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TAGCBE sign MOU to sell Control to Fuego Enterprises

ANNOUNCEMENT


“The Americas Group Cuba Business Enterprise (TAGCBE) signs an MOU to sell control to Fuego Enterprises, Inc., a publicly traded company”


Symbol: FUGI
CORAL GABLES, Florida, January 23, 2013

The Americas Group Cuba Business Enterprise (TAGCBE), a company focused on providing strategic advice to individuals and companies interested in doing business with Cuba and /or investing in Cuba as regulations permit, has announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to sell control of TAGCBE to Cuba Business Development Group Inc. (CBDG) in exchange for shares in its parent Company, Fuego Enterprises, Inc. Symbol: FUGI.

TAGCBE is a division of The Americas Group which has extensive relationships with foreign companies currently doing business in Cuba through its 40 years presence in Latin America and in additional developing markets. Cuba is one of the great remaining "last frontiers" in the Western Hemisphere which presents enormous opportunities for U.S. business interests due in part to its size, diverse and beautiful environment and, most significantly, its geographic proximity to the mainland United States.

TAGCBE believes it is timely and important for U.S. Companies to seriously begin monitoring the prospects and environment for doing business in Cuba and to begin tracking the Cuban market and policies, so they are prepared to make a move when the regulations permit. Towards that end we have assembled a group of synergistic investor partners with expertise and skills in a broad variety of sectors.

Howard Glicken, Chairman of the Board of TAGCBE and The Americas Group said, “CBDG and Fuego will provide an exceptionally well connected presence in Cuba through their current business in Havana and 20 years of experience in doing business in Cuba, which will provide TAGCBE the in country management experience we have been seeking to execute our mission. We are very pleased to be working with such a high quality group.”

CBDG, a fully owned subsidiary of Fuego Enterprises, Inc. (FUGI), provides strategic and business solutions for opportunities in Cuba and the Caribbean basin markets. The company currently owns and/or manages or is an associate in a number of separate business segments with direct relationships in Cuba. The company currently provides strategic consulting services to businesses with an interest in the Cuban market in the delivery of international products, services and technologies into in a number of segments such as telecommunications, gift parcels and cargo transportation to and from Cuba. The company through its media group is committed to support all group-related products and services.

Fuego Enterprises, Inc. is a diversified holdings company with operations in media and entertainment. Fuego specializes in the production, promotion and distribution of Cuban media entertainment services with cultural relevance within the United States and the world. Fuego, also publishes OnCuba (www.oncubamagazine.com), the first Cuba focused monthly bi-lingual magazine publication with national distribution in the US. OnCuba is published in both print and electronic formats and is distributed in over 59 Barnes & Nobel stores throughout the United States. It is also distributed in Cuba and is the official and exclusive “in-flight” magazine for almost all flights from the US to Cuba.

CBDG, though it subsidiaries Mobile Activation Services (http://www.mascell.com) and Universal Network Operations Cargo (UNOcargo) owns licenses granted by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) to conduct certain international trade, free of certain restrictions under U.S. laws prohibiting financial dealings with Cuba. Consistent with the U.S. guidelines of the Trade Sanctions Reforms and Export Enhancement Act, CBDG intends to operate a number of Cuban business initiatives pursuant to these license agreements. In exchange for consulting fees, CBDG also intends to assist other U.S. businesses export their products and services to Cuba
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Hugo Cancio, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Fuego Enterprises and CBDG will become Chairman and CEO of The Americas Group Cuba Business Enterprise (TAGCBE). Cancio said, “This acquisition fully fits with our strategy to drive growth in key areas and markets where we are able to fully leverage our unique expertise, capitalize on years of experience and solid relationships, and deliver shareholder value with stronger and more stable growth. We are very excited about our association with the prestigious Americas Group.”

March 4, 2013

NB Regeneration Retains The Americas Group

Press Release: Universal Capital Management, Inc.

WILMINGTON, Del., Sept. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Capital Management, Inc. (UCMT) announces the following: NB Regeneration announced today that it had retained The Americas Group, to assist the Company in various capacities relative to the development of its proposed nitrogen fertilizer facility to be located in the Republic of Panama. The Americas Group's advisory services in Latin America will include government relations, sales and marketing, joint ventures and strategic relationships both in the U.S. and Latin America and various other advisory services.

