Nielsen//NetRatings released its First Quarter 2001 Global Internet Trends report on Internet access and penetration, finding that 429 million people have Internet access around the world.

Creative Civilization-An Aguilar Agency proudly announces the addition of Sean FitzGibbons to its staff.

Compaq Computer Corporation announced the U.S. availability of new Spanish-language Presario 5000T Series Internet PCs.

Terra Lycos announced a strategic marketing alliance between its award-winning children's site, Lycos Zone ( and The Dannon Company, Inc.

Buoyed by the growing importance of the Internet as a distribution medium, and overcoming the 2001 U.S. economic slowdown, the global entertainment and media industry will reach $1.2 trillion by 2005, growing at a 7.2 percent compound annual rate.

The National Pork Board has selected The San Jose Group as its first-ever Hispanic advertising, marketing and public relations agency of record after an eight-month review.

CreatAbility is flexing its Latin American capabilities with a 120-day initiative targeting U.S. based companies with business in the Americas.

Detailed research into the role of advertising during a recession shows that advertisers taking an aggressive approach can gain significant market share and sales, as their competitors cut back. Nicola Lockey, VP Strategic Planning at J.

Creative Civilization-An Aguilar Agency announced the promotion of Patricia Perez to Operations Manager.

Mendoza Dillon & Asociados, Inc. (MD&A)reported it has won a 2001 Omni Intermedia Award for its television commercial ("Mirrors") for the "Partnership for a Drug-Free America".

Sí TV, a Los Angeles based television production company, and Coca-Cola announced an advertising agreement supporting three Sí TV properties. Coca-Cola will sponsor Sí TV's 6th Annual Latino Laugh Festival, being held in San Antonio from June 28th - July 1st.

Unilever announced that it will put up for sale its U.S. Iberia Foods business, a leading distributor of food and consumer products to the Hispanic-American market.

MANA, A National Latina Organization (MANA), joined more than a dozen other Hispanic groups in outlining the need for high-speed Internet connections to reach all U.S.

Merrill Lynch has cut its rating of Grupo Televisa to accumulate from buy.

As more than 60 million Americans in their prime working years grow older and retire in the next 30 years, foreign-born workers will be needed to fill job openings and provide critical skills to the U.S. labor market, according to an analysis by the Employment Policy Foundation.