Bienvenidos a' LinuxMint and the Mint Forums.
The Debian version of Mint was released a few weeks ago.viewtopic.php?f=141&t=62404
LMDE = Linux Mint Debian Edition
There is an entire section in the Mint Forums devoted to LMDE.
I have the Mint/Debian (LMDE) installed on my AAO Netbook . . . runs great, everything works - outta da box.
UPDATE: The 2nd release of LMDE was released yesterday > http://ftp.heanet.ie/pub/linuxmint.com/debian/