Genesis Ranked Second Highest Premium Nameplate In J.D. Power 2017 APEAL Study


FOUNTAIN VALLEY, California, July 27, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The 2017 Genesis G90 was rated the most appealing vehicle by J.D. Power in the competitive Large Premium Car segment* this year with a score of 905. Additionally, the Genesis brand placed second in J.D. Power’s U.S. Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study among premium vehicles.


The APEAL Study assesses how much owners like or dislike 77 attributes in 10 categories of their new vehicle at 90 days of ownership. These attributes include driving dynamics, visibility and safety, storage and space and interior and exterior design. A total of 69,990 surveys were completed encompassing 33 brands and 243 models.

“We believe in respecting vehicle owners and their passengers and designed a flagship vehicle that redefines the meaning of luxury,” said Erwin Raphael, general manager of Genesis in the U.S. “It is an honor to know that our vehicle owners have rated the G90 number one overall in this year’s J.D. Power APEAL survey.”

The Genesis G90 is a vehicle shaped by consumer-focused values and grounded in performance engineering, innovative technology and premium comfort in all seasons. From the heat of the summer to the harshest winters, an advanced H-TRAC® AWD system is available to help navigate drivers’ varying weather conditions. The G90 is confidently equipped with either 3.3-liter twin-turbocharged V6 and the powerful 5.0-liter V8 GDI engines for the ultimate in refined performance. In addition, the G90 offers a formidable list of standard features and premium conveniences including a Lexicon® 17 speaker Premium Surround Sound System, 12.3-inch HD Navigation System with Driver Information System, wireless device charging, and Smart Cruise Control with stop/start.

Additionally, the G90 features a full suite of standard advanced safety technology and has received the 2017 Top Safety Pick+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. This comprehensive suite of standard safety features works to minimize risk and maximize protection for the driver, passengers, and other road users. Some of these advanced safety features include:

  • Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) with Pedestrian Detection
  • Smart Blind Spot Detection with Rear Cross-traffic Alert
  • Lane Keep Assist
  • Driver Attention Alert
  • Dynamic Bending Light with High Beam Assist
  • 360-degree Multi-view Camera

To complete the luxury ownership experience, Genesis offers exclusive consumer focused programs and amenities, each designed to provide convenience and a more efficient use of time for Genesis owners.

  • 3 years/36K miles Complimentary Scheduled Maintenance
  • 3 years/36K miles Complimentary Service Valet
  • 3 years Complimentary Genesis Connected Services (including Connected Care, Remote, and Guidance)
  • 3 years Complimentary SiriusXM® Travel Link (Traffic & Data)
  • 3 years Complimentary Map Care – Annual map updates
  • Best-in-Industry Warranty with Enhanced Roadside Assistance and Concierge Service

*G90 did not qualify for an official APEAL award due to an insufficient segment category sample.

Genesis Motor America
Genesis Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif., markets and services Genesis vehicles in the United States. Genesis is an all new global luxury automotive brand that delivers ‘human-centered’ luxury and the highest standards of performance, design and innovation. A total of six new Genesis models will launch by 2021 and will compete with the world’s most renowned luxury car brands. All Genesis vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by an industry-leading warranty with enhanced roadside assistance and concierge services.

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Estrella Jalisco Debuts The First and Only Premium Foil Top Sealed Canned Beer in the U.S.


NEW YORK, July 27, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Just sixteen months after its U.S. launch, Estrella Jalisco, the authentic Mexican beer with more than 100 years of Mexican brewing tradition, today introduced one of most innovative packaging elements in the canned beer category: a new foil top seal. The new red seal packaging, featuring the Estrella Jalisco star, gives the can a premium look that emphasizes the brand’s commitment to maintaining the integrity of its product and raises the bar within the Mexican Imports category as well as within the beer industry.

“We take pride in the quality and heritage of Estrella Jalisco, and strive to ensure that our consumers have an excellent experience when consuming our carefully crafted brew,” said Yonathan Bendesky, Brand Director for Anheuser-Busch, Mexican Imports. “The foil top is a threefold opportunity for us: the innovation adds a premium element to our consumer’s experience, it allows our brand to differentiate itself in the marketplace, and it introduces an upgrade within the canned beer category.”

Estrella Jalisco is launching the foil top seal at a time of significant growth in the canned beer space. According to the Beer Institute, more than 55% of beers consumed in the United States are served in cans and that number continues to rise as more brands package their product in cans. Estrella Jalisco is embracing and upgrading that trend by providing the protective seal onto their 24 ounce cans.

The launch of the foil top seal, in select markets, will be supported by digital, social, and out of home media, as well as a new television spot.

Consumers 21 and older can learn more about the brand by visiting, following @EstrellaJalisco on Instagram using #EstrellaJalisco, and visiting the Estrella Jalisco Facebook page. 

About Estrella Jalisco  
With more than 100 years of Mexican brewing tradition, Estrella Jalisco is a refreshing, the authentic Mexican Lager beer from Guadalajara, Jalisco, and contains 4.5 percent alcohol by volume (ABV). It is best enjoyed in a wide-top pilsner glass to bring out its true flavor and aroma while allowing drinkers to appreciate the color and carbonation of the beer. Estrella Jalisco was launched in the U.S. last year and it’s quickly becoming a Mexican favorite among cerveza aficionados. Estrella Jalisco is available in bottles and foil top cans.

For more information, contact:
Miles Ritenour, Estrella Jalisco

Kelly Ramirez, Zeno Group

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Race-winning Acura NSX GT3 Offered for Sale Globally

Race-winning Acura NSX GT3 Offered for Sale Globally

TORRANCE, Calif., July 27, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The race-winning Acura NSX GT3 race car will be offered for sale around the world ahead of the 2018 racing season, it was announced today by Acura, Honda Performance Development and Honda R&D.  The exposed carbon, race-ready NSX GT3 is offered for sale at a starting price of €465,000i.     

Race-winning Acura NSX GT3 Offered for Sale Globally

With more than 50,000-miles of on-track development and already a multi-race winner in its inaugural season of IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship competition, the NSX GT3 is eligible to race in more than two dozen FIA-sanctioned racing series around the world, including:

  • The Pirelli World Challenge and WeatherTech SportsCar Championship series in North America
  • The Blancpain GT Series and 24 Hours Nurburgring in Europe
  • The Blancpain GT Series Asia and GT Asia Series
  • The Super GT GT300 class in Japan
  • The Australian GT Championship
  • The Intercontinental GT Challenge

Additional options and complete customer support, including parts and service, training and engineering services are available.  Orders for the NSX GT3 are being taken now by HPD, responsible for sales in North America, at  JAS Motorsport is responsible for NSX GT3 sales in Europe, the Middle East and Asia, excluding Japan.  MUGENii is responsible for sales in Japan.  

The NSX GT3 chassis, including the multi-material body structure and TIG-welded chrome-moly roll cage, is built alongside the production NSX at the Performance Manufacturing Center (PMC) in Marysville, Ohio, exclusive worldwide manufacturing facility for the NSXiii.  The PMC also operates a repair facility for the NSX GT3. 

The production-based 3.5-liter, twin-turbocharged V6 racing engines are built alongside their production-vehicle counterparts at the Anna Engine Plant in Anna, Ohioiv.  The racing engine uses the same design specifications as the production NSX, including the block, heads, valve train, crankshaft, pistons and dry-sump lubrication system.  A six-speed, sequential-shift racing gearbox delivers power to the NSX GT3’s rear wheels.  Final assembly is completed at JAS Motorsport in Italy.

“We are extremely pleased with the progress and success of the NSX GT3 in our inaugural season,” said Art St. Cyr, President of HPD.  “Winning at Detroit and Watkins Glen, two very different circuits, in this highly competitive class illustrates the breadth of capabilities of the NSX GT3.  We look forward to seeing the car in Victory Circle at tracks around the world in 2018 and beyond.”

Competing in the GTD class of the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and the GT category of the Pirelli World Challenge in 2017, the NSX GT3 races against premium automotive brands including Aston Martin, Audi, BMW, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Lexus, Mercedes-Benz and Porsche at a wide variety of North American racing circuits, ranging from the tight confines of street courses such as Long Beach and Detroit to traditional road courses like Road America, Canadian Tire Motorsports Park and the wide-open Daytona International Speedway.

“We’ve intended to compete at the highest level since the NSX was just a sketch on a pad,” said Jon Ikeda, Acura Vice President and General Manager.  “To see the NSX GT3 winning races and now available for racers and track enthusiasts to enjoy around the world is a major milestone for the second generation NSX, the Acura brand and the global development team that made it possible.”

The Acura NSX GT3 adds to a rich legacy of Acura sports car racing championships, including the 1991, 1992 and 1993 IMSA Camel Lights manufacturer and driver championships, and the 2009 American Le Mans Series manufacturer, driver and team championships in both the LMP1 and LMP2 classes. 

