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Clinton invites popular Mexican singer to debate 'fiesta'

Hillary Clinton's debate watch party will feature a special guest: famous ranchera singer Vicente Fernández.
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17 Oct 2016 – 02:21 PM EDT
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Democratic party candidate Hillary Clinton is planning a Mexican fiesta at her debate watch party on Wednesday.

Popular Mexican ranchera singer Vicente 'Chente' Fernández is among her list of special guests for the evening. With more than 50 albums and 30 movies, 'Don Chente' is an icon of Mexican culture.

Fernández earned political attention when he came out of retirement last month to sing a campaign "corrido" for the Clinton campaign. "Mrs. Clinton, I'm here to ask you when you get to the presidency not to forget my Mexican and Latin American brothers," Fernández sang.

" My people were hurt
By someone who insulted us.
Hillary, we are with you.
You can count on our vote.
You will be our voice
When you become President."

The topics for Wednesday's debate include immigration, as well as the Supreme Court and "fitness to be President." Clinton has also invited other members of the Latino community, as well as teachers, Asian-Americans and LGBT activists, to the watch party.

Republican candidate Donald Trump has made Mexico - and Mexicans - a contentious issue in the campaign, repeatedly insulting immigrants from south of the border as being rapists and drug traffickers, threatening to deport all undocumented immigrants and promising to build a wall to keep them out.

The debate, hosted by Fox News will be held at 9 p.m. at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

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