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Making The News This Week
Edward Franco of La Quinta, Calif., is named interim president by the board of directors of Dallas-based SER-Jobs for Progress, following the resignation of Rolando Esparza.. United Farm Workers President Cesar Chdvez announces the start of a renewed effort to gain support for the organization’s year-old table grape boycott. The campaign, which begins this week in New York, will be followed by drives in Los Angeles and San Francisco.. .The New York Democratic State Committee endorses Herman Badillo, 55, a former U.S. congressman and Bronx Borough president, for state comptroller. The primary is Sept. 9.. .San Antonio dentist Dr. Marco Martinez is among 14 persons receiving Presidents Volunteer Action citations in ceremonies at the White House June 2. Martinez is a founder of a
civic public health organization that trains people in Mexico in cardiovascular pulmonary resuscitation (CPR).. .Tjifej |^|lbnal«CW)gortium of Hispanic Organizations elects Jane Delgado, executiveQOector of the National Coalition of Hispanic Health and Human Services Organizations, to succeed Pepe Barrbn as its chairperson... Three Glendale, Calif., police officers, responding to a report of an armed man on the street, open fire and kill Javier Gonzales Alvarado, 23, when he fails to heed an order to drop the “handgun” - a television remote control device. . .Mary Joe Ferndndez, 14, becomes the second youngest player to reach the quarterfinals of the French Open in Paris. The Miami tennis ace was beaten by Helena Sukova of Czechoslovakia 6-2,6-4.. .Roberto Clemente Jr., 20, son of the late baseball legend, announces his retirement from the Class A Charleston (S.C.) Rainbows to return to his native Puerto Rico and pursue a career in public relations...
Vol. 4 No. 23

June 9, 1986
Latino Engineers Inch Upward
Three Latino Demos Gain in N.M. Statewide Races
Three Hispanic Democratic candidates won their party's nomination for statewide positions in New Mexico’s June 3 primary. In California the same day, no Hispanic major-party candidates won in statewide primaries.
' Casey Luna coasted to a lopsided victory in New Mexico’s Democratic race for lieutenant governor, winning 99% of the vote (107,343 votes). Rebecca Vigil outdistanced her secretary of state opponents, with 63% (76,560). In a race which fielded two Latinos, Jerome Block defeated Leo Catanach for corporation commissioner, with 61 % (67,063) toCatanach’s 38%.
Rudy Apodaca, brother of former New Mexico Gov. Jerry Apodaca, failed in his bid for a position on the state Court of Appeals. He polled 33% of the votes cast compared with 41% for the winner. Tony Scarbrough, who vied for a seat on the state Supreme Court, lost 29% to 40%.
The Republican Party did not have any Hispanic candidates competing statewide.
In California, three Hispanic minor-party candidates won their parties’ primaries. The Peace and Freedom Party had two unopposed candidates, Maria Elizabeth Munoz for governor and Gloria Garda for secretary of state. Norma Jean Almodovar, also unopposed, won the Libertarian Party primary for lieutenant governor.
Polanco Nets Twin Win
California Assembly candidate Richard Polanco won two elections on June 3.
The former aide to Richard Alatorre was victorious in a special election runoff against Republican Loren Lutz to fill the last half-year of Alatorre’s term as 55th Assembly District representative. Alatorre vacated the seat to assume duties as Los Angeles city councilman earlier this year. Polanco won 58% of the vote against Lutz.
Polanco also defeated Mike Hernandez and three other opponents in the Democratic primary for a two-year Assembly terfh to begin in January. He took the nomination, with 52% (11,263) compared with 38% (8,247) for Hern&ndez.
Fifty^one percent of th£ 12,192 Hispanic engineering students in U.S. post-secondary institutions in 1984-85 were enrolled in schools in California, Texas and New York, according to a report released June 5 by the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering.
Overall, Hispanics represented 3.1 % of the 391,000 engineering students nationwide. If the 3,583 students estimated by NACME to be enrolled at the University of Puerto Rico at
PRLDEF Wins Injunction
A preliminary injunction issued by a federal court May 30 would allow the participation of the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund and seven other advocacy groups as contribution recipients in this fall’s annual fund-raising drive among the four million civilian and military federal employees in the United States and Puerto Rico.
Through its regulations, the Office of Personnel Management had barred these organizations from 520 local fund-raising lists of the 1986 Combined Federal Campaign, alleging that too many recipients disrupt the federal work place.
U.S. District Judge Joyce Hens Green of the District of Columbia said she will decide in a hearing Sept. 24 whether the exclusion of advocacy groups by OPM is based on their political views.
Mayaguez were included in the Hispanic total, Hispanics would account for 4% of the nation’s students majoring in engineering.
The ten colleges and universities that graduated the most Hispanics in 1983-84 (with number of Latino graduates and their percent of total) were:
Texas El Paso 84 43.5%
Texas Austin 67 6.7%
Texas A & I 54 44.2%
New Mexico State 54 21.0%
Manhattan 43 11.6%
U. New Mexico 43 14.7%
U. Florida 43 6.6%
U. Miami 37 12.3%
Cal St. Poly Pomona 36 8.4%
Texas A & M 35 2.5%
NACME has several national programs at
the high school level to prepare minority students academically for college engineering programs.
Luis Miranda, co-author of “NACME Statistical Report for 1986,” said: “We start at the ninth grade, intervening in pre-college programs, to make sure students get their math and science sequence.” NACME also maintains contact with the students during their first two years in college in an effort to improve retention rates, Miranda added.
Last year NACME awarded $218,000 in
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TEN STATES WITH MOST HISPANICS IN ENGINEERING SCHOOLS: 1984-85
Total Hispanics Hispanics % Hispanic %
Enrolled Enrolled All Students Minority Students
New Mexico 3,979 997 25.0 85.7
Texas 25,858 2,446 9.4 67.3
Florida .10,367 832 8.0 72.0
California 37,871 2,699 7.1 66.0
New Jersey 8,129 449 5.5 51.5
New York 24,742 1,138 4.6 41.9
Colorado 7,364 222 3.0 68.5
Maryland 6,347 181 2.8 40.2
Illinois 13,726 352 2.6 33.5
Georgia 5,763 130 2.2 22.6
.Source: National Action Council tor Minorities in Engineering Statistical Report for 1986.


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KAY’S TRANSLATION SERVICE (Los Angeles branch): The claim we heard: “Our advertising agency has just opened a Hispanic division."
The reality we learned: Its two partners started taking Spanish lessons.
