHCC Through this program, Hispanic business Foundation's continued support of owners learn best practices for lowering Hispanic business, and the dedication operating costs, increasing revenues and of our corporate partners, Sam's Club motivating workers through advanced sustainability efforts. Green Builds and Walmart." In partnership with the University of Business helped over 200 businesses Notre Dame and underwritten by Sam's across America this year. "It comes as a great honor to have our Club, the USHCC Chamber Training Institute is a certificate program that Foundation recognized by the Nashville impacted over 80 Hispanic Chambers Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, whose of Commerce from across the country members have directly benefited from in 2011. The Chamber Training Institute our programs," says USHCC President & covered topics requested by USHCC CEO Javier Palomarez. "These programs members including; how to use social were designed by Hispanic business media to market a business; financial owners, for Hispanic business owners. management for nonprofit organizations; We're proud of the number of people membership growth; nonprofit law; and businesses that have been a part of and the impact of Hispanic population Green Builds Business and the Chamber Training Institute in 2011." growth on business. impact of its programs, such as the Chamber Training Institute and Green
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FA M I L Y & H E A L T H Clorox launches "Hogar + Sanito en Tres Pasitos" campaign encouraging Hispanic families to have a healthier home en Tres Pasitos." The program aims to composed by children's music author help families create a healthier home by Suni Paz, and performed by Vme's OAKLAND, California -- To help following three simple steps: receiving TuBebe host, Minerva Borjas. It is Hispanic families kick-off their new a flu shot; washing their hands; and part of two musical video vignettes year, the Clorox Company, in partnership disinfecting surfaces. featuring Minerva and the characters with Spanish TV network Vme, has The campaign also includes a from the famous Spanish cartoon series, launched a campaign to encourage germ specially-commissioned song called "Las Tres Mellizas prevention, entitled "Hogar + Sanito "Hogar + Sanito en Tres Pasitos", Bebes." The vignettes are airing on Vme and Clorox Latino's Facebook page from now through March 2012. "We thought the 'Hogar + Sanito en Tres Pasitos' song would be a unique and fun way for parents to entertain and teach their kids how to help keep the flu and cold viruses away," said Jay Stilwell, marketing manager at The Clorox Company. "With this educational campaign, we hope to reach millions of Hispanic families as part of Clorox's commitment to help create a healthier home for families across the country." In addition to recommending the flu vaccine and the use of disinfecting products, such as Clorox Disinfecting Wipes, the campaign acknowledges that washing your hands frequently and for at least 20 seconds, can significantly reduce the spread of the flu virus. UNCF helps thousands of deserving students. But we have to turn away The Clorox "Hogar + Sanito en Tres thousands more. So please give to the United Negro College Fund. Your donation will make a difference. Visit uncf.org or call 1-800-332-8623. Pasitos" vignettes feature Venezuelan DENNIS MANARCHY © 2006 UNCF ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
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singer, Minerva Borjas, who is already known in the parenting world thanks to her TV show TuBebe, where she offers practical tips and helpful information for current, soon-to-be and new parents. "I'm very excited to be part of this great initiative and share the 'Hogar + Sanito en Tres Pasitos' song with the little ones," said Minerva Borjas. "As a mother, I know that our children's health is our top priority, so what a better way to teach them to stay away from the flu than by singing and miming the key prevention steps together." As part of the launch of the campaign, Minerva will make a surprise appearance at an elementary school in Miami to teach children the new song and the importance of following the tres pasitos to maintain a healthy home. The "Hogar + Sanito en Tres Pasitos" campaign will run through the end of the flu season in March. For more information and to see the vignettes, please visit http://www. hogarmassanito.com or go to the Clorox Latino Facebook page at http://www. facebook.com/cloroxlatino or http:// www.hogarmassanito.com.
