Monday, May 21, 2012

Azteca America & Grupo Salinas Partner with Voto Latino to Increase Participation of Latinos in November Election

press release ~ May 21, 2012, 11:00 a.m. EDT

Azteca America and Grupo Salinas Partner with Voto Latino to Increase Participation of Hispanics in November Election

LOS ANGELES, May 21, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Azteca America and Grupo Salinas are partnering with Voto Latino in an effort to educate and encourage the Hispanic community to exercise their right to vote.

The multi-media informational campaign includes public service announcements to be aired on Azteca America, a web-based campaign on and printed materials that will be distributed by Azteca America affiliated stations in 75 markets throughout the country. The goal of the campaign is to engage with Latinos and educate them on the importance that each person can make by registering to vote and participating in the upcoming elections.

"Our commitment to incorporating more Latinos into the electoral process is one of the cornerstones of our activities," said Luis J. Echarte, chairman of Azteca America. "The United States is a changing landscape and it's important to make sure that our community is represented."

In coming months, Azteca America will take a leading role in the forums planned in Washington DC, Charlotte, and Tampa Bay to address relevant issues affecting the Latino community and how the Latino vote is an important part of the US electoral process. Azteca America's correspondent in Washington, Armando Guzman, will feature special coverage of all the conventions leading to the election.

Additionally, Azteca America will continue to push for support of immigrant rights and a comprehensive immigration reform under the campaign theme of "I too am America," emphasizing the important role that immigrants have played in the development of the United States throughout history.

Separately, Grupo Salinas Founder and Chairman Ricardo Salinas Pliego will present together with New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg key findings of a study on creative immigration policies and their economic impact at the New York Forum that will take place on Tuesday, May 22.

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 TV Azteca are companies of Mexican conglomerate Grupo Salinas. For more information, visit .

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.

About Grupo Salinas
Grupo Salinas ( ) is a group of dynamic, fast-growing and technologically advanced companies focused on creating shareholder value, contributing to building the middle class of the countries where it operates, 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 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. However, member companies share a common vision, values and strategies for achieving rapid growth, superior results and world-class performance.
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