March 28, 2013
ABC News/Univision, 3/27/13
President Obama expects an immigration bill to come before the Senate next month and voiced optimism that a final bill could pass through Congress this summer. A bipartisan group of senators, known as the “Gang of Eight,” missed a self-imposed deadline to submit a comprehensive immigration reform bill by the end of March, sparking concern that the group had reach an unsolvable impasse. But Obama said on Wednesday that the group is “actually making progress” and that they are very close to reaching a final agreement on a bill.
“I’m actually optimistic that when they get back they will introduce a bill,” Obama said during an interview with Univision. “My sense is that they have come close and my expectation is that we’ll actually see a bill on the floor of the Senate next month.” The president has repeatedly said that he would propose his own immigration bill should negotiations in Congress grind to a halt. But Obama refused to say that he would take such action even if the lawmakers fail to introduce a bill in April.
October 1, 2012
The Christian Science Monitor, 10/01/2010
Sunday evening, Univision airs an investigative report on how the botched ‘Fast and Furious’ program resulted in a deadly toll in Mexico when US authorities allowed guns to ‘walk’ across the border.
August 20, 2012
Los Angeles Times, 8/20/2012
Jessica Dominguez is known as “el angel de la justicia” (the angel of justice). Her television spot — part educational programming, part reality TV — airs once a week during Univision‘s “Despierta America,” the country’s highest-rated morning show among Latinos.
When not on camera, Dominguez, an attorney, helps immigrants who come to her armed with stacks of papers and filled with hopes of living legally in the U.S.
August 15, 2012
Univision has been operating for five decades and already commands about three-quarters of the Spanish-speaking television audience in the U.S. across its various broadcast and cable channels, according to Nielsen ratings estimates. On many nights, its ratings beat the major English-language networks. Now it is joining with ABC News to map out an entirely new network to reach Hispanics who prefer English.
“This is a fascinating point in our country’s history right now,” says Cesar Conde, president of Univision networks.
July 6, 2012
Washington Monthly, May/June 2012
Connecting with Latinos is now a top priority for both parties, and Univision is the main conduit. No other network comes close to its scope.
If Univision is the most important Spanish-language network, then Ramos is the biggest, most trusted on-air personality on Spanish-language TV. Often referred to as the Walter Cronkite of Hispanic news, he connects with viewers on a nightly basis.
June 20, 2012
On June 18th the Woodrow Wilson Center hosted an event with the three major Mexican presidential candidate’s foreign policy representatives:
Ambassador Rubén Alberto Beltrán Guerrero was, until recently, the Undersecretary for Latin America and the Caribbean under President Felipe Calderón. He is currently Josefina Vázquez Mota’s presidential campaigns Coordinator for International Affairs. He holds a law degree from the Iberoamericana University. He has been in public service since 1975 and a career member of the Mexican Foreign Service since 1981, and served as Consul General of Mexico in New York, Los Angeles, and Phoenix.
Mr. Emilio Lozoya Austin is the international outreach coordinator for former Governor Enrique Peña Nieto’s presidential campaign. Mr. Lozoya Austin served as the Chairman of the World Economic Forum and the IDB. He is a board member on many Mexican companies and holds a Bachelors degree in Economics from Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico and obtained a Bachelors degree in Law from Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico. Moreover, he holds a Masters degree in International Development and Public Administration from the Harvard University.
Ambassador Jorge Eduardo Navarrete López is the presidential campaign advisor for international affairs to Andrés Manuel López Obrador, and if AMLO becomes the President, Navarrete López, will become the Foreign Secretary. He has been an Ambassador to many nations, among them England, Venezuela, Germany, the UN, Chile, Brazil as well as other countries. Navarrete López received his B.A. in economics from UNAM, and served on their alumni board.
The event was moderated by Mr. León Krauze, anchor for Univision’s KMEX 34 in Los Angeles.
To watch the event please click here
May 10, 2012
Felicidad Aveleyra of Univision explains why the Border Patrol decided to change its national strategy for the first time in eight years and how this will impact deportation processes.
Christopher Wilson of the Mexico Institute was interviewed in this video piece.
View video reportage here.
May 7, 2012
ABC News and Univision News have announced that they will launch a new 24-hour network, the first English-language channel aimed toward U.S. Hispanic audience. ABC News announced the news this morning.
ABC News and Univision News today announced they have agreed in principle to form a far-reaching, multiplatform joint venture dedicated to informing, empowering and inspiring Hispanic Americans in English while providing all audiences with uncompromising coverage of current events with a unique perspective.
The landmark agreement would capitalize on Univision’s news leadership and expertise in reaching U.S. Hispanics and ABC’s global news leadership to serve over 50 million Hispanics, the youngest and fastest-growing demographic in the U.S. The new 24/7 network will include America’s first English-language channel for English-dominant and bilingual Hispanics as well as integrated digital and social platforms.
October 6, 2010
Financial Times Blog, 10/6/2010
We are used to US companies looking south for better growth prospects, but for one media company sitting in Mexico the most promising opportunities lie north of the border.
And Televisa’s plan to inject $1.2bn into Univision, the US Spanish-language broadcaster, looks like it will bring benefits on both sides of the Rio Grande.
For Univision’s debt-laden private equity backers, the move ends years of friction with Mexico’s largest media group, which already sells many of its most popular telenovelas and other programmes to Univision.
The deal guarantees access to Televisa’s content for at least a decade and gives digital rights for the first time. The extra certainty could ultimately offer the sponsors a path out of one of the worst-timed deals of the private equity bubble.
For Televisa, which announced the deal late on Monday through a tweet from its CEO and a mention on one of its own broadcasts, the benefit is more immediately calculable. Analysts’ estimates that its royalties from Univision could triple by 2017 sent Televisa shares soaring 13 per cent on Tuesday.