Inside the Divide at CNN en Español: ‘The End of the Network as We Know It’

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Warner Bros. Discovery’s planned restructuring has insiders debating whether the Spanish-language channel is dying or embracing the digital future

CNN en Espanol moving to Mexico
CNN en Espanol is moving major operations to Mexico City. (Getty)

The corporate sword has fallen on CNN en Español, as a major reorganization at the cable news network brought layoffs and uncertainty for those who remain — and a mourning for the ambitious project that once sought to tap a Spanish-speaking audience in the hundreds of millions “from Alaska to Patagonia,” as CNN executives once said, including the fast-growing Hispanic population in the United States.

“[The layoffs were] basically the end of the network as we know it,” one CNN en Español staffer told TheWrap when the news first broke May 25.

It’s “ridiculous given the demographics in the U.S.A. that they couldn’t make a viable product for that marketplace,” that person added.