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El Mensajero Launches Multimedia Special Exploring Immigration and The Pursuit of The American Dream
Video, photo, print and online series confronts the complex reality of the border from the perspective of immigrants themselves

LOS ANGELES, CA – October 3, 2011 – El Mensajero, the largest Spanish-Language weekly newspaper in the San Francisco Bay area, announced today the launch of a special multimedia project that examines the immigrant odyssey from Mexico to the United States.

The special looks into the roadblocks immigrants face in their pursuit of a better life including abuses on both sides of the border. Told from the unique perspective and in their own words, the individual stories of these migrants come to life through compelling graphics, audio and video.
“By providing such an intimate look at the immigrant struggle, we hope to foster a deeper understanding of the complexities that go along with achieving the American Dream,” stated Maria Mejia, Managing Editor for El Mensajero.

The special will encompass a multimedia website,, alongside special reports to be published in impreMedia's print publications. The multimedia site will feature stories, informative pieces on the immigrant experience, videos, photo galleries, as well as interactive maps of the routes traveled by immigrants from Mexico to the U.S.


About El Mensajero

El Mensajero is the number one Spanish-language weekly newspaper in San Francisco Bay area. Serving the cities of San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose it holds a circulation of 103,800 weekly copies (CAC 11/10). 103,602 in March 2011 CAC Publisher’s Statement.  El Mensajero has served the San Francisco Bay area for the past 24 years. It is also part of the 7th largest U.S. Latino market. El Mensajero is part of impreMedia family of publications.  For more information visit: