The National Council of La Raza (NCLR) characterized recent research reporting increasing residential segregation of Hispanics in the U.S as "troubling."

Statement by NCLR President Raul Yzaguirre:

Signaling a heightened awareness of the importance of minority-owned financial institutions in the assurance of equal opportunity, the National Bankers Association ("NBA") in conjunction with the American League of Financial Institutions ("ALFI") concluded a stirring week-long legislative session

America Online Latin America, Inc. announced that it has finalized terms of a $150 million funding package from principal stockholders America Online, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of AOL Time Warner Inc.; the Cisneros Group of Companies; and Banco Itau.

Arbitron Inc. (NYSE: ARB) announced that its shares of common stock began trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol ARB.

The National Association of Hispanic Journalists will host its first-ever regional conference in California for Spanish-language journalists on Saturday, April 21 in Los Angeles.

TJFR Group, Inc. in association with PR Newswire, will honor 100 of the nation-s top Hispanic journalists and media personalities at the inaugural Hispanic Media 100 event on Aug. 23, 2001 at the Biscayne Bay Marriott in Miami. Nominations will be accepted through April 30.

Did you know that mothers with infants were almost twice as likely to be in the labor force in 1998 as they were in 1976? That the 1999 median household income was the highest ever recorded for non-Hispanic White, African American and Hispanic households?

Verizon Communications has appointed a new partnership of Draft Worldwide, New York, and Lowe Lintas & Partners, New York, as its advertising agency of record.

In a highly competitive review between incumbent Uniworld, Zubi Advertising, Cruz Kravetz:IDEAS and The Bravo Group, the decision was made in favor of The Bravo Group.

Zubi Advertising is the AOR for all other Ford Motor Company lines.

Anheuser-Busch announced a new ad campaign for Tequiza, encouraging adult consumers to, "Speak your mind. Drink your beer."

Wells Fargo has launched its first multi-market brand advertising campaign aimed at the Hispanic market to position the company as the financial provider of choice for the nation's fastest growing ethnic group.

Creative Civilization - An Aguilar Agency has joined forces with Tuerff-Davis EnviroMedia, Inc. of Austin, Texas to develop all future advertising messages for the Don’t Mess With Texas, statewide litter prevention campaign.

Call for Stories. Writer and Performer seeking inspirational and insightful stories from the Hispanic advertising trenches for use in developing a story collection (in the spirit of Asopao for the Soul) and possibly a performance piece based on characters (i.e.

Carlos Santana and his wife Deborah, in recognition of their ongoing work with The Milagro Foundation, which they founded in 1998, will be honored with UCLA's Cesar E. Chavez Spirit Award. The "Cesar E.

Sam Pagan has joined Newsday's Spanish language newspaper Hoy in New York as National Sales Manager. Previously, Mr. Pagan was heading the Northeast Sales office for SportsYa!, a sports internet venture targeting the Hispanic Market.