Technical Specifications



Twin-turbocharged DOHC V6/75°



Bore x stroke

91 x 90 mm


3501 cc


Per FIA/Series Regulations (BOP)


Light alloy block and head


Cast aluminum


24 valve, IN/EX VTC, chain driven camshaft

Fuel injection

Direct and port injection


Dry sump system

Throttle control

Drive-by-Wire throttle system

Wastegate control



2 Off – Mono Scroll


Twin Pipe with CAT converter



2630 mm

Overall length

4612 mm

Overall width

2040 mm

Front track

1715 mm

Rear track

1687 mm


1240 Kg


Aluminum alloys extruded profiles / cast nodes

Roof structure in steel

TIG welded roll cage in 25CrMo –  bolted to chassis



XTRAC semi-automatic 6-speed sequential


ZF/SACHS high performance sintered or carbon clutch (endurance option)

Clutch operation

Electrically assisted


PANKL double tripod system



BREMBO disks 390×34 Front / 355×32 Rear

BREMBO calipers 6 pistons Front /4 pistons Rear





Front: Double wishbone 

Rear: Multilink

Shock absorbers

SACHS 5-way adjustable dampers

Sway bar

FR/RR with adjustable blade


Fr 12″x18″ forged aluminum

Rr 13″x18″ forged aluminum

About Honda Performance Development
HPD was founded in 1993 to spearhead American Honda’s entry into Indy car racing.  No other manufacturer has matched the company’s success in Indy cars, which includes 225 race victories, 15 drivers’ championships, six competitive manufacturers’ championships and 12 Indianapolis 500 victories since 2004.  

HPD, Acura and Honda have a history of success in endurance sports car racing, with more than 100 prototype victories since 1991, including either class or overall victories at the Rolex 24, 12 Hours of Sebring, 24 Hours of Le Mans and Petit Le Mans.  Acura and HPD swept all prototype championships in the 2009 American Le Mans Series; and won the North American Endurance Championship manufacturers’ title in 2016.  Prior to the founding of HPD in 1993, Acura won 25 races and three consecutive IMSA Camel Lights Championships from 1991-93

HPD’s Acura and Honda engines have recorded 80 race wins at endurance sports car races around the world, with 70 of those victories coming in the HPD-developed line of sports prototype cars.  For more information about HPD and the company’s racing product lines, please visit

About Acura
Acura is a leading automotive luxury nameplate that delivers Precision Crafted Performance, an original approach to technology and design that creates a new driving experience.  The Acura lineup features six distinctive models – the RLX premium, luxury sedan, the TLX performance luxury sedan, the ILX sport sedan, the 5-passenger RDX luxury crossover SUV, and the seven-passenger Acura MDX, America’s all-time best-selling three-row luxury SUV. 

For More Information
Consumer information is available at  To join the Acura community on Facebook, visit  Additional media information including pricing, features and high-resolution photography is available at

i Ex Works JAS Motorsport Arluno MI, Italy; Final USD currency conversion pricing established at contract signing
ii “MUGEN” is a trademark of M-TEC Co., Ltd.
iii Built in America using domestic and globally sourced parts
iv Built in America using domestic and globally sourced parts

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Ismael Cala will speak at the 5th Annual HR Americas Conference, the largest event in the Americas on human resources


He will also take part in forums such as “Leaders for the future,” organized by Forbes Magazine in the Dominican Republic, and will share the podium with Brian Tracy at the “Toronto World Leadership Forum.”

MIAMI, July 27, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Lecturer and bestselling author ISMAEL CALA will speak at the 5th Annual HR Americas Conference, to be held in Miami in September, before leading figures in the field of human resources such as Dave Ulrich. HR Americas is the biggest HR management event in the Americas, attended by leading multinationals.  

Cala will talk about the role of leadership in managing processes of change, exponential growth and corporate happiness. 

“Being a leader in the era of the digital economy requires an exponential mentality that adapts and anticipates in an increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous environment. In addition to knowledge, both emotional intelligence and social skills are key to developing participatory and transformative leadership and constructing an organizational culture that promotes creativity and innovation,” Cala commented on the theme of the event. 

In addition, Cala will take part in major forums of the Americas such as: “Leaders for the Future” on September 6, organized by Forbes Magazine in the Dominican Republic; “Toronto World Leadership Forum ” 2017, to be held in Canada in November; where he will share the podium with Brian Tracy; and also in November, ” NYC Hispanic Leadership Summit ” to be held in New York.

On September 15, he will interview screen legend Al Pacino as part of the event, “An evening with Al Pacino,” at Fillmore Miami Beach at The Jackie Gleason Theater.

The last three months of this year are going to be intense.  On November 8-12, Cala will celebrate the 5th anniversary of the encounter En Cuerpo y Alma (‘In Body and Mind’), on the Maya Riviera, an event that has had an impact on the lives of hundreds of people all over the Americas.  And in October, he will be traveling with a group of people to the Holy Land, as part of his Cala Mundos (‘Cala Worlds’) project.


Life and human development strategist; bestselling author and international lecturer on themes of leadership, entrepreneurship and personal development; ambassador for the concept of productive happiness in Latin America.

For more than five years he was the host of CALA during prime time on CNN en Español.  The New York Times has called him “the Latin Larry King.” He is currently considered one of most important communicators in the Americas, and his message of social entrepreneurship, mindfulness and wellbeing has had an impact on millions of people who follow his work in books, seminars, workshops and lectures.  Cala has visited more than 25 countries.   

Author of the bestsellers Despierta con Cala (‘Wake up with Cala’), La vida es una piñata (‘Life is a piñata’), El analfabeto emocional(‘The emotional illiterate’), El poder de escuchar (‘The power of listening’), Un buen hijo de P…(‘A real S.O.B.’) and El secreto del bambú(‘The secret of bamboo’), Cala was born in Santiago de Cuba in 1969, and holds a degree in Art History from Universidad de Oriente.  He is the co-author of the book “Beat the Curve,” with Brian Tracy.  He graduated from the School of Communication at York University in Toronto, and has a diploma from Seneca in Television Production.

He has worked with great teachers such as Deepak Chopra y John C. Maxwell, and has studied with coaches such as Tony Robbins and Miguel Ruiz. Cala belongs to the faculty of adjunct professors at Atlantis University and Next University.  He is President of Cala Enterprises Corporation and the Ismael Cala Foundation.  Come visit:   


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FIBRA Prologis Declares Quarterly Distribution


MEXICO CITY, July 26, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — FIBRA Prologis (BMV: FIBRAPL 14), the leading owner of Class-A logistics real estate in Mexico, today declared a cash distribution of Ps. 335.3 million (US$ 18.9 million), or Ps. 0.5285 per Certificado Bursátil Fiduciario Inmobiliario (“CBFI”) (US$ 0.0298 per CBFI) related to the results of the quarter ending June 30, 2017.

The distribution is payable August 4, 2017 to CBFI holders with an ex-dividend date of August 1, 2017 and a record date of August 3, 2017.


FIBRA Prologis is the leading owner and operator of Class-A industrial real estate in Mexico. As of June 30, 2017, FIBRA Prologis comprised 194 logistics and manufacturing facilities in six industrial markets in Mexico totaling 34.2 million square feet (3.2 million square meters) of gross leasable area.


The statements in this release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations, estimates and projections about the industry and markets in which FIBRA Prologis operates, management’s beliefs and assumptions made by management.  Such statements involve uncertainties that could significantly impact FIBRA Prologis financial results. Words such as “expects,” “anticipates,” “intends,” “plans,” “believes,” “seeks,” “estimates,” variations of such words and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements, which generally are not historical in nature.  All statements that address operating performance, events or developments that we expect or anticipate will occur in the future — including statements relating to rent and occupancy growth, acquisition activity, development activity, disposition activity, general conditions in the geographic areas where we operate, our debt and financial position, are forward-looking statements. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Although we believe the expectations reflected in any forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, we can give no assurance that our expectations will be attained and therefore, actual outcomes and results may differ materially from what is expressed or forecasted in such forward-looking statements. Some of the factors that may affect outcomes and results include, but are not limited to: (i) national, international, regional and local economic climates, (ii) changes in financial markets, interest rates and foreign currency exchange rates, (iii) increased or unanticipated competition for our properties, (iv) risks associated with acquisitions, dispositions and development of properties, (v) maintenance of real estate investment trust (“FIBRA”) status and tax structuring, (vi) availability of financing and capital, the levels of debt that we maintain and our credit ratings, (vii) risks related to our investments (viii) environmental uncertainties, including risks of natural disasters, and (ix) those additional factors discussed in reports filed with the “Comisión Nacional Bancaria y de Valores” and  the Mexican Stock Exchange by FIBRA Prologis under the heading “Risk Factors.” FIBRA Prologis undertakes no duty to update any forward-looking statements appearing in this release.

Non-Solicitation – Any securities discussed herein or in the accompanying presentations, if any, have not been registered under the Securities Act of 1933 or the securities laws of any state and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements under the Securities Act and any applicable state securities laws. Any such announcement does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy the securities discussed herein or in the presentations, if and as applicable.

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Impromptu Launches its Premiere Line — The Lola Collection — on National Lipstick Day, Saturday, July 29


LOS ANGELES, July 26, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Impromptu is proud to announce the arrival of its premiere lipstick line, The Lola Collection. The official launch aligns with National Lipstick Day, and all pre-orders placed prior to the official launch are eligible to win the inaugural “Impromptu Trip for Two.”

