Presidential Candidates to Debate on Univision

Posted on June 30, 2007. Filed under: Celebrities & Entertainment, News & Politics, North America |

MIAMI – Two presidential candidates have accepted the invitation of Spanish-language broadcaster Univision to participate in Spanish-language debates next fall, reports Spanish news service EFE in Diario Hoy. Univision, the number one Spanish-language TV broadcaster in the United States, proposed separate Democratic and Republican debates to air after Labor Day. They would feature simultaneous translation and center on immigration reform, according to EFE. Two Democrat candidates – New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson and Sen. Chris Dodd of Connecticut — accepted the invitation. Richardson and Dodd are the only two candidates who speak Spanish. On June 11, Sen. Dodd expressed regret over the lack of interest from other candidates. Latinos are the fastest growing segment of America’s population and the largest growing voting bloc, he says. He and other candidates have an “obligation” to speak on issues from immigration to education and health care, the senator says.

SOURCE: New America Media

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