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After El Universal, Excélsior is the second oldest newspaper in Mexico City. His first edition was published on the 18th of March 1917 and at the beginning its focus were the international news. In the 1970s, the harsh critique of the newspaper towards the PRI (Institutional Revolutionary Party) government of Luis Echeverría resulted with the expulsion of the daily's director - Julio Scherer, who afterwards participated in the foundation of Proceso magazine. In 2006, after being 89 years in circulation, Excélsior was relaunched and purchased by Grupo Empresarial Ángeles.   

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Grupo Empresarial Ángeles


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Olegario Vázquez Raña and his family are the owners of Grupo Imagen Multimedia, company that owns the newspaper Excélsior; at the same time, these two are part of Grupo Empresarial Ángeles.

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Rafael Alducín, Rómulo Velázquez and another 36 journalists.

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Ernesto Rivera Aguilar - General Director of the newspaper Excélsior and of Grupo Imagen Multimedia. On the webpage of Grupo Empresarial Ángeles he appears as the manager in charge for the communication sector. Ernesto was born in Magdalena de Kino, State of Sonora, and his father, Ernesto Rivera Claisse, is the Director of the State's Center for Oncology. The wife of Ernesto, Vera Pavlovich, is a cousin of Claudia Pavlovich - the State Governor of Sonora, member of the PRI party. 


Pascal Beltrán del Río

Affiliated Interests other important people

Olegario Vázquez Raña and his son Olegario Vázquez Aldir have investments in many important sectors of the Mexcian economy: from private hospitals and rehabilitation centers to restaurants in their luxury hotels, in addition to leasing, insurance and financial service companies. Among the most important projects of the family with the government of Enrique Peña Nieto is the construction of the new airport in Mexico City, finally cancelled; the extension of the line 12 of Mexico City's metro, as well as the construction of a network of public hospitals and highways.


Address: Av. Universidad 2014, Copilco Universidad, 04350 Ciudad de México, CDMXTelephone: 01 55 5589 9103

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