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October 9th, 2017
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As "Despacito" Nears 4 Billion Views, YouTube's Consumption vs Revenue Gap Widens from hypebot.com

This is where Latin America comes in. The local video advertising markets throughout Latin America are much less developed than in the US and, additionally, there is much less advertiser demand. Compared to the US, there are fewer advertisers with less money to spend on consumers, who also spend less money. This means that advertiser demand massively outstrips supply, which suggests that ad prices are lower. So, as Latin American YouTube music consumption grows, effective per stream rates will decline.

Exasperated Puerto Ricans desperate for cellphone service turn to Mexican carrier - Claro Puerto Rico, a subsidiary of America Movil from stltoday.com : Puerto Rico

Puerto Ricans exasperated by the patchy U. S. relief response to their hurricane-blasted island are turning to a Mexican billionaire's mobile phone network they say has been faster to restore service. Claro Puerto Rico, a subsidiary of America Movil owned by Carlos Slim, has stepped up to a challenge in the wake of Hurricane Maria that U. S. peers like AT&T Inc. , T-Mobile US Inc. and Sprint Corp. have been slower to address, residents said.

Ambicultural Latinas At Forefront of Crossover Trend from mediapost.com

Hispanic women are rapidly becoming an economic and social powerhouse in the United States, with rising rates of entrepreneurship, educational attainment and delayed marriage, according to a recently released Nielsen report. These advances are emerging as the relatively young Latina population is undergoing dramatic growth: 37% between 2005 and 2015, with 77% of that growth coming from U. S. -born Latinas.

Smithsonian Unveils Exhibit Honoring Spanish Language Television History, Including Florida's Telemundo 51 Legends from nbcmiami.com

A new exhibit at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History will chronicle and honor the contributions of Spanish language television – including features from South Florida based talent and members of the NBCUniversal family.

These Dreamers started businesses. Will they have to leave them behind? from money.cnn.com

Juan Martinez is building an artificial intelligence company. But President Trump's decision to repeal DACA could derail his plans. The 27-year-old resident of Austin, Texas is one of roughly 800,000 people who enrolled in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which allow undocumented immigrants brought to the U. S. as children to live and work domestically without fear of deportation.

Topo Chico Joins the Big Leagues After Being Acquired by Coca-Cola from abasto.com

In order to expand and strengthen its nationwide presence in the bottled mineral water market, beverage giant Coca-Cola has bought Topo Chico, a renowned Mexican mineral water brand, for $220 million. In a press release, Arca Continental, owner of Topo Chico and the second largest bottler in Latin America, announced the transfer of the mineral water brand rights to the Coca-Cola company in the United States.

Hurricane turned Puerto Rico pension crisis into catastrophe from money.cnn.com : Puerto Rico

Before Hurricane Maria crashed into Puerto Rico, the island faced an ugly battle over the almost $50 billion it owes in pension benefits for public employees. The devastation has made that dire situation even worse. "We're going to have to go back to the drawing table and see how we can restructure the pension system in a way that's sustainable," says Sergio Marxuach, policy director with the Center for a New Economy, a think tank in San Juan.

Paulson’s Bet on Puerto Rican Hotels Hasn’t Gone So Well from bloomberg.com : Puerto Rico

Three years ago, John Paulson predicted Puerto Rico would become a tax haven for the wealthy -- the Singapore of the Caribbean. He snapped up high-end hotels and other real estate, betting on what he thought would be an upswing in the island’s economy. “We believe the Puerto Rican economy is at the cusp of recovery,” the billionaire hedge fund manager said in 2014, announcing the purchase of two San Juan hotels.

Cuba travel warning: How will it affect island entrepreneurs? from mypalmbeachpost.com : Cuba

I’ve been thinking about how anxious Yolanda, Juan Carlos and Ana must be in the face of the latest Cold War-style tensions between the U. S. and Cuba. The three young Cuban entrepreneurs (I’ve changed their names to avoid any possible repercussions) were some of a dozen or so my husband and I met during an August trip to Havana.

