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QUOTED in Golf Digest: Golf’s New Face – A more diverse game is the right thing, and it’s good business

For some, it amounts to altruism: Deliver the values and tradition of a wonderful game to an untapped community. For others, it’s the opposite: Bring the benefits of diversity to a sport that can use a new vibe. Make it “look more like America.” You hear that a lot, too.
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ON CNN Hispanics are creating a new baby boom in the United States

With a name like Chiqui Cartagena, you can’t escape the fact that you’re different from your classmates in school. From the first grade on, I was constantly looked down upon and treated differently — and sometimes not so nicely.
Read the complete story on CNN here.

ON NPR Chiqui on Tell Me More

Listen to Chiqui Cartagena interview on NPR’s Tell Me More program. Click here to tune in.


ON AD AGE ‘Hispanic Malls’ Drawing Crowds by Being Culturally in Tune

Yesterday I spoke at the International Council of Shopping Centers annual convention in Las Vegas on a panel called “Hispanic Markets: The Next Gold Rush.” If you have been to La Gran Plaza Mall in Fort Worth or the Dessert Sky Mall in Phoenix or the newly inaugurated Plaza Mayor at the Crossroads in Oklahoma City, you have experienced one of the newest phenomena in the world of shopping centers — Hispanic malls. READ MORE


ON HUFF PO Memo to GOP: Latino Vote Not Just About Immigration

Earlier this month, I was invited to speak at the spring meeting for the Republican National Committee, which was held in Los Angeles, California. After a blistering post-mortem on the 2012 elections, in which the party leadership emphasized the need for change, the theme of this RNC meeting was “grow and win.”