El Diario Vasco

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El Diario Vasco
El Diario Vasco logo.png
Type Daily newspaper
Format Tabloid
Owner(s) Vocento
Founded November 27, 1934
Political alignment Conservative liberalism, Spanish nationalism
Language Spanish
Headquarters Camino de Portuetxe 2, San Sebastián 20018  Spain
Circulation 79,984 daily in 2011[1]
Official website diariovasco.com

El Diario Vasco (English: The Basque Diary) is a Spanish morning daily newspaper based in San Sebastián, Basque Country. It was founded in 1934 by the Sociedad Vascongada de Publicaciones, led by conservative writers such as Juan Ignacio Luca de Tena or Ramiro de Maeztu.

Following the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War in 1936, El Diario Vasco supported the Nationalist faction and was closured by the Republican government for two months until San Sebastián was conquered by the Nationalists. In 1945 it was bought by the Falange-controlled holders of El Correo Español, which then changed its name from El Pueblo Vasco SA to Bilbao Editorial SA.

El Diario Vasco is currently owned by Grupo Vocento and publishes ten editions through Guipúzcoa and one for the rest of Spain. In May 2001 its chief financial officer Santiago Oleaga was killed by two ETA militants.[2]


  1. ^ Figures covering July 2010 to June 2011 from Spain's Oficina de Justificación de la Difusión, accessed July 8, 2012.
  2. ^ ETA kills El Diario Vasco's CFO with seven shots from behind. El País, 25/05/01