El Mundo (Puerto Rico)

El Mundo was a Puerto Rican newspaper founded in 1919[1] by Romualdo Real.[2] Its slogan was "Verdad y Justicia" (Truth and Justice).[3] In 1929, former corrector-turned-administrator Angel Ramos and journalist José Coll Vidal, bought the newspaper when Real retired. In 1946 Ramos was the sole owner of the newspaper.[4]

El Mundo
TypeDaily newspaper
FormatBroadsheet
Owner(s)Angel Ramos
EditorPuerto Rico Ilustrado, Inc.
Founded1919
LanguageSpanish
Ceased publication1986
HeadquartersSan Juan, Puerto Rico

AcquisitionsEdit

 
A partly oxidized El Mundo newspaper delivery box in Ponce, Puerto Rico

El Mundo acquired WKAQ AM, the oldest radio station on the island, and later added WKAQ-TV channel 2. El Mundo also established WKAQ-FM, but it is unknown if the current station at 104.7 MHz was part of the operation in the Ramos days. The paper's radio operations were owned by "El Mundo Broadcasting", and the television station was owned by Telemundo; the Telemundo name would later be used by a mainland group of stations for the namesake Telemundo network now owned by NBC Universal, which also owns WKAQ-TV.

Angel Ramos died in 1960.[5] Upon his death, his wife, Argentina S. Hills, took over the reins of Ramos' enterprise.

DemiseEdit

El Mundo closed in 1986, following an extremely contentious mid seventies labor strike. Printing plates were shipped out from the El Mundo building by helicopter. El Mundo returned headed by Mr. Hector Gonzalez, as the new owner and was managed by its Vice President and General Manager, Mr. José Iván Aldea as employee # 001. Later, El Mundo hired Mr. Sergio Camero as President to jointly run the operation. Camero and Aldea ran the operation for some time. El Mundo re opened on January 6, 1988 and eventually closed a few years later plagued by union difficulties.

ContributorsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Search results from Newspaper, 1910/1919, El Mundo. (Habana :) 1901 to 1969". Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA. Retrieved 2019-12-29.
  2. ^ Press Reference. PUERTO RICO.
  3. ^ Samardjiev, Denis. ""Verdad y justicia, dos conceptos con capítulo propio en la filosofía" | Noticia en Jesuitas.co". jesuitas.org.co (in Spanish). Retrieved 2019-12-29.
  4. ^ "Ramos Torres, Ángel - Media and Communications | EnciclopediaPR". Retrieved 2019-12-29.
  5. ^ "ANGEL RAMOS, 58, PUBLISHER, DEAD; Owner of Mundo in San Juan Urged StatehooduEx-Aide of Inter-American Unit". The New York Times. 1960-09-03. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-12-29.
  6. ^ Archived at the WayBack Machine on 25 September 2009 from the original Biografias: Hector Campos Parsi at Zonai.com.
  7. ^ "People | Magali García Ramis | The Heyman Center for the Humanities at Columbia University". heymancenter.org.

External linksEdit

  • View the 1928, 1937, 1938, and 1939 issues of El Mundo HERE
  • Online exhibit about political landscape of Puerto Rico (1936-1939) as reported in El Mundo *[1]