Telemundo’s “Premios Tu Mundo” took place tonight live from Miami. Although the award show aimed to celebrate the network audience’s favorite actors along with the hottest music stars of the moment performing live, it couldn’t look away from the current situation going on in the United States and the world.

That’s why Noticias Telemundo anchor José Díaz-Balart took the stage accompanied by the network's news team to express Telemundo’s position against hate and discrimination in light of recent events in Charlottesville, Virginia. The message preceded a performance of “El hijo del desierto” (The son of the desert) by El Dasa. Read the English translation of Díaz-Balart’s message below:

“In the midst of this celebration, we cannot forget that we live in times when hatred and race-based discrimination have gained renewed strength in the United States. The result has been strong clashes that have taken a toll on innocent victims, as happened recently in Charlottesville, Virginia.

The Latino community has not been strange to this problem. On the contrary, it has been the target of attacks by supremacists groups and others who try to damage our reputation by branding us as criminals.

At Telemundo, we respond to hatred with messages of love and unity; to attacks with the strength of our convictions; to discrimination with diversity, and to disinformation with the truth. Always telling things as they are and ready to take a stand against hateful messages that try to discriminate and discredit the valuable contributions of all Latinos in the United States. 

It doesn’t matter where we come from or what language we speak. Those of us whose job is to inform, tell stories and bring you joy, will continue to work for our community and for a better future for us and our families.” 

Watch the message in Spanish below:

Telemundo’s “Premios Tu Mundo,” hosted by “Sin Senos Si Hay Paraíso” star  Carmen Villalobos, “Un Nuevo Día” co-host  Daniel Sarcos , and “El Señor De Los Cielos” star  Fernanda Castillo , saw live performances that included Luis Enrique, El Dasa and AtellaGali who will joined Christian Nodal, CNCO , Gerardo Ortiz, Jencarlos, Les Twins, Miguel Bosé , Nacho, Olga Tañón , Ozuna, Pepe Aguilar and Angela Aguilar, and  Yandel .

A combination of music stars, actors and TV personalities served as award presenters including: Alexis Valdes, Alicia Machado, Ana Lorena Sanchez, Ana Maria Polo, Andres Cantor, Aracely Arambula, Carlos Ponce, Carmen Aub, Carolina Miranda, Catherine Siachoque, Danna Paola, Don Francisco, El Dasa, Gabriel Porras, Gregorio Pernia, Jacqie Campos, Jenicka Lopez, Jessica Carrillo, Majida Issa, Mala Suerte, Mauricio Ochmann, Mauricio Henao, Michel Duval, Patricia Zavala, Pedro Capo, Rafael Amaya, Raul Gonzalez, Roberto Tapia, Rosie Rivera, Samadhi Zendejas, and Zuleyka Rivera.

Other celebrities attending the start-studded awards ceremony included: Alexandra Olavarria, Ana Maria Estupiñan, Anna Azcon, Chef Lorena García, Chucho Flash, Daniela Ramirez, Juan Solo, La Melodía Perfecta, Los Adolescentes, Los Cuates, Marko Musica, Mario Ruiz, Maripily Rivera, Matthew Windey, Michael Salgado, Nayer, Periko y Jessi Leon, Sandra Cires, SpiffTV, and Vanessa Wong.

Among the special winners of the night are Olga Tañón , who took home the Jenni Rivera Legacy award that recognizes an outstanding individual, who has made a career in the performing arts, for their cumulative national and international philanthropic achievements over a period of several years.

Miguel Bosé  took the El Poder De Ti honor, which is an award that recognizes artists who use the unlimited power of their fame for good, through their art and generosity; artists who are willing to create, give and be an example, a Super Hero not only in the music industry but especially in the community; and “Al Rojo Vivo” television journalist,  María Celeste Arrarás , received the Estrella De Tu Mundo honor. The Emmy Award-winning journalist and host, is one of the most respected and best-known Spanish-language television news personalities.