Jessica Alba’s company is no longer a unicorn from fastcompany.com

The Honest Company is raising a new round of funding at a significantly lower valuation than its last round, according to a document unearthed by CBInsights. The Series E stock is set at $19. 60 per share, down from the $45. 75 per share price point of the company’s Series D round, which were sold in the summer of 2015.

Cinelatino Unveils Rebrand Package, Reinforcing its Position as Movie Channel for Latinos from portada-online.com

What: Cinelatino has unveiled a comprehensive rebrand that includes new on-air graphics and color palette. Why it matters: The channel rebrand was led by Carolina Bilbao, Executive Creative Director of Cinelatino, who tapped Edison Music’s David Baron, one of the top composers for television branding.

A landscaper’s ‘hire American’ plan ended with bringing in Mexican workers to finish the job from washingtonpost.com

Medrano’s extraordinary recruitment effort — which included three days in Ciudad Juárez while the U. S. Consulate processed the work visas — encapsulates the complex relationship between American employers and temporary foreign workers. In landscaping, tourism, seafood processing and other seasonal industries, employers are desperate to find Americans who will stay on the job for the pay they are able to offer — $14 an hour is the starting salary at Medrano’s firm.

Hispanics Drive Retail Clothing Sales During The Holidays from mediapost.com

According to our most recent Holiday retail study, among the Total Market, Hispanics are the most likely demographic to give clothing as a gift during the holiday season for the second year in a row: This is statistically significantly as compared to their non-Hispanic white and Asian counterparts.

Univision, Telemundo win News and Documentary Emmys from mediamoves.com

The News and Documentary Emmy Awards were presented tonight in New York City and Univision and Telemundo were both winners.

Nashville area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce wins national honors from tennessean.com : Tennessee

The Nashville Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is the recipient of the Chamber of the Year Award by the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce at its recent annual national convention in Dallas, Texas. The USHCC recognizes the Chamber of the Year from among more than 200 Hispanic Chambers of Commerce throughout the nation. Award recipients are selected by an independent panel of judges and are chosen based on their contributions to their commercial ecosystems, outstanding accomplishments, quality of service, innovation of programs, leadership and commitment to the Hispanic business community.

PR Girl Scouts of the USA selects ALPFA to Engage Latinas Across America from prnewswire.com

The Girl Scouts of the USA launched a national partnership with the Association of Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA) at its 54th National Convention. Effective today, ALPFA CEO Charles P. Garcia was elected as a member of the National Board of Directors of the Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA). The voting took place at the National Council Session where 1058 delegates representing over 100 Girl Scout Councils cast votes individually for each nominee.

Ogilvy returns to Mexico: Los Cabos Tourism Board hires firm to blunt negative press from prweek.com : Mexico

Five years after Ogilvy’s work for the Mexico Tourism Board ended, the agency has picked up a six-figure assignment for the Los Cabos Tourism Board. The WPP firm will work to mitigate negative coverage of the Mexican tourism destination. Violence and criminal activity in the country prompted the State Department to issue a travel advisory for Mexico in August that includes Los Cabos. Ogilvy was hired to "neutralize the negative, promote the positive, and reset the media dialogue internationally," said Jennifer Risi, the firm’s worldwide chief communications officer.

Earthquake-Related Purchases Lift Wal-Mart de Mexico Sales from wsj.com : Mexico

Walmex says same-store sales rose 10.2% in September - Mexico’s biggest retailer, Wal-Mart de Mexico SAB, reported double-digit sales growth in September as emergency purchases following a major earthquake offset the impact of temporary store closures.

Google to use balloons for Puerto Rico phone service from aljazeera.com : Puerto Rico

The US Federal Communications Commission said it had approved the company's application to provide the emergency cellular service to Puerto Rico. In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico has struggled to regain communications services. The FCC said on Friday that 83 percent of cell sites remain out of service, while wireless communications company are deploying temporary sites. Alphabet, which announced its Project Loon in 2013 to use solar-powered, high-altitude balloons to provide internet service in remote regions, said in an FCC filing it was working to "support licensed mobile carriers' restoration of limited communications capability" in Puerto Rico.

