Univision Presents ‘The Road to Death’ – Survivors of the Worst Tragedy...

Univision Presents ‘The Road to Death’ – Survivors of the Worst Tragedy in Recent Immigrant History Relive Harrowing Memories



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MIAMI, FL,–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–November 17, 2003–Hispanic America’s number one news source presents “Noticias Univision Presenta: Viaje a la Muerte” (“Univision News Presents: The Road to Death”), the harrowing story of four survivors of the deadliest tragedy in recent immigrant history. Jorge Ramos brings viewers the appalling details regarding the May 14, 2003, Victoria, Texas immigrant tractor-trailer deaths where along with 54 survivors, authorities found 19 deceased illegal immigrants, among them a 5-year old boy. This one-hour special can be seen only on Univision Network Thursday, November 20 at 10pm ET/PT (9pm Central / Mountain).

Jorge Ramos and four survivors travel to Victoria to relive the hours of inhumane conditions they suffered earlier this year. TV viewers will experience first hand the reality behind the human trafficking of immigrants as the day’s events are retold.

After paying roughly $2,000 apiece, as many as 73 immigrants climbed into an airtight tractor-trailer in Southern Texas in search of the “American Dream.” Amidst complete darkness and uncontrollable chaos, they struggled to survive; but broken taillights did not supply enough ventilation.

With 14 individuals in the U.S. connected to the smuggling ring, Jorge Ramos explores the world of human trafficking. As the accused face a potential death sentence, Ramos also examines the impact of the Victoria, Texas tragedy on immigration laws.

Jorge Ramos, co-anchor of “Noticiero Univision” for over 20 years is a trusted, familiar face in Hispanic homes throughout the nation. “Noticias Univision Presenta: Viaje a la Muerte” (“Univision News Presents: The Road to Death”) can be seen Thursday, November 20 from 10-11pm ET/PT (9-10pm Central / Mountain).

Univision Communications Inc. is the premier Spanish-language media company in the United States. Its operations include Univision Network, the most-watched Spanish-language broadcast television network in the U.S. reaching 97% of U.S. Hispanic Households; TeleFutura Network, a new general-interest Spanish-language broadcast television network reaching 78% of U.S. Hispanic Households; Univision Television Group, which owns and operates 23 Univision Network television stations and 1 non-Univision television station; TeleFutura Television Group, which owns and operates 30 TeleFutura Network television stations; Galavisión, the country’s leading Spanish-language cable network; Univision Radio, the leading Spanish-language radio group which owns and/or operates 66 radio stations in 17 of the top 25 U.S. Hispanic markets and 4 stations in Puerto Rico; Univision Music Group, which includes the Univision Records, Fonovisa Records, and a 50% interest in Mexico-based Disa Records labels as well as Fonomusic and America Musical Publishing companies; and Univision Online, the premier Spanish-language Internet destination in the U.S. located at http://www.univision.com. Univision Communications is headquartered in Los Angeles with network operations in Miami and television stations and sales offices in major cities throughout the United States.

For more information, please visit http://www.univision.net.

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CONTACT:

Cristina Romano

Univision Network

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Univision Presents ‘The Road to Death’ – Survivors of the Worst Tragedy in Recent Immigrant History Relive Harrowing Memories