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Hawaii Hispanic News December 2010

  1. 1. F R e e December 100% Latino -owned & -operated Feliz Navidad from our 2010 Serving Hawaiis 112,300 Hispanic Residents family to Volume 9, Number 12 yours!! www.hawaiihispanicnews.org Congresswomen hirono and sanchez hawaii’s Latino Fashionista attends 2011 Missmeet with hawaiis hispanic community Colombia Pageant By Javi Sapuy, Latino Fashionista/BeautyBy José Villa, Senior Editor Pageant Consultant HONOLULU, Hawaii –The (Editor ’s Note: call came on Saturday, November Administratively, Colombia 20th, from Congresswoman has 38 “departments” and M a z i e H i r o n o ’s o f f i c e : a “capitol district,” which“Congresswomen Loretta is roughly equivalent to our Sanchez will be vacationing national system of 50 states and here with her family this week. the District of Columbia.”) She may have time to meet CARTAGENA, Colombia with Hispanic community and – First of all, let me say that I Hispanic military members. If am enormously proud of being so-we should know on Monday- Colombian. On Monday, Nov. could you arrange a meeting?” 15, the most anticipated annual“Yes, we can!” event in Colombia took place It was the type of call our in the historic colonial city of local Hispanic community has Cartagena. Thousands of people always wanted to get-but never came to “La Heroica” (the used to because we’ve never Heroic City”), as we call it in had “a seat at the (community) Spanish. They came to support (L-R): Unidentified guest; Nancy Wysard; Rep. Mazie Hirono; Fred Madrid; Maritza Lopez-Holland; Raphael Ramos; table.” Many Latino and Latina Rep. Loretta Sanchez; Luis Alvizua; Sandra Ahn; Herman Stern; Pedro Valdez; and Ismael Rivera their state’s candidate in the VIPs have come to visit Hawaii Miss Colombia Pageant. for business or pleasure, but our the 24 years I’ve been here-our We have traditionally been Colombians, Brazilians, etc It was the yearly search community was rarely apprised Hawaii Hispanic community, comprised of various diverse – that functioned in vertical for Colombia’s m o s t of the visits. in general, has been invisible cultural groups – Mexicans, “silos” or “stovepipes” with very beautiful woman. Why? Because-at least in to the mainstream society here. P u e r t o R i c a n s , C u b a n s , SEE CONGRESSWOMEN PG.12 Gorgeous women came to Cartagena Inter-American Foundation director speaks at uh on challenges from all the different and successes of ‘organized poor’ in Latin America, Caribbean states in Colombia By Priscilla Cabral, Contributing Writer agency of the U.S. government presentation by Paula Durbin, by further describing the i n s e a r c h of based in Virginia, was exhibited IAF Director of Publications agency’s goals, challenges, and one dream H O N O L U L U , H a w a i i at the Heritage Room of the and Fellowships and graduate impact in Latin America and a n d o n e-- A collection of poignant Sinclair Library at the University of UH Manoa and the William S. the Caribbean. IAF is funded title. The photographs from the Inter- of Hawaii Manoa from Oct. 20 Richardson School of Law. by the U.S. Congress and was dream was to be crowned theAmerican Foundation (IAF), an to Nov. 12. D u r b i n ’s p r e s e n t a t i o n founded in 1969 out of a mixed new Miss Colombia 2011. independent foreign assistance The exhibit included a complemented the photographs SEE LATIN AMERICA PG.17 SEE MISS COLOMBIA PG.24 In thIs Issue: Business: pg 2 | Government: pg 8 | Community: pg 12 | Education: pg 17 | Health: pg 20 | La Esquina de Ray: pg 25 | La Cocina: pg 27
  2. 2. Page 2 - December 2010 Hawaii Hispanic News Publisher/senior editor José Villa editor/Marketing Director Marie Roma Villa entertainment editor BUSINESS Commerce, sBA launch online tool to Ray Cruz Contributing Writer Priscilla Cabral-Perez Official Photographers Phoenix Photography translator/Web Jefa: help small businesses begin exporting Maritza López-Holland as Commerce’s U.S. Export Assistance is too complicated. This six-step process By Christopher A. Lorenzana, SBA Press Office Maui Distribution: Centers, which provide individualized addresses and dispels that concern. Carlos Hernandez WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Small support. Across the administration, we continue Kona Distribution: businesses interested in exporting now “This practical, interactive website is to strengthen the tools and resources Tony Dias have a new online tool to help them just the latest example of the commitment so we can be the best possible partner tap into the global marketplace to grow the Obama administration has made to in helping small business owners growThe Hawaii Hispanic News is their business. Developed by the U.S. helping American businesses – especially their customer base beyond our borderspublished the first week of every Department of Commerce and the small businesses – sell more of what they and, in doing so, create new jobs heremonth. Editorial input submission U.S. Small Business Administration, make around the world,” U.S. Commerce at home.”deadline is 20th of month. Advertising Six Steps to Begin Exporting, www. Secretary Gary Locke said. “Connecting This joint Commerce-SBA effortreservation deadline is 20th of export.gov/begin, is the latest tool in the America’s entrepreneurs and small is part of an array of activities bymonth. Editorials and advertising National Export Initiative toolbox to federal agencies to support Presidentare on a space availability- and time- help entrepreneurs begin exporting. Obama’s National Export Initiative,constrained basis after these dates. The six-step process begins with which calls for doubling U.S. exportsSubscription rates are $30.00 (U.S.) a self-assessment to help potential and supporting 2 million jobs overfor a one-year subscription (12 issues); exporters gauge their readiness to the next five years. So far this year,and $75.00 (U.S.) for three years (36 successfully