Mexican analysts often say that Carlos Slim, or rather his conglomerate, wants to compete with major media players Televisa and Azteca America on the content side. Well it seems that Mr. Slim has now found a good partner in Larry King. According to news agency Reuters, the Mexican magnate and the famous braces-wearing journalist have been concocting a plan that could lead to a new broadcasting venture. A series of meetings between the two North Americans have been confirmed by Slim's spokesman, Arturo Elías Ayub, who said discussions about the project have been going on for a few months.
News Gathering Organisation
In Reuters' opinion, "a potential deal with King, an experienced journalist with a strong following mostly in the United States but known to a much limited audience in Latin America, could help Slim shape up a news-gathering organisation from Mexico".