Not all of the migrants hoping to claim asylum in the United States are fleeing Central America’s violence-torn “Northern Triangle” of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, contrary to popular perception.

America is undergoing an extreme makeover, thanks to rapid demographic diversification.

Global consumer confidence soared to record heights in the first quarter of 2021, according to The Conference Board® Global Consumer Confidence Survey, as vaccination campaigns broadened, travel restrictions loosened, and governments and central banks continued to provide economic stimulus.

An email is sent with no response, a phone call is not returned, a collaboration ends with no explanation. Productivity in business can be measured in various shapes and sizes, but nothing can bring the spirit of a venture to a halt like these nagging aspects of simple communication.  By Buzz Knight

Grupo Televisa, S.A.B. (“Televisa”), and Univision Holdings, Inc. (together with its wholly owned subsidiary, Univision Communications Inc., “Univision”), announced a definitive transaction agreement in which Televisa’s content and media assets will be combined with Univision to create the largest Spanish-language media company in the world: Televisa-Univision (the “Company”).

Throughout my life I’ve been called many names. In fact, I remember growing up in Mexico City being fondly referred to as “Güerito” (blondie,) in spite of having dark hair. This name had to do with the fact that I am the son of Rumanian immigrants, so I was whiter than most of my other friends. However, in spite of my foreign origin, last name, and my looks, I was always, and still am, very proud of being Mexican.  By Luis Miguel Messianu, Creative Chairman & CEO, Alma

The Kiwanis Club of Little Havana announced the loss of its longtime Director of Business Development & Marketing, the beloved Teresa Callava, who passed away peacefully surrounded by family on April 7, 2021, at the age of 64, after a long and hard-fought battle with cancer.

Decisions make or break companies and careers. Or so it would seem. News feed headlines are filled with attention-grabbing accounts of how companies were elevated or destroyed by the decisions of their leaders. They are lauded or villainized for how a single decision eventually turned out. We perpetuate the myth of a solitary decision maker, working a data-driven process to arrive at the right decisions. But that picture is not true and not helpful to business decision makers seeking to lead thriving and lasting enterprises.

As more of the U.S. becomes eligible for vaccinations, consumers and companies are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. “Vaccine small talk” is infiltrating video conferences, and companies and consumers are beginning to talk and plan for a post-pandemic future. And when we look at who’s most eager to move forward, minority groups are leading the charge.

The “ready to go” segment soared from 34% in April 2020 to 61% in March 2021. The pessimistic “wait and see” group dropped from 29% in April 2020 to only 9% in March 2021.

Hemisphere Media Group, Inc. announced that it has acquired the remaining 75% stake of Pantaya, the leading U.S. Hispanic Subscription Video-on-Demand Service from its joint venture partner, global content leader, Lionsgate. As a result of the transaction, Hemisphere now owns 100% of Pantaya, up from its previous 25% minority stake.

Fewer executives see near-term return to normal as COVID-19 vaccination strategies take time to ramp up.

Latinos make up only 3% of board seats while comprising 18.5% of the U.S. population, according to Latino Representation on Fortune 1000 Boards, 2020 edition.

Small business growth is driving much of the advertising growth – and skewing towards digital media (Facebook and Google in particular). Additional economic growth driven by stimulus payments and a whiff of general market inflation supports the revisions to the US numbers.

Comcast announced it would invest $1 billion over the next 10 years to help further close the digital divide and give even more low-income Americans the tools and resources they need to succeed in an increasingly digital world.

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