CONTACTO Magazine is an independent publication on current affairs. Thousands
of readers enjoy our bilingual in-depth news features, including exclusive
interviews with artists, writers, entrepreneurs, politicians and community
The print edition of CONTACTO Magazine comes out monthly, while the online
edition is operated
on a daily basis,
with the highest professional standards of news reporting.
CONTACTO was founded on July 1, 1994 in Burbank, California. It serves the
growing Hispanic community of Los Angeles area, which is the largest Hispanic
market in the United States. More than 7 million Hispanics/Latinos live
in Los Angeles area with a purchasing power of $89 billion a year. But thanks
to the Internet, the online edition of CONTACTO is also visited by a number
of U.S. Latinos from L.A. to New York, from Miami and San Antonio to Chicago,
Puerto Rico, Dallas and San Francisco.
On April 13, 1998, the daily newspaper ABC, of Spain, printed almost entirely
the cover story of CONTACTO Magazine. In 1997 and 1998, KMEX-Channel 34
(Univisión, USA) presented CONTACTO in two different TV shows. In
July 1998, El Nuevo Herald (The Miami Herald) reprinted an article originated
by CONTACTO and interviewed our Publisher. In October 1998, KLVE, a well
known L.A.-based radio station, broadcasted a story originated by CONTACTO
on Latinos on the Internet. In February 1999, Venezuela's daily newspaper
El Nacional quoted a CONTACTO's editorial.
In the summer of 2002, Mexico's Proceso, a very prestigious weekly magazine,
reprinted a CONTACTO's in-depth news feature, "Hispanos en EE.UU.:
Exitos y Desafíos" (US Hispanics: Successes and Challenges).
All State Insurance, Banco Popular, Pacific Bell, Mattel, Inc., California
Federal Bank, Cuban Pete's Caribbean Grill, De Oca Motors, Goya Foods, Jaguar
of South Bay, Liborio Markets, Julian Photo Studio, Madre's Restaurant,
Tadin Herb & Tea, Xiomara Restaurant, and many other companies have
been or are advertising products and services in our publication.
CONTACTO Magazine is headed by:
JESUS HERNANDEZ CUELLAR, Publisher & Editor, who worked with Spain's
international news agency EFE between 1980 and 1990. Mr. HERNANDEZ has been
also Metro Editor with L.A. Spanish-language daily La Opinión, and
Instructor with UCLA's Department of Journalism and Public Relations. He
was granted a special recognition by the Greater Los Angeles Press Club
for "his outstanding dedication during the L.A. riots", 1992.
XIOMARA HERNANDEZ, Associate Publisher, who has previously worked in the
advertising and marketing fields with other news organizations of Los Angeles.
ALEIDA DURAN, Associate Editor, who was the first Latino journalist who
printed a Spanish-language page in a U.S. mainstream, English-language publication.
This happened in 1974 at The Hudson Dispatch in Union City, New Jersey.
Mrs. DURAN was Editor of The Dispatch/Ahora, a Spanish-language weekly for
fifteen years. Mrs. DURAN was awarded the 2002 Hispanic Media 100.
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