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Making The News This Week
Margo, a popular actress and dancer who began dancing professionally at age nine with uncle Xavier Cugat’s band, dies July 17 at age 68. Married to and survived by actor Eddie^Albert, the entertainer was born Maria Margarita Guadalupe Teresa Estella Castilla Bolado y O’Donnell in Mexico City in 1917 . . . Julio Sanchez, inventor of the swiveling “fighting chair” used on deep-sea fishing boats, dies July 15 at age 86. The Cuban-born fishing enthusiast enjoyed his passion with novelist Ernest Hemingway and billionaire Howard Hughes... Health and Human Services Secretary Margaret Heckler orders the National Institute of Health July 18 to suspend funding for brain-trauma experiments on monkeys at a University of Pennsylvania
clinic following a 77-hour sit-in at NIH offices organized by Alex Pacheco, chairman of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals... At the 10th annual Texas Association of Mexican American Chambers of Commerce convention in San Antonio July 20, Deyla Guadiana, owner of J & D Upholstery, Fort Worth, and Robert Rodriguez, owner of the first and only U.S. Hispanic investment banking firm, Southwestern Capital Markets, are honored as TAMACCs businesspersons of the year. Rudy Flores, trust officer with Ft. Worth’s Interstate Bank, is reelected president. . . Attorney Antonio Califa leaves the U.S. Department of Education July 22 to become a legal counsel with the national American Civil Liberties Unioa Califa developed the controversial 1980 federal guidelines on bilingual education which were scuttled by the Reagan administration the following year...
HISPANIC LINK WEEKLY REPORT
Polls Shouldn’t Mix Latinos Together- SVREP
A new view on the status and significance of the Hispanic vote, based in large part on 1984 election poll results, was revealed in a July 18 presentation on “Latino Political Participation: 1972-1984” by the Southwest Voter Registration Education Project.
The data and conclusions were presented at a two-day Conference on Electoral Participation in Washington, D.C., by SVREP research director Robert Brischetto. The conference, sponsored by the League of Women Voters
Latinos Rap Appointees
Three outspoken opponents of existing bilingual education programs have been reappointed to the National Advisory Panel on Bilingual Education despite the vocal opposition of Hispanic congressmen and organizations.
The three, Anthony Torres, Robert Rossier and Howard Hurwitz, were among the 19 appointees to the panel announced by Secretary of Education William Bennett July 18.
“Their intent is clearly to destroy the only federal program designed to address the educational needs of language minority children and adults in the United States,” said Antonia Hernandez, vice president of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund.
Immigration Bill Update
As Hispanic Link went to press, a spokesman for Rep. Peter Rodino (D-N.J.) said the House member expected last week to introduce a comprehensive immigration bill.
Details on the contents of the bill were unavailable and reports that Rep. Romano Mazzoli (D-Ky.) would co-sponsor could not be confirmed.
Meanwhi|§, Sen. Alan Simpson’s(R-Wyo.) immigration bill was pending a Judiciary Committee mark up. Several senators said they will propose amendments. One, by Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.), is expected to delete Simpson’s “delayed legalization” wording and advance the bill’s legalization cut-off date from 1980 to 1981.
Election Fund, drew together top political education experts from across the country. Brischetto expanded on his findings, which
Hispanic Votes for President
Reagan Mondale No.
Texas Mexicans 24% 76% 1,856
Los Angeles Mexicans 28 72 223
Midwest Mexicans 18 82 703
Midwest Puerto Ricans 24 76 533
NY City Puerto Ricans 28 72 1,046
NY City Dominicans 40 60 207
NY City Cubans 65 35 79
Union City, N J Cubans 87 13 126
Miami Cubans 93 7 392
Sources: Texas and Los Angeles exit polls (SVREP), Midwest exit polls(MVREP), New York City exit polls(Hispanic Women’s Center, NYC), Miami and New Jersey exit polls (Cuban American Committee, Washington, D.C.).
Teacher Exam Challenged
Several Hispanic organizations, including the Texas American G.I. Forum and Texas League of United Latin American Citizens(LULAC), have banded in opposition to a state policy implemented in May 1984 using the Pre-Professional Skills Test as sole criterion for admission to any of the 64 public and private teacher education programs there.
Representing the groups in a motion filed in U.S. District Court in Tyler, Texas, July 19 are the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund and the META Project of Cambridge, Mass The motion claims that Texas violates a court agreement reached in 1983 with the Office of Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education not to discriminate in higher education programs In the required test, students must meet a cutoff score on each of three parts of the state test before becoming eligible to take more than six hours of professional education courses The test isn’t relevant to the job says MALDEF attorney Al Kauffman, adding that while 35% of the Anglo candidates don’t meet cut-off scores about 75% of Hispanics and blacks fall short He projects that the shortage of minority teachers in Texas will be exacerbated by this barrier in the next few years reducing the number of black and Hispanic teachers from 25% to 10%.
will be offered in a SVREP report later this year, in an interview with Weekly Report.
Updated research by Brischetto, with assistance from Annette Avina, shows
• U.S. Hispanics did not reach their goal of 1 million new registered voters for the 1984 presidential election, as commonly claimed and reported — but they did exceed 900,000 new registered voters in a strong effort
• There is still no reliable national figure on how presidential candidates Ronald Reagafv and Walter Mondale split the Hispanic vote.
• While Reagan definitely improved his Hispanic support over 1980, the increase was less than the increase of white support for Reagan in that period; in Brischetto’s words, a “white-Hispanic Republican vote gap” could be developing.
• Examination of exit polls revealed “the folly of lumping all Hispanic voters together as if they were a single homogeneous electorate”
In support of the latter statement, Brischetto cited exit polls of Hispanics which ranged from 93% support for Reagan by Miami Cubans to 18% by Midwest Mexican Americana
The multiple Hispanic electorates should be analyzed separately, he said, because they are strongly influenced by distinct demographic and political backgrounds.
“This is not to suggest that there is no basis for coalition among diverse Latino national-origin groups,” he added. “In fact, on some issues they are more alike than different -bilingual education, the ERA, (opposition to) elimination of social programs to reduce the federal deficit, immigration reform and even the nuclear freeze.”
Brischetto determined the “white-Hispahic Republican vote gap” — and its potential fora
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San Ysidro Mass
A service to commemorate the massacre of 19 Hispanics last year at a San Ysidro McDonald s restaurant was held in that town on the one-year anniversary of the tragedy.
Family members of 10 of the victims (21 total were killed) were present at the private service held July 18 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish.


