To publish as a public interest service the premier Internet forum and dialogue of issues and events that impact American Hispanics.
History: In 1997, Sal Osio recruited his brother Patrick, an established syndicated writer, and various prominent people with the idea of creating an Internet publication that would provide a "home" to aspiring and established Hispanic writers regardless of their political persuasion whose commentary/opinion articles were not considered by mainstream media. Thus in 1997, HispanicVista was created and continues to grow.
Sal Osio, Sr. - Publisher and Chief Executive Officer
Patrick Osio, Jr. - Editor
Patrick Osio is the Editor of HispanicVista.com — an Internet publication for which he also writes a column. His articles were previously distributed by Knight Ridder Tribune News Service to over 400 newspapers throughout the United States. Additionally, for 12 yearsMr. Osio authored a monthly column, The Connection, for the San Diego Metropolitan Magazine (www.sandiegometro.com), which brought him 5 awards from the SD Society of Professional Journalists.
Hispanic Media selected him as one of the 100 Best Hispanic Journalists in the United States in 2002. In 2003, Hispanic Media selected Mr. Osio as one of the 50 Most Influential Hispanic Journalists in the United States. Also in 2003, the San Diego California Chicano News Media Association (CCNMA) honored Mr. Osio with the La Pluma Lifetime Achievement Award. On October 2004, the South San Diego County Economic Development Council presented Mr. Osio with the Binational Endeavor Award for his many years in promoting better relations and economic development between the US and Mexico.
His articles have appeared in such publications as The Globalist, Los Angeles Times, the Miami Herald, The Houston Chronicle, Detroit Free Press, San Diego Union-Tribune, El Paso Times, The New Mexican and numerous others as well as in leading newspapers in Mexico. Mr. Osio was born in California. He lived — and attended schools — in Mexico City and Los Angeles, California. He has lived in San Diego, California, since 1982 with his wife of 42 years. Mr. Osio is the author of “The Mexican Perspective,” a book on the culture and protocol for better relationships between the peoples of the United States and Mexico.
Patrick is also a founder of TransBorder Communications (www.transbordercommunications.com) producing documentaries on binational affairs and promoting binational economic development.
For over 15 years, he was a consultant to the private and public sector on trans-border business and economic affairs. He is a frequent lecturer on U.S.-Mexico issues and a frequent guest on radio talk shows.
Mail contact: Patrick Osio, Jr. c/o TransBorder Communicati601-C East Palomar St., Suite 114, Chula Vista, CA 9191
IN MEMORIAM: Fernando Oaxaca (1928-2004), Co-Founder
Accountants & Auditors - Considine & Considine
Science & Technology Advisor - Jaime Oaxaca
Media Advisor - Lowell Blankfort
Bilingual Education Advisor - Jeff Penichet
Economics Advisor - Sanford R. Goodkin.