KAYS’S TRANSLATION SERVICE (Chicago branch): When Davey Lopes,, the ageless infielder/outfielder of Portuguese stock, was with the Los Angeles Dodgers in Chavez Ravine, he always made certain that sportscasters pronounced his name as a monosyllable, as in anteLOPES.
Now he’s with the Cubs of Chicago, a city which is just starting to learn about Latino Power. And his shipment of personal bats arrived from the manufacturer the other day, all stamped as“Davey Lopez” models.
Bienvenidos, David, from Tony Coelho and the rest of us.
KAY’S TRANSLATION SERVICE (Washington, D.C. branch): Earlier this year, Common Cause charged with much public fanfare that the National Republican Senatorial Committee had created a $1.4
million illegal slush fund to help some incumbents in their chamber with personal expenses.
Among those it claimed to catch red-handed was California’s Pete Wilson. The sneak used a piece of the pot to pay for - are you ready? - Spanish lessons. “To improve communications with California’s Hispanic community,’’ he defended the expense.
Pos pa’ mi que esta bien, Pedro.
KAY’S TRANSLATION SERVICE (El Paso branch): Our correspondent Katie Imports, who also works part-time in a dance hall there, claims she met a gentleman who introduced himself as Agapito None AlcalA.
When she asked him how he got a name like that, he explained that his father gave him his last name, his mother picked his first name, and La Migra gave him his middle name when he crossed the U.S. border.
NO TRANSLATION NECESSARY: The May 26 edition of Newsweek quotes retiring Ambassador John Gavin’s reaction, to members of the American Chamber of Commerce in Mexico City, to rumors that Richard Nixon was a secret playboy while in the White House:
“If he had an affair while in office, I misjudged him. I thought he was just doing that to the country.”
-Kay Barbaro
LA. Starts Ministry Plan
Los Angeles Roman Catholic Archbishop Roger Mahony launched June 1 a major effort by the church to “reach out to restore, strengthen and deepen” the faith of an estimated 2 million Hispanic Catholics in the Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara counties.
Costing at least $2 million in its first year, the new“Plan for Hispanic Ministry” includes a wide range of social and economic assistance programs as well as evangelization efforts.
Among them are the establishment of centers providing temporary shelter, food and other services to the homeless and immigrants; visits this summer to Latino neighborhoods by church volunteers; task forces for youth gangs; English and citizenship classes; daycare centers and subsidies and scholarships for parochial schools. It also involves hiring Latinos as project administrators and the recruitment and training of Spanish-speaking seminarians
The program is part of a larger reorganization in the Archdiocese, which is surveying parishioners on the church’s five-year goals A national plan for Hispanic ministry will be launched in 1988 based on regional consultations with Hispanics by the U.S. Catholic Conference.
Texas Latino Vote Strong
A greater proportion of Hispanic registered voters voted in the May 3 Texas Democratic and Republican primaries than theircounter-parts, according to a study by the Southwest Voter Registration Education Project released May 27.
The study found that 25.2% of Spanish-surnamed registered voters cast their ballots, compared with 19.9% for all other voters in j the state. The total voter turnout, including Hispanics, was 20.6%. Hispanics represented slightly more than 1 million of the 7.9 million who voted.
Of the Hispanic voters, 94% cast their ballots in the Democratic primary, as did 62% of the other voters, SVREP reported. The overall turnout for Hispanics was almost twice their percentage of registered voters - 13%.
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Man Stabbed to Death for Speaking Spanish
A 42-year-old Salvadoran father of four was stabbed to death in a Los Angeles fast-food restaurant May 30 for conversing in Spanish with his uncle.
Police reported that Roberto Figueroa who emigrated from El Salvador with his wife six years ago, was eating when accosted by Christine Rodriguez, 27, who demanded: “You’re in America. Why are you speaking Spanish?” and refused to leave the man and his uncle alone.
Rodriguez, whom police said speaks only English,was joined by a companion, Miguel Garcia 55, a native of Nicaragua who allegedly pulled a knife and stabbed Figueroa to death when the argument escalated.
As Figueroa staggered out to the street, Rodriguez followed him and beat him with a trash can lid, said police, who booked Rodriguez and Garcia on murder chargea j
Poor Kids, Poor Scores
Students from more affluent families scored an average of 36 points higher than those from poor ones on the1,600-point combined verbal and math Scholastic Aptitude Test in a ! new study involving 20,000 junior high school1 students in eight Midwestern states.
The study was conducted by the Center fori Talent Development at Northwestern University.! It concluded that even the most talented students from low income families (those with incomes below$20,000) would be barred by the low scores from qualifying for advanced study programs in the eight states! high schools and community colleges.
The test measured students aged 11 -14 in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Average scores by racial and ethnic groups: ’
Wealthier Poorer
Asians 877 793
Hispanics 802 752
Whites 793 768
Blacks 694 637
Latino Engineers Increase
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seed grants to start pre-coliege programs. This year the grants will total approximately $350,000. The organization also awards about $3 million yearly through its Incentive Grants Program (block grants to engineering colleges) for student scholarships.
Silvino Zendejas, national secretary of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, said that there has been an increase in interest in engineering among younger Hispanics.
SHPE began its Advancing Careers in Engineering program in the early 1980s. ACE recruits college students to go into junior high and high schools to provide tutoring and counseling.
Adding the graduates of the University of Puerto Rico, Hispanics were 2.6% of all U.S. engineering graduates in 1983-84. There were 76,931 graduates during that period and 2,038 of them were Hispanic, reported NACME.
Miranda said that (excluding Puerto Rico) in 1980 there were 1,003 Hispanic graduates and in 1984 there were 1,883- a 68% increase.
- Felix Perez
TEN STATES WITH MOST LATINO ENGINEERING GRADUATES 1983-84
Total Hisp. Hisp. %
Grads Grads of Total
Calif. 7,086* 295 4.2
Texas 4,459 292 6.5
N.Y. 6,969 226 3.2
Fla 2,001 156 7.8
N.M. 635 105 16.5
N.J. 1,749 80 4.8
Mass. 3,958 56 1.4
III. 2,999 43 1.4
Ariz. 1,000 34 3.4
Md. 1,189 31 2.6
* Included in California’s 7,086 graduates are Cal Tech (139) and the University of California at San Diego (351), which did not submit ethnic breakdowns.
Source: National Action Council for Minorities in En-gineering Statistical Report for 1986.
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THE GOOD NEWS
HISPANIC ENGINEERING STUDENTS ANDGRADUATES: For a copy of the “National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering Statistical Report for 1986,” send $10 to NACME, 3 West 36th St., New York, N.Y. 10001 (212)279-2626.
