Photo Release -- Placido Domingo and Esperanza Azteca Youth Orchestra Perform Benefit Concert for Acapulco Flood Relief

| Source: Grupo Salinas

Placido Domingo with the Esperanza Azteca

Placido Domingo with the Esperanza Azteca

Placido Domingo with the Esperanza Azteca National Youth Orchestra and Choir at the Imperial Forum in Acapulco

Proceeds Will Be Used to Build Houses for Families Affected by Hurricane Manuel and Ingrid Earlier This Year

Placido Domingo, Esperanza Azteca, Ricardo B. Salinas, the Guerrero State Government, the Acapulco City Council and Fundacion Azteca Reiterate Their Commitment to Ongoing Support for Guerrero

ACAPULCO, Mexico, Dec. 30, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Grupo Salinas (, a group of dynamic, fast-growing and technologically advanced companies, deeply committed to the modernization of the countries in which they operate and founded by entrepreneur Ricardo Salinas (, is pleased to announce that Placido Domingo and the Esperanza Azteca National Youth Orchestra and Choir performed a benefit concert on December 28 for more than a thousand people at the Imperial Forum in Acapulco.

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As a continuing effort to support victims of deadly flooding this fall, Placido Domingo, Guerrero Governor Angel Aguirre, Acapulco Mayor Luis Walton Aburto and Grupo Salinas Chairman Ricardo B. Salinas have reiterated their commitment to the affected families.

The benefit concert included the participation of 215 youth from across Mexico, as well as the sopranos Angel Blue and Micaela Joy West, who joined the tenor Placido Domingo, under the direction of Maestros Eugene Kohn and Julio Saldaña.

Mexican volunteers and Fundacion Azteca have supported reconstruction efforts of Acapulco since the hurricanes and flooding through programs such as the Tiempo de Ayudar campaign with important results:

  • Ps.14,627,000 collected through Movimiento Azteca and Tiempo de Ayudar.
  • Three water treatment plants were sent to the emergency area.
  • Two million water purifiers were donated by Fundacion Azteca.
  • Partnered with the Mexican Red Cross to deliver tons of groceries donated by Mexican society.
  • Partnered with the State Government to deliver mattresses and household goods to affected families in San Pedro Cacahuatepec.
  • Benefit concerts by Esperanza Azteca Orchestras throughout Mexico

The proceeds will be used for the construction of 200 homes. The project is a model for self-assisted reconstruction, with additional support from the federal, state and municipal governments, as well as private donors.

About Grupo Salinas

Grupo Salinas ( is a group of dynamic, fast growing, and technologically advanced companies focused on creating shareholder value, building the Mexican middle class, and improving society through excellence. Created by Mexican entrepreneur Ricardo B. Salinas (, Grupo Salinas operates as a management development and decision forum for the top leaders of member companies. These companies include: Azteca (; Azteca America (, Grupo Elektra (, Banco Azteca (, Advance America(, Afore Azteca (, Seguros Azteca ( and Grupo Iusacell ( Each of the Grupo Salinas companies operates independently, with its own management, board of directors and shareholders. Grupo Salinas has no equity holdings.

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