DUNO IN THE NEWS
Personal Appearances and Documentary Keep Top
October 6, 2006 Los Angeles, CA - CITGO Racing's standout female race
driver Milka Duno is just as busy off the track as on - and just as
too! Milka is being honored with two prestigious awards during Hispanic
Heritage Month, is featured in a new documentary on Discovery en Espanol
will make an appearance on behalf of her sponsor CITGO at the South
International Auto Show in Miami.
Milka featured this Sunday in Discovery en Espanol's "Pioneros" Documentary
Milka Duno will be profiled in the fourth episode of Discovery en Espanol's
four-part documentary "Pioneros" - the episode profiling Duno will
Sunday, October 8, 2006 at 8:00 PM (ET/PT).
Duno's profile will be included with profiles of sports standouts such
Jorge Posada, Jose Torres, Miguel Cabrera, Manuel Ginobilli and Marcelo
PIONEROS, an inspiring and uplifting documentary series, honors the
extraordinary achievements of many outstanding U.S. Hispanic influencers
our time. Each episode recounts the stories of sacrifice and success
those who have reached prominent positions in the arts, science and
politics and public affairs, and professional sports:
Milka presented with Las Primeras Award in Washington, DC
Last night, in Washington, DC, Milka received MANA's 2006 Las Primeras®
Award in the Sports Category. MANA, a National Latina Organization,
its 17th Annual Las Primeras® Awards Gala last at the National
Women in the Arts in Washington, DC. Las Primeras® honors Latinas
achieved "firsts" in their career or field.
"As is true every year, this year's Las Primeras® recipients are
extraordinary and accomplished Latinas that serve as an inspiration
models for Latinas young and old," said Alma Morales Riojas, MANA,
The 2006 Las Primeras® Award recipients included: the Honorable
Martinez, for Public Service, the first Latina in Illinois to be elected
the State Senate; Brigadier General Angela Salinas, for Military Service,
the first Latina to hold the rank of brigadier general in the U.S.
Corp.; and Belle Ortiz, for Education, the first Latina to bring mariachi
music into the educational system curriculum at the high school and
Milka to appear in Miami at South Florida International Auto Show this
Milka will be making an appearance at the CITGO booth this Saturday,
7 beginning at 2pm EST to meet friends and fans and sign autographs.
South Florida International Auto Show will be at the Miami Beach Convention
FAMA Magazine to present Milka with the 2006 FAMA Award
FAMA Magazine will pay tribute to notable Latin celebrities with the
prestigious FAMA Award. The event will take place in Miami Beach on
18, 2006 As a champion Venezuelan race car driver, Milka will receive
special sports award.
Honored with Milka will be Venezuelan actress and singer Gabriela Spanic,
Cuban actor Mario Cimarro and Cuban singer/composer, Lena. FAMA Magazine
also recognizes with a FAMA "Lifetime Achievement Award" the talent
renowned artist, singer and presenter Charytín Goyco.
CITGO, based in Houston, Texas, is a refiner, transporter and marketer
transportation fuels, lubricants, petrochemicals, refined waxes, asphalt
other industrial products. The company is owned by PDV America, Inc.,
indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Petróleos de Venezuela,
national oil company of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. For more
information on CITGO visit www.citgo.com.
For the third consecutive year, well-known Latina racecar driver Milka
will be featured in Pontiac's advertising campaigns. Pontiac is a division
of General Motors Corporation (NYSE: GM) and markets the G6 sedan,
retractable hardtop convertible; Grand Prix; Solstice roadster; Vibe
Torrent. In 2005, Pontiac sold more than 437,000 vehicles, ranking
among GM divisions in total sales. For the 2007 model year, Pontiac
launching the turbocharged Solstice GXP and the entry-level G5 coupe
Fall 2006. More information on Pontiac and its products can be found
www.pontiac.com. Information in
Spanish can be found at www.pontiac.com/sp.
Milka is also the Latin American spokesperson for Sony's Xplod car
brand. Sony is a leading manufacturer of audio, video, communications,
information technology products for the consumer and professional markets.
Its music, motion picture, television, computer entertainment, and
businesses make Sony one of the most comprehensive entertainment companies
in the world. Sony recorded consolidated annual sales of approximately
billion for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2006. You may visit the
Corporation website at http://www.sony.net/.
Sony Latin America has a
regional office in Miami, Florida and subsidiaries in numerous countries,
including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama,
Puerto Rico and
Venezuela. You may visit the Sony Latin America website at
For additional information on Milka please visit www.milkaduno.com.