REACHING OUT TO HISPANIC CATHOLICS: The 10-page “Plan for Hispanic Ministry’ of the Los Angeles Roman Catholic Archdiocese is available by sending $1 to: The Los Angeles Archdiocese, Hispanic Apostolic, 1630 West 9th St., Los Angeles, Calif. 90016 (213) 251-3242.
HISPANIC VOTING IN TEXAS: For a copy of the Southwest Voter Registration Education Project report titled “Mexican American Voting in the 1986 Texas Primaries,” send $2 to SVREP, 201 N. St. Mary’s, Suite 501, San Antonio, Texas 78205 (512) 222-0224.
TOP 500 HISPANIC BUSINESSES: For a copy of the special June issue of Hispanic Business, send $3.50 to: Hispanic Business Inc., 360 S. Hope Ave, Suite 100C, Santa Barbara, Calif. 93105 (805) 682-5843.
SAT SCORES: -For a Gopy of-Economic Disadvantagement Among Academically Able Learners in the Midwest,” a study of junior high school students and their performance on the Scholastic Aptitude Test by ethnicity and economic class, send $10 to Northwestern University, Center for Talent Development, 2003 Sheridan Road, Evanston, III. 60201 (312)491-3711.
LETRAS DE ORO: Prizes ranging from $2,000 in open competition to $500 for students will be awarded in an annual Spanish literature competition for all U.S. citizens, residents, working visa holders and students. Two copies of unpublished essays, novels, short stories, plays or poems in Spanish must be submitted before Oct. 12. For more information, contact The Letras de Oro Spanish Literary Prizes, North-South Center, University of Miami, P.O. Box 248123, Coral Gables, Fla. 33124 (305) 284-4303.
' AFFIRMATIVE ACTION: The 336-page “Selected Affirmative Action Topics in Employment and Business Set-Asides, Volume I” includes all papers submitted on the subject at U.S. Commission on Civil Rights hearings March 6,7. This and other commission publications (ask for the Commission’s Catalog of Publications) can be obtained free by sending a postcard request to: U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Distribution Center, 621 North Payne St, Alexandria, Va 22314(703) 557-1794.
CUBAN PRESENCE IN AFRICA: The 22-page report “Follow the * Leader in the Horn” analyzes the Cuban government’s involvement in East Africa. For a copy, send $3 to: The Cuban American National Foundation, 1000 Thomas Jefferson St. NW, Suite 601, Washington, D.C. 20007 (202) 265-2822.
HELPYOURCHILDREN IN THEIR LIFE’S DECISIONS: The20-page guide “Decidiendo Juntos” aids parents in opening lines of communication and trust with their children to approach such subjects as drug use, attending college and job searching. The guide, available both in Spanish and English, can be obtained free by writing to: National Association of State Boards of Education, P.O. Box 1176, Alexandria, Va. 22313 (703) 684-4000.
CORPORATE CLASSIFIEDS
PERSONNEL SUPERVISOR-GENERALIST
McDonald’s Corporation is a Fortune 100, international corporation seeking a personnel generalist to supervise the personnel function of multiple units within the Washington, D.C., Baltimore region. This is a hands on, field-oriented position which will involve all aspects of personnel and human resource management including labor relations, salary and benefits administration, EEO, professional development, training and special projects.
McDonald’s Corporation offers a fast pace, pro-active environment where the personnel function plays a critical role. Therefore, the successful candidate will possess at least 5 years of progressively responsible personnel/human resources general experience. Although experience in a multi-unit retail restaurant environment is preferred, this is not rjequired. Candidates must be able to relocate within the United States within 18-24 months.
We offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience and outstanding benefits package including company car, comprehensive . medical/dental plan,stockoption,stockpurchaseand401-Kpla’ns,tuitiion assistance, paid/vacation and holidays. McDonald’s Corporation continues to be a rapidly expanding corporation offering outstanding career growth ^potential, particularly in the Washington, D.C.-Baltimore region.
McDonald’s Corporation has always
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EDITOR/PRESS COORDINATOR- National public interest organization seeks editor to oversee production of bi-monthly newsletter, press releases and promotional materials. Prefer experience in copy editing, design, and proofreading. Spanish preferred Salary mid to high teens. No phone calls. Send resume and writing sample to: NALEO, 420 S. Capitol St SE, Washington, D.C. 20003.
CONTROLLER
MANAGE ACCOUNTING department and fiscal operation for statewide social service organizatioa Must have degree in accounting and five years experience in not-for-profit grant accounting; also requires experience in supervision, management budgeting, computerized systems, audits and federal/state funding. Assertiveness a must for this position. Send resume to: Personnel Department P.O. Box 04129, Milwaukee, Wis. 53204. No later than June 30,1986. United Migrant Opportunity Services, Inc. An Equal Opportunity Employer.
Non-commercial classical music station, KUSC-FM, Los Angeles, Calif., has the following positions open. For all positions knowledge of arts, classical music and public broadcasting is desired.
• SENIOR SECRETARY, PUBLIC RELATIONS: Good clerical and office management skills^ Typing 40-50 wpm.
• COMMUNITY RELATIONS ASSISTANT to develop and coordinate volunteer program,
special events and community relations for station. Requires demonstrated knowledge of personnej administration, community relations, programming, volunteer management and experience in coordinating special events.
• PERSONNEL AND ADMINISTRATION MANAGER to administer personnel policies and manage common facilities. Organizational and policy making skills required; knowledge of personnel administration desired.
• ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT for grant writing, donor solicitation and other general fund raising responsibilities, must have excellent written and verbal skills; prefer development and/or grant writing experience.
Deadline: June 13. Send resume to: Personnel Director, KUSC, POB 77913, Los Angeles, Calif. 90007. EOE/AA.
BURSON-MARSTELLER, the No. 1 public relations firm in the world, is seeking a .MEDIA EXECUTIVE for their Hispanic media department. Candidate must be fluent in Spanish, articulate, must have a college degree and two years of related experience, and must be willing to travel. Media background a must. Responsibilities include: setting up press conferences and media tours, radio promotions, handling media coverage of festivals and coordinating festival sponsorships. Salary in the mid to high twenties. Plenty of room for growth. Call Laura Smedila, Burson Marsteller, in New York at (212) 614-4815.
Calendar
THIS WEEK
BILINGUALISM Bronx, N.Y. June 9
f‘Perspectives on Bilingualism: International and Cross Cultural Perspectives” will be the theme for the 5th annual bilingualism conference by the Ferkauf Hispanic Link Weekly Report
Graduate School of Psychology.
