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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 solutiuon has been found with the support of private network of small enterprises that provided for newspaper distribution independent from the trade union.

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Grupo Reforma


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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.

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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.

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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.

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Lázaro Ríos Cavazos - In 2012 the newspaper reported that the house of Ríos has been raided by unknown persons. Shortly after, Centro de Periodismo y Ética Pública (Mexican Center for Journalism and Public Ethics) found that his phone was tapped, and this is how it was discovered that three weeks before Ríos had a conversation with Erwin Manuel Lino Zárate, himself being the private secretary of Enrique Peña Nieto who was at that time presidential candidate for PRI (Institutional Revolutionary Party), today the President of Mexico. 

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Rodolfo Junco de la Vega González - is the grandson of Voigt, the founder of Grupo Reforma. Currently Rodolfo Junco is the Assistant General Manager.


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