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About Us


MISSION STATEMENT

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.


MANAGEMENT

Sal Osio, Sr. - Publisher and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Osio is a native of Los Angeles. He graduated from the University of Southern California and the Law Center with a Juris Doctor Degree in 1962. Although not a practicing lawyer he was an active member of the California State Bar until 2003. He served as the Chairman and CEO of Teachers Management and Investment Corporation of which he was the co-founder. During his tenure, TMI managed a real estate portfolio approaching $1 billion. He was the Managing Director of the international, Mexico based, subsidiary of a Fortune 500 NYSE-listed company. In affiliation with real estate investment companies he developed and managed over 2 million square feet of office-industrial parks. 
He was an instructor, lecturer and conference chair at UCLA, the continuing education and extension programs, in various subjects dealing with international trade and commerce, doing business in Mexico, NAFTA and financing and investment.  He is a frequent lecturer and featured speaker on topics related to U.S.-Mexico relations and Hispanic American issues.
For 10 years he was a Director and a Vice-Chairman of the Mexican American Opportunity Foundation and a Director of the US-Mexico Chamber of Commerce. He was selected by ex-Governor Gray Davis as the California’s private sector representative to the Friends of Mexico Organization co founded with President Vicente fox of Mexico. For over 30 years he was a member of the Jonathan Club in Los Angeles. He lives in Idyllwild California with Ursula, his wife of 42 years. They have 3 adult children and 3 grandchildren.
Contact: Sal Osio at Email: sosio@hispanicvista.com

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

Email: POsioJr@aol.com

Patrick Osio, Jr. has written,  The Mexican Perspective: Establishing Personal & Business Relations by Understanding Their Culture & Protocol,   a short but intensive E-book on the Mexican perspective on numerous issues between our two countries. The E-book is also an in depth primer on Mexican culture and protocol for better understanding that allows establishing personal and business relationships, and how to avoid the most common faux pas that can ruin relationships and business deals. Literally this book has been of immense help to thousands, you too can gain from Mr. Osio's lifetime experience.  ONLY $9.95
For information on purchasing, write to HVCstore@aol.com

 

IN MEMORIAM: Fernando Oaxaca  (1928-2004), Co-Founder

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PROFESSIONAL CONSULTANTS AND ADVISORS

Accountants & Auditors - Considine & Considine

Science & Technology Advisor - Jaime Oaxaca

Media Advisor - Lowell Blankfort

Bilingual Education Advisor - Jeff Penichet

Economics Advisor - Sanford R. Goodkin.