The percentage of households and individuals living in poverty, along with the severity of this phenomenon, fell during the past decade in Latin America and the Caribbean, according to the Social Panorama of Latin America 2000-2001, by ECLAC.

Social spending per capita rose 50% for all 17 countries of Latin America during the 1990s, according to the Social Panorama of Latin America 2000-2001, published by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC). It went from US$360 in 1990 to US$540 per capita in 1999.

Aztec Entertainment prepares for Aztlan Fest 2002, which sets to roll out a truly explosive line-up of uncompromising talent.

Ketchum announced the formation of Ketchum Vanguard Cultural Marketing, dedicated to helping clients succeed in reaching multicultural markets in the U.S.

Yahoo! en Español and a host of other properties on the Yahoo! global network will join together to become the largest online global monument to go pink. Yahoo!

PepsiCo plans to move all the advertising work currently done for it by Foote Cone & Belding Worldwide (FCB) to Omnicom Group, which already handles the bulk of PepsiCo's advertising.

Claxson Interactive Group Inc. announced that El Sitio, Inc. and Ibero-American Media Partners II Ltd. have completed their merger to form Claxson, an integrated provider of branded entertainment content to Spanish and Portuguese speakers around the world.

Access to the FCC's Spanish-language consumer bulletins has become much easier with the launch of "Bienvenidos" the Consumer Information Bureau's (CIB) new homepage for Spanish-speaking consumers.

The downturn affecting job markets in 2001, as a result of slow economic growth, forms part of a long-term context that is worrisome, according to the Social Panorama of Latin America 2000-2001, prepared by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC).

San Antonio-based Bromley/Manning, Selvage & Lee (MS&L) has received global confirmation of its public relations targeting Hispanics.

GarciaLKS 360 was named as one of the contractors of record for the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Targeted Youth Media Campaign.

Mike's hard lemonade looks to introduce its lemon clear malt beverage with other natural flavors to Hispanic adult men of legal drinking age in Southern California and San Antonio, TX.

Sharon Griesing joins Dallas based Ornelas & Associates as the new Media Director of the agency after Jim Irvine departed to become the Chief Media Strategists at San Antonio based Cartel Creativo.

The terrorist attacks on Sept. 11 were a setback to the American economy that was poised for a rebound from 14 months of slowing economic growth.

The nation's poverty rate dropped from 11.8 percent in 1999 to 11.3 percent in 2000 -- virtually matching the record low set in 1973 -- while real median household income ($42,148 in 2000) did not change from the 1999 level, which was the highest ever recorded.