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In photos: María Elena Salinas: a life dedicated to journalism

She started out as a journalist in Los Angeles in 1981 and since then her face and voice have been a fixture in the homes of millions of Hispanic families in the United States. Her last day at the network was Friday Dec 12th.
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María Elena Salinas was the first Latina to receive an Emmy Award for Lifetime Achievement from the The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Crédito: David Maris.
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María Elena Salinas next to the US tanks in Baghdad, Iraq. She was born in Los Angeles, California in 1954, to Mexican parents. Crédito: Univision
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One of her most controversial interviews was with Subcomandante Marcos, the leader of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation in Mexico. Crédito: Univision
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Interviewing Panamanian strongman Manuel Antonio Noriega in the late 1980s. Crédito: Univision
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Maria Elena after her last broadcast, Friday Dec 8, 2017 Crédito: Univision
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In 2004, María Elena Salinas moderated the first bilingual presidential debate of the Democratic Party on Hispanic issues, and three years later she co-hosted the Spanish-language forums of the Democratic and Republican parties that were held for the first time and were broadcast by Univision. Seen here with co-host Jorge Ramos and former president Barack Obama. Crédito: Getty Images
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Questioning Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, one of the many interviews that she conducted with Latin American leaders. Crédito: Univision
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María Elena Salinas and Rudy Giuliani, the Republican former mayor of New York. Crédito: Univision
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She interviewed every president of the United States from Jimmy Carter to Barack Obama, with whom she spoke on several occasions. The photograph is from an interview with the former president in 2013. Crédito: Univision
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Her career as a journalist has led her to cover natural disasters inside and outside the US, such as the 2010 Haiti earthquake or the tornadoes that swept Oklahoma in 2013, among others. Crédito: Univision
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Interviewing the former presidential candidate for the Democratic Party, Hillary Clinton.
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'Timochenko,' ex leader of the FARC, with María Elena Salinas, in an interview for Univision. Univision
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María Elena Salinas talks with some women in Baghdad, Iraq. Crédito: Univision
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The journalist interviews Nobel Peace Prize winner and president of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos. Crédito: Univision
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María Elena Salinas interviews Senator John McCain, former presidential candidate for the Republican Party. Crédito: Univision
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Maria Elena Salinas in Washington. In 2006 she published an autobiography entitled 'I am my father's daughter. Living a life without secrets'. Crédito: Univision
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Giving the commencement speech at California State University. Crédito: Matthew Gush / CSU Fullerton
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María Elena Salinas with former President Barack Obama and First Lady in the White House. Crédito: The White House
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Maria Elena Salinas after her last news Univision broadcast Crédito: Univision
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Maria Elena Salinas looks over the Univision Newsport on hr last day with the network. Crédito: Univision
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