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Granma is the official newspaper of the Central Committee of the Cuban Communist Party. It was formed in 1965 by the merger of two previous papers, Revolución and Hoy.[1] Its name comes from the yacht Granma that carried Fidel Castro and 81 other rebels to Cuba's shores in 1956, launching the Cuban Revolution.[2] Marta Rojas worked for the paper since its founding.

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Logo of English version of Granma
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Cuban government
FoundedOctober 4, 1965
Political alignmentCommunist Party of Cuba
LanguageSpanish, English
HeadquartersHavana, Cuba
A Cuban reads the Granma


The newspaper is published daily and is the most widely read newspaper in Cuba. In 1997, the circulation of the newspaper was estimated to be approximately 675,000.[citation needed] Several weekly international editions, available in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Turkish and Portuguese, are also distributed abroad.[citation needed] Also, news stories from Granma are often carried later in the Spanish-language sections of periodicals with a similar political base,[citation needed] such as People's Weekly World.

Granma regularly features:[citation needed]

  • Speeches by Raúl Castro and other leaders of the Cuban government, including former President Fidel Castro's column,'Reflexiones de Fidel' meaning 'Fidel's Reflections'.
  • Official announcements of the Cuban government
  • Popular sketches highlighting the history of Cuba's revolutionary struggle, from the 19th to the 21st century
  • Developments in Latin America and world politics
  • Steps by Cuba's workers and farmers to defend and advance the socialist revolution
  • Developments in industry, agriculture, science, the arts, and sports in Cuba today
  • TV listings for that day

The normal edition is published six days a week (not Sundays) and runs to eight pages plus occasional supplements.


  • 1965-1967 Isidoro Malmierca
  • 1967-1987 Jorge Enrique Mendoza
  • 1987-1990 Enrique Román
  • 1990-1995 Jacinto Granda
  • 1995-2005 Frank Agüero
  • 2005-2013 Lázaro Barredo
  • 2013–present Pelayo Terry


  1. ^ James W. Carty Jr.; Janet Liu Terry (1976), "Cuban Communicators", Caribbean Quarterly, University of the West Indies, 22 (4: Mass Media in the Caribbean), ISSN 2470-6302, JSTOR 23050564
  2. ^ Lugo, Jairo (2008). The Media In Latin America. McGraw-Hill International. p. 122. ISBN 9780335222018.

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