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An exclusive celebration will be held at the W Hollywood Rooftop on July 29th, to announce the online shop launch and to highlight  #NationalLipstickDay! Top L.A. Beauty Bloggers and Hollywood Socialites will be in attendance.

Impromptu is a lifestyle brand encouraging the embrace of spontaneous, genuine living, especially those “in-the-moment” decisions that can change one’s life forever in a positive way. Impromptu celebrates the beauty and authenticity in each moment!

The Lola Collection utilizes a thoughtfully developed list of ingredients while also keeping in mind those with rare allergies. Impromptu was inspired by Leyna’s mother Lola after she developed an allergic reaction to lipstick. Lola was devastated that she might not be able to wear lipstick again. The Lola Collection is born out of love and dedicated to all women who find inspiration in the “life unscripted” lifestyle. The launch comes at a time when makeup is more important than ever as an expression of personal style, whether the look is subtle, glamorous or edgy.

The aptly named “Lola Collection” is comprised of five distinct colors thoughtfully developed to compliment all skin tones, with names reflecting the interests of the founder’s mother, the original Lola. The colors are not only vibrant and long lasting; they have their own personality and story behind them:

  • Cafe Con Leche; this color is as warm and healing as it is soothing and creamy
  • Ribbon in the Sky; a reminder of your beautiful reality, this color invokes both hope and awareness
  • I Got You Babe; all the essence of deep love, rich soul and absolute togetherness
  • The Bronx; for the days and nights you just need some extra fun, edgy flavor for your next adventure
  • OOH-RAH; nothing says empowerment and strength like the honor and pride of today’s female U.S. Marines.

The Lola Collection in individual colors or as the complete set of 5 is now available online. All orders placed on or before the official launch on July 29th are eligible to win an “Impromptu Trip for Two.” 

To get your perfect color, visit Impromptu.Life.

Founder Leyna Topete is a business-savvy Latina with an eye for elegance. She dedicates Impromptu to making a positive difference in the world beyond beauty, by supporting the armed forces.  

“My company is not only a fan of everything beauty, but also a major fan of the military. Raised by a single mother who proudly served 29 years in the Marine Corps, I feel compelled to show my deepest and sincerest gratitude for all the women who have served or are currently on active duty,” shares founder Leyna Topete.

Impromptu offers authentic, socially responsible, quality lip products. Every purchase made allows Impromptu to give back to women in the military (events, beauty makeovers, gifts of product). With this approach, Impromptu allows customers to treat themselves to the very best: exceptional lipstick while also supporting an important cause!

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Discovery En Español Tells The Dramatic And Gripping True Story Of The FBI’s Hunt For The Unabomber


MIAMI, July 26, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — On the heels of the broadcast success of HARLEY AND THE DAVIDSONS – TV’s best single-network miniseries in more than three years – Discovery en Español will present an all-new scripted anthology series called MANHUNT: UNABOMBER with a two-hour premiere airing Wednesday, August 2 at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT.


MANHUNT: UNABOMBER tells the dramatic and gripping true story of the FBI’s hunt for the Unabomber, the deadliest serial bomber in history. The story focuses on FBI Agent and Criminal Profiler Jim “Fitz” Fitzgerald (played by Sam Worthington of “Avatar” and “Hacksaw Ridge”), who pioneered the use of forensic linguistics to identify and ultimately capture the Unabomber, Ted Kaczynski (Paul Bettany, “Captain America: Civil War,” “Avengers” series and “A Beautiful Mind”). This series features both Bettany and Worthington’s first major leading roles on U.S. television.

As a fresh faced Criminal Profiler and the newest member of the Unabom Task Force (UTF), Fitz faced an uphill battle not just against the Unabomber – one of the most sophisticated and brilliant criminals in history – but also against the bureaucracy of the UTF itself as his maverick ideas and new approaches were dismissed by the system.

Manhunt: UNABOMBER is produced by John Goldwyn, serving as consultant to Discovery, Lionsgate, Discovery Channel and Trigger Street Productions. Emmy® Award-winning television producer and director Greg Yaitanes (“Quarry,” “Banshee”) will executive produce, direct and serve as showrunner and Andrew Sodroski, whose “Holland, Michigan” topped Hollywood’s famed Black List for screenplays in 2013, created the series and serves as an Executive Producer. Jim Fitzgerald will serve as Consulting Producer.

The all-star cast also includes Golden Globe® nominee Chris Noth (“The Good Wife,” “Sex In The City”) as character Don Ackerman, the Bay Area Divisional Head of the FBI, who supervises the UNABOM Task Force; Oscar nominee Keisha Castle-Hughes (“Roadies,” “Game of Thrones”) as Tabby, a street agent who partners with Fitz; Golden Globe® and two-time Emmy winner Jane Lynch (“Glee,” “Hollywood Game Night”) in the role of former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno; Mark Duplass (“Togetherness,” “Blue Jay“) as David Kaczynski, Ted’s younger brother; Michael Nouri (“Woman Walks Ahead,” “The Slap”) as Penthouse founder Bob Guccione; three-time Tony Award nominee Brian d’Arcy James (“Hamilton,” “Spotlight,” “13 Reasons Why”) playing ‘Henry Murray,’ a professor of Kaczynski’s at Harvard University; Trieste Kelly Dunn (“Blindspot,” “Banshee”) playing ‘Theresa Oakes,’ a librarian at the Lincoln Public Library; Elizabeth Reaser (“Mad Men” and “Young Adult”) in the role of ‘Ellie,’ Jim Fitzgerald’s wife; Ben Weber (“Sex and the City,” “Secret Life of the American Teenager”) as Andy Genelli, former head of the UNABOM Task Force; Jeremy Bobb (“The Knick,” “Godless”) as Stan Cole, a seasoned FBI agent and Ackerman’s “foul-mouthed pit bull”; Lynn Collins (“X-Men Origins: Wolverine”) as Natalie, a post-doc in linguistics at Stanford; Katja Herbers (“Manhattan,” “The Leftovers”), as Linda, David Kaczinski’s wife; and Brian F. O’Byrne (“Mildred Pierce,” “Aquarius”) as Frank McAlpine, the FBI’s master profiler and Fitzgerald’s professor who leads the Behavioral Analysis Unit. 

For more about network programming, please follow us on, Twitter @DiscoveryenESP and Instagram @discoveryenespanol.

About Discovery en Español

Discovery en Español connects Spanish-speaking viewers in the U.S. to the world and all its wonder and possibilities. It provides quality programming focusing on bold storytelling across core genres including adventure, ingenuity, natural history, investigation and current affairs. Created by Discovery Communications, Discovery en Español is widely distributed on Hispanic tier packages throughout the country. For more information, please follow us on Facebook at, Twitter @DiscoveryenESP and Instagram @discoveryenespanol.

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Cal/OSHA and Chevron Reach Settlement of Citations Appeal Following the August 2012 Richmond Refinery Fire


OAKLAND, July 24, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Cal/OSHA and Chevron have reached a settlement agreement for a comprehensive plan that will improve safety at the Chevron Richmond refinery and for surrounding communities. The agreement meets and exceeds California’s landmark regulation to reduce risk at refineries, which was approved by the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board in May and is currently pending approval by the Office of Administrative Law.

“The settlement requires Chevron to exceed current and upcoming requirements and to use new and innovative methods recently developed by engineering experts in the petroleum refining industry to ensure the safe operation of process safety equipment,” said Cal/OSHA Chief Juliann Sum. “This means safer operations at the refinery, which will help protect refinery workers and those who work and live nearby.”

The agreement resolves Chevron’s appeal of citations issued by Cal/OSHA on January 30, 2013, following an investigation into a fire that occurred at the Richmond refinery on August 6, 2012. Cal/OSHA cited Chevron for 17 workplace safety and health violations, including six serious and nine willful in nature. During the settlement negotiations, Cal/OSHA received input from the United Steelworkers and the US Environmental Protection Agency.

The negotiated settlement requires Chevron to institute the following extraordinary measures to ensure process safety at the Richmond refinery:

  • Replace all carbon steel piping that transports corrosive liquids with chrome-alloy piping, which has better corrosion resistance, at an estimated cost of $15 million. This exceeds current and upcoming workplace safety requirements for refineries.
  • Develop and implement criteria and procedures, at an estimated cost of $5 million, to monitor equipment to alert operators when equipment should be replaced. This is a new and innovative practice recently developed by refinery engineering experts.

In addition:

  • Chevron agrees to:
    • Provide specialized, hands-on training on incident command situational awareness and hazard recognition for all Chevron Fire Department personnel at the Richmond refinery with rank of lieutenant and above. The training will include at least three hours of instruction and focus on emergency response.
    • Provide at least eight hours of in-person training on process safety management for operators at the refinery beyond the training that is already provided.
    • Continue its collaboration with the United Steelworkers in order to meet the training requirements imposed by the new refinery safety regulation pending approval by the OAL.
    • Donate $200,000, in addition to any monies already donated in 2016, to the Regional Occupational Program in Richmond, a job-readiness course offered by the Contra Costa County Office of Education in partnership with Chevron to help prepare students for jobs in the petrochemical and related industries.
    • Pay the citation penalties originally proposed by Cal/OSHA in January 2013 ($782,700), plus an additional $227,300.
  • Cal/OSHA agrees to:
    • Withdraw nine of the 17 violations cited. The withdrawn citations include four willful-serious category violations, three serious and two general in nature.
    • Amend five of the remaining eight violations cited, as follows:
      • Three willful-serious category violations downgraded to two serious and one general,
      • Two serious category violations downgraded to general category.

Cal/OSHA helps protect workers from health and safety hazards on the job in almost every workplace in California. Employers and employees who have questions or need assistance with workplace health and safety programs can call Cal/OSHA’s Consultation Services Branch at 800-963-9424. Employees may also file complaints confidentially with a Cal/OSHA district office.

Employees with other work-related questions or complaints may contact DIR’s Call Center in English or Spanish at 844-LABOR-DIR (844-522-6734).

Members of the press may contact Erika Monterroza or Peter Melton at (510) 286-1161, and are encouraged to subscribe to get email alerts on DIR’s press releases or other departmental updates.

The California Department of Industrial Relations, established in 1927, protects and improves the health, safety, and economic well-being of over 18 million wage earners, and helps their employers comply with state labor laws. DIR is housed within the Labor & Workforce Development Agency. For general inquiries, contact DIR’s Communications Call Center at 844-LABOR-DIR (844-522-6734) for help in locating the appropriate division or program in our department.

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Labor Commissioner’s Office Cites Oakland Construction Company Over $3.5 Million for Wage Theft Violations


OAKLAND, California, July 25, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The Labor Commissioner’s Office cited an Oakland contractor more than $3.5 million in wages and penalties for multiple wage theft and labor law violations. Attic Pros is ordered to pay $2,109,480 in wages, liquidated damages and waiting time penalties for 119 workers who were misclassified as independent contractors, and $1,481,600 for civil penalties.

“This is an egregious case of wage theft, with workers misclassified and denied a just day’s pay,” said Labor Commissioner Julie A. Su. “My office enforces California’s labor laws to stop employers willing to cheat employees of their pay as a means to gain an unfair advantage over their law-abiding competitors.”

The Labor Commissioner’s Office launched its investigation of the company and its owner, Leonid Molchanov, after receiving a Private Attorneys General Act claim. Investigators found that Attic Pros’ employees worked 10-14 hours per day up to six days a week, and were paid a daily rate regardless of the actual number of hours worked—putting their earnings below minimum wage.

Su ordered Attic Pros to pay $191,400 in unpaid minimum wages, $321,330 in unpaid overtime wages, $191,400 in liquidated damages on unpaid minimum wages, $1,405,350 in waiting time penalties, and $1,481,600 in civil penalties for minimum and overtime wage violations, wage statement violations and employee misclassification. The citations were issued for violations that occurred during the 32-month period from July 2014 to March 2017.

When workers are paid less than minimum wage, they are entitled to liquidated damages that equal the amount of underpaid wages plus interest. Waiting time penalties are imposed when the employer fails to provide workers their final paycheck after separation. This penalty is calculated by taking the employee’s daily rate of pay and multiplying it by the number of days the employee was not paid, up to a maximum of 30 days. The civil penalties collected will be transferred to the State’s General Fund as required by law.

Worker misclassification is the practice of knowingly misclassifying an employee as an independent contractor. It deprives employees of minimum wage and overtime protections, as well as workers’ compensation coverage if injured on the job, and creates an unfair playing field for responsible employers who honor their lawful obligations to their employees. The Labor Commissioner’s Office enforces laws prohibiting the willful misclassification of workers.

The Labor Commissioner’s Office, officially known as the Department of Industrial Relations’ Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, inspects workplaces for wage and hour violations, adjudicates wage claims, investigates retaliation complaints, issues licenses and registrations for businesses, enforces prevailing wage rates and apprenticeship standards in public works projects, and educates the public on labor laws.

Its Wage Theft is a Crime multilingual public awareness campaign was launched in 2014 to help inform workers of their rights and employers of their responsibilities. Employees with work-related questions or complaints may contact DIR’s Call Center in English or Spanish at 844-LABOR-DIR (844-522-6734).

Members of the press may contact Erika Monterroza or Peter Melton at (510) 286-1161, and are encouraged to subscribe to get email alerts on DIR’s press releases or other departmental updates.

The California Department of Industrial Relations, established in 1927, protects and improves the health, safety, and economic well-being of over 18 million wage earners, and helps their employers comply with state labor laws. DIR is housed within the Labor & Workforce Development Agency. For general inquiries, contact DIR’s Communications Call Center at 844-LABOR-DIR (844-522-6734) for help in locating the appropriate division or program in our department.


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L’Oréal Paris Celebrates The Launch Of New Colour Riche Matte Lipstick On National Lipstick Day With #ReadMyLips

L'Oreal Paris celebra el lanzamiento de su nuevo Colour Riche Matte Lipstick en el Dia Nacional del Lapiz Labial con #ReadMyLips

NEW YORK, July 26, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — To celebrate the launch of the new L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Matte Lipstick, the #1 global beauty brand is leveraging National Lipstick Day to showcase that people’s lips can be bold in more ways than one.  On July 29, everyone is invited to take part in the brand’s largest National Lipstick Day initiative by showing off a bold hue and sharing bold words on social media. The #ReadMyLips social media campaign brings to life L’Oréal Paris’ iconic tagline, “Because You’re Worth It,” and the brand’s longstanding belief that all people have something worthy to say.

L'Oréal Paris Celebrates The Launch Of New Colour Riche Matte Lipstick On National Lipstick Day With #ReadMyLips

“Conversations around National Lipstick Day have traditionally been focused on best-sellers and general lipstick facts,” says Anne Marie Nelson-Bogle, SVP of Marketing, L’Oréal Paris USA. “As a brand that has supported the individual beauty and intrinsic worth of all people for over forty years, we wanted to participate in and elevate the conversation by not only celebrating our newest Colour Riche lip launch but even more importantly, people’s powerful words. The Colour Riche Matte Lipstick are ultra-rich, ultra-comfortable and available in a spectrum of 16 gorgeous matte shades, allowing everyone to find a favorite shade and help make their lips bold in more ways than one.”

The brand’s powerhouse roster of celebrity spokeswomen, along with brand experts and social influencers, will come together on National Lipstick Day to show off their favorite lip shade and share empowering messages on social media.  Everyone can easily join the campaign by uploading photos or videos of themselves wearing a bold lip color and sharing why their lips are bold in more ways than one – whether helping to advance an important message, championing a cause or sharing an inspirational quote. To participate, posts should tag @lorealmakeup using #ReadMyLips and #lorealparis.  

By using the #ReadMyLips and #lorealparis hashtags, posts will be aggregated to create a global platform where people’s voices can be seen, heard and shared. Additionally, L’Oréal Paris will further elevate select posts on their own global social channels and showcase both the bold looks and meaningful sentiments people are expressing, helping to inspire and encourage others.

About L’Oréal Paris:

The L’Oréal Paris division of L’Oréal USA, Inc. is a total beauty care brand dedicated to empowering women by offering the most luxurious and innovative products and services available in the mass market.  The brand’s signature tagline, “Because I’m Worth It,” was born in the United States in 1971 to celebrate the beauty and intrinsic self-worth of women, and for more than 100 years, L’Oréal Paris has been providing women around the world with products in four major beauty categories:  hair color, haircare, skincare and cosmetics. With L’Oréal’s invention of hair color in 1909, the brand continues to serve as the leading innovator of hair products across color, care, and styling with brands such as Superior Preference, Féria, Excellence Crème, Advanced Haircare, the Ever Collection, Advanced Hairstyle, and Elnett Satin Hairspray. As the #1 Skin Expert brand worldwide, L’Oréal Paris provides scientifically-advanced skincare products that are clinically proven to address individual skin concerns through its renowned brands Revitalift, Hydra Genius, Age Perfect, and Sublime Bronze.  L’Oréal Paris’ iconic cosmetics collections include Infallible, True Match, Colour Riche, Voluminous, and Visible Lift. For more information about L’Oréal Paris and to receive personalized advice, expert tips, and exclusive content , please visit or follow on Instagram (@lorealmakeup, @lorealhair, @lorealskin, @lorealmen), Snapchat (@LOrealMakeup), Twitter (@@LorealParisUSA), Facebook (@LorealParisUSA) and Pinterest (@LorealParisUSA).

About L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Matte Lipstick:

Colour Riche Matte is L’Oreal Paris’ first matte lipstick collection. The products are formulated with pure-color pigments to create intense color, while blurring gels and mattifying ingredients creates a soft-focus and matte effect on lips.  Formulated with jojoba oil for smooth comfort, lips are left feeling soft, smooth and wrapped in rich on-trend color and finish. The collection is available in a spectrum of 16 gorgeous shades.


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BillMo Wins Mobile Money & Payments Award at the M2Banking Fintech & Mobile Innovation Awards


MIDDLEBURY, Connecticut and MEXICO CITY, July 26, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — BillMo, LLC, a US-based company that provides a low cost money transfer and mobile wallet application, won the Mobile Money & Payments Award at the Fintech & Mobile Innovation Awards last week in San Francisco, California. Only two awards were offered at the conference.


