According to, Raul Humberto Yzaguirre a veteran activist in the civil rights struggle of Hispanics in the United States, has been accepted by the Dominican Government as new American ambassador in the country.

The U.S. Census Bureau today kicked off its communications campaign to reach every resident in America with the launch of its 2010 Census Web site, 2010CENSUS.GOV. The Web site will serve as a platform for a national dialogue about how the census develops a “Portrait of America.”

U.S. Census Bureau Director Robert Groves joined prominent Latino groups, labor and faith leaders and leading national Spanish-language media partners to outline a historic campaign to ensure a full and accurate 2010 Census count of the estimated 50 million Latinos living in the United States.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced a ban on cigarettes with flavors characterizing fruit, candy, or clove. The ban, authorized by the new Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, is part of a national effort by the FDA to reduce smoking in America.

Partnerships are a critical element of the 2010 Census communications program. We have provided several resources to engage partners in the 2010 Census and keep the program top-of-mind between now and Census Day. Download center available here.

The United States Mint announced that the nation will honor El Yunque National Forest in Puerto Rico through its new quarter-dollar coin program. The El Yunque forest's design will be the 11th to be featured on coins released under the United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Program, and will be issued in 2012.

Beginning September 1, 2009, prerecorded commercial telemarketing calls to consumers – commonly known as robocalls – will be prohibited, unless the telemarketer has obtained permission in writing from consumers who want to receive such calls, the Federal Trade Commission announced.

To stimulate public dialogue over the development of a National Broadband Plan, the Federal Communications Commission is launching a new blog, called “Blogband.” The blog will chronicle the development of the plan and invite readers to comment.

Letter to Federal Communications Commission regarding the appointment of a Compliance Officer for the advertising nondiscrimination rule.

Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke has named Dallas Deputy Mayor Pro Tem Pauline Medrano as vice chair of the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2010 Census Advisory Committee, which provides advice on the design and implementation of the 2010 Census.

A series of 2010 Census promotional videos have won several prestigious Telly Awards as well as a Videographer Award of Excellence — awards that honor the best in video production.

Raul E. Cisneros has been appointed chief of the 2010 Census Publicity Office at the U.S. Census Bureau.

Accentmarketing announced the launch of the Federal Citizen Information Center’s (FCIC) latest public service announcement campaign promoting the government’s official information resource in Spanish.

Michael J. Copps, Acting Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission announced the full membership of the Commission's Advisory Committee on Diversity for Communications in the Digital Age. The members are:

The FCC issued an Order and a Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (FNRPM) to improve its collection of data on minority and female broadcast ownership to be able to more accurately assess and effectively promote diversity of ownership in the broadcast industry.