El Araucano (The Araucanian) was a biweekly newspaper published in Santiago, Chile from 1830 to 1877. Inspired by Interior Minister Diego Portales, it was an initiative of the conservative government to publish its laws and decrees.[1] Due to government support, it never had funding problems.

First issue of El Araucano, published 17 September 1830

From its inception until 1853, Andrés Bello collaborated on topics such as foreign policy and literature, and provided translations of articles and book reviews.[1][2] French naturalist Claude Gay published his research,[3] and Eusebio Lillo published the lyrics of the National Anthem in 1847.[4]

El Araucano was replaced by the Diario Oficial.


  1. ^ a b "Bello y la Judicatura Chilena en 1830". Andres Bello y El Derecho [Andres Bello and the Law] (in Spanish). University of Chile. July 1982. p. 125. Retrieved 13 September 2016 – via Google Books.
  2. ^ "Andrés Bello López" (in Spanish). University of Chile. Retrieved 13 September 2016.
  3. ^ Medel, Rodrigo (2016). "La visión científica de Andrés Bello" [The Scientific Vision of Andrés Bello] (in Spanish). Editorial Universitaria. pp. 62–63. Retrieved 13 September 2016 – via ResearchGate.
  4. ^ Toro, Clemente Canales (1960). "Canción Nacional de Chile" [National Anthem of Chile] (PDF) (in Spanish). pp. 25–26. Retrieved 13 September 2016 – via Memoria Chilena.