Saturday, September 21, 2013

Oldest Publishing Spanish-language Paper in the U.S. Turns 100

By Claudio Iván Remeseira | Posted Saturday, September 21, 2013, at 10:18 am ET

El Diario La Prensa (El Diario, for short), the oldest Spanish-language newspaper in circulation within the United States, will celebrate its centennial next month, but the festivities have already kicked off.

Founded in 1913 as the weekly “La Prensa” by Spanish businessman Rafael Viera, it became a daily when José Camprubí —brother-in-law of future Nobel laureate in Literature Juan Ramón Jiménez— purchased it four years later.

Back then, Spaniards and Cubans made the bulk of New York’s Latino population.  Puerto Ricans began arriving in large numbers in the 1920s and a decade later they became the dominant Hispanic group. Since those early days to the multinational metropolis of today, El Dario has been the historical record of New York’s Hispanic community.

Read more at NBC Latino.

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