Joshua Fishman (212) 430-2370
MEXICO AND THE U.S. MEDIA San Diego June 9,10
Bernardo Sepulveda Amor, Mexico’s secretary of foreign relations, will by a keynote speaker at the 6th annual briefing ses$jon for U.S. journalists by the University of California’s Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies
Graciela Platero (619) 452-4503
HUMAN RIGHTS SYMPOSIUM New York June 9-13
Titled ‘‘Ethnicity and Rights: The Protection of Minorities,” this 7th annual event by Columbia University's Center for the Study of Human Rights will have a session on the preservation of culture. Andrea Gambino (212) 280-2479
HISPANIC LEADERSHIP North Platte, Neb. June 13-14 Organizing voter registration campaigns and leadership development strategies will be two of the jtopics covered in this fourth of nine such programs by the Midwest Voter Registration Education Project 'Maria Elena Molina (614) 464-1116
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Arts & Entertainment
ARTISTSTO UNITE: Plans are underwayforthe establishment of a National Association of Chicano Artists, to be based in El Paso, Texas.
An organizational meeting for the soon-to-be-founded, non-profit NACA was held June 7 in the home of El Paso artist Antonio Pifta. According to Pina, the purpose of the group will be to “bring Chicano artists to the fore, to keep them visible, and to organize national exhibits” of their works.
Initially, the group will plan Juntos '86, an exhibit tentatively scheduled for national Hispanic Heritage Week in September. The first Juntos exhibit, last year at El Paso’s Lincoln Arts and Cultural Center, was an invitational showing organized by local artists Mike Juarez and Paul Ramirez.
NACA will also publish a monthly newsletter to be called El ARTiculate, Pina Told Weekly Report.
The painter, who has already designed a logo for the organization, said his decision to spearhead the forming of NACA is based on the “enthusiastic reaction” his work received at April's 14th annual
National Association for Chicano Studies’ conference in El Paso.
Other Hispanic artists continue showing their works around the nation. Among current dates:
Mural/PublicArt, an exhibition curated by Judith Baca, opens June 9 at New York’s Intar Latin American Gallery. The show continues, through June 27 as part of a series at Intar titled Chicano Expressions. Altars: The Art of Devotion, curated by Kay Turner, follows July 7-31.
A dozen Atlanta artists are featured in Latin American Artists in Exile, By Choice or Not, an exhibit that opened in that city June 6. Artists include Argentina’s Norma Ismay and Cuba’s Rocfo Rodriguez.
As part of Texas’ sesquicentennial celebration, the San Antonio Museum of Art is presenting Art Among Us: Mexican American Folk Art in San Antonio through June 15. Some 100 items created by artists in the city’s west and south side communities are being shown.
At Los Angeles’ Ivey Gallery through July 3, 12 Hispanic artists have put on a Latin American benefit show to help restore Mexican murals banished by recent earthquakes Some of those artists are among the 27 chosen for Only LA, an exhibit by local artists that opens in the city's Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park.
-Antonio Mejias-Rentas
Media Report
LATINO FORTUNE 500: The June issue of Hispanic Business magazine includes its 4th annual directory of the top 500 Hispanic businesses in the United States.
Jesus Chavarria, editor and publisher of the Santa Barbara, California-based magazine, said the list “shows the accomplishments of the Hispanic business community and its continuing forward thrust.” The findings in the annual issue continue to surprise the media, even the Hispanic media, he said.
Bacardi Imports Inc. from Miami led the list in sales for 1985 for the second straight year. The 42-year-old company had $475 million in sales.
Chavarria pointed out that 142 new firms made their first appearance on the list.
Banco Popular de Puerto Rico occupied the No. 2 spot for the second year running, having total sales worth $381.9 million.
Total sales for the 500 companies rose
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from $7.46 billion in 1984 to $8.70 billion last year. The number of employees also increased, going from 63,538 to 65,389. Banco Popular de Puerto Rico had the most employees, with 4,764.
Fifty-seven percent of the companies were in three industries: service (118), manufacturing (102) and wholesale (66).
The state of California led the nation in the number of companies appearing on the list, with 121. Florida rated second (108) and Texas third (75).
Puerto Rico placed 30 corporations among the nation’s top 500. Fifteen of these were in the top 100. Hispanic Business began including firms from the island last year.
-Felix Perez
TOP TEN HISPANIC BUSINESSES: 1985
Rank Company Type of Business Sales (Millions) Employees
1 Bacardi Imports Inc., Miami Rum/Wine Import *475.00 237
2 Banco Popular de Puerto Rico, San Juan Banking Services 381.96 4,764
3 International Medical Centers, Miami Medical Services 370.00 2,400
4 V. Sudrez & Co., San Juan, P.R. Beer/Wine/Liquor Dist 260.00 250 '
5 Goya Foods, Seacaucus, N.J. Food Mfg./Mrktg. 250.00 1,500
6 Bacardi Corp., San Juan, P.R. Rum/Spirit Distill. 221.00 400
7 Banco de Ponce, San Juan, P.R. Banking Services 215.00 1,750
8 The Vanir Group, San Bernardino, Calif. Conglomerate* 150.00 300
9 E & G Trading Co., Hialeah, Fla. Meats/Seafood WhsL 146.00 180
10 Sedano’s Supermarkets, Miami Supermarket Chain 135.62 900
* The Vanir Group does business in real estate, construction, communications and insurance. Source: Hispanic Business magazine, June 1986.