BillMo, currently the number one ranked mobile wallet application in Mexico and the 6th overall in Mexico in the free financial category in the Google Play Store, presented its product at the M2Banking & Fintech LatAm 2017 conference in front of mobile device providers, regional operators, brands, banking, regulators and retailers and came out on top of the competition.

“This award is special to us because it validates that we have built the best mobile money app available today,” said Steve LaBella, BillMo’s CEO. “BillMo’s extreme rapid adoption in Mexico recently is endorsing in itself. Then adding affirmation from a judging panel of some of the industry’s top professionals corroborates that we are on the right track, that the people of Mexico and all of Latin America are hungry for a simple and cost-effective app that offers financial freedom like no other. We are more than excited to be able to fill this need.”

BillMo’s digital wallet is an electronic tool used to financially transact in-app and in-store through the use of a smartphone, extending financial reach and freedom for its users. Wallet holders can use the app for a variety of financial transactions, including cash withdrawal, top up for any prepaid mobile phone, bill payment or retail purchases.

The BillMo application was released in Q1 2016 and has a four+ rating in the Google App store. The application is currently available in Mexico with plans to make it accessible throughout all Latin America.

BillMo is currently running a promotion for new beneficiaries: Upon receiving their first BillMo app transfer of $USD10 or greater, recipients will receive 100 bonus pesos.

BillMo is available in both Google Play and iTunes Stores. For more information, visit

The BillMo application is a service of CBW Bank, Member FDIC.

About BillMo

BillMo (short for Billetera Móvil) is a US based company that offers a low cost money transfer and mobile wallet application. The BillMo application allows US senders to send money to individuals in Mexico using just their Smartphone and debit card, while turning Smartphones into mobile wallets for Mexican beneficiaries for cash withdrawal, top up for any prepaid mobile phone, bill payment or retail purchases. The cost for the US sender to transfer money is .99¢ and it is always free to receive money. For more information, visit

BillMo is a trademark of BillMo, LLC.

*BillMo is currently available in Mexico with Guatemala launching in Q3 2017 and other locations in Latin America to soon follow.

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Lucy Hale And Avon Get Ready To Celebrate National Lipstick Day


NEW YORK, July 26, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Avon started the celebration for National Lipstick Day and the brand’s number one selling product, Avon True Color Lipstick with Avon Brand Ambassador Lucy Hale and celebrity makeup artist Kelsey Deenihan in Los Angeles earlier this month.  With 40 shades and two finishes, there is a lipstick color for everyone and it’s no wonder why four Avon True Color lipsticks sell every minute across the country.

Experience the interactive Multichannel News Release here:

“Every day is National Lipstick Day for me,” shares Lucy. “I’ve always loved experimenting with lipstick. Whether I’m going for high-impact color or something way more subtle, a single swipe of Avon color instantly defines my look – from a pale pink to a bold red shade.”

Kelsey Deenihan, Avon Celebrity Makeup Artist, agrees: “Lipstick is an incredibly important part of every look.  With Avon, you don’t have to sacrifice a comfortable, wearable formula for bold color. The brand offers dozens of shades in different finishes, allowing women to find their perfect red, nude, pink or berry.”

From sheer and light to dark and bright, there’s an Avon True Color shade that’s perfect for each and every woman across the country. Avon lipstick by the facts:

  • An Avon lipstick is sold every 15 seconds in the U.S.
  • The most popular shade is Cherry Jubilee. To see a breakdown of top trending shades across the country, click here
  • Avon sells more than two million lipsticks every year in the U.S., which means that if each lipstick were a mile, Avon could span the earth more than 500 times.

Avon True Color Technology ensures the color you buy is the color you apply. Each lipstick is blended with rich pigments that guarantee your color stays true all day. Avon True Color Lipsticks are available in the following formulas:

  • Avon True Color Lipstick – The brand’s hero formula comes in over 40 gorgeous shades with two finishes: satin and shimmer.
  • Avon True Color Nourishing Lipstick – Ten shades of lasting color and conditioning care in one lipstick, infused with nourishing jojoba oil, vitamin E, collagen and lanolin.
  • Avon True Color Bold Lipstick – This full-coverage formula is packed with pigment-loading technology in eight shades.
  • Avon True Color Perfectly Matte Lipstick – Twelve matte shades that never cake, crack or compromise color.

Join Avon in celebrating National Lipstick Day this Saturday, July 29 and enter for a chance to win all 40 shades of Avon True Color Lipstick.  Enter our Truly Kissable Sweepstakes now: 

No purchase necessary. Sweepstakes ends 11:59 pm ET 7/29/17.

For more about Avon lipsticks visit our blog

Avon True Color Lipsticks are available for $8 each exclusively through Avon Representatives or online at To locate an Avon Representative call 1-800-FOR-AVON or visit

About New Avon LLC
New Avon LLC (“Avon“) is the leading social selling beauty company in North America, with independent sales Representatives throughout the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada. Avon’s product portfolio includes award-winning skincare, color cosmetics, fragrance and personal care products, featuring iconic brands such as ANEWAvon Colormark., and Skin So Soft, as well as fashion and accessories. Avon has a 130 year history of empowering women through economic opportunity, and supporting the causes that matter most to women. Together, Avon and the Avon Foundation for Women have contributed over $1 billion globally toward eradicating breast cancer and domestic violence. Learn more about Avon and its products at


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Live Nation Entertainment Schedules Second Quarter 2017 Earnings Release And Teleconference


LOS ANGELES, July 26, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: LYV), the world’s leading live entertainment and ecommerce company, announced today that it will release its second quarter 2017 financial results after market hours on Wednesday, August 9, 2017.  Michael Rapino, Live Nation Entertainment’s President and Chief Executive Officer, will host a teleconference that day to discuss the company’s financial performance at 5:00 p.m. ET (2:00 p.m. PT).

The teleconference will be available via live webcast.  All interested parties should visit the “Events & Webcasts” section of the company’s website at to register for the webcast.  Supplemental statistical and financial information to be provided on the call, if any, will be under the same link.

About Live Nation Entertainment
Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts and Live Nation Advertising & Sponsorship.  For additional information, visit

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Mary Kay Introduces Awards Program Honoring Voices of Domestic Violence


DALLAS, July 26, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Mary Kay Inc. today announced the Mary Kay Ash Heart of Courage Awards, which will recognize passionate individuals and organizations working to prevent and end domestic violence and dating abuse across the United States.

“We created this program as a way to stand with our community and recognize the unsung heroes working to preventing domestic violence and dating abuse,” said Crayton Webb, Vice President, Corporate Communications and Corporate Social Responsibility for Mary Kay Inc. “For more than 20 years, Mary Kay has been committed to ending domestic violence. We now want to recognize those we stand alongside in this fight by bringing awareness and recognition to their tireless efforts.”

Nominations are now open to the public at Public award categories include:

  • Digital Champion: An organization, program or individual that is creatively using a website, social media platform, video or other digital medium in unexpected or compelling ways to effectively prevent or address domestic violence and/or dating abuse.
  • Leader in Prevention: An organization, program or individual that is doing stand-out work in preventing domestic violence and/or dating abuse by actively working to prevent domestic violence and/or dating abuse before it happens, as well as promoting healthy relationship behaviors.
  • Media Visionary: A member of online or traditional media who is using their platform to raise awareness about domestic violence and/or dating abuse. The nominee may or may not work directly with a domestic violence program or organization; however, s/he will consistently leverage their role in the media to draw attention to domestic violence and/or dating abuse.
  • People’s Choice: Voice of the Year: An individual who is truly inspirational and has moved their audience to stand up against domestic violence and/or dating abuse, sometimes for the first time.

In addition, the Mary Kay Ash Heart of Courage Awards Steering Committee, which is comprised of leaders from the National Domestic Violence Hotline, Break the Cycle, Futures Without Violence, the National Network to End Domestic Violence, the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence, the DC Coalition Against Domestic Violence and the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, will vote on the Trailblazer Award, which will honor a leader who is blazing a trail to prevent or end domestic violence and/or dating abuse.

Nominations will be accepted through 11:59 p.m. local time on Friday, Aug. 11. Winners in each category will be recognized at an awards ceremony during Domestic Violence Awareness Month (October 2017) in Washington, D.C.

To date, Mary Kay Inc. and The Mary Kay FoundationSM have given $53 Million to domestic violence prevention and awareness programs in an effort to end the cycle of abuse. For more information about Mary Kay’s commitment to end domestic violence visit

For more information about the awards, visit or follow along on social media with #MaryKay and #HeartofCourage.

