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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney stepped up his efforts to woo Latino voters. Spanish-language network Univision asked the questions. Romney answered. America is reacting.
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Wednesday answered questions in a live forum hosted by the Spanish-language Univision network.
Student supporters in the audience at the University of Miami cheered as Romney responded in English to Spanish-language questions about immigration, education, health care, jobs and the economy. And while the audience appeared supportive of the Republican candidate, many of Romney's comments regarding hot-button issues, as well as his conveniently bronze appearence, triggered a not-so-calm social media storm in the wake of the forum.
The event, which was co-hosted by Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas, was co-sponsored by Facebook and broadcast live online in Spanish and English in the evening and aired on Univision later Wednesday night.
Ramos and Salinas asked the tough questions, Romney answered them, and below, viewers and voters reacted:
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