engage in international U.S. exports have increased nearlyissues). Foreign rates are available trade. The self-assessment is 18 percent compared to the sameon request. Reproduction or use of followed by sections on: training period in 2009.editorial or graphics content without and counseling programs; resources President Obama has outlinedpermission is prohibited. to create an export business plan; businesses with new buyers and new five steps the Administration is taking HAWAII HISPANIC NEWS information on conducting market markets abroad will help create jobs and to help U.S. firms expand sales of their PMB 344 PO Box 30800 research; assistance for finding foreign spur sustainable economic growth.” goods and services abroad: creating a Honolulu, Hawaii 96820 buyers; and investigating financing for “With nearly 96 percent of the world’s new Cabinet-level focus on U.S. exports; Telephone: (808) 744-7225 your small business exports, foreign customers living outside the United expanding export financing; prioritizing Fax: (808) 440-1385 investments or projects. States and two-thirds of the world’s government advocacy on behalf of U.S. Office Hours: Upon completing the self-assessment, purchasing power in foreign countries, exporters; providing new resources to Monday - Friday businesses receive a score indicating tapping into opportunities in the global U.S. businesses seeking to export; and 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. their level of readiness. Based on market makes perfect sense and is more ensuring a level playing field for U.S. E-mail: the score, additional resources are attainable than ever for small business exporters in global markets. info@hawaiihispanicnews.org identified fitting their specific needs, owners,” For more information on export Website: including SBA and its nationwide SBA Administrator Karen Mills services for small businesses or to find www.hawaiihispanicnews.org resource partners SCORE and Small said. “One of the main hurdles potential local counseling and technical assistance Business Development Centers, as well exporters face is their fear that exporting resources, please visit www.export.gov. American Advertising National Association of U.S. Hispanic Federation - Hawaii Hispanic Journalists Chamber of Commerce Latin Business Society of Professional National Council Association Journalists de La Raza
  3. 3. Hawaii Hispanic News Page 3 - December 2010 Parents step Ahead announces special guest speaker for its 5th Annual Parent of the Year GalaBy José Villa, Senior Editor their childrens lives and the difference Montanez is recognized as the and ability to develop new systems and their involvement can make. (www. creator of the Flamin Hot line of products. DALLAS, Texas -- Richard P. parentsstepahead.org.) products, including Cheetos Flamin "We are excited to have a renownedMontanez, an executive for PepsiCo Parents Step Aheads annual honors Hot, which influenced future ethnic leader in the Hispanic and businessNorth America and the inventor of the and celebrates parents who are making a products and the first Frito-Lay Hispanic community, who will share hisFlamin Hot line for Frito Lay, will be difference in their childrens educational marketing team. Montanez currently inspirational story with the guests at oura special guest speaker at Parents Step and personal development with the leads Multicultural Sales & Community annual Gala," said Lupita Colmenero,Aheads 5th Annual "Parent of the Year" award of "Parent of the Year." Parents Promotions across PepsiCos North Chair and Founder of Parents Step Ahead.Gala. The event will be held on Friday, are eligible for the recognition based American divisions, leveraging best "Mr. Montanez is a wonderful exampleDecember 3 at on participation in practices internally and externally to of how a person can come from humblethe Crowne Plaza the organizations develop community partnerships. He beginnings and achieve success throughDallas Market s c h o o l - b a s e d is known for his visionary leadership hard work and dedication."Center. seminars and two P a r e n t s essays -- one writtenStep Ahead is a by the parent on501c(3) nonprofitorganization the importance of parental Muchas Gracias!whose mission involvement in a With your aloha and support, I willis "to recognize, childs life. Theeducate, enable and empower parents to second is written by the child on why continue to fight for Hawaii’s families,take a proactive role in the educational and his/her parent or guardian should working for Hawaii solutionspersonal development of their children." be selected "Parent of the Year." AThe organization works in partnership committee composed of local andwith school districts, corporations and national community and corporatecommunity organizations to offer a series leaders selects the winning essays.of school-based programs for parents of Honorees receive an award plaque andall backgrounds throughout the school personal computer system, among othercalendar year. prizes. Educators, motivational speakers, Richard P. Montanez works as Congresswoman Mazie K. Hirono represents Hawaiiʼs 2nd District in the U.S. House of Representatives, which includes rural Oahu, the Neighbor Islands, andcommunity volunteers and parenting an executive, Multicultural Sales & the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.experts present seminars on topics, such Community Activation, for PepsiCoas: gang awareness; drug use prevention; North America. Throughout his career,underage drinking; computer literacy; Montanez has worked in variousInternet safety; raising kids with love assignments and roles across all PepsiCoand logic; and health and financial division and functions. He started hisissues. Programs focus on ways parents PepsiCo career at Frito-Lay in 1976 as a Paid for by Friends of Mazie Hirono ! PO Box 677 Honolulu, Hawaii 96809 ! Approved by Mazie Hironoand legal guardians can be involved in janitor in its Rancho Cucamonga plant.
