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El Impulso (Venezuela)

El Impulso is the oldest newspaper in Venezuelan founded in 1904, it's a regional newspaper, headquartered in Barquisimeto, in the state of Lara. El Impulso is a family owned business, and its currently managed by the fourth and fifth generation.

El Impulso
El Impulso logo.png
Logo of El Impulso
TypeDaily newspaper
Ceased publication15 September 2014
HeadquartersBarquisimeto, Venezuela



Founded in Carora in 1904, El Impulso moved to Barquisimeto in 1919.[1] Founded by Federico Carmona in 1904, it was passed on to his son in 1928, and was controlled by the Carmona family.[1]

Bolivarian governmentEdit

The paper ceased publication on 15 September 2014 due to the lack of printing paper and financial problems,[2][3] though it later was able to produce once again. Almost four years later, the newspaper released a statement explaining that the circulation of physical copies was to cease "indefinitely" due to the mismanagement and alleged censorship practices of the Nicolás Maduro government.[4]


  1. ^ a b (in Spanish) El Impulso, Historia
  2. ^ "Venezuela's oldest newspaper forced to stop printing". The Guardian. Caracas. Reuters. 10 September 2014. Retrieved 16 September 2014.
  3. ^ "Venezuela's oldest newspaper shuts down amid newsprint shortages, economy's problems". Lillooet News. AP. 10 September 2014. Archived from the original on 16 September 2014. Retrieved 16 September 2014.
  4. ^ "Sin prensa no hay libertad: Tras 114 años, El Impulso deja de circular". La Patilla (in Spanish). 9 February 2018. Retrieved 10 February 2018.

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