Sin pelos en lengua
HIS OWN MAN: Dr. Carlos Diaz-Alejandro, who died last week at age 48, left a legacy with his service on the Kissinger Commission that is reflected in its final report, issued Jan. 11,1984.
The Cuban-born economist wrote a strong dissent on U.S. covert aid to the Nicaraguan contra forces warning “The net effect of such support is more likely to strengthen the most extremist sectors of the Sandinista leadership and to allow them to claim patriotic motivation for bringing Nicaragua into closer military alliance with Cuba and the USSR.”
Fellow commissioner Henry Cisneros dissented on that issue, too.
Diaz-Alejandro further criticized the commissiorfs timidity in recommending the opening of U.S. markets to Central American exports His thinking: “The most effective single policy for advancing long-term U.S strategic interests in Central America would be to offer complete and unimpeded access to exports from Central America.. Even with generous adjustment assistance to displaced U.S workers and entrepreneurs which I would favor, this policy would remain more cost-effective over the long run than direct economic and military aid.” “
FREUDIAN HORDES: With the “Simpson-Doe” — as in John Doe — immigration bill back in the news let us quote the lead of The Wall Street Journal's June 28 editorial on the subject.
. “The race is on for another Simpson-Mazzoli bill to’controf the flow of
Hispanics into the U.S, but some horses have already stumbled. Rep. Romano Mazzoli declined to sign on, apparently after taking some heat back in Kentucky; Sen Alan Simpson can’t find a House co-sponsor.”
... control the flow of Hispanics.. ? ? ?
Was that a Freudian slip on the part of the Journal? Or was it just trying to reflect the real focus of some congressional nativists? concerns?
HAPPY TALK: I n his latest quarterly report to friends of the Midwest Voter Registration Education Project, MVREP executive director Juan Andrade Jr. cites some fresh Latina political victories on his turf, all in 1985:
• Frances Garcia defeated an eight-year incumbent in Hutchinson, Kansas, out-polling all city-wide candidates to become the only Hispanic woman mayor in the country.
• Helen Julie Rodriguez led all Hutchinson school board candidates in votes received to be elected to that body.
• Rosa Escamilla became the first Hispanic elected to the Madison, Wia, City Council.
• Mary Hemdndez Simon became the first Hispanic elected to the school board in Flint, Mich.
• Ana Riojas led all city-wide candidates in her election to the public utilities board in Kansas City, Kan.
• Sofia Quintero, who became the first Hispanic appointed to the Toledo, Ohio, school board last year, was named its president
— A reminder that progress comes a step at a time.
—Kay Barbaro
How Latino Voters Viewed Issues, November 1984
Tex. LA. Midw. Midw. N.Y.C. N.Y.C. N.Y.C. N.J. Miami
Mex. Mex. Mex. P.R. P.R. Domin. Cuban Cuban Cuban
SOCIAL PROGRAM CUTS
Favor 19% 14% 19% 20% 14% 16% 23% 25% 33%
Oppose 65 77 64 63 75 72 68 50 52
INCREASE BILINGUAL PROGRAMS
Favor 78 73 80 74 92 91 80 79 91
Oppose 15 21 REAGANOMICS 11 15 5 3 12 10 4
Favor 35 36 26 32 34 41 54 83 87
Oppose 44 49 AMNESTY 53 49 45 40 31 12 6
Favor 52 53 62 47 73 92 83 79 86
ODDOse 31 39 21 32 16 5 10 10 5
TALKS WITH CUBA
Favor 40 37 41 39 56 69 70 38 26
Oppose 36 45 31 33 28 11 24 55 67
MORE AID FOR CONTRAS
Favor 14 14 17 20 20 22 48 57 76
Oppose 62 73 61 54 56 61 34 24 12
INCREASE DEFENSE SPENDING
Favor 35 32 26 31 46 34 57 73 86
Oppose 46 57 56 54 37 52 34 15 8
Note: Percentages do hot total 100% because many individuals polled expressed no opinion. Chart combines exit polling of 5,165 Hispanic voters conducted by the Southwest and Midwest Voter Registration Education Projects, the Hispanic Women’s Center in New York City and the Cuban American Committee of Washington, D.C. Source: Southwest Voter Registration Education Project
Scholarship Fund
A new foundation announced by the McDonalds Corporation and the National Council of La Raza July 17 is expected to raise $100,000 in scholarships for college-bound Hispanic students in Texas and some parts of New Mexico and Oklahoma.
The Hispanic American Commitment to Education Resources (HACER) Foundation was unveiled during the La Raza convention in Houston.
Half of the scholarship money will be donated by Ronald McDonald Children’s Charities.
Diaz-Alejandro Dies at 48
Carlos F. Diaz-Alejandro, one of two Hispanics appointed in 1983 to serve on the 12-member National Bipartisan Commission on Central America by President Reagan, died of pneumonia in New York July 17. He was 48.
Bom in Havana, Diaz-Alejandro taught economics at Yale University from 1969 till last year, when he moved to Columbia University in New York. He also served from 1976 to 1979 as an adviser to the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America.
Polls Should Not Mix
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more polarized electorate — by using network exit polls for 1980 and 1984 and subtracting the percentage of Hispanics voting for Reagan from the percentage of whites voting for him.
In spite of Reagan’s Hispanic gains, NBC figures showed a 26% gap in 1980 increasing to 34% in 1984; CBS showed it increasing from 22% to 27%; ABC, from 18% to 19%.
For blacks, the expanding gap was even more pronounced: 49%-57% 44%-55% and 42%-52%.
Brischetto said that state voter registration rolls (which would tend to overcount active voters because they include some who moved or died) showed3.2 million Hispanic voters in 1980 and 4.1 million in 1984.
The U.S. Census Bureau count in its Current Population Series showed 2.98 million in 1980 and3.79 million in 1984, approximately the same level of increase.
Registration of Hispanic eligible voters — those who are citizens and of age — was 59% in 1984, still well below the 69% for blacks and 72% for whites. Turn-out rate for all racial groups was virtually unchanged from 1972 to 1984, averaging 85%.
Percentages of registration change showed:
’72-’76 ’76-’80 ’80-’84
Whites -1% 7% 9%
Blacks -1% 13% 24%
Hispanics 0% 20% 27%
“The net effect of the surge in minority voter registration was to boost participation among minorities to an all-time high as a proportion of all voters,” Brischetto said.
He concluded that Latino electorates should be analyzed separately and that if candidates and parties direct themselves to concerns that are most germane to constituent needs, “we might see turn-out go up with registration in the next election.”
