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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Azteca America Partners With Voto Latino for People Powered Politics Forum to Discuss Issues Facing Latinos and Diverse Communities in Parallel With the Democratic National Convention

Azteca America Partners With Voto Latino for People Powered Politics Forum to Discuss Issues Facing Latinos and Diverse Communities in Parallel With the Democratic National Convention

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Azteca America through its non-profit arm Fundacion Azteca America is proud to announce its partnership with Voto Latino for the People Powered Politics conference that will be held on Tuesday, September 4 in Charlotte.

The conference will be hosted by Voto Latino Chairwoman Rosario Dawson and will include the participation of Maria Teresa Kumar, President and CEO of Voto Latino; Lawrence O'Donnell, host of MSNBC's The Last Word; Javier Palomarez, President and CEO of the USHCC; Cecile Richards, President of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund; Lily Eskelsen, Vice President, NEA; and Jose Antonio Vargas, Author & Founder, Define American.

"The Latino agenda goes well beyond immigration, and part of the mandate that we have from our Grupo Salinas Chairman Ricardo Salinas is to encourage thoughtful discussion on issues such as education, health and the economy, in addition to the omnipresent topic of immigration," said Luis J. Echarte, Chairman of Azteca America.

"We're proud to be partnering with the leading Latino organizations to discuss important issues that affect the Latino community and we look forward to continued involvement to ensure that the voices of our community are heard," said Martin Breidsprecher, CEO of Azteca America.

"The impact of these issues facing many Americans is of particular importance to the Latino community and we consider this a critical conversation in bringing attention to how diverse communities will make a difference in this election," says Voto Latino President and CEO Maria Teresa Kumar.

About Fundacion Azteca America

Fundacion Azteca America is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for members of the Hispanic community currently in the U.S. Fundacion Azteca America, Fundacion Azteca, Azteca America and Azteca are companies of Mexican conglomerate Grupo Salinas. For more information, visit

About Voto Latino

Founded in 2004, Voto Latino is a dynamic and growing non-partisan organization whose civic engagement campaigns have reached an estimated 55 million Latino households nationwide. United by the belief that Latino issues are American issues and American issues are Latino issues, Voto Latino is dedicated to bringing new and diverse voices into the political process by engaging youth, media, technology and celebrities to promote positive change. Voto Latino has creatively and effectively used celebrity voices and the latest technology to register more than 120,000 young Latino voters, galvanize Latino youth and their families to be counted in the 2010 Census, and mobilize them to speak out and take action on policies impacting their lives.

About Azteca America

Azteca America engages Spanish-language viewers by creating unique, passionate and enlightening content that is relevant to the daily lives of our audience. Wholly owned by Mexican broadcaster Azteca, S.A.B de C.V., the second-largest producer of Spanish language content in the world, Azteca America complements its Mexican programs with an innovative lineup of shows from third-party producers and distributors to ensure the finest programming for its audience. The company provides tailored, multi-platform advertising solutions for clients seeking to reach the most dynamic consumer group in the country. Azteca America is a Grupo Salinas company.

About Grupo Salinas

Grupo Salinas ( is a group of dynamic, fast growing, and technologically advanced companies focused on creating shareholder value, building the Mexican middle class, and improving society through excellence. Created by Mexican entrepreneur Ricardo B. Salinas (, Grupo Salinas operates as a management development and decision forum for the top leaders of member companies. These companies include:: Azteca (;, Azteca America (, Grupo Elektra (, Banco Azteca (, Advance America (, Afore Azteca (, Seguros Azteca ( and Grupo Iusacell ( Each of the Grupo Salinas companies operates independently, with its own management, board of directors and shareholders. Grupo Salinas has no equity holdings. Follow on Twitter @GrupoSalinas_GS.

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SOURCE Azteca America; Fundacion Azteca; Voto Latino

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