About Mary Kay
At Mary Kay, success lies in our dedication to irresistible products, a rewarding opportunity and positive community impact. For more than 53 years, Mary Kay has inspired women to achieve their entrepreneurial goals in nearly 40 countries. As a multibillion-dollar company, we offer the latest in cutting-edge skin care, bold color cosmetics and fragrances. Discover more reasons to love Mary Kay at

Mary Kay Inc. Corporate Communications
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National Alliance for Hispanic Health Selected by NIH to Lead Hispanic Engagement in Historic All of Us Research Program


WASHINGTON, July 25, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — “The future of medicine will be treatment and prevention tailored to the individual. But that future will only be realized if more people in this country are a part of our national science base. Today, our nation took a major step forward with the announcement of four organizations, including the National Alliance for Hispanic Health, to support engagement of diverse communities in the All of Us Research Program,” said Jane L. Delgado, PhD, MS, President and CEO of the National Alliance for Hispanic Health, the nation’s leading Hispanic health advocacy group.

All of Us is an ambitious effort to gather data over time from 1 million or more people living in the United States, with the ultimate goal of accelerating research and improving health. Unlike research studies that are focused on a specific disease or population, All of Us will serve as a national research resource to inform thousands of studies, covering a wide variety of health conditions. Researchers will use data from the program to learn more about how individual differences in lifestyle, environment and biological makeup can influence health and disease. By taking part, people will be able to learn more about their own health and contribute to an effort that will advance the health of generations to come. 

“Community partners are integral to All of Us,” said Eric Dishman, director of All of Us at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). “This first-of-its-kind program seeks to include people from all walks of life, and our community partner awardees were selected to help achieve that goal.” 

“We’re committed to ensuring that participant perspectives are considered throughout every aspect of the program,” said Dara Richardson-Heron, M.D., All of Us chief engagement officer. “Guaranteeing a voice to those who are typically underrepresented in medical research is step one.”

“The best health outcomes for all can be achieved, but we all must be a part of the answer. All of Us is a historic opportunity to be a part of the solution and create a healthier future for ourselves and all our loved ones.  You can learn more by visiting,” concluded Dr. Delgado.

About the National Alliance for Hispanic Health (The Alliance)
The Alliance is the foremost science-based source of information and trusted advocate for the best health outcomes for all. The nation’s largest network of Hispanic health and human service providers, our community-based members reach more than 15 million persons throughout the U.S. and our national members provide services to more than 100 million people annually. For more information, visit or call the Alliance’s Su Familia Helpline at 1-866-783-2645.

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Gary Persichini Named Vice President — Industrial Sales and Joins the Executive Leadership Team

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COLLINSVILLE, Oklahoma, July 25, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Victory Energy announces the appointment of Gary Persichini as Vice President of Industrial Sales and newest member of the Executive Leadership Team that oversees the management of the company.  He’ll continue in his current capacity of running the Combustion Solutions business unit. 

Gary Persichini

Persichini has been with Victory Energy for close to ten years.  He has extensive executive and sales management experience with multiple companies throughout his over three decades working in the industrial and boiler product categories.  “I’m excited about the opportunity to work closely with our rep partners across every aspect of the sale of Victory Energy products.  I look forward to helping our representatives achieve greater success while selling the Victory Energy brand,” remarked Gary Persichini, Vice President — Industrial Sales.   

“Gary has a keen understanding of what it takes to manage an independent representative sales organization.  He has the ability to anticipate what our reps need to be successful.  He’s very well known and widely respected in the boiler industry.  These attributes are highly desirable for a company that uses independent representatives as its go-to-market sales structure,” stated John Viskup, President and CEO.

“Gary will bring sales insights and expertise to our Executive Leadership Team. This ensures that we’re addressing the needs of our sales partners in all major business decisions and allows Victory Energy to be laser focused on delivering uncompromising support of our customers,” added Viskup.

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Statement of National Alliance for Hispanic Health on Senate Vote to Proceed on Consideration of Republican Health Care Bill


WASHINGTON, July 25, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — “What we know is that the current House and Senate Republican health care bills strip away health insurance for at least 16 million people. That must be unacceptable to everybody,” said Jane L. Delgado, PhD, MS, President and CEO of the National Alliance for Hispanic Health, the nation’s leading Hispanic health advocacy group.

“The Senate would do well to heed Senator McCain’s moving pleas to his colleagues in the Senate Chamber today for bipartisanship and a return to regular order. The time has come for new legislation produced through the committee process with input and debate from both sides of the aisle.  The American people deserve bipartisan legislation that will deliver on the promise of insurance for everybody.”

“The Alliance will continue to fight for the priorities we have been advocating from day one of the 115th Congress. We need legislation that will (1) ensure access for people with pre-existing conditions instead of enacting barriers to access; (2) roll back proposed Medicaid cuts and allow for rates of growth that reflect the reality of an aging population; and, (3) strengthen and expand the network of community health centers that have a proven capacity to deliver quality services. The American people have been clear.  They want a health care system that they can afford and that delivers quality care they can count on.”

“The one thing that everybody agrees on is that our system is not perfect, so it is time to start working in a bipartisan fashion and serve the interests of the nation.  The American people deserve nothing less from their elected representatives,” concluded Dr. Delgado.

About the National Alliance for Hispanic Health (The Alliance)
The Alliance is the nation’s foremost science-based source of information and trusted advocate for the best health outcomes for all. For more information, visit: or call the Alliance’s Su Familia National Hispanic Family Health Helpline at 1-866-783-2645.

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Unreasonable Institute rebrands to Uncharted, shifting focus towards tackling problems


DENVER, July 25, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Today, the social impact organization Unreasonable Institute officially rebranded to Uncharted. The new brand represents the organization’s shifting approach to impact.

Having run programs since 2010 with an entrepreneur-centric model, the team learned that problems require engaging larger audiences of corporations, policy-makers, governments, and foundations, in addition to entrepreneurs. They are now focused on building collective movements around singular problems, involving everyone who has a relevant investment in the specific issue.

Uncharted describes their new approach in three steps:

  1. Identify a single problem. They define a specific, unsolved issue they want to take on, sometimes with help from the public, sometimes with help from a partner, and sometimes on their own
  2. Build a group to tackle it. Uncharted finds extraordinary people pioneering solutions to different aspects of this issue and brings them together to build a collective movement attacking the problem from all sides
  3. Run a program to solve it. The run 6-18 month long programs consisting of boot-camps that unite entrepreneurs, partners, mentors, funders, and corporations around a specific problem in order to drive measurable outcomes

They have already tested this new approach. They partnered with Rockefeller Foundation to address urban poverty, City of Denver to tackle food deserts, and Gary Community Investments to improve the lives of low-income children.

Additionally, the new brand represents how there is no single way to solve problems. As Uncharted, the organization is heading into unknown territory to learn how to solve problems.

CEO Teju Ravilochan explains, “The only thing that solves problems that no one knows how to solve is systematic—and relentless—trial and error.”

The visual brand—the logo and its various shapes —illustrates that problems are complex and dynamic. “We need to constantly challenge and adapt our approaches to problems in order to learn what works and what doesn’t,” says Laura Schwecherl, Uncharted’s Director of Marketing and Communications. “The new brand brings this idea front and center. We couldn’t be more happy with it.”

About Uncharted

Uncharted builds coordinated movements of entrepreneurs around big problems, giving them what they need to attack it from all sides. We define a problem, mobilize those best fit to tackle it, then resource them with the mentors, funders, and partners they need to drive big impact on big issues.

For more information, please contact:
Laura Schwecherl, Director of Marketing and Communications 
Phone: (631) 848-8016

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Car Care Council Offers Helpful Resources at Every Turn


BETHESDA, Md., July 25, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Whether driving across the country or just across town, the non-profit Car Care Council offers tools and tips about regular vehicle care, maintenance and repair to help motorists prepare for every turn ahead.

“The Car Care Council’s website at contains a wealth of auto care resources to help motorists take a proactive role in maintaining their vehicles so they can address any needed maintenance or repairs before hitting the road,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. “That way they can enjoy the drive without worrying about the surprise of car trouble and unexpected vehicle repairs.”

The Car Care Council website is filled with useful information to help motorists navigate common maintenance procedures and better understand auto repair needs. The blog section on the homepage is frequently updated with the latest tips and advice about vehicle care, preparing your vehicle for the changing seasons, pre-trip vehicle inspections and more. The site also features a customizable service schedule and e-mail maintenance reminders, a comprehensive repair shop locator and a vehicle systems overview.

Motorists can also follow the Car Care Council on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and Pinterest to receive quick car care tips and reminders.

The council’s popular Car Care Guide for motorists and is available at no charge, electronically or by printed copy, in English and Spanish. The guide covers major services, component groups within the vehicle, service interval recommendations and much more.

The Car Care Council is the source of information for the “Be Car Care Aware” consumer education campaign promoting the benefits of regular vehicle care, maintenance and repair to consumers. For the latest car care news, visit the council’s online media room at To order a free copy of the popular Car Care Guide, visit the council’s consumer education website at

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Organic Consumers Association: Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Tests Positive for Roundup Herbicide Ingredient, Glyphosate


SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vermont, July 25, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) today reported that 10 of 11 samples of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream tested positive for glyphosate, the key ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide, or AMPA, glyphosate’s main metabolite, or both.

The results originated from independent lab testing of these flavors: Peanut Butter Cup, Peanut Butter Cookie, Vanilla (2 samples), Cherry Garcia, Phish Food, The Tonight Dough, Half Baked, Chocolate Fudge Brownie, Americone Dream and Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough. Cherry Garcia was the only flavor that tested negative for glyphosate and/or AMPA.