— Carlos Morales
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THE GOOD NEWS
HOW LATINOS VOTED: A new presentation by the Southwest Voter Registration Education Project, “Latino Political Participation: 1972-1984,” contains fresh figures on how and why Latinos voted last November in nine states. The 24-page summary combines the exit polling conducted by four voter registration projects, major broadcast networks and the Los Angeles Times. For a copy of the 24-page presentation send $2 to cover postage and handling to: Southwest Voter Registration Education Project, 201 St. Mary’s St., Suite 501, San Antonio, Texas 78205 (512) 222-0224.
HISPANICS IN YEAR 2000: A 5-page article in the August issue of American Demographics refutes the theory that Hispanics will be the largest U.S. ethnic minority by the year 2000. For a copy of the magazine, send $5 to: American Demographics, P.O. Box68, Ithaca, N.Y. 14851 (607)273-6343.,
MIDWEST VOTER REPORTS: The Midwest Voter Registration Education Project has published a total of 37 reports on Hispanic political demographics, with expectations of producing 30 more by the end of this year. For a list of what’s available, free, contact: Juan Andrade Jr., MVREP, 50 W. Broad St., Suite 1225, Columbus, Ohio 43215(614)464-1116.
POSTAGE STAMPS RECOUNT HISTORY: The U.S. Postal Service has just published a 24-page color brochure providing pictures of and history behind the issuance of 25 U.S. stamps featuring Hispanic people and events They range from the 15-cent “Landing of Columbus?’ stamp, issued in 1869, to the 20-cent“Hispanic Americans— A Proud Heritage,” issued last year. Among others: commemoration of Puerto Rico’s first gubernatorial election (issued 1949), The Alamo (1936), Settlement of Florida (1965). The brochure, on glossy paper, is bilingual and free. To receive a copy by mail, request “Hispanic People and Events on United States Postage Stamps?’ from Postmaster, U.S. Postal Service, 1 Bunker Hill Bldg., 601 W. Fifth St., Los Angeles, Calif. 90052-9998.
HISPANIC HERITAGE WEEK: Weekly Report will feature a roundup of events occurring nationwide during Hispanic Heritage Week Sept. 15-21. To have your area’s events included, please send information on them to us immediately. Include event name, date, location, contact name, phone number and any relevant news releases or clips. Send to: Calendar editor, Hispanic Link Weekly Report, 1420 ‘N’ St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20005.
CARTOONISTS: Graphic artists are encouraged to submit editorial or humorous cartoons for publication in Weekly Report. Payment on use.
CORPORATE CLASSIFIEDS
PERSONNEL MANAGERS: Let Hispanic Link help you in your search for executives and professionals. Mail or phone your corporate classified ads to: Hispanic Link, 1420 N St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20005. Phone (202) 234-0737. Ad copy received by 5 p.m. (ET) Tuesday will be carried in Weekly Reports mailed Friday of the same week. Ad rates: 75 cents per word. Display rates: S35 per column inch.
WRITER/ EDITOR,(GS -9/11), sought by DIRECTOR OF COLLEGE THEATRE sought
the U.S. Dept, of Agriculture, Washington, by LaGuardia Community College, The City D.C., (Announcement No. EMS-85-225). In- University of New York. The person we seek cumbent performs writing/editing assignments must be energetic, capable of working with a and other information dissemination tasks, diverse community and must have experience Submit Standard Form 171 (Personal Quali- in both the technical and administrative aspects fications Statement), performance appraisal °f running a college theatre, including experience and a statement providing examples of relevant a Century Strand computer lighting system,
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staff. BA and at least 2 years experience required; MFA preferred. Salary: low 20’s. Send resume and cover letter by August 15 to: Office of College & Community Relations, LaGuardia Community College/CUNY, 31-10 Thomson Ave., Long Island City, N.Y. 11101.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR sought by the i National Foundation for the Improvement of ' Education (NFIE). Candidates applying for | this position should have experience in financial I operations, programmatic implementation, personnel management and two or more years full-time teaching experience at the elementary, secondary or higher education level. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Candidates for this position should submit a letter of application, current resume relating experience to position qualifications and three references (names, addresses telephone numbers) to the Personnel Manager, Employee Relations National Education Association, 1201 16th St. NW, Washington,
PROMOTION MANAGERsoughtbyGannett, DQ 20036-Tucson. Candidate plans designs and creates FULL-TIME TEACHING JOBS AVAILABLE, promotion campaigns for circulation advertising The Minneapolis schools are recruiting projects. Two years related work experience, elementary and special education teachers. Degree or equivalent experience required. Job information is available through Ms Jean For more information call or write: Vivyen J. i Hudson, Human Resources Dept, Minneapolis Ray, Gannett Co., Inc, Lincoln Tower, Rochester, Public Schools 807 N.E Broadway, Minneapolis New York 14604(716)546-8600. Minn. 55413 or (612) 627-4000.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Hispanic Women’s Council, Inc, a membership organization headquartered in Los Angeles, California, seeks qualified applicants for the position of EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR. HE/SHE is responsible for fiscal and management functions of this non-profit corporation and reports to a 15-member board of directors. Position requires 2 to 3 years experience in administration or management of a nonprofit organization or business enterprise; experience in fiscal and grant management; strong verbal/written communication skills in English and Spanish. Salary range starting at $30,000 or commensurate with experience. Resume and references must be received by August 2 at HWC, 5803 East Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, Calif. 90022.
Calendar
THIS WEEK
AMERICAN RED CROSS HISPANIC HEALTH PROMOTION CONFERENCE Los Angeles July 28-30
Red Cross staff and volunteers meet, as part of its Hispanic Initiative inaugurated last year, to explore Hispanic health needs and work toward greater interaction with Latino communities nationally. Jessica Laufer(202) 639-3221
CONSORTIUM OF NATIONAL HISPANIC
ORGANIZATIONS
Washington, D.C. Aug. 1
This successor to the Forum of National Hispanic Organizations now has 29 members. A highlight of its daylong annual meeting is a Capitol Hill luncheon with members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus.
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Pepe Barr6n (202) 387-3300
3rd FLOC CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION Toledo, Ohio Aug. 3
The Farm Labor Organizing Committee will hold its 3rd Constitutional Convention in which organizational policies through 1988 will be set. C&sar Chdvez president of the United Farm Workers of America, is scheduled as keynote speaker.
Ray Santiago (419) 243-3456
LATINO YOUTH LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE Sacramento, Calif. Aug. 3-10 Outstanding Latino high school students from schools throughout California will participate in a conference designed to refine leadership skills* increase knowledge of state government, and motivate students to pursue a college education.