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.. f"l . Making The News This Week c1v1c public health organization that trains people in Mex ico i n cardiovascular pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) .. 00 of Hispanic Organ izations elects Jane Delgado, of the National Coalition of Hispanic Health and Human Services Organizations, to succeed Pepe Barr6n as its chairperson. . . Three Glendale , Calif. , police officers, responding to a report of an armed man on the street, open fire and kill Javier Gonzales Alvarado , 23, when he fails to heed an order to drop the "handgun"a television remote control device ... Mary Joe Fernandez, 14, becomes the second youngest player to reach the quarterfinals of the Fren c h Open in Paris . The Miami tennis ace was beaten by Helena Sukova of Czechoslovakia 6-2 , 6-4 . . . Roberto Clemente Jr., 20, son of the late baseball legend , announces his retirement from the Class A Charleston (S.C . ) Rainbows to return to his native Puerto Rico and pursue a career in public relations ... Edward Franco of La Quinta, Calif., is named interim president by the board of d i rectors of Dallas-based SEA-Jobs for Progress , . following the resignation of Rolando Esparza ... United Farm Workers President Cesar Chavez announces the start of a renewed effort to gain support fort he organization's year old table grape boycott. The campaign, whic h begins this week in New York, will be followed by drives in Los Angeles and San Francisco . .. The New York Democratic State Committee endorses Herman Badillo, 55, a former U.S. congressman and Bronx Borough president, for state comptroller. The primary is Sept. 9 ... San Antonio dentist Dr. Marco Martinez is among 14 persons receiving Presidenfs Volunteer Act i on citations in ceremonies at the White House June 2 . Martinez is a founder of a June9,1986 . ThreeLatinooemosGain Latino Engineers Inch Upward in N.M. Statewide Races Three Hispanic Democratic candidates won their party's nomination for statewide positions in New Mexico' s June 3 primary. In California the same day, no Hispanic major-party can didates won in statewide primaries . Casey Luna coasted to a lopsided victory in New Mexico' s Democratic race for lieutenant governor, winning 99% of the vote (1 07,343 votes) . Rebecca Vigil outdistanced her secre tary of state opponents, with 63% (76,560). I n a race which fielded two Latinos, Jerome Block defeated Leo Catanach for corporation commissioner , with 61% (67 ,063) to Catanach's 38% . Rudy Apodaca, brother of former New Mex i co Gov , Jerry Apodaca, failed in his bid for a position on the state Court of Appeals . He polled 33% of the votes cast compared w i th 41% for the winner. Tony Scarbrough , who vied for a seat on the state Supreme Court, lost 29% to 40%. The Republican Party did not have any Hispanic candidates competing statewide . In California, three Hispanic minor-party candidates won their parties' primaries . The Peace and Freedom Party had two unopposed candidates , Maria Elizabeth Muiioz for gover nor and Gloria G arcia for secretary of state. Norma Jean Almodovar, also unopposed, won the Libertarian Party primary for lieutenant governor. Polanco Nets Twin Win Californ i a Assembly candidate R i chard Polanco won two elections on June 3 . The former aide to Richard Alatorre was victorious in a special election runoff against Republican Loren Lutz to fill the last half-year of Alatorre's term as 55th Assembly District representative. Alatorre vacated the seat to assume duties as Los Angeles city councilman earlier this year. Polanco won 58% of the vote against Lutz. Polanco also defeated Mike Hernandez and three other opponents in the Democratic primary for a two-year Assembly terrfl to begin in January. He took the nominalion, w i th 52% (11 ,263) compared with 38% (8,24 7) for Hernandez. Fifty-one perce nt of th(IJ.12,192 Hispan i c engineering students in U . S . post-secondary institutions in 1984 -85 were enrolled in schools in California , Texas and New York , a ccording to a report released June 5 by the National Act i on Council for Minorities in Engineering . Overall , Hispanics represented 3 . 1 % of the 391,000 engineering students nationwide. I f the 3 ,583 students estimated by NACME to be enrolled at the Univers ity of Pue rto Rico at PRLDEF Wins Injunction A preliminary injunction issued by a federal court May 30 would allow the participation of the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund and seven other advocacy groups as contributi on recipients in this fall's annual funcl-raising drive among the four m i llion civilian and military federal employees in the United States and Puerto Rico . Through its regulations , the Off ice of Per sonnel Management had barred these or ganizations from 520 local funcl-raising lists of the 1986 Combined Federal Campaign, alleging that too many recipients disrupt the federal work place. U.S . District Judge Joyce Hens Green of the District of Columbia said she will decide in a hearing Sept. 24 whether the exclusion :>f advocacy groups by OPM is based on their political views . Mayaguez were included i n the Hispanic total, Hispanics would account for 4 % of the nat i on ' s students majoring in engineering. The ten colleges and universities that grad uated the most Hispanics in 1983-84 (with number of Latino graduates and their percent of total) were: Te x as El Paso Texas Austin Te x as A& I New Mexico State Manhattan U . New Mexico U. Florida U . Miam i Cal St. Poly Pomona Texas A & M 84 67 54 54 43 43 43 37 36 35 43. 5 % 6 . 7 % 44. 2 % 21. 0 % 11. 6 % 14. 7 % 6.6% 12 . 3 % 8.4% 2.5% NACME has several nati onal p rograms at the high school level to prepare minority students academically for college engineering programs . Luis Miranda, co-author of " NACME Statisti cal Report for 1986," said : "We start at the ninth grade , i ntervening in pre-college programs, to make sure students get their math and science sequence." NACME also maintains contact with the students during their first two years in college in an effort to improve retention rates , Miranda added. Last year NACME awarded $218,000 in c onti n ue d on page 2 TEN STATES WITH MOST HISPANICS IN ENGINEERING SCHOOLS: 1984 Total Hispanics Hispanics% Hispanic% Enrolled Enrolled All Students Minority Students New Mexico 3 ,979 997 25.0 85. 7 Texas 25,858 2,446 9.4 67. 3 r:1orida .10,367 832 8.0 72. 0 California 37,871 2 ,699 7.1 66.0 New Jersey 8 ,129 449 5.5 51. 5 New York 24,742 1 ,138 4.6 41. 9 Colorado 7 ,364 222 3.0 68. 5 Maryland 6 ,347 181 2.8 40. 2 Illinois 13,726 352 2 . 6 33. 5 Georgia 5 ,763 130 2.2 22. 6 . So ur c e : National A ction Co uncil f o r Min o r i t ies i n Engi neerin g S tati s t ical R e p o rt fo r 1986 .

