El Universal, Compañía Nacional Periodística S.A. de C.V.
Publishing company dedicated primarily to the printed media, as well as information production for online media. This company owns the newspaper El Universal, as well as its regional version El Gráfico and the news agency Universal de Noticias.
Juan Francisco Ealy Ortiz leads the newspaper since 1969 and under his management the newspaper articles have been aligning to the political interest of the leading political party PRI (Institutional Revolutionary Party). In 1966 Ealy Ortiz was arrested for tax avoidance, but he was freed after paying millions as bail; the case was managed by his lawyer - a known defender of PRI politicians.
The origins of the Ealy Ortiz family can be traced in the State of Coahuila, where the family participated in politics on state and national level; for example the uncle of the Executive President of El Universal was State's Governor and then Secretery of Agriculture.
Columnists and media specialists identify the Ealy Ortíz family as an element close to the governing party PRI (Institutional Revolutionary Party): in June 2014, Juan Francisco Ealy Ortiz organized a party for his daughter's 15th birthday and among the invited were Mexico's Interior Secretary, the Attorney General, the Head of Government of Mexico City and other high-ranking politicians. Hand in hand wiht his position in the management of the media, Juan Francisco Ealy Ortiz has been councelor for government entities such as the Attorney General's Office. His uncle was the Governor of the State of Coahuila.
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El Universal Querétaro
El Universal Oaxaca
El Universal San Luis Potosí
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Félix Fulgencio Palavicini - Federal Representative (1912-1914) who participated in the drafting of the current Mexican Constitution. He served also as a Secretary for Public Education (1914-1916) and a Representative at the Constituate Congress (1916-1917). He was Ambassador of Mexico in the UK, France, Belgium, Italy, Spain and Argentina (1920-1942). Also considered as sympathizer of Francisco I. Madero who served as Mexican President from 1911 until his murder in 1913.
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