Univision’s “Aquí y Ahora” looks at top stories in its 10 years


A special edition of Univision’s award-winning newsmagazine show “Aquí y Ahora” (Here and Now) presents the remarkable stories of the last decade in a special milestone edition marking its 10-year anniversary.  Teresa Rodríguez and Maria Elena Salinas anchor the special edition on Tuesday (3/30) at 10:00 pm ET/PT.

The anniversary edition features a compilation of some of the feature stories presented on the show since its inception. The newsmagazine program not only takes a look back, but provides updates on the noteworthy stories and personalities that made headlines across the nation over the last 10 years.

Stories that have made their mark in history over the past 10 years are re-lived in this special program, which also answers what everyone wants to know: What happened after they disappeared from the headlines?

It’s been years since the beloved Tejano music star Selena was gunned down by the president of her fan club, Yolanda Saldivar. The convicted murderer still claims the shooting was an accident and has filed several petitions for an appeal which have been denied by the courts. She now plans to represent herself in future filings in the hopes of overturning her conviction. “Aquí y Ahora” returns to Texas and interviews Yolanda Saldivar in prison to get a glimpse of her life today.

An undocumented Mexican immigrant, Elvira Arellano, spent a year holed up inside of a church in Chicago while fighting a deportation order to remain with her U.S. born child in the country.  Three years later you might be surprised to find out where she is living and with whom.

The worst act of terrorism on U.S. soil was perpetrated nine years ago in New York. Hundreds of 9-11 workers filed claims against the U.S. government for “Ground Zero Syndrome.”  How is their health now? Did they ever receive the money?

On May 1st, 2007, a peaceful march for immigration rights in Los Angeles ended in violence when police tried to break up the rally, now known as the “May Day Violence.”  Since that fateful day, Univision Radio personality Eddie “Piolín” Sotelo has become a driving force behind immigration reform, bringing over one million signatures to Washington D.C. “Aquí y Ahora” sits down with him to discuss his efforts and how he plans to succeed at demanding change.

It has been almost 10 years since Elián Gonzalez, the child of a Cuban mother who died trying to bring him to the U.S., was taken from his relative’s home in Miami and returned to his father in Cuba. He became a lightning rod for the Cuban community’s fight against the Castro regime, as his relatives fought to keep him in the U.S. In an exclusive interview, Elián’s relatives in Miami relive that day and tell us what contact they have had with him now that he’s a teenager.
The last time that “Aquí y Ahora” traveled to Vieques, Puerto Rico, the island was in the midst of a battle between the U.S. Navy and residents who wanted them to cease military operations. Today, after years of arrests, protests and claims of cancer-related deaths, luxury hotels have taken over the once deserted beaches. How did the island become the number one Caribbean destination for vacations?
In addition, the show will feature special interviews with network news anchor Jorge Ramos and the show’s lead reporters Tifani Roberts, Raul Benoit and Víctor Hugo Saavedra. They will reveal behind-the-scenes details of their most difficult reporting assignments, including interviewing murderers who have committed the most heinous crimes, covering major catastrophes around the world, and exploring the drug tunnels that stretch from Mexico to the United States. They will share their experiences with viewers and a behind-the-scenes perspective on what it takes to produce such stories.