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Sin pelos en Ia lengua million slush fund to help some .incumbents in their chamber with personal expenses . . . , Among those it claimed to catch red-handed was Cahfornta s Pete Wilson. The sneak used a piece of the pot to pay for are you ready? Spanish lessons. "To improve communications with Cali fornia's Hispanic community," he defended the expense. KAY'S TRANSLATION SERVICE (Los Angeles branch) : The claim we heard : "Our advertising agency has just opened a Hispanic division." The reality we learned: Its two partners started taking Spanish lessons . Pos pa' mi que esta bien, Pedro. KAYS'S TRANSLATION SERVICE(Chicago branch) : When Davey Lopes, the ageless infielder/outfielder of Portuguese stock, was with the Los Angeles Dodgers in Chavez Ravine, he always made certain that sportscasters pronounced his name as a monosyllable , as in anteLOPES. KAY'S TRANSLATION SERVICE (EI Paso branch): Our corre spondent Katie lmporta, who also works part-time in a d_ance hall there, claims she mat a. gentleman who introduced htmself as Agapito None Alcala. When she asked him how he got a name like that, he explained that his father gave him his last name, his mother picked his first name, and La Migra gave him his middle name when he crossed the U.S. border. Now he's wit'h the Cubs of Chicago, a c ity which is just starting to learn about Latino Power . . And his shipment of personal bats arrived . from the manufacturer the other day, all stamped as "Davey Lopez" models. , Bierjvenidos, David, from Tony Coelho and the rest of us . . KAY'S TRANSLATION SERVICE (Washington, D.C. branch) : Earlier . thi$ year, Common Cause charged with much public fanfare that the National Republican Senatorial Committee had created a $1.4 NO TRANSLATION NECESSARY: The May 26 edition of Newsweek quotes retiring Ambassador John Gavin's reaction, to members of the American Chamber of Commerce in Mexico City, to rumors that Richard Nixon was a secret playboy while in the White House: LA. Starts Ministry Plan L o s Angeles Roman Catholic Archbishop Roger Mahony launched June 1 a major effort by the church to "reach out to restore, strengthen and deepen" the faith of an esti mated 2 million Hispanic Catholics in the Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. Costing at least $2 million in its first year, the new" Plan for H i spanic Ministry' ' includes a wide range of social and economic assistance programs as well as evangelization efforts. Among them a r e the establishment of centers providing temporary shelter, food and other services to the homeless and immigrants ; visits this summer to Lat i no neighborhoods by church volunteers; task forces for youth gangs; English and citizenship classes; care centers and subsidies and scholarships for parochial schools. It also involves hiring Latinos as project administrators and the recruitment and training of Spanish-speaking seminarians. The program is part of a larger reorganization in the Archdiocese, which is surveying parish ioners on the cburch ' s .five:: year goals. A national plan fo ' r Hispanic ministry will be launched in 1988 based on regional consultations with Hispanics by the U.S. Catholic Conference . Texas Latino Vote Strong A greater proportion of Hispan i c voters voted in the May 3 Texas DemocratiC and Republican primaries than their counter -parts, according to a study by the Southwest Vote r Registration Education Project released May 27. . The study found that 25.2% of Spanish surnamed registered voters cast their ballots, compared with 19. 9% for all other voters in 1 the state . The total voter turnout, including Hispanics, was 20.6%. Hispanics represented slightly more than 1 million of the 7.9 million who voted. Of the Hispan i c voters, 94% cast their ballots in the Democratic primary, as did 62% of the other voters, SVREP reported . The overall turnout for Hispan i cs was almost twice their percentage of registered voters-13%. 2 "If he had an affair while in office, I misjudged him . I thought he was just doing that to the country. " -Kay Barbaro Man Sta-bbed to Death for Speaking Spanish A 42-year-old Salvadoran father of four was stabbed to death in a Los Angeles fast food restaurant May 30 for conversing in Spanish with his l,lncle. Police reported that Roberto Figueroa, who emigrated from El Salvador with his wife six years ago, was eating when accosted by Christine Rodriguez, 27, who demanded : "You're in America . Why are you speaking Spanish?" and refused to l eave the man aod his uncle alone . Rodriguez , whom police said speaks only English, was joined by a companion , Miguel Garcia, 55, a native of Nicaragua, who allegedly pulled a knife and stabbed Figueroa to death when the argument escalated. As Figueroa staggered out to the street, Rodriguez followed him and beat him with a trash can lid , said police, who booked Rodri guez and Garc i a on murde r charges. Poor Kids, Poor Scores Students from more affluent families scored an average of 36 points higher than those from poor ones on the 1 ,600point combined : verbal and math Scholastic Aptitude Test in a 1 new study involving 20,000 junior high school ' students in eight Midwestern states . 1 The study was conducted by the Center fori Talent Development at Northwestern University. ! It concluded that even the most talented students from low income families (those with incomes below$20,000) would be barred by the low scores from qualifying for advanced study programs in the eight states' high schools and community colleges. The test measured students aged 11-14 in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota arid Wisconsin. Average scores by racial and ethnic groups: ' As i ans Hispanics Whites . Blacks Wealthier Poorer 877 793 802 752 793 768 694 637 Latino Engineers Increase c ontinued from page 1 seed grants to start pre-college programs. This year the grants will total approximately $350,000 . The organization also awards about $3 million yearly through its Incentive Grants Program (block grants to engineering colleges) for student scholarships . Silvino Zendejas , national secretary of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, said that there has been an increase . in interest in engineering among younger Hispanics . SHPE began its Advancing Careeis in En gineering program in the early 1980s. ACE recruits college students to go into junior high and high schools to provide tutoring and counseling. Adding the graduates of the University of Puerto Rico , Hispanics were 2 . 6% of all U.S. engineering graduates in 1983-84. There were 76,931 graduates during that period 2,038 of them were Hispanic, reported NACME. M i randa said that (excluding Puerto Rico) in 1980 there were 1 ,003 Hispanic graduates and in 1984 there were 1 ;686a 68% i ncrease. ' Felix Perez 'TEN STATES WITH MOST LATINO ENGINEERING GRADUATES 1983 Calif. Texas N.Y. Fla N.M. N.J. Mass. Ill . Ariz. . Md. Total Grads 7 ,086* 4,459 6 ,969 2,001 635 1,749 3,958 2,999 1,000 1,189 . . Hisp. Grads 295 292 228 158 105 80 58 43 34 31 Hisp.% of Total 4.2 8.5 3.2 7.8 18.5 4.8 1.4 1.4 3.4 2.6 * Included in California's 7,086 graduates are Cal Tech (139) and the University of California at San Diego(351), which did not submit ethnic breakdowns; Source : National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering Statistical Report for 1986 . Hispanic Link Weekly Repor v

