MTV Español to Air Mexican Election Special

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MTV Español will help Mexican Americans to familiarize themselves with the five candidates for that country’s upcoming presidential election.

The network -- which will be rebranded MTV Tr3s later this year -- will simultaneously air MTV Latin America’s We Are 30 Million: Conversations with the Candidates special in five half-hour episodes commercial-free.

We Are 30 Million will feature each of the five candidates in alphabetical order -- Felipe Calderón (May 29), Roberto Campa (May 30), Andrés Manuel López Obrador (May 31), Roberto Madrazo (June 1) and Patricia Mercado (June 2) -- each night at 9:30 p.m. (EST).

The programmer added that full versions of the interviews will be made available online in podcast format (www.mtvla.com), via MTV Latin America’s Web site for broadband users (www.mtvrevolution.com) and on the sites of Tu Rock es Votar (www.turockesvotar.org) and Fundación Todos Participando (www.loscandidatos.com).

The election will be held July 2.

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