HispanicPro's Blog – October 2008 Archive (3)

Hispanics decry college spokesman’s forced leave

Mt. Hood Community College’s decision to place Al Sigala, longtime spokesman, on paid leave and eliminate his position has drawn fire from college supporters.

Members of the Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber, which represents hundreds of Latino businesses, professionals and others, were set to meet the college’s new president, John J. “Ski” Sygielski, on Wednesday, Oct. 1, to discuss their concerns.

Sigala is of Mexican descent… Continue

Added by HispanicPro on October 1, 2008 at 12:22pm — No Comments

Hispanics hit hard by subprimes

The fastest-growing segment of U.S. home buyers is also among those facing the greatest risk of foreclosure, two top federal housing officials told a group of Hispanic real-estate professionals meeting in Phoenix this week.

Poor guidance and cultural biases have forced too many Hispanics into predatory loans, they said, and in some cases their Hispanic real-estate agents helped put them there.… Continue

Added by HispanicPro on October 1, 2008 at 12:18pm — No Comments

Former Mexican president says US needs more work, not walls

Former Mexican President Vicente Fox expressed hope Tuesday that a new U.S. administration will find a mutually beneficial solution to immigration and restore America's standing in the world.

Fox said the United States and the Bush administration have been too focused since 9/11 on related issues to be the example that other democracies expected from previous administrations.

"We missed that great leadership in this nation. We need it back," Fox said.

Fox did… Continue

Added by HispanicPro on October 1, 2008 at 9:17am — No Comments

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