Grupo Salinas, Fundacion Azteca America and Azteca America Colorado Present ‘The State...

Grupo Salinas, Fundacion Azteca America and Azteca America Colorado Present ‘The State of Latinos: 2008 Colorado Town Hall Meeting’


LOS ANGELES, May 21 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Fundacion Azteca America, Grupo Salinas and Azteca America Colorado present “Agenda Latina 2008,” an issues forum that will allow top national community leaders and a live studio audience to express concerns of the Latino community on May 30.

The event will be taped before a live studio audience and broadcast nationally on Azteca America in early June. Guests include top national leadership of the Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute, Labor Council for Latin American Advancement, Latino Issues Forum, League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), National Association of Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO), National Council of La Raza, NDN, Republican National Hispanic Assembly and Voto Latino.

“We are at a crucial moment when it comes to the needs and rights of the Latino community, and this is an excellent opportunity for some of the leading Latino community leaders to create a common agenda,” said Luis J. Echarte, Chairman of Fundacion Azteca America.

Darrell Brown, General Manager and Vice President of Denver’s 7 and Azteca America Colorado, added, “Azteca America Colorado is proud to provide the platform and meeting place for this important town hall dialogue. The televised event marks not only a milestone for our local station and the Azteca America Network, but it makes Colorado broadcast history as well.”

Azteca America is joining efforts with national partners to inform, motivate and empower Latinos to become politically aware and active and to discuss relevant issues, such as the economy, health, education, immigration and the Latino vote.

Viewers will have the opportunity to submit questions via the Azteca America websites and through video submissions by affiliates nationwide.

The forum will be moderated by Noticiero Azteca America Washington Correspondent and Issues: Caras and Voces host Armando Guzman, together with Colorado radio broadcaster Fernando Sergio from Denver’s Radio Que Bueno.

Confirmed participants include Colorado Governor Bill Ritter, US Senator Ken Salazar, and US Congressman Mark Udall. Panelists for the forum include: Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute Executive Director Octavio A. Hinojosa Mier, Labor Council for Latin American Advancement Executive Director Gabriela D. Lemus, National Council of La Raza Director of Immigration and National Campaigns Clarissa Martinez De Castro, Voto Latino Executive Director Maria Teresa Petersen, NDN Vice President Hispanic Programs Andres Ramirez, League of United Latin American Citizens National President Rosa Rosales, National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials Executive Director Arturo Vargas, Latino Issues Forum Executive Director Nora Vargas and Republican National Hispanic Assembly National Chairman Raul Danny Vargas. For full bios visit

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.

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Fundacion Azteca America, Fundacion Azteca, Azteca America and TV Azteca are companies of Mexican conglomerate Grupo Salinas

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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, TV Azteca ( ), Azteca America ( ), Grupo Elektra ( ), Banco Azteca ( ), 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.

About Azteca America Colorado

Azteca America Colorado broadcasts Spanish-language programming to cities along Colorado’s Front Range; check your local listings. Azteca America Colorado is owned by The McGraw-Hill Companies, which owns KMGH Denver’s 7 and television stations in Bakersfield, CA, San Diego, CA and Indianapolis, IN. The McGraw-Hill Companies is a leading global information services provider meeting worldwide needs in the financial services, education and business information markets through leading brands such as Standard & Poor’s, McGraw-Hill Education, Business Week and J.D. Power and Associates. Find Azteca America Colorado online at .

Grupo Salinas, Fundacion Azteca America and Azteca America Colorado Present ‘The State of Latinos: 2008 Colorado Town Hall Meeting’