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Cancer Among Minorities with HIV/AIDS more common. Indeed, the increase in KS helped alert doctors to the epidemic BETHESDA, Maryland -- Racial in the first place. KS is now one of and ethnic minorities in America have three cancers, along with non-Hodgkin been hit harder than white Americans lymphoma and invasive cervical cancer, by the HIV/AIDS epidemicâ€“they make whose presence is part of the criteria up about one-third of the population but for defining whether a person infected two-thirds of all cases. In 2009, African with HIV has developed AIDS. In 1995, Americans made up 14 percent of the 51,414 people died of AIDS, and 34,000 population, but accounted for 44 percent people with HIV had developed one of of all new HIV infections. And Hispanics these signature cancers in the previous made up 16 percent of the population, but five years. 20 percent of new cases in 2009. Since then, "progress against HIV All patients infected with HIV, infection and AIDS, diagnoses once including racial and ethnic minorities, perceived as an automatic death sentence, are benefiting from new, more effective has been striking," said Dr. Robert therapies developed over the last 15 Wiltrout, director of NCI's Center for years. But as patients are living longer, Cancer Research. In 2005, AIDS deaths the distribution of cancer has shifted numbered about 17,000, a reduction dramatically. While the types of cancer of nearly 65 percent from a decade that have been typically associated with earlier. The incidence of "AIDS-defining" AIDS progression are on the decline in cancers also dropped over this period, the HIV/AIDS population, other types from 34,000 in 1991 through 1995 of cancer are now on the rise. down to about 10,000 between 2001 Cancer and HIV/AIDS has always and 2005. been "a tale of two diseases," according Thanks to better treatments, four to researchers at the NCI. Infection times as many people were living with with HIV not only weakens the immune AIDS in 2005 as in 1991. Also, as people system, leading to AIDS and increasing with HIV have begun living longer, they the risk of opportunistic infections, but face an increased risk of other types of also increases the risk of several types cancer, for several reasons: They often of cancer. have more exposure to other viruses or One of these cancers is Kaposi agents that cause cancer, their immune sarcoma, or KS. Before the HIV/AIDS systems are somewhat weakened, and epidemic, KS was extremely rare, but the general risk of cancer increases with the onset of the epidemic it became with age. Source: National Cancer Institute
The most common non-AIDSdefining cancers in patients with HIV are anal, lung, and liver cancers and Hodgkin lymphoma. These four cancers made up nearly half of all non-AIDS-defining cancers diagnosed in this population from 2001 through 2005. Higher risks for these cancers reflect co-infections such as human papillomavirus (HPV), hepatitis B and C viruses, and Epstein-Barr virus, as well as higher smoking rates in the HIV/AIDS population. Thus, although fewer people now die of AIDS, cancer is emerging as an important cause of death for the HIV-infected population. Preventing cancers that are increasing among the HIV-infected population is now a major focus of people who treat those with HIV. This effort includes trying to combat viral co-infections that cause cancer through prevention, screening, and treatment and avoiding exposure to other risk factors, such as smoking. Both men and women who are infected with HIV should discuss screening options for cancer with their medical providers. The risk of lung cancer can be reduced by quitting smoking. Because HIV-infected people have a higher risk of lung cancer, it is especially important that they do not smoke. Also, determining a patient's hepatitis status can sometimes lead to effective early intervention that may be able to reduce the risk of liver cancer.
Finally, for individuals who are not yet HIV infected, prevention of HIV-associated cancers should include prevention against HIV infection in the first place. And since many HIVrelated cancers are caused by HPV, it is important for male and female children to be vaccinated against HPV infection before they are sexually active. These prevention efforts are especially important for racial and ethnic minorities, who make up more than half of all HIV patients. Nearly four in five women with HIV/AIDS are from these groups, and an even greater number of children with the disease are also from these groups. The NCI has made substantial contributions to AIDS research since the beginning of the AIDS epidemic and today supports a broad and robust research program in this area. NCI leads the National Cancer Program and the NIH effort to dramatically reduce the burden of cancer and improve the lives of cancer patients and their families, through research into prevention and cancer biology, the development of new interventions, and the training and mentoring of new researchers. For more information about cancer, please visit the NCI web site at http:// www.cancer.gov or call NCI's Cancer Information Service at 1-800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237). More articles and videos are available at http://www.cancer. gov/lifelines.
