The newspaper Reforma was founded 25 years ago in Mexico City. In 1994 it faced a boycott from the Union of Newspaper Distributers of Mexico City which wanted to stop its distribution. A fast solution has been found with the support of private network of small enterprises that provided for newspaper distribution independent from the trade union. Reforma has established itself as one of the most important media in Mexican journalism.
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Grupo Reforma belongs to the Consorcio Interamericano de Comunicación S.A. de C.V. (CICSA) which on the other hand is part of Grupo Reforma. Grupo Reforma is the owner of the newspapers El Norte in the city of Monterrey, Mural in the city of Guadalajara and Metro in Mexico City. Since the very beginning Grupo Reforma belonged to the Junco family.
Affiliated Interests Founder
Rodolfo Junco de la Vega Voigt - Founder of the newspapers El Norte and El Sol in the city of Monterrey. During one economic crisis and while he was in charge of the editorial El Sol in Monterrey, he turned for help to Grupo Monterrey (headed by Luis G. Sada, a magnate and owner of the Cuauhtémoc Brewery), and this is how in 1938 they founded as partners the newspaper El Norte.
Affiliated Interests Ceo
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 - He is the grandson of Voigt, the founder of Grupo Reforma. Currently Rodolfo Junco is the Assistant General Manager.
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