El Mundo (Puerto Rico)

El Mundo (Puerto Rico)

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El Mundo (Puerto Rico)

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El Mundo, founded in 1919, was a Puerto Rican newspaper.

History

El Mundo was founded in 1919 by Romualdo Real.

In 1929, former corrector-turned-administrator Angel Ramos and journalist José Coll Vidal, bought the newspaper when Real retired. In 1946 Ramos was the sole owner of the newspaper.

Acquisitions

"El Mundo" acquired WKAQ the oldest surviving radio station on the island and later added channel 2 WKAQ-TV. There is a WKAQ-FM, but it is unknown if the current one (at 104.7) was part of the operation in the Ramos days. Radio was owned by "El Mundo Broadcasting", and television was owned by Telemundo. The Telemundo name was later used (by a US group of stations) for the namesake Telemundo network (now owned by NBC-Universal).

Angel Ramos died in 1960. Upon his death, wife - Argentina S. Hills - took over the reins of Ramos' enterprise.



Demise

El Mundo closed in 1986, following an extremely contentious mid seventies labor strike. Printing plates were shipped out from the El Mundo building by helicopter. A chopper was destroyed by a pipe bomb and people in the air and on the ground were killed. El Mundo returned briefly during the late 1980s, but closed out again soon.

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