About Us





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

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. He is was an active member of the California State Bar for 40 years. He served as the Chairman and CEO of Teachers Management and Investment Corporation of which he was the cofounder. During his tenure, TMI developed a statewide part time sales network among teachers throughout California with a real estate portfolio approaching $1 billion. He was the Managing Director of a Mexico-based subsidiary of a Fortune 500 NYSE-listed company. As a real estate developer from 1975 to 1988, he built and managed over 2 million square feet of office-industrial parks. Currently, he serves on the Board of Hispanic Corporation of America, a private investment banking firm. For the past ten years he has been immersed in Information Technology and Telecommunications. Mr. Osio is a frequent lecturer and featured speaker on topics related to U.S-Mexico relations and issues relating to the U.S. Hispanic market.

For 10 years he was a Director and 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 has been a member of the Jonathan Club in Los Angeles. He lives in Palos Verdes with Ursula, his wife of 38 years. They have 3 adult children and 3 grandchildren.

Contact: Sal Osio 1925 Century Park East, Suite 500 Century City, CA 90067
Direct Line: (310) 377-7046
Fax (310) 544-5052
Email: [email protected]
Patrick Osio, Jr. – Editor

Patrick Osio is the Editor of HispanicVista.com — an Internet weekly publication for which he also writes a weekly column. His articles are distributed by Knight Ridder Tribune News Service to over 400 newspapers throughout the United States. Additionally, Mr. Osio authors a monthly column, The Connection, for the San Diego Metropolitan Magazine, which has 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 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. 1925 Century Park East, Suite 500 Los Angeles, CA 90067 (HispanicVista corporate office)

Direct Line: (619) 422-1878 (in San Diego, CA)

Fax (619) 422-4130

Email: [email protected]

Rafael Nenninger, Chief Technology Officer
Education: August, 1985 The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ to December, 1989 BS, Systems Engineering – Software Engineering Emphasis
1991 to 1994 I.T.E.S.M., Monterrey, Nuevo Leon
Candidate of Master in Information Systems Administration
(Maestría en Administración de Sistemas de Información)
Professional Summary Over 5 years of progressive experience in designing, coordinating, developing, deploying and managing information systems and database design, from which the last 2 years involved applying internet and new technologies. Technical Skills: Languages: Visual Basic, VB Script, Pascal Databases: SQL Server, Access, FoxPro, dBase

Internet: Active Server Pages, XML/XSL, COM, COM+, MTS, HTML, Cold Fusion, JavaScript, Visual Interdev, IIS, Photoshop, Image Composer, Visual Source Safe, MIVA engine and scripting MS Office: Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook / Exchange, Access, Project

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

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Accountants & Auditors – Considine & Considine

Science & Technology Advisor – Jaime Oaxaca

Media Advisor – Lowell Blankfort

Bilingual Education Advisor – Jeff Penichet

Economics Advisor – Sanford R. Goodkin.

Web Master – Electronic Commerce Consultants

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