  4. 4. Page 4 - December 2010 Hawaii Hispanic News univision Radio signs Agreement for Arbitron Portable People Meter Radio Rating servicesBy José Villa, Senior Editor service again," said Ceril Shagrin, and co-produces telenovelas, reality comprehensive Spanish-language suite executive vice president of Audience shows, dramatic series and other of mobile offerings. COLUMBIA, Maryland - Arbitron Measurement Innovation and Analytics, programming formats for all of the Univision Communications also hasInc. just announced that Univision Radio, Univision Communications Inc. "We Companys platforms; a 50% interest in TuTv, a joint venturea leading Spanish-language radio group remain committed to ensuring that the - Univision Television Group, which formed to broadcast Televisas payin the United States, has signed multi- industry has access to the most reliable owns and operates 62 television stations television channels in the U.S. Univisionyear contracts ratings data in major U.S. Communicationsfor Arbitrons by working Hispanic has televisionP o r t a b l e closely in markets and n e t w o r kPeople Meter partnership Puerto Rico; operations inradio ratings with Arbitron." - Univision Miami; andservices in "Univision Radio, the television andtwelve markets: R a d i o s leading Spanish-language radio group radio stations, and sales offices in majorN e w Yo r k ; commitment which owns and/or operates 68 radio cities throughout the United States.Los Angeles; to the PPM stations in 16 of the top 25 U.S. Hispanic Univision Radio has been a subscriberChicago; San radio ratings markets and 5 stations in Puerto Rico; to the Arbitron PPM ratings serviceFrancisco; San service is one and in Houston and to the Arbitron diaryJose; Dallas; more vote of - Univision Interactive Media, service in: Albuquerque; El Paso; Fresno;Miami; San confidence which includes http://www.univision. McAllen-Brownsville; and Puerto Rico.Diego; Phoenix; in the value com, the premier Spanish-language In Miami and television and radioLas Vegas; San and utility Internet destination in the U.S., and stations and sales offices in major citiesAntonio; and of Arbitrons Univision Movil, the industrys most throughout the United States.Austin. These electronictwelve markets ratings forare served by radio," said44 Univision Carol Hanley,Radio stations. executiveFinancial details vice president,of the agreement were not disclosed. The Arbitron Portable People Meteris a portable device that measures a Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, Arbitron Inc. "We are grateful for the support and, as part of our renewed Come, wrap your hand around aconsumers exposure to media and partnership with Univision Radio, weentertainment. It passively captures an will work together to promote the value cold mojito and feast oninaudible code that can be embedded in of radio to agencies, advertisers and the our spicy braised oxtailthe audio content of: terrestrial, satellite; communities it serves." stew.and online radio broadcasts; in broadcast, Univision Communications Inc. iscable and satellite television; cinema the premier Spanish-language mediaadvertising; and many types of place- company in the United States. Itsbased digital media. The PPM service is operations include:currently commercialized in 43 markets - Univision Network, the most-nationwide, and is scheduled to be watched Spanish-language broadcastcommercialized in a total of 48 markets television network in the U.S. reachingby December 31, 2010. 95% of U.S. Hispanic Households; "Reliable ratings data are vitally - TeleFutura Network, a general- Give the flavors of Cuba this holidayimportant for all stakeholders in the radio interest Spanish-language broadcast season with Soul de Cuba marinades,marketplace. Based on the steps taken television network, which was launched salad dressing, and salsas.by Arbitron to date to improve the PPM in 2002 and now reaches 85% of U.S. GIFT CARDS AVAILABLEservice, and on Arbitrons commitment Hispanic Households;to continue its current efforts to improve - Galavision, the countrys leading 1121 BETHEL STREET Mon – Thurs 11:30am – 10pmthe service, we concluded that we Spanish-language cable network; (Across from the Hawaii Theatre) Fri – Sat 11:30am -2am 545-CUBA (2822) Sunday 11:30am – 8:30pmcould begin subscribing to the PPM - Univision Studios, which produces
  5. 5. Hawaii Hispanic News Page 5 - December 2010 Consumer Distress Index: Financial distress tightens in third quarterBy José Villa, Senior Editor Index scores fell in 41 states during was second with a 58.76. North Dakota -- Floridas position in the rankings the recent quarter, underscoring the again had the best performance, improving improved from No. 3 to 7 most distressed ATLANTA, Georgia -- CredAbility, depth and breadth of consumer financial its score to 79.45. To see a detailed and California moved from No. 7 toone of the leading nonprofit credit distress that continues to grip the nation. explanation of how the Index works and 10, although both states are still amongcounseling and education agencies in the The average consumer is in distress. On a national map, go to www.CredAbility. the most financially distressed in theU.S. just released its Consumer Distress a more positive note, Index data shows org/ConsumerDistressIndex. country.Index results for the 2010 third quarter consumers net worth remains stable Highlights from the 3Q Index -- Forty-four states. and D.C.,(3Q). The Index, a quarterly measure and, while the savings rate slipped include: continued to score at levels that indicatethat tracks the financial condition of slightly, consumers continued to pay -- The five states with the lowest distress, up from 41 in the second quarterthe average U.S. household, found the down debt, indicating an uptick in Index scores were: Michigan (58.11); of 2010.incremental improvements in consumer household spending in the 3Q was made Mississippi (58.76); South Carolina -- The dip in the housing portion offinancial health in the first half of 2010 with current funds instead of borrowed (60.10); Alabama (60.23); and Indiana the index was driven by an increase inwere reversed due to weaker household money. (60.68). Each faces acute challenges in delinquent payments by renters, withbudgets, renewed strains on housing The data reveals stark regional employment and housing markets. these delinquencies rising by 9 percentcosts and continued high levels of differences. Only six states, mainly in the -- Two states - Michigan and over the second quarter of 2010.unemployment. Great Plains and New England, achieved Mississippi - are now under 60. -- The Index shows underemployment For the quarter ended September scores above the distress threshold of -- Among the most distressed states, increased, with approximately 100,00030, 