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El Vocero

El Vocero de Puerto Rico is a Puerto Rican free newspaper that is published in San Juan. Published since 1974, El Vocero was at first the third of the four largest Puerto Rico newspapers, trailing El Mundo and El Nuevo Día and leading El Reportero and The San Juan Star in sales. With the temporary demise in the late 1980s of El Mundo, El Vocero became even more popular, becoming the island's second largest newspaper. From 1985 to 2013 it was owned by Caribbean International News Corp. The owners of Caribbean International News Corp, and therefore owners of El Vocero, were Elliot Stein, I. Martin Pompadur and The Henry Crown Co. In the beginning, El Vocero was known as a sensationalist tabloid that dramatized all the violent news. However, in the early 2000s, the newspaper changed its direction, becoming a mainstream newspaper, adding a much broader coverage of entertainment as well as business related news, and carrying more political news, as in the situation in Vieques. In addition to its regular news section, El Vocero also has business, entertainment, sports, and travel sections. On April 8, 2007, Gaspar Roca, the paper's founding publisher and editor in chief died due to respiratory arrest. He was replaced by his son Miguel Roca. As of January 2011 Miguel Roca was no lon... ()

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Fischer | Data Science ID: NEWSPAPERS:2062, Added: 07/15/2019