What Are Some Interesting Facts About Eddie "Piolín" Sotelo?


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One interesting fact about Eddie “Piolín” Sotelo, nicknamed after “Tweety Bird” in Spanish, is that he hosted a popular Spanish radio talk show, "Piolín Por La Mañana,” as stated by NPR. Other facts are that Sotelo interviewed Barack Obama during his presidential campaign and has worked as a voice actor in film and television.

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“Piolín Por La Mañana,” Sotelo's morning show, aired for years and was known for supporting the Latino community on the topic of illegal immigration. His show was canceled abruptly in 2013, following allegations of workplace sexual harassment, reports NPR. In 2007, Senator Barack Obama appeared on the talk show and sang a small part of a famous Mexican song. After Obama won the presidency, he returned and was grilled by Sotelo on why his administration was deporting more illegal immigrants than any other U.S. President. Sotelo himself was an illegal immigrant who made a difficult border crossing at the age of 16, as noted in Mother Jones. Packed into the trunk of a car with two others, he barely escaped border patrol as he made his way into the country.

Sotelo has also voiced multiple characters, including a dog in “Beverly Hills Chihuahua,” a sloth in “Ice Age: Continental Drift” and himself in an episode of “Family Guy,” according to IMDB.com.

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