La Nación is an
Argentine daily newspaper.
The country's leading conservative
paper, the centrist Clarín
is its main competitor.
It is the only newspaper in Argentina still published in broadsheet
The paper was founded as La Nación Argentina
on January 4,
1870, by former Argentine President Bartolomé Mitre
and associates; until
1914, the managing editor was Jose
, Foreign Minister of Argentina from 1914-1916.
The daily was re-named La Nación
on August 28, 1945.
Enjoying Latin America's largest readership in the 1930s and '40s,
's daily circulation averaged around 350,000
before the 1945 launch of Clarín
, which overtook it as the
market leader in 1965. La Nación'
s daily circulation
averaged 160,000 in 2003 (the latest year available), and still
represented nearly 25% of the newspapers sold daily in Buenos
Aires; the paper is also distributed nationwide and around the
Some of the most famous writers in the Spanish
-speaking world: José Martí
, Miguel de Unamuno
, Eduardo Mallea
, José Ortega y Gasset
, Rubén Darío
, Alfonso Reyes
, Jorge Luis Borges
, Mario Vargas Llosa
and Manuel Mujica Laínez
appeared regularly in its columns.
- El País: El periódico conservador
argentino La Nación ha cumplido 115 años
- INDEC: Circulación diaria neta de diarios y