El Sol de México

El Sol de México has been characterized as having pro government ideology aligned with the one of the political party PRI (Institutional Revolutionary Party); critical towards the other parties, opposition candidates and their political proposals.

During the 2012 federal elections, Enrique Peña Nieto, who was then the presidetial candidate from the political party PRI lived through the so called “black Friday” when he visited the Ibero-American University. He was received with protests and rejection from the students which obliged him to leave the institution through the back door. The next day, El Sol de México and other newspapers that belong to Organización Editorial Mexicana (OEM) had the following headlines: “Success for Peña Nieto after orchestrated boycott intent”.

El Sol de México is also considered as a conservative newspaper since it also distributes the catholic magazine Desde la Fe. This magazine is distributed through other newspapers as well which belong to the OEM.

Key facts

Audience Share

69,206

Ownership Type

Private

Geographic Coverage

National

Content Type

Paid content

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Media Companies / Groups

Organización Editorial Mexicana S.A de C.V

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Ownership Structure

El Sol de México belongs to the Organización Editorial Mexicana (OEM), group founded by Mario Vázquez Raña. Currently the management is in the hands of Paquita Ramos de Vázquez. His grandchildren, Francisco Torres Vázquez and Francisco José Torres Cano hold the positions of Executive Vice President and General Director of Sales and of Estudios Tepeyac, respectively.

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General Information

Founding Year

1965

Affiliated Interests Founder

José García Valseca - Among the companies he owned are: Organización Editorial Mexicana, which has 70 newspapers and Estudios Tepeyac with 24 broadcasters, one TV channel, 43 websites part of ABC Radio. His brother Olegario Vázquez Raña is the owner of Grupo Empresarial Ángeles and of the media group Grupo Imagen. Among else, Grupo Imagen owns the daily newspaper Excélsior. García Valseca (1901-1982) was a media magnate who founded the first magazine when he was only 28 years old. In the 1940s, with the help from politicians from the State of Puebla, such as the governor Maximilio Ávila, he starts his own "media factory" by acquiring the newspaper chain El Sol and the sports daily Esto. At the end of the 1940s, he also founded the first school for journalism in the country.
The creation of the Day of Freedom of the Press in Mexico is because of García Valseca, when he convinced the President Miguel Alemán to forgive the debt of the printed media companies towards the government company that had monopoly over the paper in Mexico.
In 1972, followed by economic dificulties, he sold his media empire of 26 newspapers to Mario Vázquez Raña.

Affiliated Interests Ceo

Paquita Ramos de Vázquez - She is the widow of Mario Vázquez Raña, who was the owner of the media for 39 years. In 2015 Paquita took the ownership of the editorial.

Affiliated Interests Editor-In-Chief

Hiroshi Takahashi - He has been a columnist and collaborator for the magazine Playboy Mexico, for the Heraldo de México, La Silla Rota and CENTRAL. He was also the Digital Editor for Forbes México and was writing for Forbes Magazine for 4 years (2012-2017). In addition to that he held the position of Senior Managing Editor from 2012 to 2017 in Forbes México.

Contact

Address: Guillermo Prieto 7, Colonia San Rafael México, C.P. 06470, México D.F.

Telephone: (55) 5546 9513 y (55) 5140 1000

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