Mexican Radio Host’s Resignation Highlights Ties Between Government and Media from nytimes.com : Mexico

Last Thursday, as it has for nearly a dozen years, Leonardo Curzio’s radio show delivered lively debate. This time around, his team of analysts harshly criticized a pair of policy initiatives floated in recent weeks by, among others, the political party of Mexico’s president, Enrique Peña Nieto. The timing of the proposals — one to route public campaign funds to the victims of last month’s earthquake and the other to eliminate party-appointed representatives in Congress — seemed suspect to them.

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US Chamber of Commerce sounds alarm about a NAFTA pullout from vallartadaily.com

America’s biggest business group is warning the Trump administration that a withdrawal from the North American Free Trade Agreement would be a “political and economic debacle” that would cost hundreds of thousands of U. S. jobs. Talking with reporters Friday, John Murphy, a senior official with the U. S. Chamber of Commerce, said the chamber would work to rally support for the trade deal and against the administration’s hardline demand for concessions from Canada and Mexico. The comments were unusually blunt for America’s biggest business group.

Diversity and silicon valley: Race, not gender, gap gets worse from usatoday.com

espite pledges from technology companies to crack the minority ceiling, Silicon Valley has a race problem and it's getting worse. Black and Hispanic representation is declining even as strides have been made in closing the gender gap in San Francisco Bay Area technology companies, according to new research published Tuesday by the nonprofit Ascend Foundation, which advocates for Asians in business.

Great Big Story Courts Spanish-Language Viewers Through A Channel Filled With "Historias" from tubefilter.com

Great Big Story is rolling out an offering en español. The CNN-backed video platform, which serves up short-form documentary pieces to its social media followers, has launched Great Big Historias, a channel on YouTube and Facebook that features Spanish-language videos. While the language featured on Great Big Historias may be different from that of a typical Great Big Story video, the two channels are united in their desire to share sharply-produced stories about curious people, places, and things.

PR Century 21 Real Estate Launches 'Empowering Latinas' Program, Provides Scholarships from rismedia.com

Century 21 Real Estate LLC has launched the “Empowering Latinas” program, providing Latina entrepreneurs in South Florida an opportunity to earn a real estate license, the company recently announced. Century 21, in addition, has partnered with the Hispanic Heritage Foundation to provide 70 scholarships, which cover the 63-hour course tuition fees at the Gold Coast School, and fees for the Florida real estate agent exam

Latinos, an emerging force in Silicon Valley from aldianews.com : California

Latinos are further looking, risky, innovative. Many of them arrive in Silicon Valley with the illusion of starting a new career in the Valley of Opportunities. Although new international technology poles have emerged, Silicon Valley is still the place to be. Not surprisingly, this area continues to receive a third of the total venture of capital investment throughout the United States.

An unlikely consequence of Trump's immigration policies? Declining enrollment at U.S. business schools from marketplace.org

“One of the things we noticed post the election in the U. S. last November was a change in students’ expressed intent to study in the U. S. ,” said Sangeet Chowfla, the president and CEO of the Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC). The GMAC is the nonprofit that administers the GMAT, a standardized test most students take to get into business school. It published a survey of 1,000 global business schools this month, which found that international student interest in American business schools had declined by nearly two-thirds since the election.

Latina Engineers Push to Defy Odds in Tech and Increase Their Numbers from nbcnews.com

Only 13 percent of U. S. engineering jobs are held by women, and an even smaller percentage by Latinas. According to the latest report by the National Science Foundation, only 2 percent of employed engineers are Hispanic women. Trelles was not one of those kids who grew up coding or working with technology at the age of ten. Her path to becoming an engineer has been a circuitous and difficult one, and she says she feels like an impostor sometimes because she was late to the game of computers and technology. “I had no introduction to programming in high school, or college. ”

Talented Actress Marjorie De Sousa Signs Exclusive Contract with Telemundo from broadwayworld.com

Telemundo announced today the exclusive signing of renowned actress Marjorie de Sousa. The award-winning actress will STAR in Telemundo's upcoming original production Al Otro Lado del Muro (On the Other Side of the Wall). The series follows two women, one of humble origins and the other a prominent figure, who cross over from Mexico to the United States to try to rebuild their lives. De Sousa will portray THE GOVERNOR'S WIFE - a beautiful, elegant and refined woman who is devoted to her family, and whose world falls apart when she discovers her husband's involvement in illegal activities.