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Fastest-Growing Hispanic Cable Network Among Hispanic Millennials Announces New Content for 2012 By JosĂŠ Villa, Senior Editor
MIAMI, Florida -- Tr3s: MTV, Musica y Mas, the fastest-growing bilingual/bicultural cable network among the coveted Hispanic millennial generation, continues to boost its original programming slate in 2012. New content in development includes the aspirational series Amigas, Inc., under executive producer Jennifer Lopez, producing partner Simon Fields and veteran film and television producer Jane Startz. The network's new originals in production include: the wildlyentertaining docu-series starring Mexican-American BMX champ Ricardo Laguna; a thriving Hispanic millennial discovered by executive producer Wilmer Valderrama; and Dulce Maria: Extranjera, which documents the American life of the former RBD star as she faces the cultural barriers and challenges of Hollywood stardom. Tr3s will also acquire Mexico's innovative novela Bienvenida Realidad from Argos Communications, and will renew top-rated originals Quiero Mis Quinces, Quiero Mi Boda, Rock Dinner and La Escalera, as part of its stellar new programming slate. "I'm so excited to bring the Amigas series to television and to share the rich cultural experiences of being a Latino
After achieving ultimate stardom in that are universal to us all," said Jennifer Group will also have a producing role in Latin America through her success in Lopez. "I hope that this series will the series. entertain audiences and inspire my fans Amigas Inc. chronicles the lives music, film, television and a fan base to pursue their own dreams." of four entrepreneurial Miami teens of one million followers on Facebook "When I met Ricardo, I immediately who pool their creative talents as and Twitter, Dulce Maria has her eyes discovered a disarming, charming and singers, graphic artists, deejays and set on achieving the same success in the inspiring young man with a vision larger choreographers to launch a party- U.S. The new original series chronicles than even his whole family expected. I planning business to help teenage girls the difficult departure from her beloved related to him on so many levels. Ricardo throw their dream QuinceaĂąeraâ€”the family and fans to the star-studded life and his family remind me and all of us Latin cultural equivalent to a "Sweet of Los Angeles, California. On this the reason why we move away from Sixteen" celebration. The business journey to new found independence, our countries and come to America to becomes such a success that soon the she experiences the challenges of a new embark in the search of the American four teens find themselves with the language and culture, in the midst of dream," said Wilmer Valderrama. hottest party-planning business in Miami. launching a new career in Hollywood's "Tr3s has become a strong creative Tr3s has ordered eight episodes for a competitive market. Tr3s will produce content engine, and we take pride in fall 2012 debut of the English-language ten 1-hour episodes for July 2012. Bienvenida Realidad knowing that we have established a coming-of-age series. Tr3s has also acquired the young credible and valuable space that allows The Ricardo Laguna Project producers to create innovative and Actor-turned-executive producer and innovative novela Bienvenida compelling content," said Singer. "Our Wilmer Valderrama teams up with Tr3s Realidad, a property of Cadena Tres, audience is more invested and engaged for the new docu-series The Ricardo Argos Communications and Sony in our original programming than ever Laguna Project. The series will look Pictures Television in Mexico. The before and we look forward to continuing inside the outrageously amusing life series scored 10 million viewers and to deliver hit content." of one of Las Vegas Magazine's most top ratings across all demos in Mexico, Amigas, Inc. eligible bachelors, and BMX champion, surpassing teen show Gilmore Girls in Lopez and Fields are executive Ricardo Laguna. He is attempting to the Spanish-speaking region. The novela producing through their Nuyorican break three world records and start his casts a multigenerational ensemble of Productions and Startz is executive own family business - all while balancing high school seniors, teachers and parents, producing via her Jane Startz Productions. his close knit family and the enticing who journey through the intolerance and Startz is the creator of the Amigas, Inc. Vegas social scene. Tr3s will produce stress points of adolescence (bullying, books series and characters, which were eight 30-minute episodes for a March homosexuality, drugs, pregnancy, STDs). New deal includes 120 episodes starting inspired by Jennifer Lopez. Branded 2012 premier. February 2012. entertainment firm United Entertainment Dulce Maria: Estranjera