Roberto Gracia (916) 445-7777
COMING SOON
INTENSIVE INTERPRETERS’ WORKSHOPS La Jolla, Calif. Aug 5-10,12-17 Jose Valera-lbarra (619) 284-5921
NATIONAL HISPANIC PASTORAL ENCUENTRO Washington, D.C. Aug. 15-18 Rev. Juan Romero (202) 659-6878
CINE FESTIVAL
San Antonio, Texas Aug. 16-23
Eduardo Diaz (512) 271-9070
HISPANIC NATIONAL BAR ASSOCIATION
CONVENTION
New York Sept. 5-8
William M6ndez (212) 488-5189
SPOTLIGHT
The Latin American Chamber of Commerce of the USA(CAMACOL) will celebrate in Miami, Latin Businessmen and Industrialists Week Sept 3-7. Along with this event the VI Hemispheric Congress of Latin Chambers of Commerce will take place with the participation of 25 American nations. These activities will culminate with CAMACOL’s XX anniversary celebration on Sept. 7. For further information contact Omar Sixto (305) 642-3870.
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Arts & Entertainment
PRECOLOMBIAN AS WELL AS CONTEMPORARY ARTWORK FROM Central America is the focal point of various exhibits currently on view in the United States.
Two current exhibits of Mayan artifacts are reviewed in the July 15 issue of Time magazine. Maya: Treasures of an Ancient Civilization, organized by the Albuquerque Museum in New Mexico, is now on view in New York’s Museum of Natural History. Cenote of Sacrifice: Maya Treasures from the Sacred Wall at Chichen-itzb, is currently on view in the Science Museum of Minnesota, in St. Paul.
“The exhibition in New York,” writes Time’s Patricia Blake, “features objects of ineffable fragility and beauty.” About the St. Paul exhibit, she writes: “The pieces, jade pendants, gold jewelry, wood idols and painted jars offer a peerless view of Central American aesthetic traditions over a 800-year period.”
The Albuquerque Museum show, which will tour four U.S. cities in August, contains items found in tombs at Mundo Perdido in Guatemala Artifacts discovered by U.S. archaeologist Edward H. Thompson in 1904 make up the St. Paul exhibit. That show will travel to the Oakland Museum in California this fall.
AN EXHIBITION OF WORK BY two contemporary Costa Rican
JUL 2919851
artists continues at the Art Gallery of the Organization of American States in Washington, D.C. through July 31.
The works of painter Francisco Carballo and sculptor Roberto Sandoval are exhibited under the sponsorship of the Permanent Mission of Costa Rica to the OAS.
Both artists are well known in the Unites States. Carballo, born in 1941, lives in San Jos6, Costa Rica, and exhibits frequently in Miami. Sandoval, born in Alajuela in 1941, studied at Columbia University in New York.
A NINE CITY TOUR BY PUERTO RICAN quintet Menudo winds down to its final two dates in August. Since June, the group has performed in New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, San Antonio and; most recently, Corpus Christi. Two concerts remain on the Menudo schedule: one at the Aire Crown Theater in Chicago Aug. 4, and the Miami J.L. Knight Center Aug. 10.
ONE LINERS: Twelve countries are expected to participate in Circuba ’85, a festival of circus acts to be held in Cuba during the month of August... Argentine Julio Bocca, 18, was recently awarded the gold medal in the men’s category at the Moscow ballet competition ... and the comedy team of Mario and Daniel, often referred to as the “Argentine Cowboys,” performs at the Sands Hotel in Las Vegas through the end of July.
- Antonio Mejfas-Rentas
Media Report
THE BEST ESTIMATE: Will U.S. mainland Hispanics outnumber blacks by the year2000?
The answer is an emphatic “yes” or “no,” depending on whom you listen to.
Hispanics numbered 14.6 million in 1980, according to the Census Bureau, which also calculated that blacks numbered 26 million.
But growth estimates since then have varied wildly, according to the August issue of American Demographics magazine:
The Spanish-language SIN Television Network pegged the number of U.S. Hispanics to be 22.2 million in 1983. The Hispanic Policy Development Project calculated that there are now 19.5 million Hispanics and projected a jump to 47 million by the year 2000. Megatrends author John Naisbitt even predicted that Hispanics will overtake blacks by the end of this year.
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Confused? Thomas Exeter, research editor for American Demographics, offers what he believes is the final word on this subject
Starting with an estimated 1980 Hispanic population of 15.8 million (taking into account the Latinos the census missed), Exeter calculated that the net effect of natural population increases and legal and illegal immigration has produced a 1985 population of about 18 million.
At a growth rate of 3.3% per year, Hispanics should number 21 million by 1990 and 30 million by 2000, he said. The Census Bureau projects that in that year there will be 36 million U.S. blacks.
THANK YOU NOTE: The Texas-Mexico border communities of Laredo and Nuevo Laredo rallied mightily in support of neighbors Vicente Garza and his son-in-law Robert Trautmann Jr. while the two were being held hostage by Shiite Moslem terrorists in Beirut for 17 days.
To show their appreciation on the duo’s safe return this month, ten members of the
family took out a full-page advertisement in the Laredo Morning Times, opening: “THANK YOU LAREDO AND NUEVO LAREDO FOR YOUR PRAYERS...”
RISING STAR: The first Indiana statewide Spanish-language newspaper, Estrella Hispana, debuts Aug. 14. Published in Indianapolis by attorney A. Luis Ortiz, it will have a monthly oress run of 10,000.
DATELINE: The Chicago-based Institute for Journalism Education will mark the opening of its Management Training Center with a cocktail reception and dinner Aug. 4. For more information contact Debra Castelan (312) 491-2691.
