Azteca America's 'Issues: Caras y Voces' Features Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon on Arizona's Immigration Law

Jun 01, 2010, 12:47 ET from Grupo Salinas, Azteca America and Fundacion Azteca America

WASHINGTON, June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Azteca America television network is proud to feature Phil Gordon, Mayor of the City of Phoenix, on this week's broadcast of "Issues: Caras y Voces," hosted by veteran Latino journalist Armando Guzman.

Mayor Gordon was elected to office on September 9, 2003 and was re-elected in September 2007. He has established public safety, education and jobs as priorities for his administration.

He spoke to Issues: Caras y Voces about Arizona's recent immigration law:

"The excuse is that it is our economy and that they (immigrants) are taking American jobs. I can assure you coming from Arizona and probably going back to 110 degree heat tomorrow, I'll tell you that they're not a lot of Americans that are going to stand in the heat of the fields to pick the food that you and I are eating."

"Issues: Caras y Voces" features top leaders that impact the Latino community through one-on-one interviews conducted by Armando Guzman. Covering the White House and the Capitol for almost two decades, Mr. Guzman is one of the most respected correspondents in Washington. The interview forum airs Tuesday evenings during Noticiero Azteca America, the network news broadcast of Azteca America.

Past guests of "Issues: Caras y Voces" include: New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Senator Mel Martinez (FL), Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA), Senator Harry Reid (NV), Congressman Jose E. Serrano (NY), Senator Bob Menendez (NJ),  Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, NIDA Director Nora Volkow, ACS President Elmer Huerta, NEC Deputy Director Diana Farrell, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis, Mexican Ambassador in the U.S. Arturo Sarukhan and former LA City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo.

Don't miss "Issues: Caras y Voces" Tuesdays during the nighttime transmissions of Noticiero Azteca America at 11:00 pm EDT and PDT/ 10:00 pm CDT.

Webcast repetitions are available at

The forum is also broadcast in Mexico on Proyecto 40.

About Azteca America and Grupo Salinas

Azteca America is the fastest-growing Hispanic network in the United States. The network is a wholly owned subsidiary of TV Azteca S.A. de C.V., one of the two largest producers of Spanish-language television content in the world. Azteca America currently has presence in over 60 markets throughout the United States.

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