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Univision News to 'Meet Candidates' Obama, Romney

8/24/2012 5:30 AM Eastern

Univision News says it will host its first-ever "Meet the Candidate" events with President Barack Obama and GOP presumptive candidate Mitt Romney.

The two events, hosted in partnership with Facebook, will take place leading up to Election Day, with Obama and Romney addressing Hispanics, in both Spanish and English.

Moderated by Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas, the anchors of Univision's evening newscast "Noticiero Univision," these events will take place in front of a live audience. The conversation will focus on education and the future of the Hispanic community. To stimulate meaningful discussion about issues facing the Latino community and its future, Univision also will engage audiences via Facebook in advance of these events. This conversation will take place on the Univision Noticias Facebook Page (http://www.facebook.com/univisionnoticias). Facebook's election hub, the U.S. Politics on Facebook Page (http://www.facebook.com/uspolitics), will also highlight the upcoming events.

Dates and more details will be announced in the upcoming weeks.

"These events speak to President Obama and Governor Romney recognizing the important role Hispanic America will play in the elections and in defining the future of our country," said Univision News president Isaac Lee in a statement. "In our role of informing and empowering our audience, and as part of Univision's 50-year relationship with this community, these conversations are critically important to the community we serve. This important discussion is increasingly taking place on Facebook and we are excited to utilize the world's largest social network to get people involved with issues that matter most to them."