- El Mundo (Spain)
name = El Mundo (El Mundo del Siglo Veintiuno)
23 October 1989, as "El Mundo del Siglo Veinte"
ceased publication =
price = €1.30 daily in
owners = Unidad Editorial S.A.
publisher = Pedro J. Ramírez
editor = Pedro J. Ramírez
language = Spanish
Classical liberalism(self-described)Fact|date=July 2008
circulation = 330,634 daily in
2006[Figures covering January to December 2006 from [http://www.introl.es/f_alta.htm Oficina de Justificación de la Difusión] , accessed April 26, 2007.]
headquarters = Pradillo 42, 28002
website = [http://www.elmundo.es/ www.elmundo.es]
"El Mundo" (Spanish for "The World", full name "El Mundo del Siglo Veintiuno", "The World of the 21st century") is the second largest
daily newspaperin Spainand one of the newspapers of record in this country, with a circulation topping 330,000. It first appeared on October 23, 1989, founded by Alfonso de Salas, Pedro J. Ramírez(who still serves as publisher and editor), Balbino Fragaand Juan González. It has maintained a self-defined liberal (in the sense of classical liberalism) editorial line.Fact|date=July 2008
It has its headquarters in Madrid, but maintains several news bureaux in outlying cities and different editions are printed for regions such as
Andalusia, Valencia, Castile and Leon, the Balearic Islands, Bilbao, etc. Unlike other Spanish newspapers, its editor, Pedro J. Ramirez, is a very prominent public figure who has become totally identified with the paper in the eyes of the public.
"El Mundo" has played a key role in uncovering several scandals. Among them was embezzlement by the Guardia Civil commander,
Luis Roldán, and the governor of the Central Bank of Spain, Mariano Rubio, who was accused of insider tradingand tax fraud. "El Mundo" also gave publicity to connections between the terrorist Grupos Antiterroristas de Liberación(GAL) and the socialist administration of Felipe González, a news story that contributed to the defeat of the Spanish Socialist Workers' Partyin the 1996 elections.
October 2005, "El Mundo" revealed that Nazi Aribert Heim(aka " Doctor Death") had been living for 20 years in Spain, probably due to help to ODESSAnetwork, among whom were the henchmen of Otto Skorzeny, who had helped set up one of the most important ODESSA bases in former dictator Francisco Franco's Spain.
11 March 2004 Madrid train bombings, "El Mundo", "La Razón" newspaper, the regional TelemadridTV station and radio station COPE alleged that there were inconsistencies in the explanation given by the Spanish judiciary about the bombings; other Spanish media, such as " El País", "ABC" and radio station Cadena SERaccuse "El Mundo" and the other media of manipulation over this issue.
The allegations made by "El Mundo" were dismissed by the final report of the investigation committee.
* [http://www.elmundo.es/ Official site]
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