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Maestros Positivos to be rewarded By Marí Villa, Editor
SAN CLEMENTE, California -- A statewide contest in search of three 'Maestros Positivos' in the Golden State by the California Milk Processor Board (CMPB), the creator of GOT MILK? and TOMA LECHE, sparked a tremendous outpour of essay writing this past holiday to recognize individuals who tirelessly promote healthy lifestyles and proper nutrition in their communities. Residents, community leaders and young people alike all shared inspiring, tear-jerking narratives about their unsung heroes who make a difference by improving the lives of those around them. As part of its latest Spanish-language campaign titled, "The Master of the Glass Half Full," a fictional guru who spreads positivity and healthy living through the powers of milk, the CMPB will award each of three 'Maestros Positivos' in California $5,000 ($2,500 for themselves and $2,500 for their charity of choice) for exemplifying positivity in the area of health and nutrition in their respective communities. Out of the more than 70 entries received, the three 'Maestro Positivo' winners are: Christina Rodriguez - San Jose, Calif. Nominated by: Dr. Marjorie Freedman Charity of Choice: Holy Trinity Catholic Church's Health & Nutrition Ministries As a registered nurse who provides basic health care and nutrition services to the Latinos in San Jose, Rodriguez hosts monthly health fairs at her church to test blood sugar and pressure. Not
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only does she donate her time to her community, but she spends her own money purchasing testing equipment. Sara Train - Glendale, Calif. Self-Nominated Charity of Choice: U.S.C. Physical Therapy's "Fit Families" Program. A nutritionist and community volunteer who holds nutrition and healthy cooking classes for 20 to 30 families weekly, Train makes classes fun and interactive so that all family members learn positive eating habits. Nadia Flores - Costa Mesa, Calif. Nominated by: Lupita Aragon & the Parents at THINK Together Charity of Choice: THINK Together Through her work as outreach manager for the organization, Flores develops programming and events that benefit low-income Latino families in Orange County. Her goal is to promote healthy habits at home for the entire family through information and education. The 'Maestro Positivo' contest was open to Californians ages 13 and older. They either nominated themselves or another person. Contestants submitted essays no more than 1000 words in Spanish by Dec. 22, 2011 stating: the type of work being done to help promote healthy living and nutrition; why it's important to do such work in the Latino community; and how a donation could further help the nominees' charity or organization of choice. Produced by advertising partner Huntington Beach-based Grupo Gallegos, "The Master of the Glass Half Full" is a fictional character garbed in a white robe who one day experiences an epiphany and is enlightened about milk's powers of positivity. Pegged as the most positive person in the world, he is featured all over California via TV, radio, billboards and on social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter. To s e e t h e ' M a e s t r o ' i n action, go to www.facebook.com/ ElMaestroDelVasoMedioLleno. To learn about the benefits of milk for the entire family, visit www.tomaleche.com.
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.Don Perignon y La Orquesta Puertorriqueña - A Otro Nivel 2.Santiago All-Stars - Joya y Rareza 3.Orquesta Yembeke - Son By Salsa 4.Various Artists - Tite Curet Alonso: Sono, Sono!
5.Various Artists - Nu Yorica Roots: The Rise of Latin Music in NYC in the 60's! 6.8 Y Mas! - Que Mas 7.Michael Stuart - Tribute to Louie Ramirez 8.Joe Rizo - Mongorama 9.Our Latin Thing - 40th.Anniversary Limited Edition 2-CD's & 1 DVD 10. Conjunto Puerto Rico - Asi Es Please visit our website for a complete list: www.salsaafterdark.com. And listen to "Sabor Tropical" on Hawaii Public Radio KIPO 89.3 FM, Saturdays from 5-8pm. On-Air request line: (808) 792-8241. Listen "Live" via the web at www.hawaiipublicradio.org.
