Oldest Daily Newspaper in Venezuela Sold

Posted on July 15, 2014 • Filed under: Business, Venezuela

www.ifex.org reported “That’s the way it is”, Elides J. Rojas L., El Universal’s managing editor, said in a post on his blog on the publication’s website on Saturday explaining the sale of one of Venezuela’s oldest independent newspapers.

Rojas confirmed the sale of the publication last weekend and mentioned that its editorial line will not change as a result of the business transaction.

“At El Universal, we have expressed for many years our opinions with total liberty, always with honesty and tied to our values, something that we will continue doing,” Rojas explained on his blog. “That is our commitment. This translates to freedom of thought and freedom of expression.”

The publication was sold for €90 million to a recently-founded company called Epalisticia SL, which was first registered in Madrid in June 2013. The CNP has not been able to confirm as of July 9 if the new ownership has ties to Venezuela’s Bolivarian government, Cambra said. Read Article

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