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THE GOOD NEWS HISPANIC ENGINEERING STUDENTS AND GRADUATES: For a copy of the "National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering Statistical Report for 1986," send $10 to NACME, 3 West 35th St., New York, N.Y . 10001 (212) 279-2626. REACHING OUT TO HISPANIC CATHOLICS: The 1 0-page "Plan for Hispanic Ministry'' of the Los Angeles Roman Catholic Archdiocese is available by sending $1 to: The Los Angeles Archdiocese, Hispanic Apostolic, 1530 West 9th St., Los Angeles, Calif. 90015 (213) 251-3242. HISPANIC VOTING IN TEXAS: ForacopyoftheSouthwestVoter Registration Education Project report titled "Mexican American Voting in the 1986 Texas Primaries," send $2 to SVREP, 201 N. St. Mary's, Suite 501, San Antonio, Texas 78205 (512) 222-0224. TOP 500 HISPANIC BUSINESSES: For a copy of the special June issue of Hispanic Business, send $3.50 to: Hispanic Business Inc., 360 S . Hope Ave . , Suite 1 OOC, Santa Barbara, Calif . 93105 (805) 682-5843. •.. SAT. SCORES: . .f-m a copy. of J 'Eeonomic Disadvantagement Among Academically Able Learners in the M i dwest," a study of junior high school students and their performance on the Scholastic Aptitude Test by ethnicity and economic class, send $10 to Northwestern University, Center for Talent Development, 2003 Sher i dan Road, Evanston, Ill . 60201 (312) 491-3711 . LETRAS DE ORO: Prizes ranging from $2,000 in open competition to $500 for students will be awarded in an annual Spanish literature competition for all U . S . citizens, residents, working visa holders and students. Two copies of unpublished essays, novels, short stories , plays or poems in Spanish must be submitted before Oct. 12. For more information, contact The Letras de Oro Spanish Literary Prizes, North-South Center, University of Miami , P.O. Box 248123, Coral Gables, Fla . 33124 (305) 284-4303. . AFFIRMATIVE ACTION: The 33&page " Selected Affirmative Action Topics in Employment and Business Set-Asides, Volume I" includes all papers submitted on the subject at U.S . Commission on Civil Rights hearings March 6, 7 . This and other commission publications (ask for the Commission's Catalog of Publications) can be obtained free by sending a postcard request to: U .S. Commission on Civil Rights Distr i bution Center, 621 North Payne St., Alexandria , Va 22314 (703) 557-1794. CUBAN PRESENCE IN AFRICA: The 22-page report"Follow the Leader in the Horn" analyzes the Cuban government's involvement in East Africa . . For a copy, send $3 to: The Cuban American National Foundation, 1000 Thomas Jefferson St. NW, Suite 601, Washington, D . C . 20007 (202) 265-2822. HELP YOUR CHILDREN IN THEIR LIFE'S DECISIONS: The2Q page guide "Decidiendo Juntos" aids parents in opening lines of communication and trust with their children to approach such subjects as drug use, attending college and job searching. The guide, available both in Spanish and English, can be obtained free by writing to : National Association of State Boards of Education , p , o . Box 1176, Alexandria, Va. 22313 (703) 684-4000. coRPORATE CLASSIFIEDS PERSONNEL SUPERVISOR-GENERALIST McDonald's Corporation is a Fortune 100, international cor poration seeking a personnel generalist to supervise the personnel function of multiple units within the Washington, D .C., Baltimore region. This is a hands on, field-oriented posit i on which will involve all aspects of personnel and human resource management including labor relations, salary and benefits administration , EEO , professional development , training and special projects. McDonald's Corporation offers a fast pace, pro-active environment where the personnel function plays a critical role. Therefore, the successful candidate will possess at least 5 years of progressively responsible personnel/human resources general experience . Although experience in a multi-unit retail restaurant environment i s preferred , this i s not r l equired . Candidates must be able to relocate within the United States within 18-24 months . We offer a competitive salary commensurate with experien c e and outstanding benefits package including company car, comprehensive . medical/dental plan, stockopti on,-stock purchaseand401-K pla ns,-tuiti , on assistance , paid/vacation and hoiidays. McDonald's Corporation continues ' to be a rapidly expanding corporation offering outstanding career growth tential, particularly in the Was hington , D . C . Bal ti more region. McDonald's Corporation has always been an equal opportunity employer and all inquiries are welcome . Resumes only to: C. McKay, McDonald' s Cor , poration , 3015 Williams Drive, Fairfax, : Virginia 22031 . Powered by People r-A With Pride. A tway s an Equal Oppor1unlty / , j Me • Aflhmallve Ac:Uon Empl oye r EDITOR/PRESSCOORDINATOR-Nalional spe c ial events and community r e l ations fo r public interest organization seeks editor to station. Rel.luires demonstrated knowledge oversee production of b i monthly newsletter , of personneJ administration, community re press releases and promotional mater ials . lations, programming, volunteer management Prefer experience in copy editing, design , and experience in coordinat i ng spec i al events. and proofreading . Span ish preferred . Salary e PERSONNELANDADMINISTRATION mid to high teens No phone calls . Send MANAGER to admin ister personnel policies resume and wri ting sample to: NALEO , 420 and manag e comm o n f acilities Organizational S. Capitol St SE, Washington , D . C . 20003 . and polic y ma k ing skill s requ i red ; knowl edge CONTROLLER of personne l administration desire d . MANAGE ACCOUNTING department and e ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF DEVELOP. fiscal operation tor stat e wide social servi c e MENT for grant writing , donor solicitation organization . Must have degree i n accounting and othe r ge n eral fund raising responsibilities, and five years e x perience in not forpro fit must have excell e nt written and verbal skills; grant accounting ; a l so requi r es e xperi en c e prefer deve l opm e nt and/or grant writing in supervision, management. budgeting , com-e x perience . puterized systems , audits and federaVstat e Deadline : June 1 3. Send re s ume to: Per funding . Assertiveness a must lor this pos i t i on . sonnel Dire c tor, KUSC , POB 77913. Los Send resume to: Personnel Department P.O. Ang e les, Calif . 90007. EOE/ AA. Box 04129, Milwaukee , Wis. 53204. No later BURSON MARSTELLER, the No . 