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Wed Aug 2, 2017, 01:00 AM

Buenos Aires Herald to close after more than 140 years of publication

Source: Reuters

The English-language newspaper in Latin America announced closure less than a year after switching from daily to weekly print edition

Reuters in Buenos Aires
Tuesday 1 August 2017 12.19 EDT


The Buenos Aires Herald, a storied English-language newspaper lauded for its coverage of Argentina’s 1976-1983 military dictatorship, will close after more than 140 years of publication, the newspaper has announced.

“Herald’s staff have been informed that the newspaper is closing,” the paper said in a Twitter message on Monday night, along with a photo of the front page of its 140th anniversary edition from last September.

The move comes less than a year after the paper, which once called itself the only English-language daily in Latin America, switched to a weekly print edition, blaming tough economic conditions and a broad shift among readers to digital media.

The Buenos Aires Herald, closely associated with Argentina’s British and, in later years, US community, won praise for its coverage of the “disappeared” – people who were forcibly abducted, tortured and murdered by the state during the dictatorship – when much of the country’s media stayed silent.




Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/01/buenos-aires-herald-to-close-after-140-years-argentina

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Judi Lynn Aug 2017 OP
burrowowl Aug 2017 #1
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Wed Aug 2, 2017, 01:31 AM

1. SAD!!!

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Wed Aug 2, 2017, 11:56 AM

2. Macri's 500-1000% utility rate hikes are mostly to blame.

The paper had already been reduced to a weekly format in November. A sad milestone indeed - especially for its former editor, Robert Cox (one of a very few newspaper editors to dare cover the issue of the disappeared in the 1976-79 period).

Thank you for posting these news, Judi.

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Thu Aug 3, 2017, 12:47 AM

3. That's a shame.

It was a good newspaper.

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