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El Norte

The daily newspaper El Norte was founded in the city of Monterrey, in the north of the country. It offers not only regional information but also reports on topical issues from national and international milieu, with political and social analysis. Adding to this, the newspaper in its daily printed edition includes other 5 sections: Society - focused on culture and values of the citizens of Monterrey; Sports; Business - where it covers economic, business and trading topics; People - focused on shows and entertainment and finally Companies - described as the commercial section dedicated to the growth of the companies, their goods and services.

In 1999, The Wall Street Journal qualified El Norte as the most independent and objective newspaper in Mexico.

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Grupo Reforma


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The newspaper El Norte belongs to the Consorcio Interamericano de Comunicación S.A. de C.V. (CICSA) which on the other hand is part of Grupo Reforma. The latter owns other newspapers too, such as Reforma printed in Mexico City, Mural in the city of Guadalajara and Metro also in Mexico City. Grupo Reforma has always belonged to the Junco de la Vega family.

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Affiliated Interests Founder

Rodolfo Junco de la Vega Voigt - Founder of the newspapers El Norte and El Sol, both in the city of Monterrey. After one economic crisis and while being in charge of the editorial for El Sol, he turned for help to Grupo Monterrey (headed by Luis Garza Sada, magnate and owner of the Cuauhtémoc Brewery) and this is how in 1938 they founded El Norte as partners.

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Alejandro Junco de la Vega González - He is being directly tied up with businessmen, journalists and governors from the State of Nuevo León such as Fernando Canales Clariond and Fernando Elizondo (who was father-in-law of his daughter), both members of the conservative National Action Party - PAN. He is friend of Ted Cruz, the former potential presidential candidate for the Republicans in the USA.

Affiliated Interests Editor-In-Chief

Juan Ernesto Pardinas Carpizo - He assumed the editorial direction of the newspaper in 2019. Previously he was director of the Instituto Mexicano para la Competitividad (IMCO), related to the private initiative. Pardinas showed sympathy with some of the structural reforms promoted by the Peña administration, such as energy and education, criticized by the left as reforms contrary to popular interest.

Affiliated Interests other important people

Rodolfo Junco de la Vega González - Grandson of Voigt, the founder of Grupo Reforma. Currently Rodolfo is the Assistant General Manager.


Address: Washington 629 Ote. Monterrey, NL. MX 64000

Telephone: (81) 8150-8100

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