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The World Is Watching -- en Espanol

Nov. 2, 2012

Staff --

CNN Voto Latino.
CNN Voto Latino.

As Americans head to the polls on Tuesday, the world will be watching -- and Americans may be surprised to discover how well-informed the rest of the world is about U.S. politics. CNN en Espanol will help with that, starting at 7 p.m. (ET).

Political anchor Juan Carlos Lopez will moderate the team's coverage from CNN's home studios in Atlanta. Joining him will be anchors Patricia Janiot, Fernando del Rincon, Carmen Aristegui, Xavier Serbia, Guillermo Arduino and Alejandra Oraa, as well as political contributors Juan Hernandez, Maria Cardona, Roberto Izurieta and Charles Garcia.

CNN en Espanol correspondents will also be reporting in from Mexico, the Carribean, South America and Spain, as well as Jerusalem.

On-site reporters will include Ione Molinares at Obama campaign headquarters in Chicago, Adriana Hauser at Romney campaign headquarters in Boston, Maria Santana in New York, Karina Dalmas in Los Angeles, Rafael Fuenmayor in Miami and Gustavo Valdes in the Midwest.

Valdes will be part of the CNN Battleground States Tour, which is traveling through Florida, North Carolina, Virginia and Ohio to report on skirmishes in those key states.

"Our unique programming, faces and ways of delivering this relevant political coverage to our audience will make this event the most comprehensive and experienced U.S. election coverage in Spanish language in the world," said Cynthia Hudson Fernandez, senior vice president and general manager of CNN en Espanol and Hispanic strategy for CNN/U.S.

Preliminary Events

Before election night, various CNN en Espanol shows will discuss the topics that have been key to the election, such as small businesses and the sudden clout of Hispanic voters.

Choque de Opiniones will have a special edition on Nov. 4, in which Lopez and Serbia will talk to small-business owners about their opinions on the proposal of both political campaigns.

Directo USA will be broadcast from CNN's studios in Atlanta and will have special segments of "Voto Latino 2012."

On the evening before Election Day, Cala, hosted by Ismael Cala, will broadcast an in-depth analysis of the importance of this election. CNN en Espanol political analyst Carlos Alberto Montaner and journalist Andres Oppenheimer will be on the panel.

CNN en Espanol reaches 30 million households in Latin America and 7 million households in the U.S. Election coverage will be simulcast on KBEH-DT CHANNEL 63 from Hero Broadcasting, reaching more than 14 million people in the Los Angeles area.

Stardome Radio Networks will provide the Election Night audio feed to be broadcast on CNN en Espanol to its U.S. radio station affiliates and to the company's existing Latin American radio stations as part of a partnership service to the network.

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