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Wed Aug 2, 2017, 12:59 AM

Buenos Aires Herald to close after more than 140 years of publication

The English-language newspaper in Latin America announced closure less than a year after switching from daily to weekly print edition

Reuters in Buenos Aires
Tuesday 1 August 2017 12.19 EDT

The Buenos Aires Herald, a storied English-language newspaper lauded for its coverage of Argentina’s 1976-1983 military dictatorship, will close after more than 140 years of publication, the newspaper has announced.

“Herald’s staff have been informed that the newspaper is closing,” the paper said in a Twitter message on Monday night, along with a photo of the front page of its 140th anniversary edition from last September.

The move comes less than a year after the paper, which once called itself the only English-language daily in Latin America, switched to a weekly print edition, blaming tough economic conditions and a broad shift among readers to digital media.

The Buenos Aires Herald, closely associated with Argentina’s British and, in later years, US community, won praise for its coverage of the “disappeared” – people who were forcibly abducted, tortured and murdered by the state during the dictatorship – when much of the country’s media stayed silent.



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