2010, American households scored 70 points, down from nine states in Indiana moved from No. 12 to 5 and people moving from full-to part-timea 64.4 on the Indexs 100-point scale, the second quarter. Two states scored Ohio from No. 13 to 8. employment.down from 65.2 in the second quarter of below a 60, a threshold that indicates the -- Alabama and Louisiana, which -- Only six states, led by North2010. A score below 70 indicates a state average consumer is in financial crisis. were likely affected by the Deepwater Dakota (79.45) and South Dakotaof financial distress. The average U.S. Michigan posted the worst score on Horizon Gulf oil spill, also moved up in (76.19), scored above 70 points. Othersconsumer has been in financial distress the Index with a 58.11, replacing Nevada the distress index. Alabama moved from were Nebraska (74.87), New Hampshirefor nine consecutive quarters, according as the state with the highest level of No. 8 to 4 and Louisiana moved from No. (72.77), Wyoming (72.54) and Vermontto the Index. consumer financial distress. Mississippi 29 to 22 most distressed. (70.88). Get a free quote today. 1-800-947-AUTO 711 Kapiolani Boulevard | HonoluluSome discounts, coverages, payment plans, and features are not available in all states or in all GEICO companies. Government Employees Insurance Co. • GEICO General Insurance Co. • GEICO Indemnity Co. • GEICO Casualty Co. These companies are subsidiaries of Berkshire Hathaway Inc.GEICO Gecko image © 1999-2010. GEICO: Washington, DC 20076. © 2010 GEICO
  6. 6. Page 6 - December 2010 Hawaii Hispanic News thousands attended this years hawaiihispanic heritage Festival & health Fair Photos provided by Salesero Loco & James Lopez A dancer expresses her joy of performing David and Monique Smith proudly wear their colors Mr.. and Mrs. Wilfredo Lopez : Salsa dancers were feelin’ it A proud Dominican dad held his beautiful little girl One of the 15 food vendors that participated The intensity with which this violinist celebrates her culture was Salsero Les Rodrigues took a break in-between the action evident
  7. 7. Hawaii Hispanic News Page 7 - December 2010One of the best hawaii hispanic heritage Festival & health Fairs we’ve ever had Photos provided by Salesero Loco & James Lopez The line at the El Palenque Mexican Puerto Ricans in Da House: Reyna and Angel Santiago A few thousand folks settled in on the prized park Restaurant booth was long all day with Janeen Villa (middle) benches for a full day of free Latin entertainment Miguel Angel and Marietta Solis manning the One of the 65 booths in the Festival Colombian cultural booth Lt. Gov. Duke Aiona and Lt. Gov. candidate Lynn Finnegan This brother was happy doing what he loves: entertaining This dancer personified the pride and joy of her culture with an enthusiastic friend
  8. 8. Page 8 - December 2010 Hawaii Hispanic News GOVERNMENT Links support immigration reformBy Judge Sandra A. Simms, President, Hawaii Chapter, state illegally. of the law unconstitutional and other comprising the organization’s westernThe Links, Inc. Without documentation or “papers,” portions were on hold pending a Ninth area. I attended as President of our those stopped could be Hawaii Chapter. HONOLULU, Hawaii -- When detained. This prompted The panel included:The Links, Inc. (a national service justifiable fears that “Without documentation or “papers,” Assistant Chief Jeriorganization of predominately African- citizens would now Williams, Phoenix PoliceAmerican professional women in 250 be required to “prove” those stopped could be detained” Department, firstchapters around the country) scheduled t h e i r c i t i z e n s h i p African-American femaleits 2011 Western Area conference for because of their color. to hold this position;Phoenix, Arizona, SB 1070 did not Demonstrators–pro and con–took to the Circuit Court appeal. Pundits fanned Mary Rose Wilcox, business owner,exist. streets of Arizona. the flames on the national airwaves. long time community activist, and So, when Arizona Governor Jan A federal court found key provisions The resulting calls for boycotts of Maricopa County Supervisor, (firstBrewer signed Arizona, and its Latina to serve as Council chair);SB1070 into law- clearly racist law. Retired Judge Penny Willrich,and its implications Made sense. After Phoenix School of Law faculty member,became understood all, back in the day, state’s first African-American femaleby Black, Hispanic, that’s what we did. trial judge (1999-2005);and other minority Shut‘em down! Dr. Matthew Whitaker, Associatecommunities, calls “But, wait a Professor of History, Arizona Statefor its and Arizona’s minute,” they said University;condemnation lit up all in Arizona, “listen Rev. Oscar Tilman, civil rights leaderacross the country. It to us, first.” “Us” and president of the Maricopa Countywas seen as a wholesale being the: Arizona’s NAACP.license for legal racial Hispanic and Black Governor Brewer was invited, butround-ups. Blacks, communities; declined to attend. We listened.whites, and anyone Links chapters, The picture the panel gave us was notelse who remembered who were only informative, but also compelling inthe violent excesses of preparing to host a its call to action. A stunned silence hungthe 50s and 60s, that conference for over over the packed conference room forsparked the civil rights 900 members; and, what seemed liked minutes as the lastmovement, tensed even, the NAACP. speaker completed his remarks.believing Bull Connor So we went “I never dreamed I’d see this kind ofwas coming back. to the September racism”, said one; This bill was Leadership Another explained, “People don’tdrafted and passed- Summit and come here to commit crime; they comeostensibly-in response listened. Dr. Kay here for jobs;”to fears of crime by They pay taxes, create jobs and learn English… Lovelace Taylor, ‘Abuse of power is taking place,illegal immigrants and want to be Americans. and members of by the sheriff’s office – it’s a horrible(i.e. Hispanics) and the Phoenix Links’ situation;”perceived “inaction” by Chapter, convened “There is tremendous rise in racism infederal agencies. It was a stellar panel of the state of Arizona,” said anothertruly far-reaching. It Immigrants are like us: they are here to work; they are here with families that include millions of U.S. citizens; and they add billions of dollars Arizona community “The phone never stops ringing–the to the economy every year. They are good workers, good parents, and good neighbors. And they can be good Americans, too, if Congress repairsgave state and local law our broken immigration system. We are a nation of laws and a nation of immigrants. We need an immigration system that is good for our leaders. They met hatred is vitriolic;”enforcement authority families, our economy, our workers…and good for America. with the officers “1070 is a reactionary reaction to Learn more about immigration at www.ailf.org.to stop almost anyone and leaders of the fear–know history;”they “reasonably 55 Links’ chapters But, “Don’t sit on the sidelines. Webelieved” to be in the AILF American Immigration Law Foundation in the 10 states SEE LINKS NEXT PAGE
