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Dec. 2, 2010--Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich with former Spanish Prime Minister José María Aznar (left) and Dr. Orlando Silva (center) at The Americano's First Annual Hispanic Forum.  The Americano, formed by Gingrich Communications "to share the Conservative message with all American Hispanics," marked its first year with this event at the Washington Hilton.  The two-day forum, themed "The Road to Freedom: Sharing American Liberty with Hispanics Around the Globe" included discussions, networking and a gala and dinner.
Ambassador Roger Noriega of the American Enterprise Institute moderated a lunch discussion on "A Truly Bipartisan Agreement on Development of the Hispanic Community."  The Americano is one example of recent efforts by Republicans and conservatives to reach out to Hispanics.  For example, today the Heritage Foundation launched a Spanish language site called Libertad.  In the recent midterm elections, Republicans achieved significant gains, electing Susana Martinez governor of New Mexico, Marco Rubio U.S. Senator from Florida and four new congressmen: Francisco Canseco (TX), Jaime Herrera (WA), Raúl Labrador (ID), and David Rivera (FL). 
The Gala/Dinner proved to be a remarkable affair...

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