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herbs, rubs and condiments to our product line.” Puerto went on: “The biggest news in our product company is that we’ll soon be selling items to the Cuban government. The first shipment went out from Jacksonville, Florida a couple of months ago. That was a shipment of our mojo sauce.” I had to ask: “They don’t make Cuban mojo in Cuba?” Puerto said: “'I haven't seen any evidence of any major commercial production of mojo sauce in Cuba. What I have seen is that mojo is still a homemade sauce. All their mojo is imported and we very few competitors
in that market of 11 million consumers. We anticipate a slow start, maybe only 400 cases in 2012. The sauces are manufactured in Connecticut.” Who will the end users be? Will it be restaurants and hotels? Puerto responded: “We’re initially targeting the rapidly growing grocery retail market, then plan to pursue opportunities with hotels, restaurants, institutions (e.g. hospitals, prisons, universities, etc.). Wouldn’t that be something? A photo of Fidel and Raul Castro at dinner and Fidel’s asking Raul to pass the Soul De Cuba mojo! Puerto added: “The third prong of our current business model is our franchises. I’ve hired a mainland company called Franchise Marketing Systems. Chris Conner is the president. I’ve brought him on as our franchise consultant/general manager. He’ll ramp up the sales and beef up the infrastructure. Thanks to that initiative, we are now generating 40 – 50
Hawaii Hispanic News leads per month compared to less than 40 leads in all of 2011.” With the franchises, does he plan to focus on a particular part of the globe – U.S. for example? Puerto said: “Currently we’re looking at a retired naval officer in the Los Angeles area as our first franchisee. He’s a CubanAmerican, so he’s well familiar with the food and processes. There’s also growing interest from groups in Japan, the Philippines and the Middle East, but we haven’t solidified anything yet.” With the franchises, will SDC provide start-up assistance, training and support? Puerto responded: “Yes. We have a full support package modeled after the most successful franchises in the world.” So, from this point on, will future SDC restaurants be franchises or could there be some more “corporate” ones, like the McDonald’s Restaurants business model? Puerto said: “It will be a corporate/franchise split. I still
U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Announces Briefings on Important Civil Rights Issues
topics. Each of these topics, along with our upcoming briefings on sex trafficking WASHINGTON, .C. -- The United as a form of gender discrimination and States Commission on Civil Rights whether state immigration enforcement announces that at its monthly business laws violate persons' civil rights, all meeting on January 13, 2012 the eight- constitute pressing national civil rights member Commission voted in a bipartisan issues that ultimately affect everyone manner to hold four new briefings on regardless of background." The Commission will announce important civil rights topics. These topics include the: effectiveness briefing dates of upcoming briefings of the federal government's post-9/11 in the near future to allow the public civil rights engagement with the Arab time to plan attendance and submit and Muslim American communities to public comments if they choose. Brief end prejudice and discrimination against descriptions of each topic will be them; the tension between associational available from the Commission by email freedoms of religious institutions and request to email@example.com. The U.S. Commission on Civil anti-discrimination laws; the impact that regulatory and other barriers have upon Rights is an independent, bipartisan new and emerging small businesses, agency charged with monitoring federal especially minority-owned businesses; civil rights enforcement. Members and state compliance with provisions of include Chairman Martin Castro and the federal National Voter Registration Commissioners Roberta Achtenberg, Todd Gaziano, Gail Heriot, Peter Kirsanow, Act. Commission Chairman Martin R. David Kladney, Abigail Thernstrom, and Castro stated, "We look forward to Michael Yaki. Commission meetings and utilizing the Commission's historic briefings are open to the general public. feel a draw to some locations I think mandate and unique strengths in The Commission's website is http://www. would require my personal involvement, exploring these timely and diverse usccr.gov. supervision, etc. Would it be easier to open another corporate store or a franchise? Puerto said: “I think - thanks to our comprehensive support package and on-site training team - it would be easier to open a franchise. I can help guide five to ten franchise stores, where as I would have to focus on one corporate store.” He concluded: “Just in general terms, and based primarily on access to capital, we could add another corporate store every five years. Conversely, adding franchise stores would be easier because the franchises would share resources in growing the brand. Right now we’re on an exciting upward path and our thankful to have so many good opportunities.” De tus palabras de hoy depende su mañana. Las palabras de un padre son las que ayudan a construir el futuro Having watched the SDC Empire de sus hijos. El Hispanic Scholarship Fund tiene la información grow has also been exciting. I’ll report 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. again soon on the progress our local Latino enterprise has made. By Marí Villa, Editor
