El Universal (Mexico City)

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El Universal
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TypeDaily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
PresidentJuan Francisco Ealy Ortiz
EditorJuan Francisco Ealy Jr.
Language Spanish
Headquarters Mexico City, Mexico
Website http://www.eluniversal.com.mx/

El Universal is a major Mexican newspaper.

El Universal was founded by Félix Palavicini and Emilio Rabasa in October 1916, in the city of Santiago de Queretaro to cover the end of the Mexican Revolution and the creation of the new Mexican Constitution. The circulation of the print edition of El Universal is more than 300,000 readers.


In 2013 the El Universal website claimed to have an average of more than 16 million unique visitors each month, with 140 million page views, and 4 million followers on Facebook. [1]

Aviso Oportuno [2] is the classifieds service of El Universal. The brand has become widely known in Mexico, and the phrase Aviso Oportuno is sometimes used as a generic term for the classifieds business. This brand has four sub-sites: Inmuebles, Vehículos , Empleos and Varios (Real Estate, Vehicles, Jobs and Miscellaneous).

News items are open to reader comments through a simple sign-up system. This system tends towards anonymity and abuse by having political operators pass as average readers discrediting political adversaries. [3]

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  1. "Historia breve". eluniversal.com.mx (in Spanish). Retrieved 30 April 2018.
  2. "Aviso oportuno". avisooportuno.mx (in Spanish). Retrieved 30 April 2018.
  3. "The Not So Untested Battlegrounds of Comment Propaganda". Cosmopolitburo. 16 May 2011.[ dead link ]

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