Universal Capital Management, Inc. (UCMT) had previously announced that it had entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to purchase up to 43% of NB Regeneration, Inc. NB Regeneration is in the process of developing a nitrogen fertilizer facility to be located in the Republic of Panama that will be capable of producing up to 4,000 MT of granulated urea daily.

"We are very excited to be involved in this significant project," stated Howard M. Glicken, Chairman & CEO of The Americas Group. "We believe that our extensive experience in the region will be an important and valuable resource for NB Regeneration."

Michael Queen, CEO of Universal Capital Management stated, "The announcement last week by Orascom Construction Industries, of its intent to build a $1.4 billion urea plant in Iowa (WSJ On-line Article) is further indication of our belief that the demand for urea will continue to increase for the foreseeable future." Orascom is a construction and fertilizer company in Egypt with sales exceeding U.S. $6 billion and one of Egypt's largest companies.

About Universal Capital Management, Inc. Universal Capital Management has been actively involved in direct response management and marketing services that it provides to its clients or its specifically owned businesses. The Company provides management services and assists and enables entrepreneurs to introduce products to the consumer, wholesale, retail, or global markets.

About The Americas Group
The Americas Group ("TAG") is a consulting, marketing and merchant banking firm focusing its activities on Latin America, Mexico and the Caribbean. The Company develops Latin American market entry strategies for U.S. Companies and United States market entry strategies for Latin American Companies, and then assists them in executing the strategies through a variety of business arrangements. http://www.theamericasgroup.net

Forward-Looking Statements: Certain matters discussed in this press release are "forward-looking statements." These forward-looking statements can generally be identified as such because the context of the statement will include words, such as "expects," "should," "believes," "anticipates," or words of similar import. Similarly, statements that describe UCM's future plans, objectives or goals are also forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, including the financial performance of as appropriate, which would cause actual results to differ materially from those currently anticipated. Although UCM believes the expectations reflected in any forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, they cannot give any assurance that their expectations will be attained. Shareholders, potential investors and other readers are urged to consider these factors carefully in evaluating any forward-looking statements. Certain factors could cause results and conditions to differ materially from those projected in these forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are only made as of the date of this press release and UCM does not undertake any obligation to publicly update such forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.

September 19, 2012

College Democrats of America

College Democrats of America
Elects
Howard M Glicken Chairman of the Board

(Washington D.C. July 9, 2012) The College Democrats of America (CDA) are thrilled to announce reconstituting the CDA Board of Directors. The Board will consist of elected officials and party leaders who will actively advocate and support the work of College Democrats across the country. We are especially excited that former Democratic National Committee Vice Chair of Finance and longtime party activist and leader, Howard M Glicken, has agreed to serve as Chairman of the Board.

Mr. Glicken served as Chairman of the CDA Board for ten years during the 1990s, where he was instrumental in helping the College Democrats develop chapters across the country and build its presence and participation within the Democratic Party nationally.

“We are overjoyed that Howard will be leading our efforts to build a new CDA Board of Directors,” CDA President Alejandra Salinas said. “The Board of Directors will help the CDA team advocate for the youth in our country at the highest levels of the Democratic Party and put resources directly in the hands of our state and chapter leaders.”

Howard Glicken said, “I am thrilled to rejoin the College Democrats family. For ten years, I vehemently expressed to Democratic Party leaders throughout the country that, the future of this country and our party are the youth. We need to provide them with an opportunity to become involved and participate in the system. They will be our future leaders. I am looking forward to helping Alejandra and CDA continue to spread that message. That message is more important than ever today given the climate in Washington. I will do everything I can to make sure we are heard and can participate in helping make our country a better place for all.”

Mr. Glicken also served as a member of the National Finance Board of Directors and a Managing Trustee of the Democratic Party. He was a member of the Chairman’s Council of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, a Trustee of the Florida Democratic Party, State Finance Chair for Al Gore for President 1988, State Finance Chair for Sen. Bob Kerrey for President in 1992, State Co-Finance Chair for President Clinton and a Trustee of the Vice President’s Residence Foundation.

