McDonald's Noche de Carnaval, a star-studded, three-hour spectacular event that brings together the best Hispanic talent from Latin America, officially kicks-off the 19th annual Carnaval Miami festivities on Saturday, March 3 at the American Airlines Arena in downtown Miami.

SB Partners Capital Fund, LP announces availability of its $40 million dollar fund exclusive to middle-market minority and women-owned businesses seeking growth capital.

Miami based Hispanic Advertising Agency Creative On Demand (C.O.D) and international production network Mia Films Miami/The Mia Network won the ADDY's Best of Show English Broadcast with "Cast", one of the four 30 second spots of DISH Network's TV Campaign, consisting of "La-z-Boy", "Thumb Exerc

Answering the call for a more diverse advertising industry, The AAF Foundation, the educational affiliate of the American Advertising Federation (AAF), connected top advertisers and agencies with the most outstanding multicultural advertising candidates from AAF college chapters, universities and

Kmart Corporation and World Wrestling Federation Entertainment, Inc.

Global Crossing, Ltd. announced that José Antonio Ríos has joined the company as President, Latin America and the Caribbean, effective immediately. Mr.

DDB Worldwide Communications Group Inc has acquired a stake in del Rivero Messianu in Miami.

Pepsi-Cola Company announced the appointment of Randolph (Randy) Melville as Vice President, Urban and Ethnic Marketing. In this leadership role, Melville will drive Pepsi-Cola's growth across its key urban markets by partnering with the Pepsi bottling network and Frito-Lay.

After a three-month review, Verizon Information Services has announced its selection of Deutsch Inc. to handle the integrated $30 - $50 million SUPERPAGES assignment, which includes SuperPages brand yellow pages and SuperPages.com.

Hector Barreto who has been nominated by President
George W. Bush to head the Small Business Administration.

A Federal Judge has found that H&R Block used false statement in their advertising campaigns promoting speedy refunds to consumers.

The judgement states that instead of fast refunds, the consumer was receiving loans with an annual interest rate.

Many ISPs that crafted their business plans on the wings of the Latin America Internet euphoria of 1999 are today facing harsher market realties.

The Commerce Department's Census Bureau issued new data on the African American population showing that 79 percent of African Americans age 25 and over had earned at least a high school diploma and 17 percent had attained at least a bachelor's degree by March 2000.

As part of its on-going commitment to promote oral health in the Hispanic community, Colgate-Palmolive has announced that Myrka Dellanos will serve as the new spokesperson for Colgate toothpaste.

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