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NHCC Releases Findings of its First Community Relations Benchmarking Study

Findings from the survey indicate that investment in communities where the company conducts business helps affect change that improves the vitality of communities and their residents. Best-in-class companies invest at levels to meet the strategic goals that effectively support non-profit organizations.

Progreso Hispano Empowers Immigrants Through Technology.

AT&T Foundation awards grant to League of United Latin American Citizens that funds immigration organization’s new community technology center.

U.S. returns pre-Columbian Mayan artifact to Guatemalan government

The pre-Columbian era refers to a period before Christopher Columbus’ arrival to the Americas. The artifact, which is about 30 inches high and weighs about 50 lbs., has an estimated value of $20,000 and dates back to between 200 and 800 A.D.
 

Statement by the Press Secretary Regarding U.S. Trade with Costa Rica

 "If the free trade agreement is rejected, the United States will not renegotiate the agreement signed by the Government of Costa Rica as it is part of an agreement with a broad group of Central American countries. The United States has never renegotiated a free trade agreement that has been approved by the Congress."

$17.2 Million Awarded in Grants to Hispanic-Serving Institutions

U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings announced on Tuesday the award of 30 new grants totaling $17.2 million to benefit colleges and other postsecondary schools that enroll a high percentage of Hispanic students.

US Senators want 2.5 billion for Latin America

Currently, 40 percent of the population in Latin America lives below the poverty line. The 10 year, $2.5 billion proposal introduced today focuses on the reduction of poverty, expansion of the middle class, and investment in key development areas, such as education, healthcare, and housing in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Leader and Senior Lieutenant of Arellano-Felix Organization Plead Guilty to Criminal Charges

Francisco Javier Arellano- Felix, the former leader of the deadly and violent narcotics trafficking Arellano-Felix Organization (AFO), and one of his senior lieutenants, Manuel Arturo Villarreal-Heredia, have pleaded guilty to criminal charges, the Department of Justice announced Monday.

Spellings hits the road for “No Child Left Behind”

Highlighting No Child Left Behind as Congress Acts on its Renewal.  U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings today announced plans to hit the road for a No Child Left Behind bus tour through the Midwest.  Engaging administrators, teachers, parents and students, Secretary Spellings underscored the importance of preserving NCLB’s core principles as lawmakers pave the way for reauthorization this year. 

Chamber Challenges AFL-CIO Health Care Proxy Campaign

In a letter to the U.S. Department of Labor,
the U.S. Chamber of Commerce today raised concerns under federal
pension security laws about a plan by the AFL-CIO to pursue
shareholder activism, typically undertaken by union pension
funds, to pressure companies on health care issues.

Education remains a major barrier to Latino homeownership

RealEstateLatino.com Launches Updated Real Estate Website

RealEstateLatino, LLC, one of the nation’s leading real estate resources for the Latino community, announced today the launch of its updated Spanish web portal, RealEstateLatino.com. The website, found at http://www.realestatelatino.com/, is part of the company’s online real estate education and resource initiatives to help raise home-ownership rates for the underserved

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