“Howard brings incredible experiences and relationships to the Board of Directors,” CDA Vice President Jeremy Feigenbaum noted, “and most importantly, he brings an understanding of what it takes to run a youth organization, and he is dedicated to supporting our work. We will enter 2012 more prepared than ever before.”


College Democrats of America (CDA)

The College Democrats of America is a National Democratic Organization consisting of over 1100 Colleges and Universities with more than 100,000 student members. The mission is to actively participate, support and influence the Democratic Party on a local, state and national level. Many of the CDA members over the years have gone on to successful government and public service careers.

August 31, 2012

ROK engages The Americas Group to market RHS across Latin America

ROK engages The Americas Group to market RHS across Latin America


The Americas Group to market ROK Homeland Security service in Mexico, Latin America and the Caribbean

Ticker Symbol: RKG
WKN: A0YKFS

8th November 2011


ROK Global PLC, the mobile and web technology development company, has today announced the appointment of high-level consulting, marketing and merchant banking firm, The Americas Group, to market its ROK Homeland Security (RHS) service across Latin America, Mexico and the Caribbean.

Commenting, Jonathan Kendrick, Chairman and CEO of ROK said “The Americas Group is an extremely well connected, proven and successful company in the delivery of international products, services and technologies into Latin America and, as such, we are very pleased to be working with such a high-powered company on the deployment of RHS into this potentially massive territory for us.”

ROK Homeland Security is a mobile phone-based service, developed by ROK, which provides real-time, secure technologies to assist law enforcement officers in the gathering and management of information in a variety of formats including encrypted data based communications and improved spatial awareness capabilities.

RHS has been specifically designed for use in counter-terrorism operations, criminal investigations, counter-narcotic operations, physical security, evidence-gathering and field communications.

“ROK Homeland Security is a fantastically effective product which we know will be of enormous benefit to law enforcement agencies.” Said Howard Glicken, Chairman of The Americas Group. “We are delighted to be showcasing the full range of its capabilities to a broad range of potential customers across Latin America.”

Listed on the Open Market of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, ROK Global PLC was co-founded by US Billionaire John Paul DeJoria and UK-based serial technology-specialist entrepreneur, Jonathan Kendrick.

In addition to being co-founder of ROK, John Paul DeJoria is Chairman and CEO of John Paul Mitchell Systems, the producer and manufacturer of Paul Mitchell hair care products which achieves in-salon retail sales of approximately US $900m annually through more than 100,000 salons worldwide. John Paul is also co-founder of Patron Tequila, the world’s leading premium tequila brand.

ROK has pioneered many new and innovative technologies in the rapidly-evolving mobile and web space, including high quality mass-market Mobile TV (which can be streamed, live and on-demand, over mass-market 2.5G as well as 3G and Wi-Fi) as well as multi-language text-to-speech technologies amongst others.


For more information:
www.rokglobal.com  
www.theamericasgroup.net

November 15, 2011

Frank C. Weed Becomes Chairman of The Americas Group's Real Estate Division

We are proud to announce and welcome Frank C. Weed as a Partner and Chairman and COO of The Americas Group Real Estate LLC.  
 
Frank was formerly the President and COO of Medalist Development, Inc. , a global real estate development company owned by the golfer and businessman Greg Norman and Macquarie Bank, the largest investment bank in Australia. He was also the former President and COO of Fisher Island, one of the world’s premier exclusive clubs and developments and has held several other important posts during his real estate career.  “Frank brings a unique set of experience and skills that make him one of the very best in his area of expertise”, says Howard Glicken , Chairman of The Americas Group.
 
Frank will help guide The Americas Group into real estate related opportunities especially in Latin America for our own account and those of our clients, as we continue to add to our capabilities in the Real Estate Sector. His outstanding reputation and track record is well known. His experience and outstanding capabilities will be a powerful complement to the current and planned activities of The Americas Group, especially in Latin America.
 
Frank Weed says, “ I look forward to helping us address the new global real estate environment and trends for our clients and partners. I believe we will have many opportunities. I have worked with Howard and The Americas Group for over 15 years in Latin America and am pleased to finally work together as a partner”.
 
We look forward to introducing you to Frank and to demonstrating our additional Real Estate capabilities.  Please give us a call or email us if you would like  more information on Frank Weed and our capabilities and services.
 
Thank you for your continued friendship, confidence and support!
August 15, 2010