Economic Slowdown in Mexico "Is Just Around the Corner" due to Earthquakes, Experts Say from panampost.com : Mexico

The two earthquakes that struck Mexico in 2017 will have a negative effect on its overall growth, according to Bank of America and Merrill Lynch. “The slowdown is just around the corner,” the banks said in a report, adding that the growth of the country’s Gross Domestic Product will reach 1. 9 percent when predictions had previously stood at 2. 1, according to Carlos Capistrán, chief economist for the Canadian and Mexican Bank of America offices.

5 Ways To Reach Hispanics During Hispanic Heritage Month from mediapost.com

With Hispanic Heritage Month in full swing, which runs from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 and coincides with the Independence Days of Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras, here are five places brands should consider in order to connect with the Hispanic community and build brand loyalty.

Pachuca owner slams Mexico TV rights deal over lack of transparency from espnfc.com : Mexico

Pachuca owner Jesus Martinez has fiercely criticized the Mexican federation's recent deal to grant Televisa and TV Azteca television rights until after the 2026 World Cup. Martinez was one of four Liga MX owners to vote against the deal, with the club president suggesting in an interview with ESPN on Tuesday that the Mexican federation (FMF) could have gotten much better terms.

Mexican transport company Traxión loses traction as IPO pricing slips from latinlawyer.com : Mexico

Paul Hastings LLP in New York and Robles Miaja SC in Mexico City have helped transport and logistics company Traxión make an initial public offering (IPO) worth 4. 5 billion Mexican pesos (US$220 million).

Reports from Cuba, Mexico, Colombia and Honduras win 2017 Gabriel García Márquez Journalism Awards from knightcenter.utexas.edu

The winners in the categories of Text, Image, Coverage and Innovation were selected from 1,383 entries and 12 finalists as the best journalistic works from Ibero-America in the last year. The winner in the text category was “Historia de un paria” (History of a Pariah) by Jorge Carrasco of El Estornudo, an independent magazine concentrating on narrative journalism in Cuba. The project is a profile of Farah, a 53-year-old cross-dresser who lives in Havana.

PR Unisys Appoints Eduardo Almeida as Vice President and General Manager for Latin America from prnewswire.com : Latin America

Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) today announced Eduardo Almeida has joined the company as Vice President and General Manager for Latin America. In this role, Eduardo will be responsible for leading and expanding Unisys business in the region, which currently represents 10 percent of the company's global revenue. Almeida is based in São Paulo and reports directly to Eric Hutto, senior vice president and president, Enterprise Solutions.

A+E Networks has named Francisco Guijon as SVP, Americas, responsible for managing the profitability and expansion of A+E’s channels and media assets in Latin America and Canada from digitaltveurope.net

Guijon was previously programming, content and ad sales director at Liberty Global-owned Chilean cable operator VTR. At the cable outfit he headed the company’s content strategy, which included launching the first free VOD service in Latin America. Guijon will report to Edward Sabin, executive managing director, international at A+E Networks.

IOT boosts Latin American marketing from news.com.au : Latin America

The IOT Group (ASX: IOT) has engaged one of Latin America's prominent consumer electronics sales representative companies, Maximum Export Import LLC, to manage the market development of its ROVA Selfie Drone and AirSelfie products in Latin America. MEI is a group of experienced industry participants with consumer electronics, manufacturing and retailing backgrounds, who partner with select distributors to import and distribute consumer electronic products to major Latin American countries including Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Mexico.