LANGUAGE SWITCH: Chicago station WTAQ, purchased recently by Lotus, a national chain of English and Spanish-language radio stations, switches from English-language broadcasting to Spanish Aug. 5. “There’s always room for one more station with a Hispanic audience in a city this size,” said programming director Edgard Madrigal. - Julio Ojeda
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Making The News This Week clinic following a 77-hour sit-in at NIH offices organized by Alex Pacheco, chairman of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. .. At the 1Oth annual Texas Association of Mexican American Chambers of Commerce convention in San Antonio July 20, Deyla Guadlana, owner of J & D Upholstery, Fort Worth, and Robert Rodriguez, owner of the first and only U.S. Hispanic investment banking firm , Southwestern Capital Markets, are honored as TAMACC's businesspersons of the year. Rudy Flores, trust officer with Ft. Worth's Interstate Bank, is re elected president. . . Attorney Antonio Callfa leaves the U.S. Department of Education July 22 to become a legal counsel with the national American Civil Liberties Union Califa developed the controversial 1980 federal guidelines on bilingual education which were scuttled by the Reagan administration the following year ... Margo, a popular actress and dancer who began dancing professionally at age nine with uncle Xavier Cugat's band, dies July 17 at age 68. Married to and survived by actor Eddie.Aibert, the entertainer was born Marla Margarita Guadalupe Teresa Estella Castilla Bolado y O'Donnell in Mexico City in 1917 ... Julio Sanchez, inventor of the swiveling ''fighting chair" used on deep-sea fishing boats, dies July 15 at age 86. The Cuban-born fishing enthusiast enjoyed his passion with novelist Ernest Hemingway and billionaire Howard Hughes. .. Health and Human Services Secretary Margaret Heckler orders the National Institute of Health July 18 to suspend funding for brain-trauma experiments on monkeys at a University of Pennsylvania Vol. 3 No.30 LINK WEE ; July 29, 1985 Polls Shouldn't Mix Latinos TogetherSVREP A new view on the status and significance of the Hispanic vote, based in large part on 1984 election poll results, was revealed in a July 18 presentation on" Latino Political Parti cipation: 1972-1984" by the Southwest Voter Registration Education Project. The data and conclusions were presented at a two-day Conference on Electoral pation in Washington, D.C., by SVREP research director Robert Brischetto. The conference, sponsored by the League of Women Voters Latinos Rap Appointees Three outspoken opponents of existing bilingual education programs have been reappointed to the National Advisory Panel on Bilingual Education despite the vocal opposition of Hispanic congressmen and organizations. The three, Anthony Torres , Robert Rossier and Howard Hurwitz, were among the 19 appointees to the panel announced by Secretary of Education William Bennett July 18. "Their intent is clearly to destroy the only federal program designed to address the educational needs of language minority children and adults in the United States," said Antonia Hernandez, vice president of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund. Immigration Bill Update As Hispanic Link went to press, a spokesman for Rep. Peter Rodino(D-N.J . ) said the House member expected last week to introduce a comprehensive immigration bill. Details on the contents of the bill were unavailable and reports that Rep. Romano Mazzoli (D-Ky.) would co-sponsor could not be confirmed. Sen. Alan Simpson 's(R Wyo.) immigration bill was pending a Judiciary Committee mark up. Several senators said they will propose amendments. One, by Sen. Edward Kennedy(D-Mass.), is expected to delete Simpson's "delayed legalization" wording and advance the bill's legalization cut-off from 1980 to 1 981 . Election Fund, drew together top political education experts from across the country. Brischetto expanded on his findings, which Hispanic Votes for President Texas Mexicans Los Angeles Mexicans Midwest Mexicans Midwest Puerto Ricans NY City Puerto Ricans NY City Dominicans NY City Cubans Union City, NJ Cubans Miami Cubans Reagan Mondale No. 24% 76% 1,856 28 72 223 18 82 703 24 76 533 28 72 1 ,046 40 60 207 65 35 79 87 13 126 93 7 392 Sources: Texas and Los Angeles exit polls (SVREP), Midwest exit polls (MVREP), New York City exit polls(Hispanic Women's Center, NYC), Miami and New Jersey exit polls (Cuban American Committee, Washington , D . C .). Teacher Exam Challenged Several Hispanic organizations, including the Texas American G. I. Forum and Texas League of United Latin American Citizens(LULAC), have banded in opposition to a state policy implemented in May 1984 using the Pre-Professional Skills Test as sole criterion for admission to any of the 64 public and private teacher education programs there. Representing the groups in a motion filed in U.S. District Court in Tyler, Texas, July 19 are the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund and the MET A Project of Cambridge, Mass The motion claims that Texas violates a court agreement reached in 1983 with the Office of Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education not to discriminate in higher education programs. In the required test, students must meet a cut off score on each of three parts of the state test before becoming eligible to take more than six hours of professional education courses. The test isn't relevant to the job, says MALDEF attorney AI Kauffman, adding that while 35% of the Anglo candidates don't meet cut-off scores, about 75% of Hispanics and blacks fall short. He projects that the shortage of minority teachers in Texas will be exacerbated by this barrier in the next few years, reducing the number of black and Hispanic teachers from 25% to 10% . will be offered in a SVREP report later this year, in an interview with Weekly Report. Updated research by Brischetto, with as sistance from Annette Avina, shows: • U . S . Hispanics did not reach their goal of 1 million new registered voters for the 1984 presidential election, as commonly claimed and reported-but they did exceed 900,000 new registered voters in a strong effort. • There is still no reliable national figure on how pre sidential candidates Ronald Reagatl and Walter Mondale split the Hispanic vote. • While Reagan definitely improved his Hispanic support over 1980, the increase was less than the increase of white support for Reagan in that period; in Brischetto's words, a "white-Hispanic Republican vote gap" could be developing. • Examination of exit polls revealed "the folly of lumping all Hispanic voters together as if they were a single homogeneous electorate." In support of the latter statement, Brischetto cited exit polls of Hispanics which ranged from 93% support for Reagan by Miami Cubans to 18% by Midwest Mexican Americans. The multiple Hispanic electorates should be analyzed separately, he said, because they are strongly influenced by distinct demographic and political backgrounds. "This is not to suggest that there is no basis for coalition among diverse Latino national origin groups," he added. "In fact, on some issues they are more alike than different bilingual education, the ERA, (opposition to) elimination of social programs to reduce the federal deficit, immigration reform and even the nuclear freeze. " Brischetto determined the"white-Hispaflic Republican vote gap"and its potential for a continued on page 2 San Ysidro Mass A service to commemorate the massacre of 19 Hispanics last year at a San Ysidro McDonalds restaurant was held in that town on the one year anniversary of the tragedy. Family members of 1 0 of the victims (21 total were killed) were present at the private service held July 18 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish.

