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'VOA Noticias' Launches Today

Spanish-language news broadcast will air daily

Washington, D.C., June 1, 2007 – Today Voice of America (VOA) introduces a new daily Spanish-language television news program for Latin America, VOA Noticias (Voice of America News).

"There is a heightened interest throughout Latin America in credible, straightforward news and information," said VOA Director Danforth W. Austin. "We are excited to offer this new television program to our audience."

VOA Noticias covers Latin American and international news and issues along with reports from Washington, D.C. and around the United States. Guest experts participating in VOA studios and from other locations will add more perspective and analysis to the news mix. Regular segments will cover sports, health, business, finance, culture and the arts. Insightful, in-depth reports on Washington, D.C. and Latinos in the United States that are not readily available elsewhere add an extra element, creating an informative daily newscast.

VOA Noticias is a 22-minute live newscast from Washington Monday through Friday. Its format enables it to be used in its entirety or in segments. On weekends, it provides a news summary of the top stories and highlights of the week. VOA Noticias airs at 2100 UTC (5:00 p.m. EDT), and repeats at 2130 UTC (5:30 p.m. EDT). It can also be viewed online, along with additional information and programming, at

The Voice of America, which first went on the air in 1942, is a multimedia international broadcasting service funded by the U.S. government through the Broadcasting Board of Governors. VOA broadcasts more than 1,000 hours of news, information, educational, and cultural programming every week to an estimated worldwide audience of more than 115 million people. Programs are produced in 45 languages.

For more information, call the Office of Public Affairs at (202) 203-4959, or e-mail