The National Council of La Raza (NCLR) announced that José Villarreal of San Antonio, Texas has been elected as Chair of the NCLR Board of Directors, a 32-member group made up of representatives of community-based organizations, the corporate sector, academia, and elected officials.

Although women in the United States hold only a small percentage of executive management positions, they have made more progress than women in other countries, according to an International Labor Organization (ILO) report, "Breaking Through the Glass Ceiling: Women in Management." The report exam

Dr. Charley Ferrer, the nation's only Latina Ph.D. in Human Sexuality, and the author of the recently published book, The W.I.S.E. Journal for the Sensual Woman (Hara Publishing), has entered into a PR and marketing services agreement with Quadrant II Media Corporation (QIIMC).

Muse Creative Holdings L.L.C. (MCH) is now a public corporation, it was announced by J. Melvin Muse, chairman and executive creative director of MCH.

Minority-owned businesses grew more than four times as fast as U.S. firms overall between 1992 and 1997, increasing from 2.1 million to about 2.8 million firms, according to a report released by the Commerce Department's Census Bureau.

U.S. Bank has launched an initiative to provide financial services to Hispanic individuals, families and businesses. The effort is locally driven, communicated in Spanish or English and incorporates an understanding of the issues that are important in the Hispanic culture.

ACDelco is building on its exposure to the Hispanic market by being the premier sponsor of the 21st Annual Tejano Music Awards, the largest Tejano music event in the world. The event was held in April at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.

The Chocolate that "melts in your mouth, not in your hand" is getting a few degrees hotter.

AARP has conducted a national survey to better understand the structure and dynamics of the contemporary "sandwiched" boomer family, and how members of the sandwich generation are coping with the pressures of caring for their parents and children.

Due to a lack of awareness, the elderly Latino residents of Los Angeles are seriously under-enrolled in Medicare, according to a recent study. The study was conducted in a joint project involving the UCLA Center for the Study of Latino Health & Culture and the Edward R.

Initial results from a UCLA-led study has found that the mortality rate of Hispanics ages 65-74 years with diabetes is more than twice the rate of non-Hispanic Whites. The same study also reported that, at any age level, the Latino mortality rate remains twice as high as non-Hispanic Whites.

Recognizing the special importance of Social Security to women and the need for Hispanic women to have access to timely, accurate information about their rights to benefits under the program, the Social Security Administration (SSA) unveiled a new website, “Para la Mujer” (“For Women”).

El Sitio, Inc. (Nasdaq: LCTO) announced that its Board of Directors has approved a 1-for-10 reverse share split for its common shares. The split will be effective on August 22, 2001. Shareholder approval of the split is not required.

Boot Camp is five days of intensive training in business and entrepreneurship for youth ages 12 to 19. The Camp is an initiative of The Enterprise Center's YES (Youth + Entrepreneurship = Success) Program, which hosts camps throughout the year.

The Commerce Department's Census Bureau said today that between 1970 and 2000 the median age at first marriage for women increased by 4.3 years to 25.1 years; for men, the increase was 3.6 years to 26.8 years.