Rep. Mayra Flores (R-TX) called on the Hispanic community during an interview on Tuesday to tune out the future takeover of 18 Spanish-language AM and FM radio stations bankrolled by left-wing billionaire George Soros.
“He wants the Hispanic community to forget about God and family values,” Flores said during an interview on “The Truth with Lisa Boothe” podcast. “That’s what the far left wants us to do, and I’m calling on the Hispanic community, fight for your Abuelo’s values — fight for your parent’s values that were instilled in you that live in us, and instill those values into your kids and into your grandkids.”
Latino Media Network announced last month that the company signed “one of the largest single acquisitions of stations by a Latino owned and operated company in history” in a $60 million all-cash deal with TelevisaUnivision. The still-pending acquisition would take over 18 radio stations in ten of the nation’s largest media markets to reach approximately one-third of the U.S. Latino population.
The network reportedly secured equity investments from investors and debt financing for the acquisition from Lakestar Finance, which affiliates itself with Soros Fund Management.
Soros has invested hundreds of millions of dollars in left-wing politicians and at least 75 progressive prosecutors across the U.S. to transform the criminal justice system with radical policies and anti-police narratives.
One of the network’s founders, Stephanie Valencia, said, “with minority media on the decline, now is the time to be investing in more resources to create content for Latinos by Latinos.”
A 2021 Pew Research chart shows Spanish news radio stations’ revenue has declined over the last decade by roughly half a million dollars.
Valencia said as the Latino population drives the growth in the United States, they continue to navigate what’s happening in the world and their place in it.
However, Steve Cortes, who previously served on the Hispanic Advisory Council for President Trump’s campaign, told Fox News he believes with the population moving away from the Democratic Party, Soros’ latest project indicates liberals “rightly fret about the incredible gains among Hispanics for the America First Movement.”
“The radicalism of the Democrats today has effectively left formerly Dem-leaning Latinos as political orphans,” Cortes told Fox News Digital. “Hispanics increasingly rally to the America First combination of cultural conservatism plus patriotic populist economics.”
Integrated Communication and Research, a public opinion and market research consulting company based in Miami, Florida, recently published a poll that showed Democrat-leaning Hispanics have considered leaving the party “by a double-digit margin.”
Jorge Arrizurieta, the Spanish-language conservative Americano Media president, told NBC News the “results showed good news, but not great news, for the Republican Party and conservative candidates.”
“We confirmed what we thought might be true,” Arrizurieta said. “Hispanic voters are moving toward the center-right, but continuing this trend will require engagement by the party and its candidates.”
“Republicans must show up in the Hispanic community,” he added.
Rep. Flores, who previously voted Democrat, said she ditched the party when she realized the it did not align with her beliefs, such as her standing for God, the unborn, and family.
“I was not aware, to be honest with you, what each party stood for,” Flores said. “I voted Democrat because most people in the Hispanic community do vote Democrat, but once I realized what each party stood for, I realized that my values aligned with the Republican Party.”
Flores said many Hispanics had walked away for other reasons — especially on the cultural and economic front.
“I am blown away because that wasn’t the Democrat Party,” she said. “They’ve gotten so far left,” noting they completely abandoned American values and the Hispanic community.
“I just don’t recognize that party anymore,” she added.
Flores said she asks the Hispanic and American communities to pledge their loyalty to God, family, and each other instead of aligning themselves with political parties.
“Because this is really a battle against good versus evil,” she said. “And them wanting to take everything away from us.”