Old Copper Mine Becomes Tourist Attraction in Uruguay from laht.com : Uruguay

A long-abandoned copper mine in the southeastern Uruguayan province of Maldonado has become a tourist attraction that allows visitors to walk its tunnels and view unusual rock formations. Mina La Oriental Park founder Lilian Ascorreta has been working since 2009 to restore the tunnels and enhance the old mine’s potential as an attraction.

MLB starts diversity fellowships for women, people of color from foxsports.com

Major League Baseball is starting a diversity fellowship program and will place about 20 selected candidates with teams and three with the sport’s central office. Applications, limited to people of color and women, can be submitted from Friday through Nov. 17 and the individuals selected will be announced in April. People eligible include those who have earned a bachelor’s, master’s or related advanced degree within the last two years. The club program involves an 18-month commitment and the central office fellowships run for three years, including two in baseball operations and one in the league economics department.

Join us in recognizing Latin America’s Women Journalists for the IWMF "Women Journo Heroes" campaign from knightcenter.utexas.edu

The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas is participating in the new Women Journo Heroes campaign led by the International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF). For the month of October, IWMF is asking the community to help in honoring women journalists around the world by sharing photos of stories of courageous women journalists via Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and other platforms.

Inside the “Despacito” Hot Streak from medium.com

The groundwork for a 26-week run on Pandora’s Top Spin chart was laid by a decades-long fusion of Latin, Caribbean and African music — and a chart-topping hit by Justin Bieber.

US, Canada Have More to Lose than Mexico if NAFTA Deal Falls Through, Experts Say from panampost.com : Mexico

Chief economists at JPMorgan, Goldman Sachs and Barclays said that should the North American Free Trade Agreement be canceled, Mexico would be affected much less than the United States and Canada . “If NAFTA is canceled, there would have to be a certain depreciation of the peso, which in the end would benefit the Mexican economy, which is what happened at the beginning of the year,” Gabriel Lozano, chief economist for Mexico at JPMorgan, said.

Univision hires Palmira Pérez as anchor from mediamoves.com

Palmira Pérez is the new weekday primetime anchor for KDTV Univision 14. She’ll be anchoring solo at 6 pm and share the 11 pm anchor desk with Ramón Adame.

Puerto Rico’s Tourism Workers Are Rushing to Fill Recovery Jobs from bloomberg.com : Puerto Rico

Aliana Acevedo isn’t collecting a paycheck, because the Ritz-Carlton hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico, is shut indefinitely. She’s trying to get a job with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, a lifeline for the battered island’s tourism industry in more ways than one. More than 13,000 federal government workers who were dispatched to Puerto Rico for hurricanes Irma and Maria are filling the open hotels –- sometimes three to a single room. For those that remain shuttered, the agency is giving idled employees hope until tourists return to the U. S. territory’s beaches, rain forests and colonial Spanish beauty.

Puerto Rico: 6 reasons why the island slid into financial crisis from usatoday.com : Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico's attempts to slash its massive debts have taken on greater urgency after Hurricane Maria devastated the island, leading to President Trump's comments Tuesday that the U. S. territory's liabilities should be eliminated. But the island's economic crisis has been long in the making.

PR EstrellaTV Reveals Nominees For '2017 Premios de la Radio' Awards Ceremony from hispanicizewire.com

EstrellaTV, the largest privately held, minority-owned Spanish broadcasting television network in the U. S. announces the nominees and date for its “2017 Premios de la Radio” awards ceremony. On Thursday, October 5th, EstrellaTV announced the nominees for the largest and single-handedly most important awards show that honors, recognizes and celebrates regional Mexican music in the U. S.

5 Latina Content Creators Who Use Instagram To Share The Reality Behind Being An Entrepreneur from forbes.com

Those inspiring women have become even more necessary for me as I delved into the Latinx entrepreneur space. As Latinxs, entrepreneurs and in many cases first-generation Latinx-Americans, they understand the unique perspective of building a brand (or many brands) while also balancing unique familial duties. Here are 5 women you’ll want to follow on Instagram for your daily dose of hustle inspiration.

