Verdad (1950)

Verdad ('Truth') was a short-lived daily tabloid newspaper published in Montevideo, Uruguay, published in the early 1950s as an organ of the Communist Party of Uruguay.[1][2][3] The publication was launched in late August 1950, in the run-up to the general election held in that year.[4]

Verdad
TypeDaily
FormatTabloid
PublisherCommunist Party of Uruguay
Founded1950
LanguageSpanish
Ceased publication1951
HeadquartersMontevideo
Sister newspapersJusticia

Verdad carried four pages.[4] The newspaper carried the byline Vocero diario del Partido Comunista ('Daily organ of the Communist Party').[5] Initially the newspaper was mainly oriented towards Communist Party cadres, but was available for external subscriptions.[6]

The financial situation of the newspaper was dire, and it was run by a small editorial team.[3] The editorial office of Verdad was based in Casa de La Prensa Comunista, together with the party fortnightly Justicia and the monthly Nosotras.[7] Héctor Rodríguez, Member of Parliament, textile workers' leader and the National Propaganda Secretary of the Communist Party, served as the director of Verdad (albeit this was more of a symbolic appointment, Rodríguez lacked time to manage the day-to-day affairs of the newspaper).[8][9] Editors and key contributors of Verdad included Niko Schvarz, César Reyes Daglio, Ismael Weinberger, Luciano Weinberger and Juan Carlos Urruzola.[5]

In February 1951 Rodríguez was demoted by the party leadership and removed from the post as Verdad director.[8] Verdad was closed down in late 1951, as the Communist Party opted to concentrate its resources on converting the main party organ Justicia into a daily.[10][11] The editorial team of Verdad joined Justicia.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Library of Congress. Legislative Reference Service (1960). World communist movement: selective chronology, 1818-1957. U. S. Govt. Print. Off. p. 466.
  2. ^ Gerardo Leibner (2011). Camaradas y compañeros: una historia política y social de los comunistas del Uruguay. Ediciones Trilce. p. 286. ISBN 978-9974-32-577-7.
  3. ^ a b Intendencia Municipal de Montevideo. Fotografias del diario El Popular
  4. ^ a b Gerardo Leibner (2011). Camaradas y compañeros: una historia política y social de los comunistas del Uruguay. Ediciones Trilce. p. 144. ISBN 978-9974-32-577-7.
  5. ^ a b c Gerardo Leibner (2011). Camaradas y compañeros: una historia política y social de los comunistas del Uruguay. Ediciones Trilce. p. 288. ISBN 978-9974-32-577-7.
  6. ^ Gómez, Eugenio. Historia del Partido Comunista del Uruguay -hasta el año 1951 Archived August 3, 2013, at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ Benjamín Nahum (1999). Informes diplomáticos de los representantes de Belgica en el Uruguay: 1947 - 1967. v. 1, 1947-1949. Universidad de la Republica del Uruguay, Departamento de Publicaciones. p. 101. ISBN 978-9974-0-0015-5.
  8. ^ a b Gerardo Leibner (2011). Camaradas y compañeros: una historia política y social de los comunistas del Uruguay. Ediciones Trilce. p. 157. ISBN 978-9974-32-577-7.
  9. ^ Ariel B. Collazo (1 January 2004). Historia de una Pasión Política. Productura Editorial. p. 54. ISBN 978-9974-581-26-5.
  10. ^ Gerardo Leibner (2011). Camaradas y compañeros: una historia política y social de los comunistas del Uruguay. Ediciones Trilce. pp. 181, 213. ISBN 978-9974-32-577-7.
  11. ^ Biblioteca del Poder Legislativo (Uruguay). Sección Identificación de Autores; Montevideo (Uruguay). Biblioteca del Poder Legislativo. Sección Identificación de Autores (1965). Uruguayos contemporáneos: noticias biográficas. Republica Oriental del uruguay. p. 50.