OCA is calling for Ben & Jerry’s, a Vermont-based subsidiary of Unilever, to begin an immediate transition to using only organic ingredients, including milk, in its products or face a national and international consumer boycott.

The groups also call on natural and organic food stores to drop the Ben & Jerry’s brand unless the company commits to transitioning to organic.

OCA International Director Ronnie Cummins said: “Ben & Jerry’s falsely advertises its products as ‘natural’ and its brand as ‘sustainable’ and ‘socially responsible.’ Nothing could be further from the truth.

“Ben & Jerry’s profits are built on the back of an industrial dairy system that poisons the environment and produces pesticide-contaminated food products. Ben & Jerry’s sales, driven in large part by its deceitful claims, damage the organic industry by cutting into the sales of authentic natural, grass-fed and organic producers.”

In March 2015, the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer classified glyphosate as a “probable carcinogen.” On July 7, California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) added glyphosate to its Prop 65 list of chemicals known to cause cancer.

A report published January 2017, in the journal Nature, linked low doses of glyphosate to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, suggesting that there is no “safe” level of glyphosate despite otherwise indicated by regulatory agencies.

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About Organic Consumers Association
The Organic Consumers Association is an online and grassroots non-profit 501(c)3 public-interest organization advocating on behalf of more than two million U.S. consumers for health, justice, and regeneration. For more information, please visit @OCA_Press.


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Worldwide Premiere of “El Desconocido: La Historia del Cholo Adrián,” the story of the Top Hitman of World’s Most Notorious Drug Lord, Exclusively on Cinelatino

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MIAMI, July 25, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Cinelatino, the nation’s leading Spanish-language movie channel, is set to premiere its first original series, “El Desconocido: La Historia del Cholo Adrián” (“The Unknown Hitman: The Story of El Cholo Adrián”), about the top lieutenant of the world’s most notorious drug lord. The series will premiere exclusively in the U.S. on Cinelatino with back-to-back airings on Friday, July 28, at 10 and 11pm ET / 7 and 8pm PT.  

Inspired by true events, “El Desconocido” is the fictional story of “El Cholo” Adrián, right-hand man to the infamous drug lord, “El Chato” Guzman, who heads Mexico’s most powerful drug cartel. This action-packed drama tells the story of El Cholo, who was born into a drug trafficking family in a small town in Sinaloa and is the son of the legendary narco, El Cobra. The series follows El Cholo’s rise to power within the cartel, his blossoming friendship with El Chato, his tragic love story, and his ultimate capture alongside El Chato.

“This captivating series is unlike any other narco-drama on television,” said Carolina Bilbao, Executive Producer of “El Desconocido” and Executive Creative Director of Cinelatino. “The fictional series, inspired by real headlines, goes beyond basic storytelling and examines the human side of the war—the story delves into the characters and their personal experiences, choices, dilemmas and conflicts, as well as what it means to be born into a narco family and have no other realistic alternatives. Viewers will be able to identify with the themes of friendship, parenthood, youth, love and loss. We are honored to tell this never-before-told story, we’re confident audiences will love it.”

The five-part series features a an all-star cast, including Guillermo Iván (Trade, Vantage Point, “Sin Memoria“, “La Casa de los Babies“), Estrella Solís (Anything but Plain, “Como Dice el Dicho“), Mario Zaragoza (“Capadocia,” From Prada to Nada, Man on Fire, Get the Gringo, “Suave Patria“), Scarlet Gruber (“Tierra de Reyes,” Passions of the Heart), Ivonne Montero (“Ladrón que Roba a Ladrón,” “Desiciones,” “El Tigre de Santa Julia,” “Sin Verguenzas,” “Anita no te Rajes!”), and José Ángel Bichir (“Tiempo Final,” “Los Simuladores“), among others.

Juárez/El Paso-based indie band The Chamanas, nominated for a Latin Grammy for “Best New Artist” in 2016, re-recorded their original song “Las Penas” (“The Regrets”) for the series’ opening credits.

Directed by celebrated filmmaker Gonzalo Gonzalez, the film was written by Erick Hernández and produced by Plus Entertainment exclusively for Cinelatino.

Following the premiere, new episodes will air every Sunday at 11pm ET/8pm PT, with the previous week’s episode airing at 10pm ET/7pm PT. Viewers can access more information, including exclusive behind-the-scenes content, including talent bios, cast interviews, trivia, at

Cinelatino is available across the United States on all major cable, satellite and telco providers.

About Cinelatino: Cinelatino is the leading Spanish-language movie channel with over 20.0 million subscribers across the U.S., Latin America and Canada, featuring the largest selection of contemporary Spanish-language blockbusters and critically-acclaimed titles from Mexico, Latin America, Spain and the Caribbean. Cinelatino is a subsidiary of Hemisphere Media Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HMTV), the only publicly traded pure-play U.S. media company targeting the high growth Spanish-language television and cable networks business in the U.S. and Latin America.


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Dove Real Beauty Productions and Shonda Rhimes Release “Meet Kylee,” A New Film that Challenges Feminine Beauty Norms


ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, New Jersey, July 25, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — “I never saw myself as beautiful,” says Kylee Howell, the subject of the latest film from Dove Real Beauty Productions, “because that was a word I only heard used to describe women who looked more traditional, who followed the ‘rules.’ Until recently, I didn’t know that word applied to someone who looked like me.” 

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Dove Real Beauty Productions and Creative Director Shonda Rhimes have come together to release a second film titled “Meet Kylee” to illustrate that many women cannot relate to traditional standards of feminine beauty. Since launching in March 2017, Dove Real Beauty Productions has aimed to shift the power of storytelling from Hollywood into the hands of real women to ensure all women and girls can see their #RealBeauty represented in media and culture. A 100% female crew joined Shonda Rhimes to create the new three-minute film following Kylee’s journey to discovering her own beauty by bucking conventions and cutting her hair into a bold style that truly suits her.

“I spend my life writing women as we truly are – human.  That’s why I’m proud to work with Dove Real Beauty Productions. We don’t need to be told we can be smart or strong or flawed.  And we don’t need to be told we come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. But we do need to see ourselves reflected that way,” said Shonda Rhimes. “Every time you look at your screen and see a woman portrayed just as she is, sharing her humanity, being boldly herself, you are looking at someone beautiful. I thought of this when I met my new friend Kylee Howell.  Her beauty shines through in everything she is and everything she does. Which is why I was excited to work with her to bring her story to life in this new film.”  

Meet Kylee
Living in a conventional town in Utah with a home that doubled as a beauty salon, Kylee grew up enveloped by traditional views of beauty. Kylee spent her adolescence feeling a disconnect between the femininity she saw around her and the styles she felt better represented who she was inside. In her 20s, Kylee decided to literally take beauty into her own hands. Kylee cut her hair daringly short for the first time and finally felt she was being true to herself with a style that expresses her #RealBeauty.

Kylee’s Impact
74% of women believe more needs to be done to redefine beauty to be more inclusive.1 Many gay and lesbian women feel excluded altogether – in fact, 3 out of 4 gay and lesbian women believe society suggests they do not care about their beauty.2 Kylee was denied the short, barber-style haircut that made her feel most confident by beauty salons who didn’t agree with her desired look. When she turned to barber shops, set was met with “men’s only” signs in windows.  Wanting to spare others from these experiences, she created a safe space for herself and others in her community at Friar Tuck’s Barbershop – a place where women can explore their own notions of beauty. At Friar Tuck’s, Kylee gives more than haircuts; she listens to those who may feel ignored, and she cuts through beauty standards to reveal the #RealBeauty underneath.

“69% of women agree that they don’t see themselves reflected in media and advertising – as a global beauty brand, we feel a responsibility to address this,” says Nick Soukas Vice President of Marketing for Dove.3 “For 60 years, Dove has listened to and cared for real women like Kylee Howell, who boldly share their experiences with the hope that we can inspire women and girls everywhere to redefine beauty together.” 

Dove has championed #RealBeauty since 1957 and, true to our pledge, the brand is committed to only feature real women, to never digitally alter their appearance, and to help the next generation develop a positive relationship with their beauty. Watch the full film “Meet Kylee” at and share it with the women and girls in your life – together, we can change the way women and girls are seen for the next 60 years.

Learn more about the campaign and share your #RealBeauty story at

About Dove
Dove®, manufactured by Unilever, is the No. 1 dermatologist recommended personal wash brand nationwide. One in every three households uses a Dove® product, which includes beauty bars, body washes, face care, anti-perspirant/deodorants, hair care, styling aids and Dove® Men+Care™, developed specially for men.  Dove® is available nationwide in food, drug and mass outlet stores.