Mexico Buys More than Half Its US Goods outside of NAFTA from panampost.com : Mexico

Jose Antonio Meade, Mexico’s Finance Secretary, said that 51 percent of what his country buys from the United States is acquired outside the regulations of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). According to the official, the percentage of trade between the two countries under NAFTA rules is declining, giving way for the rules of the World Trade Organization (WTO).

Univision Mastercard Prepaid Card Hits Walmart Shelves from paybefore.com

Univision Mastercard Prepaid Card is now available in approximately 300 Walmart stores in California, Texas and Florida. The move is part of the brand’s continued expansion into retail spaces in prominently Hispanic regions.

Landeros joins WGCL as senior executive producer from mediamoves.com

Phil Landeros is moving up the news ranks and to a bigger market as Senior Executive Producer at WGCL CBS46 in Atlanta. He starts the new gig next Monday, October 9.

PR Entravision Communications Corporation Announces New Television Agreements with Univision from prnewswire.com

Entravision Communications Corporation (NYSE: EVC), a diversified media company serving Latino audiences and communities, today announced that it has entered into a new affiliation agreement and a new proxy agreement with Univision Communications Inc. relating to the company's Univision and UniMás network affiliate television stations.

Hispanic business culture runs deep in Western North Carolina from citizen-times.com : North Carolina

Opportunity comes in many forms. For Adriana Chavela, it came in the form of a dream she experienced in her home, not long after losing a job in public relations and sales. Chavela is the founder of Hola Media Inc. and the publisher of Hola Carolina Magazine, a Latino lifestyle and cultural publication in Asheville. Each month, Chavela tells stories of business, of music, of the sights and sounds that matter to the city's Latino population. She launched it in 2014 with her husband, Ron Stamey, whom she met several years earlier in a pitch meeting.

Less than half of black and Hispanic millennials own a credit card from today.yougov.com

While positivity around consumer confidence is low, black and Hispanic millennials are the most likely seek financial services in the next six months (49%)

Mexico’s Berry Bounty Fuels U.S. Trade Dispute from wsj.com : Mexico

An explosion in berry farming here, fed by a growing American obsession with breakfast smoothies and antioxidant-rich fruits, is fueling one of the thorniest disagreements in the talks to redo the North American Free Trade Agreement that resume this coming week.

¿Habla arte? How LA art galleries are reaching out to Spanish speakers from theguardian.com : California

he Los Angeles metropolitan area is home to more than 4 million Spanish speakers, almost 40% of the population, and the US is on track to be the largest Spanish speaking country in the world by 2050. Despite these statistics, bilingualism has historically been a contentious issue, especially in California, where English-only education in public schools was the law for almost 20 years. That all changed last November when proposition 58 brought back bilingual and multilingual education. That shift is being felt in the LA art world, where both new museums and established institutions are making strides to better reflect the city’s demographics.

Virginia’s cold treatment pilot participation clears way for South American produce imports from ajot.com : Virginia

Importers of perishables from South America can now move their cargo across The Port of Virginia® as the port is now a participant of the U. S. Department of Agriculture’s Southeast In-Transit Cold Treatment Pilot program. Virginia is the newest member of a pilot that is designed to import fresh fruit to U. S. East Coast ports from South America. The pilot allows entry of in-transit, cold-treated containers of agricultural products originating in South America, including blueberries, citrus, and grapes from Peru; blueberries and grapes from Uruguay; and, apples, blueberries and pears from Argentina.

PR California Tortilla® Pushes First Expansion Outside Mid-Atlantic Region from markets.businessinsider.com

Currently operating 50 locations across D. C. , Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, California Tortilla is offering franchise opportunities for multi-unit expansion nationwide. Looking to grow from the Mid-Atlantic region outwards, the brand's top markets for growth include North Carolina, New York, New Jersey, Florida and Ohio. Additionally, California Tortilla is set to debut in Connecticut, while adding to the brand's established presence in Maryland and Virginia.

