CNN Latino, a Spanish-language programming block tailored for the U.S. market, begins broadcasting Monday on the Miami airwaves to South Florida's numerous Hispanic community.

CNN Latino, now available on broadcast television in South Florida on WDFL-LD Channel 11, and on cable via Comcast and AT&T U-verse, debuted earlier in Los Angeles, New York, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, Orlando and Tampa.

Miami is the third largest Hispanic television market, with 5.3 percent of all U.S. Latino television households.

Highlights of the CNN Latino Miami schedule include a daily interview show hosted by popular, Emmy-winning journalist Maria Elvira Salazar, whose program on GenTV was unexpectedly taken off the air.

This new opportunity is "the promised land after the desert," Salazar told Efe, since CNN Latino makes available to her all its considerable resources to cover any story anywhere in the world.

"My dream is to cover the inauguration of a freely elected president of Cuba," she said emotionally

The new open TV channel in Miami will also have local and sports news along with programs like "CNN Vida," on which Maria Alejandra Requena reviews the best in lifestyles, in-depth interviews by jounalist Ismael Cala, and "Conclusiones," a debate moderated by Fernando del Rincon. EFE