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Sin pelos en Ia lengua HIS OWN MAN: Dr. Carlos DiuAlejandro, who died last week at age 48, left a legacy with his service on the Kissinger Commission that is reflected in its final report, issued Jan. 11, 1984. The Cuban-born economist wrote a strong dissent on U.S. covert aid to the Nicaraguan contra forces, warning: "The net effect of such support is more likely to strengthen the most extremist sectors of the Sandinista leadership and to allow them to claim patriotic motivation for bringing Nicaragua into closer military alliance with Cuba and the USSR." Fellow commissioner Henry Cisneros dissented on that issue, too. Diaz-Alejandro further criticized the commission's timidity in recommending the opening of U .S. markets to Central American exports. His thinking: "The most effective single policy for advancing long-term U .S. strategic interests in Central America would be to offer complete and unimpeded access to exports from Central America .. Even with generous adjustment assistance to displaced U.S. workers and entrepreneurs, which I would favor, this policy would remain more cost-effective over the long run than direct economic and military aid" FREUDIAN HORDES: With the "Simpson-Doe" as in John Doe immigration bill back in the news, let us quote the lead of The Wall Street Journal's Ju.ne 28 editorial on the subject. "The race is on for another Simpson-Mazzoli bill to' control' the flow of Hispanics into the U . S., but some horses have already stumbled Rep, RomanoMazzoli declined to sign on, apparently after taking some heat back in Kentucky; Sen Alan Simpson can ' t find a House co-sponsor." ... control the flow of Hispanics .. ? ? ? Was that a Freudian slip on the part of the Journaf? Or was it just trying to reflect the real focus of some congressional nativists' concerns? HAPPY TALK: In his latest quarterly report to friends oft he Midwest Voter Registration Education Project, MVREP executive director Juan Andrade Jr. cites some fresh Latina political victories on his turf, all in 1985: • Frances Garcia defeated an eight-year incumbent in Hutchinson, Kansas, out-polling all city-wide candidates to become the only Hispanic woman mayor in the country. • Helen Julie Rodriguez led all Hutchinson school board candidates in votes received to be elected to that body. e Rosa Escamilla became the first Hispanic elected to the Madison, Wis., City Council • Mary Hernandez Simon became the first Hispanic elected to the school board in Flint, Mich. • Ana Riojas led all city-wide candidates in her election to the public utilities board in Kansas City, Kan • Sofia Quintero, who became the first Hispanic appointed to the Toledo, Ohio, school board last year , was named its president -A reminder that progress comes a step at a time. _:_Kay Barbaro How Latino Voters Viewed Issues, November 1984 Polls Should Not Mix continued from page 1 Tex. LA. Midw. Midw. N.Y.C. N.Y. C . N.Y. C. N.J. Miami Mex. Mex. Mex. P.R. P.R. Domin. Cuban Cuban Cuban SOCIAL PROGRAM CUTS Favor 19% 14% 19% 20% 14% 16% 23% 25% 33% Oppose 65 77 64 63 75 72 68 50 52 INCREASE BILINGUAL PROGRAMS Favor 78 73 80 74 92 91 80 79 91 Oppose 15 21 11 15 5 3 12 10 4 REAGANOMICS Favor 35 36 26 32 34 41 54 83 87 Oppose 44 49 53 49 45 40 31 12 6 AMNESTY Favor 52 53 62 47 73 92 83 79 86 Oooose 31 39 21 32 16 5 10 10 5 TALKS WITH CUBA Favor 40 37 41 39 56 69 70 38 26 Oppose 36 45 31 33 28 11 24 55 67 MORE AID FOR CONTRAS Favor 14 14 17 20 20 22 48 57 76 Oppose 62 73 61 54 56 61 34 24 12 INCREASE DEFENSE SPENDING Favor 35 32 26 31 46 34 57 73 86 Oppose 46 57 56 54 37 52 34 15 8 Note: Percentages do not tota/1 00% because many individuals polled expressed no opinion. Chart combines exit polling of 5 , 165 Hispanic voters conducted by the Southwest and Midwest Voter Registration Education Projects, the Hispanic Women ' s Center in New York City and the Cuban American Committee of Washington, D .C. Source: Southwest Voter Registration Education Project. Scholarship Fund A new foundation announced by the McDonalds Corporation and the National Council of La Raza July 17 is expected to raise$1 00,000 in scholarships for college-bound Hispanic students i n Texas and some parts of New Mexico and Oklahoma. The Hispanic American Commitment to Education Resources (HAGER) Foundation was unveiled during the La Raza convention in Houston. Half of the scholarship money will be donated by Ronald McDonald Children's Charities. 2 Diaz-Aiejandro Dies at 48 Carlos F. Diaz-Aiejandro, one of two Hispanics appointed in 1983 to serve on the 12-member National Bipartisan Commission on Central America by President Reagan, died of pneumonia in New York July 17. He was 48 . Born in Havana, Diaz-Aiejandro taught economics at Yale University from 1969 till last year, when he moved to Columbia University in New York. He also served from 1976 to 1979 as an adviser to the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America. more polarized electorate-by using network exit polls for 1980 and 1984 and subtracting the percentage of Hispanics voting for Reagan from the percentage of whites voting for him. In spite of Reagan's Hispanic gains, NBC figures showed a 26% gap in 1980 increasing to 34% in 1984; CBS showed it increasing from 22% to 27%; ABC, from 18% to 19%. For blacks, the expanding gap was even more pronounced: 49%-57% 44%-55% and 42%-52% . Brischetto said that state voter registration rolls (whiCh would tend to overcount active voters because they include some who moved or died) showed 3.2 million Hispanic voters in 1980 and 4 . 1 million in 1984. The U . S . Census Bureau count in its Current Population Series showed 2.98 million in 1980 and 3 .79 million in 1984, approximately the same level of increase. Registration of Hispanic eligible votersthose who are citizens and of age-was 59% in 1984, still well below the 69% for blacks and 72% for whites. Turn-out rate for all racial groups was virtually unchanged from 1972 to 1984, averaging 85%. Percentages of registration change showed: Whites Blacks Hispanics '72-'76 '76-'80 '80-'84 -1% -1% 0% 7% 13% 20% 9% 24% 27% "The net effect of the surge in minority voter registration was to boost participation among minorities to an all-time high as a proportion of all voters," Brischetto sa i d . He concluded that Latino electorates should be analyzed separately and that if candidates and parties direct themselves to concerns that are most germane to constituent needs, "we might see turn-out go up with registration in the next election." -Carlos Morales Hispanic Link Weekly Report