Relevant Speakers at the Latina SmallBiz Expo hosted by NJIT from abasto.com : New Jersey

LatinasinBusiness. us has announced relevant speakers at the Latina SmallBiz Expo and Pitch your Biz to the Media Competition. The event will take place at the NJIT Campus Center Atrium, 150 Bleeker St, Newark, NJ 07102, on November 9 from 4:00pm to 9:00pm. Free parking will be available for all attendees at NJIT Garage located at 154 Summit Street.

PR Web Entrepreneur Launches MyMexicanFoods.com, a Website Featuring Authentic Mexican Cooking Must-Haves from digitaljournal.com

Founder of MyMexicanFoods. com, Rose Marie Salgado is pleased to announce the launch of her new website venture; the website features a broad assortment of authentic Mexican cooking must-haves including authentic Mexican recipes, cookbooks for full-flavored dishes, countertop kitchen appliances, cooking tools, and kitchen supplies. For more information, visit the website’s blog at MyMexicanFoodReview. com.

Telemundo hires Rodner Figueroa as entertainment reporter from mediamoves.com

Rodner Figueroa is getting another chance in the TV business. More than two years after Univision fired him over racist comments about first lady Michelle Obama, the fashion commentator and TV host has been hired at Telemundo.

PR StarKist® and Tapatío® Turn Up the Heat with the Launch of New StarKist Tuna Creations® Tapatío® from prnewswire.com

StarKist Co. is proud to announce its most recent partnership with Tapatío, the world-renowned hot sauce made with authentic ingredients and flavors. This partnership is part of StarKist's newest addition to its BOLD line of flavored tuna pouches: StarKist Tuna Creations® Tapatío. Paired with a touch of lime juice, the new Tuna Creations® BOLD Tapatío flavor offers an entirely different taste experience to premium tuna through a mixture of heat and sweetness; a unique combination with a kick. This perfect blend is ready to enjoy on corn chips, a salad, in a taco or straight from the pouch. This partnership was brokered by Tapatío's licensing agency, Brand Central, LLC.

Nuevo León tourism project comes as surprise to locals from mexiconewsdaily.com : Mexico

A reservoir in the state of Nuevo León is to become a major tourist attraction if the state government’s plans come to fruition, although Tuesday’s announcement came as a surprise to local businesses in the municipality of Santiago. The La Boca dam project announced by Governor Jaime Rodríguez Calderón is still in the planning stages, but will include the construction of a new wharf, a recreational park of at least nine hectares, a beach area and new restroom facilities.

In Pictures: Tourism VIPs from Mexico visit Brownsville from riograndeguardian.com : Texas

VIPs from the cities of Monterrey, Torreón, Madero, Tampico and Ciudad Victoria were given a two-day tour of Brownsville. The aim was to get them interested in developing tour party visits in the future.

ADOT trains truckers from Mexico to pass safety inspections, increase business from kdminer.com : Arizona

Sixty truck drivers scribbled notes in a Mexican warehouse last month as they listened to a United States border inspection officer describe the types of things officers examine during border inspections. Flat tires. Broken headlights. Cargo that’s not secured. The group gathered as part of a new program the Arizona Department of Transportation launched earlier this year to help train truck drivers entering the U. S. from Mexico to quickly pass safety inspections. The free two-day course became so popular, the department added more classes.

Latina Style Business Series: 7 Golden Rules of Success from huffingtonpost.com

The Latina Style Business Series held its 19th annual conference recently at the Chicago Marriott. Here are seven business tips, culled from the slate of powerful speakers

Faces in the Crowd - Adriana Llorenz from nearshoreamericas.com : Mexico

Within her position as Business Development Adviser at the Tijuana Economic Development Corporation (EDC), Adriana Llorenz is one of the team responsible for building Tijuana’s BPO sector from the ground up. Prior to joining the Tijuana EDC in January 2017, Adriana worked as an Investment Promoter and Project Developer at the Secretary of Economic Development in Baja California, giving her the skills she needed to boost the BPO sector in Tijuana.


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