Here is the entire video of the Spanish-language Univision Democratic debate from Miami, Florida. It was broadcast on September 9, 2007. It’s in 14 parts hosted on YouTube.
I’m looking for another version from somewhere else.. let me know if you find one!
Here’s a news report on the debate:
MIAMI — For the first time in a U.S. presidential campaign, candidates vying for the Democratic nomination will take part in a debate Sunday that will be broadcast across the U.S. in Spanish.
The event, held at the University of Miami and broadcast by the Univision Network, marks the Democratic candidates’ recognition of the growing political muscle that the country’s more than 44 million Hispanics could wield in the 2008 election.
Seven of the eight Democratic candidates will be taking part in the debate â€” including front-runners Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York, Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois and former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards. Sen. Joe Biden of Delaware, fresh off a trip to Iraq, will not be participating in the debate.
“You used to talk about California, New York, Florida and Texas,” said Harry Pachon, head of the Tomas Rivera Policy Institute, a Latino issues think tank. “This marks that there is now a national Latino presence, rather than a regional presence.”
Sunday also marks a coming out for Univision, the fifth-most watched network in the U.S., and its top anchors, Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas, co-hosts for the forum.
Both are award-winning journalists who have interviewed several U.S. presidents. They write syndicated newspaper columns, published around the country in Spanish and English. Both have also been outspoken in their support for immigration reform that includes a path to legalization for the country’s 12 million illegal immigrants.
Yet Salinas and Ramos, who co-anchor the Univision’s nightly newscast, remain relatively unknown to the majority of Americans.