  9. 9. Hawaii Hispanic News Page 9 - December 2010 Links of ironies, taxpayers pay for the centers and their upkeep. Resources, the panel said, are being spent on incarceration and detention of non-violent workers whoContinued from previous page previously paid taxes! And, what about the children?” othersneed your help;” noted. What should happen to a child, “Please, do not boycott us–we need a who comes to the U.S. with family, iscall to action, instead;” enrolled in school, when mom and dad “Boycotts are not always the best are hauled away? What happens to theaction.” family’s belongings, homes, jobs they We listened and learned the Phoenix leave behind? It doesn’t make a lot ofPolice Department (vis-à-vis the state’s sense, does it?controversial “Sheriff Joe”) had not been But, the panelists agreed, the politicalconsulted when the decision was made winds and conservative Tea Partiers haveto sign the bill. Additional resources shifted many of the traditional alliancesto enforce it were not provided. Asst and allies for meaningful reform (likeChief Williams shared her, and the Senator John McCain AND, even, GovDepartment’s, concerns that violent Brewer). These have given way tocrime–domestic violence, assaults, political expedience amidst the shrillrobberies, sex assaults, etc.- would not be voices of racism, fueled by some in areported for fear the victims’ immigration rabid media. The panelists need us to getstatus would trump the violence inflicted people to listen to them, to right the shipon them. This was of special concern for towards fair and meaningful reform.women and children. Wilcox and Rev. Tillman, who have All communities were put at risk. She been on the front lines of immigrationsaid police would rather reform and civilfocus on curtailing rights for yearsviolent crime and (with battle scars toensuring the safety of show it!) stressed thecommunities. SB 1070 need for joint actions Get Your Subscriptions Today !!!severely detracts from and civic educationtheir ability to do so. about what is taking Get Hawaii Hispanic News At Home Or WorkMoreover, she noted that place in their homein recent years violent state.crime-as verified by FBI “Above all, do not Enclosed is a $ _______ check for___ 12-month subscription at $30 per yearstatistics-was on the abandon us,” they or _____ three - year subscription for $75.decline. This negated said. “Come. Thethe race-tinged rationale that 1070 was ones who will suffer the most fromneeded to reduce it. It wasn’t. boycotts are the workers, the single Send check to: Folks in Arizona have long enjoyed moms and struggling, minority-owned Hawaii Hispanic NewsHispanic cuisine, culture and salsa. (after businesses. Come. Help us make changes. PMB 344 POB 30800all, Arizona was part of Mexico!). Former Help us get the word out. Help us “callJudge Willrich pointed out that many of them on the carpet. We’re scared, but Honolulu, Hawaii 96820the individuals “without papers” had we’ve got to keep on. ‘You’ve got to cut or go to:been employed for years, paying taxes the head off the snake!”and contributing to the well being of We listened and now we understood.society, causing no concern. Many have The Links’ members adopted a resolutionyoung children, who are in schools and adding our voices to those of civil rights www.hawaiihispanicnews.org tocolleges – again, causing no concern. leaders, constitutional rights scholars order online.: But now, as a result of 1070-and the and legal experts. Like them we opposeabsence of meaningful, fair immigration legalized racial profiling and disparatereform-these folks are being rounded- discriminatory law enforcement practices.up and detained in massive detention We now join the Arizona leaders incenters. They have no bail and must wait working to secure comprehensive,for deportation proceedings that can take reasonable and equitable immigrationup to two years. And, in the most warped reform.
  10. 10. Page 10 - December 2010 Hawaii Hispanic News Chef Alfonso Ramirez shows how to Make Gourmet holiday Desserts with easeBy José Villa, Senior Editor who specializes in catering events for greatly influenced by his mother and her a gourmet experience. Ramirez began top entertainers, actors, athletes and love for cooking. his culinary career in 1972 and has SAN CLEMENTE, California --The politicians, to bring gourmet holiday His passion for traditional Mexican since become a part of an influentialholidays are just around the corner and dessert recipes to your kitchen group of chef-restaurateurs inwho among us can resist the delightful with ease. And the ingredient that America. Currently Ramirez hasdesserts that sweeten the evenings spent is most prominent in all the recipes: developed new culinary conceptsreminiscing with family and friends? good old-fashioned milk. at Hacienda San Isidro Grill andFrom flans de leche to the traditional Chef Alfonso Ramirez is Luna Restaurant Lounge.capirotada, these Latin holiday desserts credited with reviving Traditional "Latinos passion for food isremind us of our childhood and happy Mexicans culinary heritage, legendary and milk is the foundationdays past. blending fresh California of many Latin American Holiday As we prepare for the holidays, ingredients; his innovation in desserts," says Alfonso Ramirez,the California Milk Processor Board cooking has been enjoyed and an influential chef-restaurateur,(CMPB), the creator of GOT MILK? praised by a great number of individuals pastries he enjoyed from childhood in his who on a typical December evening,and TOMA LECHE, has teamed up throughout the United States as well as hometown of Puebla drove him to recreate delights thousands of guests with hiswith Alfonso Ramirez, the Puebla chef Mexico. Born in Mexico, Ramirez was many traditional and simple recipes into SEE CHEF RAMIREZ NEXT PAGE hawaiis Colombian community participated in the Kapiolani Community College International Day Armira Bustos & Hernando Rodriguez Latinos were in the house L to R: Armira Bustos, Ana Carolina Piedrahita, Carol Beresiwski, Marietta Escobar-Solis, From “Grupo Café Colombia” Ibeth Peña, Claudia Butcher, and a Spanish Professor Badenyaa: African Music and Dance Indian Dancer, Devika Wasson Hula Dancers
