Somos Amigos Press Release


Emmy Award Winning Journalist Jorge Ramos to Participate in Inaugural Facebook Live Event

ATLANTA – Oct. 17, 2018 – Today, announced the creation of a comprehensive Spanish-language digital portal that will host hundreds of educational articles and dozens of original videos with in-demand answers to questions about citizenship, personal finance, taxes, finding employment, how to navigate the legal system, and more. Somos Amigos, which translates to “We’re Friends” in English, is an extension of the news, lifestyle and video coverage that serves its 6.5+ million monthly users.

Emmy award-winning journalist Jorge Ramos will join correspondent Mario Guevara in a special Facebook Live event Wednesday, October 17 at 4pm EDT to discuss immigrant life and the issues facing Hispanics, central themes in the global conversation surrounding the 2018 midterm elections.

“Somos Amigos is an information rich, digital safe-zone where immigrants can find clarity on the oftentimes confusing news that directly effects their lives,” said Rene Alegria, president and CEO of “Given a political climate that unfortunately marginalizes them, it is important that we provide real value to immigrants seeking basic life-skills for success, as well as ways they may contribute to American life in positive ways.” includes categories such as “Credit, Money and Personal Finance,” “Work and Study,” “Visas and Migration,” and “Ask a Lawyer.” Future plans for the portal include a national directory of Hispanic-friendly businesses, forums where people can discuss topics and resources, as well as a varied slate of weekly live, social media-driven programming.

According to Pew Research Center, 19 million immigrants living in the U.S. speak Spanish at home and 65 percent of Americans believe immigrants strengthen the U.S. Somos Amigos is geared toward all immigrants of Latin American origin.

The portal’s name is a reference to MundoHispánico’s 40-year-history serving U.S. Hispanics, its familiarity with their challenges, and deep connection to the community of experts who serve them. Somos Amigos also pays homage to the vast networks of organizations and individuals who provide essential services and positive assistance.

Mundo Hispano Digital Network’s flagship media property is a leading digital destination for Hispanics in the U.S. From its start in Atlanta, Ga. in 1979, MundoHispánico has quickly grown from the most-read Spanish language weekly newspaper in the Southeast to one of the largest Spanish-language news, lifestyle and information websites in the United States.

MHDN is part of a collective effort to foster creative Hispanic entrepreneurs in the U.S. From its home base of Atlanta, MHDN offers a fresh and unique Hispanic perspective that adds a bright alternative to users and businesses wanting to connect with Latinos nationwide. Under the direction of Latino owners and executives, MHDN is composed of veterans with backgrounds rooted in media, politics and finance. The cultural insights and Latino leadership of MHDN run parallel with an overall shift in media production and consumption to be faster and to authentically represent an audience’s needs, interests and reality.