About Unilever United States, Inc.
Unilever is one of the world’s leading suppliers of Food, Home Care, Personal Care and Refreshment products with sales in more than 190 countries and reaching 2.5 billion consumers a day. In the United States, the portfolio includes brand icons such as Axe, Ben & Jerry’s, Breyers, Caress, Clear Scalp & Hair Therapy, Country Crock, Degree, Dollar Shave Club, Dove, Good Humor, Hellmann’s, I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!, Klondike, Knorr, Lever 2000, Lipton, Magnum, Nexxus, Noxzema, Pond’s, Popsicle, Promise, Q-tips, Seventh Generation, Simple, St. Ives, Suave, Sir Kensington’s, Talenti Gelato & Sorbetto, TIGI, TONI&GUY, TRESemmé and Vaseline. All of the preceding brand names are trademarks or registered trademarks of the Unilever Group of Companies. Unilever employs approximately 8,000 people in the United States – generating more than $9 billion in sales in 2016.

The Unilever Sustainable Living Plan commits to:

  • Helping more than a billion people take action to improve their health and well-being by 2020.
  • Halving the environmental impact of our products by 2030.
  • Enhancing the livelihoods of millions of people by 2020.

The USLP creates value by driving growth and trust, eliminating costs and reducing risks. The company’s sustainable living brands are growing 50% faster than the rest of the business and delivered more than 60% of the company’s growth in 2016.

Unilever was ranked number one in its sector in the 2016 Dow Jones Sustainability Index. In the FTSE4Good Index, it achieved the highest environmental score of 5. It led the list of Global Corporate Sustainability Leaders in the 2017 GlobeScan/SustainAbility annual survey for the seventh year running. Unilever has pledged to become carbon positive in its operations by 2030.
For more information on Unilever U.S. and its brands visit: 

1 Dove Global Beauty and Confidence Report, 2016
2 Dove Real Beauty Report: Examining Beauty Standards and Representation of Lesbian and Gay Women
3 Dove Global Beauty and Confidence Report, 2016

Sherria Cotton / Edelman


Brown Sugar Launches on Apple TV Today


ATLANTA, July 24, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Brown Sugar, the new subscription-video-on-demand service featuring the biggest collection of the baddest African-American movies of all-time, is now available on Apple TV, it was announced today.

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Apple TV viewers can now watch Brown Sugar‘s extensive and one-of-a-kind library of iconic black movies, all un-edited and commercial-free as they were originally seen in theaters. Apple TV (Fourth generation) customers who purchase a Brown Sugar subscription will receive a seven-day free trial and then pay $3.99 per month thereafter.

Once subscribed to Brown Sugar through Apple, customers can also watch content online through iPads, iPhones or via with any Apple device. Existing Brown Sugar customers can also access their account and stream the entire Brown Sugar library through Apple TV.

Apple TV seamlessly integrates with iTunes® to wirelessly play a user’s favorite content from a PC or Mac® on their widescreen TV, including movies, TV shows, music, photos and podcasts.

Brown Sugar features such great movies as Dolemite, Jackie Brown, Cotton Comes to Harlem, Foxy Brown, Cooley High, Blacula, Pride, A Soldier’s Story, Black Caesar, Which Way Is Up?, Hammer, Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip, Car Wash and The Original Gangstas as well as acclaimed documentaries such as More Than a Game, chronicling the early days of LeBron James.

Brown Sugar also showcases original programming and features complete seasons of the hit Bounce television network series Saints & Sinners, Mann & Wife, Family Time, In The Cut and Ed Gordon. Fans can also go to Brown Sugar to watch all the exciting action of Premier Boxing Champions on Bounce.

Brown Sugar is available for mobile phones and tablets in the Amazon Appstore, Google Play Store and iTunes App Store and for computers at Brown Sugar is also available on Amazon Fire TV, the Amazon Fire Stick and has Google Chromecast capabilities which allow video to play on televisions directly from mobile devices available for consumers with Android and iOS devices.

Brown Sugar is owned by Bounce, the fastest-growing African-American network on television.

Contact:        Jim Weiss        770-672-6504


Family-favorite Memories Splash Punta Cana Strong in 2017 With Multiple Award Wins


TORONTO, July 24, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Memories Splash, a tried-and-tested family-loved all-inclusive resort in Punta Cana, is celebrating industry-leading award wins, a testament to the quality vacation experience the resort consistently provides.

“We are extremely proud of the very positive guest feedback we have received since the resort opened in 2013, yet each day our committed teams continue to provide the best hospitality to every guest,” said Jordi Pelfort, Managing Director.

This year, Delta Vacations honored Memories Splash with the 2017 Quality Assurance Award for providing high-quality experiences to over 99% of their clients who stayed at the resort.  Its 525-rooms and endless activities create the ideal vacation for families and couples of all vacation preferences with great all-inclusive features such as complimentary access to the largest on-site water park in the Caribbean.

“Memories Splash is particularly deserving of these industry-leading awards with its diverse range of activities for guests of all ages,” said Mascia Nadin, General Manager of Memories Splash Punta Cana. “We see grandparents travelling with their children and grandchildren, we see fun-loving couples and we also see groups of friends who travel to celebrate milestones. This resort truly offers a quality vacation everyone will enjoy.”

The first distinction from Delta Vacations for Memories Splash, this year’s accolade comes on the heels of multiple awards for exceptional and consistent quality service in 2016 and 2017, namely both the 2017 Trip Advisor® Certificate of Excellence, and the Travellers’ Choice Award, the travel review site’s highest honor.  The resort’s guest-favorite range of amenities a kids club that includes the Seaside Summer Camp Adventure from June to September, and a teen lounge geared to junior, more independent travelers. Parents are sure to enjoy the all-inclusive dining options and spectacular evening entertainment plus access to the newly opened casino and world-class The Royal Spa at neighboring Royalton Punta Cana. Until August 7, guests can save up to 53% off when booking online.

To book your next award-winning vacation at Memories Splash, please contact your travel agent or visit

About Memories Resorts & Spa

Memories Resorts & Spa welcome guests to “Celebrate the Moments” with family and loved ones in lush tropical settings across Cuba and the Dominican Republic. Memories Resorts provide top-notch facilities and amenities, laid-back ‘toes in the sand’ elegance with personalized service, all-inclusive features and spacious accommodations to suit the needs of each traveler and family group.  With world-class à la carte dining, unlimited premium drinks, and day-to-evening entertainment, families, singles and groups enjoy Memories Resorts & Spa as the ultimate vacation to create unforgettable memories.

For further information:
Natalie Walsh, Corporate Manager, Public Relations, +1-647-545-6926,

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NHCSL Announces Winners Of John S. Martínez Scholarship


WASHINGTON, July 24, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators (NHCSL) announced today the winners of the John S. Martínez Leadership Scholarship. A $4,000 grant is provided for the first two years of college tuition to 11 highly deserving Latino students. This scholarship is possible thanks to the Comcast Foundation and their commitment to the Hispanic community, and now with the generous support of Honda.

“We are thrilled to announce this year’s John S. Martínez Scholarship award recipients. This year’s recipients form an impressive cadre of talented young men and women who will help solve our country’s most vexing problems in the future. Latino students are in particular need of assistance to complete their college education and we are excited to be able to play a small role in facilitating their journey to success,” NHCSL President and Pennsylvania State Representative Ángel Cruz said.

Although college enrollment for Latinos has dramatically improved – from 22% in 1993 to 35% in 2014 –Latinos still have disproportionately low college completion rates. According to the Pew Research Center, only 15% of Latinos between the ages of 25 and 29 have completed their bachelor’s degree, compared to 41% of non-Hispanic Whites of the same age group. Many experts agree that the gap between enrollment and completion in many cases is due to financial hardship, among other factors. That is why scholarship programs like NHCSL’s John S. Martinez Scholarship can make a difference in these young students’ lives.

NHCSL Executive Director Kenneth Romero-Cruz stated that: “This scholarship program would not be possible without the leadership and vision of the Comcast Foundation. For the last ten years, Comcast has sponsored the John S. Martínez Leadership Scholarship and it is thanks to their commitment that we are able to help these students obtain their degree. Honda’s generous support has allowed us to provide award recipients with help paying for their second year of college and we hope to expand the program in the future to include all four years of higher education. We cannot thank Comcast and Honda enough for their support and look forward to continue our productive collaboration.”

This year’s John S. Martínez Scholarship award winners are:

Esperanza Ayala (Arizona)

Victoria Rusman (New Jersey)

Yulieth Vélez (California)

Yansi Veleta (New Mexico)

Paola Patricia Chávez (Colorado)

Jacob Matthew Fraga (Texas)

Patricia Lynn García (Florida)

Leena Salinas (Texas)

Noah Steven Bradely Rodrigues (Hawaii)

Jessica Lilibeth Rodriguez (Utah)

Carlos Fernando Memije González (Nebraska)

The John S. Martinez Leadership Scholarship program is specifically designed to help Hispanic high school students achieve educational success. This program has been implemented within the 43 states and territories that have Hispanic state legislators. This effort has been implemented in collaboration with Hispanic state legislators in the states and the schools based in their respective districts. The scholarship will be provided to the student upon graduation from high school and acceptance into a higher education institution. Support for the second year is provided upon satisfactory completion of the first year.

The NHCSL is the premier national association of Hispanic state legislators working to design and implement policies and procedures that will improve the quality of life for Hispanics throughout the country.  NHCSL was founded in 1989 as a nonpartisan, nonprofit 501(c)3 with the mission to be the most effective voice for the more than 390 Hispanic legislators.  For more information visit

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