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Murder, terrorism charges dropped against opposition politician Lopez

CARACAS, Venezuela, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Venezuelan prosecutors said they dropped the most serious charges against Leopoldo Lopez, the opposition political leader blamed for inciting deadly clashes.
Gay marriage brief has strong GOP backing

Gay marriage brief has strong GOP backing

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Prominent Republicans signed a brief backing same-sex marriage that will be submitted to the U.S. Supreme Court in a suit seeking to bar gay marriage bans.

Ex-Romney backer pushes immigration reform

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- A top Latino Republican strategist had harsh words for U.S. GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney and joined other conservatives calling for immigration reform.

NCLR chief: Romney missed 'major' chance

LAS VEGAS, July 10 (UPI) -- Mitt Romney missed a "major" opportunity by not addressing the largest Latino civil rights organization in the United States, the group's president said Monday.
GERRY HARRINGTON, United Press International
Holder: DOJ to ensure no Ariz. profiling

Holder: DOJ to ensure no Ariz. profiling

LAS VEGAS, July 8 (UPI) -- The U.S. attorney general said his department wants to make sure the part of Arizona's immigration law judged constitutional does not lead to racial profiling.
GERRY HARRINGTON
Commentary: Romney's competing teams

Commentary: Romney's competing teams

WASHINGTON, June 21 (UPI) -- The jockeying for position in a Romney presidency is well under way. Dark horses and gray eminences are vying for position with the new neocons.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large

LA mayor: GOP must do more for Hispanics

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Jan. 29 (UPI) -- The Republican U.S. presidential nominee must not just reach out to the Hispanic community, he must include it, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said.
Gutierrez named U. Miami trustee

Gutierrez named U. Miami trustee

MIAMI, April 28 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez has been named a trustee at the University of Miami, the school announced Tuesday.

COL BB: Georgia 7, Miami (Fla.) 4

OMAHA, June 14 (UPI) -- The Georgia Bulldogs scored four times in the ninth inning Saturday to beat Miami (Fla) 7-4 on the first day of the Men's College World Series at Omaha.

Colombia Web 'tariff ticker' introduced

WASHINGTON, April 25 (UPI) -- Two U.S. Cabinet members introduced a "tariff ticker" meant to press Congress into action on the Colombia Free-Trade Agreement.

Top Census official retiring

WASHINGTON, April 24 (UPI) -- Preston Jay Waite, a veteran U.S. Census Bureau employee in charge of the upcoming 2010 count, has announced his retirement.

Claim: NAFTA can survive Democratic leader

MEXICO CITY, March 2 (UPI) -- Experts believe the North American Free Trade Agreement will be upheld if either Democratic presidential candidate is elected, it was reported.

Russia, United States sign uranium deal

MOSCOW, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Russia says it has signed a new multi-billion-dollar deal to sell enriched uranium to nuclear utilities in the United States.

China to tighten food export controls

BEIJING, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- China agreed to tighten food and drug export controls Tuesday in the first day of high-level trade talks with the United States.

China warns U.S. pols on trade issues

BEIJING, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- The United States should take pains to resolve trade concerns with China through dialogue, rather than politics, a senior Commerce Ministry official.
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U.S. Sec. of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez makes a point while speaking at the Olin School of Business on the campus of Washington University in St. Louis on March 24, 2005. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)
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Carlos Miguel Gutierrez (originally Gutiérrez) (born November 4, 1953) served as the 35th U.S. Secretary of Commerce from 2005 to 2009. Gutierrez is a former Chairman of the Board and CEO of the Kellogg Company.

Gutierrez was born in Havana, Cuba, the son of a pineapple plantation owner. As a successful businessman, his father was deemed an enemy of the state by Fidel Castro's regime. Faced with the expropriation of their property following the Cuban Revolution, Gutierrez's family fled for the United States in 1960 when he was six years old. Like many other Cuban American exiles, they settled in Miami. When it became apparent they would not be going home, Gutierrez's father accepted a position with the H. J. Heinz Company in Mexico and later started his own business. Gutierrez learned his first words of English from the bellhop at the hotel where they initially stayed and, some years later, he and his family acquired United States citizenship.

Gutierrez studied business administration at the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education campus in Querétaro.

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