Through April 16, CNN en Español’s production team is in Cartagena, Colombia, covering the Sixth Summit of the Americas, a meeting that occurs every three years. This year 34 heads of state and government convene to devise an agenda on issues like “poverty and inequalities, citizen security, disasters and access to technologies,” according to the conference website.
CNN en Español will broadcast from three key points in the city, including a cruise ship docked in Muelle de los Pegasos, next to Cartagena’s Convention Center.
The team includes some of the network’s most recognized anchors: Patricia Janiot, Claudia Palacios (dedicating her travel show ‘Destinos’ to ‘Cartagena’s Beauty’), Ismael Cala, Xavier Serbiá, Mercedes Soler and Juan Carlos López (who will be part of the press traveling with President Barack Obama).
Launched in 1997, CNN en Español was CNN’s first 24-hour television network independently produced in a language other than English and currently carries a subscriber base of approximately 27 million households/hotel rooms in Latin America and seven million households in the United States. Its radio operation can be found here.