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The editorial of El País for Latin America has its main offices in Mexico. In 2016, citing Comscore (company that researches Internet audience), El País asserted that it is the most read online outlet in Spanish in the world. it was followed by El Mundo (Spain), Clarín (Argentina), La Nación (Argentina) and ABC (Spain). In 2014, El País enriched its digital offer with the web page Verne, dedicated at exploring and informing about the contents on the social networks, removing in this way the viral contents from the main web page. 

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4,541,000 Total Unique Visitors/Viewers

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Promotora de Informaciones, S.A. (PRISA)


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The website ElPaí is ownership of Grupo Prisa, a global media company with head office in Madrid, Spain, and regional offices in more than 10 countries in America and Europe.

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Jesús de Polanco - He was a businessman; thanks to him being young militant activist who identified himself with Franco's dictatorship, he made millions in the publishing sector.

José Ortega Spottorno - He was a publisher and a writer, son of the known philosopher José Ortega y Gasset.

Affiliated Interests Ceo

Manuel Polanco - He is a Spanish businessman and current president of the Grupo Prisa. He has been a director in many important publishing houses in Latin America, former general director of the Mexican daily newspaper La Prensa and founder of the American version of El País in Mexico. 


Address: Avenida Paseo de la Reforma 273, colonia Cuauhtémoc, Ciudad de México. 

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