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THE GOOD NEWS HOW LATINOS VOTED: A new presentation by the Southwest Voter Registration Education Project, "Latino Political Participation: 19721984," contains fresh figures on how and why Latinos voted last November in nine states. The 24-page summary combines the exit polling conducted by four voter registration projects, major broadcast networks and the Los Angeles Times. Fora copy oft he 24 page presentation send $2 to cover postage and handling to: South west Voter Registration Education Project, 201 St. Mary's St., Suite 501, San Antonio, Texas 78205 (512) 222. HISPANICS IN YEAR 2000: A 5-page article in the August issue of American Demographics retutes the theory that Hispanics will be the largest U .S. ethnic minority by the year 2000. For a copy of the magazine, send $5 to: American Demographics, P.O. Box 68, Ithaca, N . Y . 14851 (607) 273., MIDWEST VOTER REPORTS: The Midwest Voter Registration Education Project has published a total of 37 reports on Hispanic political demographics, with expectations of producing 30 more by the end of this year. For a list of whafs available, free, contact: Juan Andrade Jr., MVREP, 50 W. Broad St., Suite 1225, Columbus, Ohio 43215 (614) 464. POSTAGE STAMPS RECOUNT HISTORY: The U.S. Postal Service has just published a 24-page color brochure providing pictures of and history behind the issuance of 25 U . S . stamps featuring Hhspanic people and events. They range from the 15-cent "Landing of Columbus" stamp, issued in 1869, to the 20-cent" Hispanic Americans-A Proud Heritage," issued last year. Among others: commemoration of Puerto Rico's first gubernatorial election (issued 1949), The Alamo (1936), Settlement of Florida (1965). The brochure, on glossy paper, is bilingual and free. To receive a copy by mail, request "Hispanic People and Events on United States Postage Stamps" from Postmaster, U.S . Postal Service, 1 Bunker Hill Bldg., 601 W. Fifth St. , Los Angeles, Calif. 90052. HISPANIC HERITAGE WEEK: Weekly Report will feature a roundup of events occurring nationwide during Hispanic Heritage Week Sept. 15 . To have your area ' s events included, please send information on them to us immediately. Include event name, date, location, contact name, phone number and any relevant news releases or clips. Send to: Calendar editor, Hispanic Link Weekly Report, 1420 'N' St. NW, Washington, D.C . 20005. CARTOONISTS: Graphir. artists are encouraged to submit editorial or humorous cartoons for publication in Weekly Report. Payment on use. CORPORATE CLASSIFIEDS PERSONNEL MANAGERS: Let Hispanic L i nk help y ou in yo ur search for executives and professionals. Mail or phone y our corp o rate classified ads to: Hispanic Link, 1420 N St . NW, Washington. D . C . 20005. Phone (202) 234-0737. Ad copy received by 5 p m . (En Tuesday will be carried in Weekly Reports mailed Friday of the same week. Ad rates: 75 cents per word. Display rates: S 3 5 per column inch. WRITER/EDITOR,(GS9 /11 ) , sought by DIRECTOR OF COLLEGE THEATRE so ught the U .S. Dept. of Agriculture , Washington , by LaGuardia Community College . The Ci t y D .C., (Announcement No . EM&85). In University of New York . The pers o n we seek cumbent perlorms writing/editing assignments must be energetic, capable of working with a and other information dissemination tasks . diverse community and must have experien c e Submit Standard Form 171 (Personal Quali in both the technical and administrative aspects f ications Statement), performance appraisal of running a college the atre, including experience and a statement providing e x amples of relevant with a Century Strand computer lighting system experience, training, education and awards Candidate is respo n s ible for planning and relatedtoeachoftheevaluationcriteria. Send scheduling the season ; se c uring funding from to : Fran Hresan, EMS , PD. OB . RM-t 403grant sources; handling all day-to-day acti\lities, South Bldg., 14th & Independence Ave . SW, including: Scheduling. inventorycontro( budget Washington, D.C. 20250 (202) 44 7. equipment maintenance and hiring part time EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Hispanic Women ' s Counci( Inc, a mem6er ship organization headquartered in Los Angeles , California , seeks qualified appli cants for the position of EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR. HE/SHE is responsible for fiscal and management functions of this non-profit corporation and reports to a 15member board of directors. Position requires 2 to 3 years experience in administration or management of a non profit organization or business enterprise; experience in fiscal and grant management strong ve rbal/written communication skills in English and Spanish. Salary range starting at $30,000 or commensurate with experience . Resume and references must be received by August 2 at HWC , 5803 East Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, Calif. 90022. PROMOTION MANAGER sought by Gannett staff . BA and at least 2 years experience required ; MFA preferred. Salary low 20's. Send resume and cover letter by August 15 to: Office of College& Community Relations, LaGuardia Communi ty College/CUNY. 31 10 Thomson Ave .. Long Island City , N.Y. 11101 . EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR sought by the 1 National Foundation for the Improvement of ' Education (NFIE) . Candidates applying for I this position should have experience in financial operations, programmatic implementation, personnel management and two or more years fuiHime teaching experience at the elementary. secondary or higher education level Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Cand idates for this position should submit a letter of application, current resume relating e xperience to position qualt fications and three references(names, addresses. telephone numbers) to the Personnel Manager . Employee Relations, National Education Association, 1201 16th St. NW. Washington. D . C . 20036. Tucson. Candidate plans, designs and creates FULL: TIME TEACHING JOBS AVAILABLE. promotion campaigns for c i rculation advertising The Minneapolis schools are recruiting projects. Twoyearsrelatedworkexperience. elementary and special education teachers. Degree or equivalent experience required . Job information is available through Ms. Jean For more information call or write: Vivyen J . I Hudson . Human Resources Dept, Minneapolis Ray, Gannett Co, Inc., Lincoln Tower , Rochester . Public Schools, 807 N .E. Broedway . Minneapolis, New York 14604 (716) 546. Minn. 55413 or (612) 627. Calendar Pepe Barron (202) 387-3300 NATIONAL HISPANIC PASTORALENCUENTRO Washington , D.C. Aug. 1 5-18 THIS WEEK AMERICAN RED CROSS HISPANIC HEALTH PROMOTION CONFERENCE Los Angeles July 28 Red Cross staff and volunteers meet, as part of its Hispanic Initiative inaugurated last year, to explore Hispanic health needs and work toward greater interaction with Latino communities nationally. Jessica Laufer (202) 639-3221 CONSORTIUM OF NATIONAL HISPANIC ORGANIZATIONS Washington , D.C. Aug. 1 This successor to the Forum of National Hispanic Organizations now has 29 members . A highlight of its daylong annual meeting is a Capitol Hill luncheon with members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus . Hispani c Link Weekly Report 3rd FLOC CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION Toledo, Ohio Aug. 3 The Farm Labor Organizing Committee will hold its 3rd Constitutional Convention in which organizational policies through 1988 will be set. Cesar Chavez president of the United Farm