1 public than June 30, 1986. Un i ted Migrant Oppor relations f irm in the world , is seeking a .MEDIA !unity Services , Inc. An Equal Opportun ity EXECUTIVE lor their Hispanic media depart Employer . ment. Candidate must be fluent in Spanish , No.,.commerclal classical music station, articulate , must ha v e a college degree and KUSOFM , Los Angeles, Calif , has the follo wi ng two y ears of r elated e xperience, and must be positions open . For all positions knowledge willing to tra vel. Medi a background a must. of arts, classical music and public broadcasting Responsibilitie s include: setting up press is desired. c onferences and media tours, radio promotions, e SENIOR SECRETARY, PUBLIC RE handling media c o verage of fest i vals and LATIONS: Good clerical and office managecoordinating festi v al sponsorship s Salary in ment ski lls. Typing 4D-50 wpm. the mid to high twenties Plenty of room tor eCOMMUNITYRELATIONSASSISTANT growth. Call Laura Smedila, Burson Marsteller , . to develop and coordinate volunteer program, i n New York at (2 12) 614. Calendar Graduate School of Psychology . Joshua Fishman (212) 430-2370 Titled "Ethnicity and Rights : The Proteciion. cii Minorities, " this 7th annual event by Columbia University's Center for the Study of Human Rights will have a session on the preservation of culture. Andrea Gambino (212) 280-2479 THIS WEEK BILINGUALISM Bronx, N . Y . June 9 ' ' Perspect i ves on Bilingualism : International and Cross Cultural Perspect i ves " will be the theme for the 5th annual bilingualism conference by the Ferkauf H i spanic Link Weekly Report MEXICO AND THE U.S. MEDIA san Diego June 9 , 1 o Bernardo Sepulveda Amor , Mexico' s secretary of foreign relations, will by a keynote speaker at the 6th annual briefing sesl!,ion for U.S. journalists by the University of California's Center for U.S. Mexican studies. Gracie Ia Platero (619) 452-4503 HUMAN RIGHTS SYMPOSIUM New York June 9-13 HISPANIC LEADERSHIP North Platte, Neb. June 13 Organizing voter . registration campaigns and leader ship development strategies will be two of the topics covered in this fourth of n i ne such programs the Midwest Voter Registration Education Projec t Maria Elena Molina (614) 464 3

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Arts & Entertainment National Association for Chicano Studies' conference in El Paso. Other Hispanic artists continue showing their works around the nation. Among current dates: ARTISTS TO UNITE: Plans are underway for the establishment of a National Associati o n of Chicano Artists, to be based in El Paso, Texas . An organizational meeting for the soon-to-be-founded, non-profit NACA was held June 7 in the home of El Paso artist Antonio Pina. According to Pifia , the purpose of the group will be to "bring Chicano artists to the fore, to keep them visible, and to organize national exhibits" of their works. MuraVPublic Art, an exhibition curated by Judith Baca, opens June 9 at New York's lntar Latin American Gallery. The show continues through June 27 as part of a series at lntar titled Chicano Expressions. Altars: The Art of Devotion, curated by Kay Turner, follows July 7-31. A dozen Atlanta artists are featured in Latin American Artists in Exile, By Choice or Not, an exhibit that opened in that city June 6. Artists include Argentina's Norma Ismay and Cuba's Rocio Rodriguez. Initially, the group will plan Juntos '86, an exhibit tentatively scheduled for national H ispanic Heritage Week in September. The first Juntos exhibit, last year at El Paso's Lincoln Arts and Cultural Center, was an invitational showing organized by local artists Mike J1•arez and Paul Ramirez. As part of Texas' sesquicentennial celebration, the San Antonio Museum of Art is presenting Art Among Us: Mexican American Folk Art in San Antonio through June 15. Some 100 items created by artists in the city's west and south side communities are being shown . At Los Angeles' lvey Gallery through July 3, 12 Hispanic artists have put on a Latin American benefi t show to help restore Mexican murals banished by recent earthquakes. Some of those artists are among the 27 chosen for Only LA, an exhibit by local artists that opens in the city's Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park NACA will also publish a monthly newsletter to be called El ARTiculate, PinaTold Weekly Report . The painter, who has already designed a logo for the organization, said his decision to spearhead the forming of NACA is based on the "enth.usiast!c reaction" his work received at 14th annual Media Report LATINO FORTUNE 500: The June issue of Hispanic Business magaz i ne includes its 4th annual directory of the top 500 Hispanic businesses in the United States. from$7.46 billion in Hi84 to$8.70 billion last year. The number of employees also increased, going from 63 ,538 to 65,389. Banco Popular de Puerto Rico had the most employees, with 4,764. Fifty-seven percent of the companies were in three industries: service (118), manufactur ing (1 02) and wholesale (66) . -Antonio Mejias-Rentas The state of California led the nation in the number of companies appearing on the list, with 121. Florida rated second (1 08) and Texas third (75). Puerto Rico placed 30 corporations among the nation's top500. Fifteen of these were in the top 1 00. Hispanic Business began includ ing firms from the island last year. -Felix Perez Jesus Chavarria, editor and publisher of the Santa Barbara, California-based magazine, said the list "shows the accomplishments of the Hispanic business community and its continuing forward thrust." The findings in the annual issue continue to surprise the media, even the Hispanic media, he said. TOP TEN HISPANIC BUSINESSES: 1985 Bacardi Imports Inc. from Miami led the list in sales for 1 985 for the second straight year. The 42year-old company had $475 million in sales. Chavarria pointed out that 142 new firms made their first appearance on the list . Banco Popular de Puerto Rico occupied the No. 2 spot for the second year running, having total sales worth $381.9 million. Total sales for the 500 companies rose HISPANIC LINK WEEKLY REPORT A national publication of Hispanic Link News Servi c e Inc. 1420 • N' Street N W Washington, D.C. 20005 (202) 234 or 234-Q737 Publisher. Hector Ericksen Mendoza Editor. Carlos Morales Reporting: Dora Delgado, Feli x Perez, Charlie Ericksen, Antonio MejiaS" Rentas. No portion of Hispanic Link Weekly Report may be reproduced or broadcast in any form without advance permission Annual subscription (52 Issues) $96. Trial subscription (13 lseuee) $26. CONFE-RENCE COORDINATORS: Include the latest edition of Hispanic Link Weekly Report in participants' packets at your next conference or convention For details, contact Hector (202) 234. 4 Rank Company Type of Sales Employees Business (Millions) 1 Bacardi Imports Inc., Miami Rum/Wine Import :.!>475 .00 237 2 Banco Popular de Puerto Rico, San Juan . Banking Services 381.96 4,764 3 International Medical Centers, Miami Medical Services 370.00 2,400 4 V. Suarez & Co., San Juan, P.R. Beer/Wine/Liquor Dist 260.00 250 5 Goya Foods, Seacaucus, N .J. Food Mfg./Mrktg. 250.00 1 ,500 6 Bacardi Corp., San Juan, P.R. Rum/Spirit Distill. 221.00 400 7 Banco de Ponce, San Juan, P .R. Banking Services 215.00 1,750 8 The Vanir Group, San Bernardino, Calif. Conglomerate* .150.00 300 9 E & G Trading Co., Hialeah, Fla . Meats/Seafood Whsl . 146.00 180 10 Sedano's Supermarkets, Miami Supermarket Chain 135.62 900 • The Vanir Group does business in real estate, construction, communications and insurance. Source: Hispanic Business magazine , June 1986. . Hispanic Link'Weekly Report