Ricardo B. Salinas Joins the Ranks of Huffington Post Bloggers

--Leading Voice of the Mexican Business Community on Issues Such as Free Markets, Immigration and Services for the Bottom of the Pyramid--

Aug 01, 2012, 15:22 ET from Grupo Salinas

NEW YORK, Aug. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Grupo Salinas, a group of dynamic, fast-growing and technologically advanced companies —that participate in banking and financial services, specialty retail, media, telecommunications and the internet— deeply committed to the modernization of the countries in which they operate, is pleased to announce that its founder and chairman, Ricardo B. Salinas Pliego, is now a blog contributor for the Huffington Post.

Through his website www.ricardosalinas.com, Mr. Salinas has been an outspoken voice of the Mexican business community through regular blog entries since 2008. Although he writes on a broad range of issues, he is especially focused on the topics of free markets, immigration and services for the bottom of the pyramid.

"Ricardo represents a generation of Mexican business entrepreneurs with a unique international focus and he has clear and fresh ideas regarding immigration, free markets and services for the bottom of the pyramid that shake up the status quo," said Luis J. Echarte, Chairman of Azteca America and Vice President of International Public Affairs of Grupo Salinas.

The blogs are posted as of now on www.huffingtonpost.com and will be included in the HuffPost Business, Education, Money, World, TV and Latino Voices sections, as well as in the HuffPost Voces section in Spanish. Ricardo Salinas is the first Latin American entrepreneur to become a regular contributor to Huffington Post.

The Huffington Post is one of the fastest-growing, most influential properties on the internet, attracting over 28 million monthly unique viewers.

Ricardo Salinas can also be followed on Facebook: Ricardo B. Salinas Pliego and on Twitter: @RicardoBSalinas.

About Grupo Salinas

Grupo Salinas (www.gruposalinas.com) is a group of dynamic, fast growing, and technologically advanced companies —that participate in banking, financial services, specialty retail, media, telecommunications and the internet— focused on creating shareholder value, building the Mexican middle class, and improving society through excellence. Created by Mexican entrepreneur Ricardo B. Salinas (www.ricardosalinas.com), Grupo Salinas operates as a management development and decision forum for the top leaders of member companies. These companies include:

Azteca—one of the world's two largest producers of Spanish-language television programming— (www.tvazteca.com.mx; www.irtvazteca.com)

Azteca America—the fastest growing Hispanic broadcast television network in the US— (www.aztecaamerica.com)

Grupo Elektra—the leading financial services company and specialty retailer in Latin America and the largest non bank provider of cash advance services in the US— (www.grupoelektra.com.mx)

Banco Azteca—the first bank focused on the bottom of the pyramid—(www.bancoazteca.com.mx)

Advance America—the largest non bank provider of cash advance services in the US— (www.advanceamerica.net)

Afore Azteca—the most competitive pension fund management service in Mexico— (www.aforeazteca.com.mx)

Seguros Azteca—insurance company that makes insurance affordable for everyone— (www.segurosazteca.com.mx)

Grupo Iusacell—leading provider of digital wireless telecommunications, operating on the most advanced platform—(www.iusacell.com)

Each of the Grupo Salinas companies operates independently, with its own management, board of directors and shareholders. Grupo Salinas has no equity holdings.

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