MTV Español to Air Mexican Election Special


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 (, via MTV Latin America’s Web site for broadband users ( and on the sites of Tu Rock es Votar ( and Fundación Todos Participando (

The election will be held July 2.