• Alabama Arrest of German Mercedes-Benz executive under immigration law underscores how little history changes

    LatinaLista -- The fallout from Alabama's harsh anti-immigration bill H.B. 56 just keeps raining down. Last Friday, one of the latest consequences of the legislation, and one that...

  • New report reveals Latino and black homebuyers with good credit were targets of subprime lenders

    LatinaLista -- At the height of the subprime mortgage crisis, the blame for it and the subsequent housing bubble bust were laid directly on the doormat of Latino and black homebuyers. "Buying more home than they can afford" was the popular soundbite pundits and commentators echoed while trying to make someone accountable...

  • Latino Appointed New Veterans Services Director

    By Dalia Díaz Rumbo News LAWRENCE, MA -- The Lawrence City Council will be considering the appointment of Retired Sergeant First Class Jaime L. Melendez, Jr. who was Mayor William Lantigua's choice as Director of Veterans Services. Sgt. Melendez was born in Lawrence, attending grammar school in this city and later graduating...

  • Latina Lista giving away 2 free tickets to attend National Hispana Leadership Institute’s annual conference

    Latina Lista -- Want to network with hundreds of Latinas Listas? The National Hispana Leadership Institute (NHLI) will convene over six hundred Latinas, national leaders and NHLI's accomplished alumnae at the Wilshire Grand Hotel in Los Angeles, CA in just a couple of days on November 3-4, 2011 at their annual national...

  • Latino San Diego leader honored by Chargers

    By Pablo Jaime Sáinz La Prensa San Diego SAN DIEGO -- Although Ruben Barrales sees himself as one of many Latino leaders in the county, the San Diego Chargers thought otherwise. The Bolts selected Barrales, who serves as the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce President and Chief Executive Officer, as the...

  • Walmart to sell products from women-run businesses in developing nations

    LatinaLista -- Ever since the practice of "micro loans" was made popular in helping women entrepreneurs in developing nations establish their businesses, the products they made didn't travel far out of their neighborhoods. Yet, with technology, the sophistication of business consortiums pooling aspiring entrepreneurs together and the increasing sense that big businesses must...

  • Latest job report underscores the continued need for Affirmative Action policies

    LatinaLista -- As the nation begins the annual three-day celebration of Labor Day, today's employment reality is nothing to celebrate. For the first time since 1945, there was no job growth in a recorded month and unemployment is holding steady at 9.1 percent. This lack of job creation is fueling speculation from...

  • Delaware and Chile: a very fruitful relationship

    By Fernando Alcayaga El Tiempo Hispano DELAWARE -- The governor of Delaware, Jack Markell, has recently concluded a very successful trade mission to Chile. During his stay, Governor Markell signed a covenant to extend the terms of an agreement between the Port of Wilmington and Chile to ensure the continued storage and...

  • Indigent women of Latin America blaze new trails for themselves, their families and countries

    LatinaLista -- Inequality between women and men still exists in greater degrees in South America than they do anywhere else in the Western Hemisphere. A review of any telenovela makes the disparity between the sexes immediately apparent and underscores how social attitudes towards women in South America lag behind those of the...

  • Expo Comida Latina brings all the flavor of Latino cuisine to San Diego

    By Pablo Jaime Sáinz La Prensa San Diego SAN DIEGO -- Latino food, especially Mexican food, is good business. Just in California, each year the Latino food and beverage industry represents sales of $4.3 billion, according to ProMéxico, a Mexican government agency that promotes investment in Mexico and the exportation of Mexican...

  • Juárez businesses fleeing violence open doors north of the border

    By Omar Perez and Nicole Chavez Borderzine EL PASO -- Three years ago, Carlos Gallardo Baquier's 14-year-old son was victim of a kidnapping attempt. Three armed men assaulted the boy just outside the garage of his house, but before they caught him he escaped. The event, however, prompted his family to flee...

  • Business study reveals Latino entrepreneurs have more good intentions than business savviness

    LatinaLista -- This week, Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) released their "Business Owner Financial Wellness Study". It's a report that specifically focuses on multicultural business owners' "dreams, opinions and overall financial health." The study reveals a profile of Latino entrepreneurs that is both admirable and upsetting. One of the dining rooms...

  • Mariluz Gonzalez — a Latina enterprise all by herself

    By Mariana Llamas-Cendon Amigos805.com SANTA BARBARA, CA -- Alternative music lover, current PR entrepreneur, former successful PR executive for the music industry, passionate radio DJ, "punk" at heart and funky shoes collector -- Mariluz Gonzalez is an ascending professional Latina worth keeping an eye on. If you ever tune into on 98.7...

  • Chamber leader says state immigration law jumble harms business

    By Cristina Rayas Cronkite News Service WASHINGTON - A Phoenix business leader warned Tuesday (July 19, 2011) that businesses will continue to suffer from the jumbled approach to immigration issues by states, unless the federal government steps in. "Down the path of inaction on the federal level, we are going to continue...

  • Spotlight Nonprofit: Microfinance loans pair borrowers and donors in partnership to escape poverty

    LatinaLista -- The practice of microfinance -- loaning low-income entrepreneurs small loans to start or help their businesses along -- is not a new concept. In fact, it's been around, with a lot of success, for several years. Microfinance is especially popular in third-world countries where cash is short, need is long...

  • New accessory line for women inspired by Latin America

    El Tiempo Hispano DELAWARE -- Roxanna is a Venezuelan visual communicator that has lived in Delaware for the past five years working in the design of printed material and web pages. In these past two years she had the idea to broaden her creative spectrum and design some other products, mainly for...

  • Once blamed for the housing bust, Latinos now looked at saving housing industry

    LatinaLista -- It's rather ironic that Latinos, who were blamed for the nation's housing bust, are now being heralded as the ones who will save the industry from its demise. A new report State of Hispanic Homeownership by the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals shows that if it were not...

  • Latina director of equal rights organization speaks out on Supreme Court’s Wal-Mart decision

    LatinaLista -- The day of reckoning arrived today for the 1.5 million women who were included in a class action lawsuit suing Wal-Mart over sex discrimination charges regarding equal pay and job promotions. The Supreme Court rendered a decision that determined national class claims against Wal-Mart could not go forward but individual...

  • United Farm Workers asks nation to sign petition supporting Fair Treatment for Farm Workers Act

    LatinaLista -- One of the least contentious elements being proposed as part of a larger immigration reform package has to do with creating a guest worker program to serve the agricultural industry. The reasoning is that such a program would provide more security to undocumented farm workers who are subject to an...

  • Low-wage job growth bad thing for Latinos and the nation

    LatinaLista -- When it comes to the low-skilled labor market, it's been immigrant and minority workers who have served as the backbone in those industries. Yet, there was a time when a low-wage job was considered to be a stepping stone to better paying jobs on the way to achieving the proverbial...