Chicago, IL--(HISPANIC PR WIRE)--April 28, 2004--Chicago’s most popular and robust news and Hispanic community web site located at: http://www.laraza.com is going daily commencing May 2nd.

“La Raza Online will be updated daily with local, national and international news plus content from virtually all departments in an effort to provide its visitors with greater frequency and more variety,” stated Robert Armband, Publisher & CEO of PrensAmerica Corp.

La Raza Newspaper, Chicago’s leading Hispanic publication, has been serving the Hispanic community for 33 years as a weekly newspaper. La Raza will continue to publish approximately 200,000 copies of the printed version of the publication every Sunday for distribution throughout Chicagoland. However, now the On-line version of the award-winning publication will be published daily.

“We have the largest Hispanic editorial department in Chicago and we generate more news than we can publish in our weekly format,” stated Elbio Rodriguez Barilari, Editor of La Raza Newspaper. “Therefore, we have decided to offer this news and much more, On-line!” he exclaimed. Content for La Raza On-line will now be managed by Monica Valenti, La Raza’s newly appointed On-line editor.

La Raza Newspaper was one of the first U.S. Hispanic newspaper sites to publish a digital version on the Internet. The On-line publication was established in 1996.

Currently, La Raza Online receives tens of thousands of visitors each week and with our expansion to daily, we expect the number to increase dramatically, stated Miguel Mendez, On-line Sales Manager. “Our readers are asking for more news, more sports and more entertainment. Therefore, providing them with daily updates on the web including exciting contest and promotions, we should enjoy a tremendous competitive advantage,” proclaimed Mr. Mendez.

La Raza On-line has become one of the most frequented sites for Latino news in the Chicagoland area, as well as, one of the most prestigious U.S. Hispanic sites attracting visitors from around the world. La Raza On-line has been recognized by the industry for its quality and design and has won the National Association of Hispanic Publication’s award for best web site in 2003.
La Raza On-line is continuing to push the envelope and has become a founding member of the Hispanic Digital Network (HDN), the first network of Hispanic publications On-Line. HDN currently has more than 22 subscribers and is expected to reach more than 50 by year’s end. HDN is representing the network by offering advertising opportunities to national clients interested in reaching the Hispanic Internet consumer. In addition, HDN creates and manages Hispanic oriented websites for corporate clients and publishers.

About PrensAmerica Corp

PrensAmerica Corp., established in 2003 through the purchase of Rossi Publications, Inc., publishes La Raza Newspaper, the award-winning Spanish language newspaper serving the Chicago Hispanic community for more than 33 years. In addition, PrensAmerica Corp. publishes La Raza Autos y Más, the premier Chicagoland auto guide in Spanish. Visit both La Raza Newspaper and La Raza Autos y Más on-line at: http://www.laraza.com.

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