  11. 11. Hawaii Hispanic News Page 11 - December 2010 Chef Ramirez hawaiis Latin organizations hostedContinued from previous page federal employment workshopculinary creations. "People can impresstheir holiday guests with traditional By José Villa, Senior Editor There are two or three reps that make federal Hispanic recruitment initiativesmilk-based desserts. My recipes are token appearances at one of two events here, who does? And how are theydelicious, easy-to-make and the perfect HONOLULU, Hawaii – In the last during the year. getting the word out? Are the initiativespresentation makes them stunning. Just few months, several federal agency reps Where are they – and their colleagues a secret?start with basic ingredients like eggs, told me what a difficult time they have -- the rest of the year? What Hispanic It was for these reasons – a lackflour, cinnamon and, of course, milk." finding qualified Hispanics of committed effort to Ramirez has adapted his favorite to meet their Hispanic sincerely recruit Latinosholiday dessert recipes, which employee recruitment for federal employmenttraditionally entertain thousands of goals. Conversely, many and the need for thisguests in the most luminary feasts of the college-educated Latinos employment training inseason, so that home cooks can equally and Latinas here tell our community-- thatimpress and delight their friends and me they’d love to get a prompted our Latinfamily during their holiday gatherings. federal job, but have a hard chamber and newspaper His favorite holiday milk-based time getting through the to sponsor a Federaldessert recipes are available exclusively application maze. Employment Workshop.on www.tomaleche.com. They include The people with jobs We felt someone shouldingredients, preparation and presentation can’t find the qualified make a sincere, no B.S.ideas to make you look like a top pastry applicants and the qualified effort to connect the dotschef. The recipes even include a bit of applicants can’t find the between the Hispanic jobhistory behind these traditional (and people with the jobs. suppliers and the Hispanichistorical!) gourmet creations. Make sure What’s wrong with this job-seekers.to try at least two or three. Chef Ramirez picture? Towards that end, wemakes it look so easy, you may decide to The federal agencies enlisted the assistance ofskip the main course! Here is a sample have Hispanic recruitment Nancy Klinitski, Humanof what you will find: goals because somebody Resources Specialist, -- Capirotada - This type of bread decided there weren’t Marine Corps Basepudding provides a delicious use for enough Hispanics in the system. That, recruitment initiatives are they working Hawaii.leftover holiday bread. Just add milk and in turn, led to the recruitment goals, on? Who knows about them? If our Latin She put on a three-hour presentationspices and serve in individual portions which they aren’t meeting. But when newspaper, Latin chamber and Latin on Nov. 23. Topics covered included:with caramel sauce and creme fraiche. I ask them what they’re doing to try to radio program don’t know about any SEE FEDERAL WORKSHOP page 26Youll look like you spent days in the recruit more Latinos here, I get the samekitchen! stock, unimaginative answers. -- Crepas de Cajeta - Crepas (or Einstein said: “Insanity is doing theCrepes) were a favorite of Emperor same thing over and over again andMaximilian and your guests will feel like expecting different results.” By thatroyalty too with this creamy and festive measure, what the federal agencies arecreation. Crepas cook in minutes and can doing to recruit Hispanics here is insane.be garnished with chocolate shavings, They’re doing the same things over andwhipped cream and the freshest fruits over and expecting a different result.of the season. "The most traditional Latin-American They are lamenting not meeting their goals, but aren’t doing anything different Mi hija irá a laholiday desserts have milk in them,"says Steve James, executive director of to achieve them. Lamenting must be “good enough.” universidad de .the CMPB. "Ramirez festive desserts Latin Business Hawaii is theare the perfect way to cap off a holiday most active Hispanic professionalcelebration. For centuries, Latino families organization in the state. We have at leasthave been creative in incorporating milk 12 monthly events every year-ranginginto celebrations through their recipes." from monthly mixers to the Annual To learn more about Ramirez holiday, Hispanic Achievement Awards to the De tus palabras de hoy depende su mañana. Las palabras de un padre son las que ayudan a construir el futuromilk-based dessert recipes, visit www. Keiki-To-Kollege Scholarship Awards. de sus hijos. El Hispanic Scholarship Fund tiene la informacióntomaleche.com. Where are the federal agency reps? para ayudar a que tus hijos vayan a la universidad. Es gratis y en español. Visita TusPalabrasdeHoy.org o llama al 1-877-HSF-8711.
  12. 12. Page 12 - December 2010 Hawaii Hispanic News COMMUNITY Congresswomen systems and infrastructure (including roads, highways, bridges and ports) are safe and secure. And that infrastructure Rep. Sanchez is a leading advocate in Congress for women in the military. During her talk with our community,Continued from page 1 Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ), had scheduled is adequate to relieve congestion, keep Rep. Hirono said: “I’m glad to see a Federal Employment Workshop (see America competitive and improve the your chamber has put on this Federallittle cross-cultural, macro-level contact story on page 11) for the Hispanic daily lives of our citizens. The committee Employment Workshop. This is exactlybetween the groups. community in the FTZ’s conference also addresses global climate change and the type of training and information The annual Hispanic Festival was the room 1pm – 4pm, on Tuesday, November our nation’s commitment to clean water, many people need now. I know Hawaii’sexception. It was the one time each year 23. Once the Congresswomen’s visit was energy independence, and environmental Hispanic community is growing rapidlywhen the members of many Hispanic confirmed, we were able to append it on stewardship. and I would like to get to know it better.cultural groups worked together to the tail end of the workshop. Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez If any of you are interested in grants,provide samples of their has been a member Please sign up for my grantscountry’s entertainment of the House Armed newsletter on my website: http://hirono.and food, but then we Services Committee house.gov/would all go back to since entering Congress When Rep. Hirono introduced Rep.our individual cultural i n 1 9 9 7 . S h e ’s t h e Sanchez, she said: “Loretta Sanchezsilos. highest-ranking female is here vacationing in Haleiwa-which For the last three on the Committee and I’d like to point out is part of my 2ndyears, Latin Business is Chair of the Terrorism, Congressional District. She is one ofHawaii (LBH)-our Unconventional Threats the most popular representatives in theHispanic chamber of and Capabilities Congress. She is very articulate. She iscommerce-and the Subcommittee. She’s highly respected because she knows whatHawaii Hispanic News also a member of the she’s fighting for-the working people and(HHN) have been Strategic Forces and the families- and, believe me, she fightsworking collaboratively Military Personnel every day for her community.”to help Hawaii’s Latino Subcommittees. Rep. Sanchez started her talk thiscommunities coalesce As Chair of way: “After a very grueling electionand encourage them to t h e Te r r o r i s m , campaign, I was fortunate to be ablework together. Unconventional to vacation in the home district of a Recently our Threats and Capabilities congressional colleague-especially oneLBH/HHN team has Subcommittee, Rep. that I admire as much as Mazie. I askedbriefed: members of the congressional Congresswoman Mazie Hirono Sanchezs top priority is preparing our her if there was anything we coulddelegation; the executive directors serves on two committees that help Armed Forces for a new generation of together and she invited to this meetingof the Democratic and Republican her advance the interests of the people security challenges. This subcommittee with the Hispanic community for whichParties; and other community leaders, of Hawaii. She’s on the Education and has jurisdiction over the Department I’m very grateful.”on the current demographics of Hawaii’s Labor Committee. It oversees federal of Defenses counter-terrorism and She went on: ”Mazie and I, and othersstatewide Hispanic community. We programs and initiatives that deal with counter-proliferation operations. The in the Congress, work together on manyhad also participated in a meeting Rep. education at all levels. The Committee subcommittee also oversees our militarys issues, especially those dealing withHirono’s staff held with the local ethnic also has jurisdiction over workforce overall information technology and diversity. There are many places in thenewspapers-Filipino, Chinese, Korean initiatives that focus on strengthening cyber-security. U.S. that are afraid of diversity. You seeand Hispanic-where we were able to health care, job training, and retirement On the Military Personnel it all the time. We work together to tryshare the issues and concerns in each of security for workers. She is a member of Subcommittee, Rep. Sanchez fights to rejoice in diversity, and to show howour respective communities. the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, provide our troops the resources they having diverse inputs and views actually This phone call on that Saturday Elementary and Secondary Education, need to protect not only our nation, improves the quality of the overallmorning was clear evidence that our joint and the Subcommittee on Higher but themselves. In the 2010 National product. And I can tell you firsthand,efforts to raise the positive visibility of Education, Lifelong Learning, and Defense Authorization Act, Rep. Sanchez Mazie is one of the most respectedour Hispanic community are working. Competitiveness. was able to include a provision that will members of the U.S. Congress.” As it happens, Latin Business Rep. Hirono is also a member of address concerns that support units It was a tremendous honor toHawaii (LBH)-our Hispanic chamber the Transportation and Infrastructure with female service members do not have these two dedicated, talented,of commerce-and the Hawaii Hispanic Committee. It is primarily concerned receive adequate combat skills training, charismatic, powerful women – whoNews, in conjunction with the Hawaii with ensuring our nation’s transportation thereby putting the entire unit in danger. SEE CONGRESSWOMEN page 26
  13. 13. Hawaii Hispanic News Page 13 - December 2010 Latino Mami and Papi join forces to take stress out of holidaysBy José Villa, Senior Editor was compiled over several months with the input of other Latino mamis and MIAMI, Florida -- Few things cause papis. It is available for download free,parents more stress than having to select in both Spanish and English, at: http://which gifts to buy each other and their www.papiblogger.com/wp-content/uplchildren during the holidays. In fact, oads/2010/11/2010PapiHolidayGiftGuthe most wonderful time of the year ide-3.pdf.can become a little daunting for some. In the spirit of gift-giving, most ofOver 40% of Americans surveyed by the items received for review will bethe American Psychological Association donated to needy families served by theindicate that the pressures of gift-giving Salvation Army.ranks up there on the stress meter during "Between work, parties and decorating,the holiday season. as parents, we know that the holidays can on top of an adult toilet seat; and/or a step 4G (Retails for $179) or 8G (Retails for PapiBlogger and Mama be exhausting. We wanted to come-up stool to help your child reach the toilet $199) versions.Contemporanea, two leading Latino with something that could alleviate or sink. Elmo encourages your child to - Nespresso Citiz Espresso Maker withparenting bloggers, have joined forces some of that pressure. Our guide has use the potty with 10 different phrases Aeroccino Plus Automatic Milk Frother:to come up with a simple solution that been designed to help families find gifts in English, Spanish and even French. The sleek Citiz delivers unbeatable flavortakes some of the stress out and puts across a wide range of tastes and prices. (Retails for $35.95) with Nespresso premeasured capsulessome of the holiday cheer back in via We wanted to minimize the frenzy for - Imaginext BIGFOOT The Monster: in a convenient and easy to store unit.a thoroughly-researched guide that families so they could spend more Fisher-Prices BIGFOOT is probably The Aeroccino Plus milk frother quicklyfeatures gifts for mom, dad, toddlers and quality time together," said PapiBlogger the funniest, most personable toy on creates steamed or frothed milk for akids in a variety of price ranges. It also publisher Manny Ruiz ,who produced the the holiday list. Big Foot walks, talks, variety of tasty coffee drinks. (Retailsfeatures sections spotlighting top family guide with mom blogger Rory Lassanske tumbles, tosses a ball, sleeps, exercises for $349.95)apps and top Latino-themed gifts. of Mama Contemporanea. and roars via remote control. (Retails - George Foreman Healthy Cooking PapiBlogger.com is the nations first The gifts range from a space age for $99). Evolve Grill: The new Evolve Grill is abilingual website devoted to creative copter thats controlled by a smart phone - Parrot AR Drone Quadricopter: compact but versatile appliance that isparenting tricks for fathers and mothers; to a Big Foot toy that exercises and Although pricey at $300, it is one of easy to use and even more importantlyand the first parenting web site published