Workers of America, is scheduled as keynote speaker . Ray Santiago (419) 243 3456 LATINO YOUTH LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE Sacramento , Calif . Aug. 3-10 Outstanding Latino high school students from schools throughout California will participate in a conference designed to refine leadership skills, increase knowledge of state government, and motivate students to pursue a college education . Roberto Gracia (916) 445 COMING SOON INTENSIVE INTERPRETERS' WORKSHOPS La Jolla, Calif. Aug 5-10, 12-17 Jose Valera-Ibarra (619) 284-5921 Rev. Juan Romero (202) 659-6878 CINE FESTIVAL San Antonio , Texas Aug. 16-23 Eduardo Diaz (512) 271-9070 HISPANIC NATIONAL BAR ASSOCIATION CONVENTION New York Sept. 5-8 William MEmdez (212) 488-5189 SPOTLIGHT The Latin American Chamber of Commerce of the USA(CAMACOL) will celebrate in Miami Latin Business men and lndustriaHsts Week Sept 3-7. Along with this event, the VI Hemispheric Congress of Latin Chambers of Commerce will take place with the participation of 25 American nations. These activities will culminate with CAMACOL's XX anniversary celebration on Sept. 7 . For further information contact Omar S•xto (305) 642-3870. 3

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JUL 2 919851 Arts & Entertainment artists continues at the Art Gallery of the Organization of American States in Washington, D .C. through July 31 . The works of painter Francisco Carballo and sculptor Roberto Sandoval are exhibited under the sponsorship of the Permanent Mission of Costa Rica to the OAS. PRECOLOMBIAN AS WELL AS CONTEMPORARY ARTWORK FROM Central America is the focal point of various exhibits currently on view in the United States. Both artists are well known in the Unites States. Carballo , born in 1941, lives in San Jose, Costa Rica, and exhibits frequently in Miami. Sandoval, born in Alajuela in 1941, studied at Columbia University in New York. Two current exhibits of Mayan artifacts are reviewed in the July 15 issue of Time magazine. Maya: Treasures of an Ancient Civilization, organized by the Albuquerque Museum in New Mexico, is now on view in New York's Museum of Natural History. Cenote of Sacrifice : A NINE CITY TOUR BY PUERTO RICAN quintet Menudo winds down to i ts final two dates in August. Since June, the group has performed in New York, Philadelphia , San Francisco , San Antonio and; most recently, Corpus Christi. Two concerts remain on the Menudo schedule: one at the Aire Crown Theater in Chicago Aug. 4, and the Miami J.L. Knight Center Aug . 10. Maya Treasures from the Sacred Wall at Chich{m-ltza, is currently on view in the Science Museum of Minnesota, in St. Paul . "The exhibition in New York , " writes Time's Patricia Blake , "features objects of ineffable fragility and beauty. " About the St. Paul exhibit, she writes: "The pieces, jade pendants, gold jewelry, wood idols and painted jars offer a peerless view of Central American aesthetic traditions over a 800year period . " ONE LINERS: Twelve countries are expected to participate in Circuba '85, a festival of circus acts to be held in Cuba during the month of August. .. Argentine Julio Bocca , 18, was recently awarded the gold medal in the men's category at the Moscow ballet competition ... and the comedy team of Mario and Daniel, often referred to as the "Argentine Cowboys," performs at the Sands Hotel in Las Vegas through the end of July. The Albuquerque Museum show, which will tour four U . S . cities in August, contains items found in tombs at Mundo Perdido in Guatemala Artifacts discovered by U .S. archaeologist Edward H. Thompson in 1904 make up the St. Paul exhibit. That show will travel to the Oakland Museum in California this fall. AN EXHIBITION OF WORK BY two contemporary Costa Rican -Antonio Mejias-Rentas Media Report THE BEST ESTIMATE: Will U . S . mainland Hispanics outnumber blacks by the year 2000? The answer is an emphatic "yes" or "no," depending on whom you listen to. Hispanics numbered 14.6 million in 1980, according to the Census Bureau, which also calculated that blacks numbered 26 million. But growth estimates since then have varied wildly, according to the August issue of American Demographics magazine: The Spanish-language SIN Television Network pegged the number of U.S. Hispanics to be 22. 2 million in 1983. The Hispanic Policy Development Project calculated that there are now 19. 5 million Hispanics and projected ajumpto47 million bytheyear2000. Mega trends author John Naisbitt even predicted that Hispanics will overtake blacks by the end of this year. HISPANIC LINK WEEKLY. REPORT A nat•onal publicat• on of: Hispanic Link News Service Inc. 1420 ' N ' Street, N. W. Washington, D.C. 20005 (202) 234-0280 or 234 Hector Eri c ksen Mendoza Carlos Morales Reporting: Julio Ojeda. Juan Marcos Vilar , Charlie Ericksen, Ant onio Mejias-Rentas. No port ton of H1spamc Lmk Weekly Report maybe reproduce d or broadcast many form w!lhout advance permission. Annual subscription (52 issues) $96. Trial subscription (13 issues) $26. CONFERENC E COORDI NA TORS: Include the latest edition ot H ospan• c L 1 n k Weekly Repo rt on part• c•pants packets at your ne.d conference o r convention. For details, contact Hector ErocksenMendoza 12021 234. 4 Confused? Thomas Exeter, research editor family took out a full-page advertisement in for American Demographics, offers what the Laredo Morning Times, opening: he believes is the final word on this subject. "THANK YOU LAREDO AND NUEVO LAREDO Starting with an estimated 1980 Hispanic FOR YOUR PRAYERS . . . " population of 15.8 million (taking into account RISING STAR: The first Indiana statewide the Latinos the census missed), Exeter calculated Spanish-language newspaper, Estrella Hispana, that the net effect of natural population increases debuts Aug. 14. Published in Indianapolis by and legal and illegal immigration has produced a attorney A Luis Ortiz, it will have a monthly 1985 population of about 18 million. oress run of 10,000. At a growth rate of3. 3% per year, Hispanics DATELINE: The Chicago-based Institute should number 21 million by 1990 and 30 for Journalis' m Education will mark the million by 2000, he said. The Census Bureau opening of its Management Training Center projects that in that year there will be 36 with a cocktail reception and dinner Aug. million U.S. blacks. 4 . For more information contact Debra Castelan THANK YOU NOTE: The Texas-Mexico (312) 491. border communities of Laredo and Nuevo LANGUAGE SWITCH: Chicago station WTAQ, Laredo rallied mightily in support of neighbors purchased recently by Lotus, a national chain Vicente Garza and his son-in-law Robert of English and Spanish-language radio stations, Trautmann Jr. while the two were being held switches from English-language broadcasting hostage by Shiite Moslem terrorists in Beirut to Spanish Aug . 5 . "There's always room for for 17 days . one more station with a Hispanic audience in To show their appreciation on the duo's a city this size, " said programming director safe return this month, ten members of the Edgard Madrigal. -Julio Ojeda Hispanic Link Weekly Report