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Tax preparation campaign helps Spanish-speaking taxpayers face language, fraud and misinformation barriers By Marí Villa, Editor
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- When it comes to taxes, many Hispanics face an uphill battle wrought with barriers, such as language, fraud and misinformation. To help address Spanishspeaking taxpayers' needs for trustful and credible help, the Hispanic Access Foundation (HAF) has launched an eight-city outreach and educational campaign in partnership with H&R Block, the world's largest tax services provider. The campaign "Preparate Para Un Futuro Mejor" (Prepare Yourself for a Better Future) is designed to emphasize the importance of building an accurate tax history and to give Hispanics tools to protect against fraud and misinformation in the tax preparation process. The Hispanic Access Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that works to promote responsible citizenship, educational attainment, and active engagement in the improvement of the health, environment, and financial wellbeing of Hispanic families throughout the United States. Working with and through our strategic partnerships with faith and community organizations, we HAF is dedicated to providing greater access to vital information and community resources to the U.S. Hispanic population to improve their health and quality of life. (For more info visit http://www. hispanicaccess.org). "HAF's helpline has been flooded with calls from Hispanics with questions, confusion, and concerns about their taxes," said Maite Arce, executive director of HAF. "Past calls included fears about immigration status, situations
of fraud or that they've trusted unskilled tax preparers. It's evident that there is a critical need for tax preparation education." The importance of this education is underscored by the fact that Hispanic buying power is expected to reach $1.5 trillion in 2015, according to the Selig Center for Economic Growth, and that several million Hispanics are estimated to have never filed a tax return. "Hispanics need access to quality information in their language and to bilingual tax experts to build their understanding about taxes," said Arce. "With over 2,100 bilingual offices nationwide, H&R Block is an ideal partner to help this population." Throughout the campaign, HAF and H&R Block will work with faithbased and community leaders in select communities to: discuss tax topics; participate in community events; and promote informational tax seminars called "Tax Talks."
La Cocina Chilaquiles
IIngredients 1 chicken breast with bone 2 blcoks of bouillon (consomé de pollo) 1 pack (10 oz.) of GOYA® Corn Tortillas GOYA® Corn Oil 2 cans (26 oz.) GOYA® Whole Tomatillos, drained 1 large chopped onion 2 tsp. GOYA® Minced Garlic or 1 clove fresh garlic 8 GOYA® Serrano Chiles or to taste 4 oz. shredded cheese 4 oz. sour cream 1/2 cup white onion, finely chopped Directions 1 . To s m a l l saucepan, add chicken breast, 1 chicken bouillon and enough cold water to cover chicken by 1 inch. Transfer saucepan to stove; bring water to boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium low and simmer until chicken is cooked through, about 30 minutes.
Transfer chicken to cutting board until cool enough to handle; reserve 1 cup broth. Shred chicken, discarding any bones, cartilage and/or skin. 2. Slice the tortillas in eight sections (triangles) and place in a frying pan with hot oil. Deep fry all triangles until they turn golden and crunchy. Remove and drain on a paper towel. Discard all but one teaspoon of oil. 3. In a blender, place the tomatillos, onions, garlic, chiles, a cup of the broth and the chicken boullion. Blend all these ingredients well. Add salt and pepper to taste. 4. Set the frying pan that prepared the tortillas chips on medium heat, pour in the salsa, and cook for 5 minutes. Add the homemade tortilla chips and let them soak in the salsa, approximately 5 to 6 minutes. Don’t let them get too soggy. Add more chicken broth if the sauce gets to thick. Add the shredded chicken and the shredded cheese, and heat. Serves 4
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