roars to a Latino doll that sings Spanish- the most amazing high-tech toys this reduces the amount of fat in foods forby a father of Latino descent. Together language traditional healthier cooking.with its Facebook fan page http:// family songs. Here (Retails for $129.99)www.Facebook.com/papiblogger, and are some of this - Red Toolbox:its Twitter page www.Twitter.com/ years gifts from the R e d To o l b o x ,papiblogger, the bilingual blog serves list of over 50 top available only atas a forum for parents to share creative picks featured in the Lowes, consists ofparenting recipes for children ages infant 2010 PapiBlogger woodworking kitsto young adult. Holiday Gift and workbenches that Mama Contemporanea is an award- Guide: let your child learnwinning Spanish-language blog for - Javier doll from various carpentrytrendy, upscale Latina moms focused Baby Abuelita: This skills, like followingon pregnancy, babies and toddlers. A new addition to directions andmother of two, and former television the popular Latino building. (Starts atshow producer, Rory Lassanke has doll family of Baby retail for $14.98)been publishing Mama Contemporanea Abuelita is the first - iRewardChartout of her Dallas, Texas home since boy of the collection. Like the other Christmas. The quadricopter uses four (iPhone app): This is an iPhone app with2009. Mama Contemporanea routinely dolls from the collection, Javier sings plastic blades to fly indoors or outdoors an award system that help you reinforcefeatures products review, news, stories five Hispanic heritage-inspired songs. and is fully controlled by a smartphone. your childs good behavior. With thisabout celebrity Latina moms, eco-baby (Retails for $24.99). (Retails for $299.99) app you give your child stars for helpingstories, beauty tips, events, fashion and - Sesame Street 1-2-3 Learn with Me - Sony Bloggie Touch: In the world "mami," or an award certificate for goodmuch more. Potty Chair; The 3-in-1 Elmo Potty Chair of portable video cameras, this holidays behavior at the zoo. The 2010 guide, which is the first of is a multilingual, multi-function seat that top pick is the elegantly redesigned Sony To see the entire list of gifts visitwhat is to become an annual tradition, can be used as a: potty chair; potty seat Bloggie Touch. The camera comes in a PapiBlogger.com
  14. 14. Page 14 - December 2010 Hawaii Hispanic News hard Rock Café, Latin Business hawaii and hawaii hispanic news Board Members, José Villa, Maritza Lopez, Their service was the best!! Rico Moreno and Ron Addington Mari Villa and Herman Stern Ali Garcia George Holland and Toto RumbaTsion Marquez enjoyed watching her husband play Richard Marquez brought his tremendous talent – 1959 Cadillac with Elvis license plate in the combo and aché – to the event
  15. 15. Hawaii Hispanic News Page 15 - December 2010 presented novembers Keiki-2-Kollege Business Mixer fund-raiserBeverly Cazimero and Derek Conselva talk story The gang at Hard Rock Cafe were the best ever!! Maritza Lopez, Amanda Zamora-Matsuura, Susana with another guest (standing) Delgadillo, Mari Villa, and Vianca Michelé PlléitezJames Bustamante, Mari Villa, Randy Rodriguez Shermon Dowkin and Federico DelgadilloAlexandra Fachini and a guest enjoyed the event Toto Rumba doing his thing Amanda Zamora-Matsuura, Lilly Nunnaly and David Smith
  16. 16. Page 16 - December 2010 Hawaii Hispanic News Latino economics professor, 28, awarded $360,000 grantBy José Villa, Senior Editor He then enrolled at Rice University in behaviors affect supply and demand for Ray Cruz Houston for his PhD in economics. Going goods and services, which determines HONOLULU, Hawaii -- Ruben from majoring in math to majoring in prices, and how prices, in turn, determineJuarez was born in Tijuana, Mexico to a economics seemed to me like switching quantity supplied and quantity demanded Host of “Foreword"Mexican mother and Mexican-American careers. But he explained this way: of goods and services.”dad. . His mom was a professor inMexico and his dad a production “It’s not switching. I specialized in Wikipedia: “Game theory: branch of applied mathematics used in social Weekdays, 8am – 9am.manager for a company in San Diego. sciences, most notably economics. ItThe family had their primary house attempts to mathematically capture News anchor forin Tijuana and one in San Diego, so behavior in strategic situations, orhe was raised between the two cities. games, in which an individualsHis father would commute across the success in making choices depends National Public Radio’sborder to work every day. on the choices of others. It is now Juarez said: “Early on my parents a sort of umbrella or unified fielddecided that I he should attend theory for the rational side of social “All Things Considered.”elementary school in Mexico because science, where social is interpretedtheir math training was much betterthan that of U.S. schools.” That broadly, to include human, as well as non-human players (computers, Weekdays,decision put him on a path to success. animals, plants)."He enjoyed and displayed an aptitude With this specialized background, 12pm – 2pm.for mathematics. He continued: “In Juarez began receiving job offers evenmiddle school, I entered a national mathematical problems. Economics is before he graduated. One of those offersMath Olympics for high school students. the application of mathematical concepts came from the University of Hawaii.We trained every day every day and to economic problems.” He admits that the UH was nowherecompeted against students from other As he had in the past, he excelled on his job radar, but he was intriguedcountries.” in the PhD program. He majored in by the offer. He came out to interview, Host of the He added: “I won a gold medal in microeconomics and game theory. decided he liked the university’s systemthe international competition. Thatopened many doors for me. Based on my Wikipedia: “Microeconomics: branch of economics that studies behavior and in 2008 – at 26 – was hired as one of the youngest assistant professors “Sabor Tropical” Salsamath competency, I was offered several of how individual modern household (economics) the UH ever had.scholarships and decided to attend the and firms decide to allocate limited Wh at w as it ab o u t th e w o rk music radio show.prestigious undergraduate mathematics resources. Typically, applies to markets environment at the UH that he liked?program at the University of Guanajuato. where goods or services are bought and He said: “I liked the collegial atmosphereI earned a bachelors and masters there.” sold. Examines how these decisions and SEE LATINO PROFESSOR PG.23 Saturdays, 5pm – 8pm. Hawaii Public Radio KIPO/FM – 89.3 Listener-supported “Radio With Vision” 738 Kaheka St. Honolulu, HI 96814

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