Arturo Pellerano Alfau

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Arturo Joaquín Pellerano Alfau (1864–1935) was a Dominican merchant, publisher, and journalist. He, along with Julian Atiles, founded Listín Diario, the leading newspaper of the Dominican Republic, in 1889.[1] Pellerano tried to maintain the independence of his newspaper through many troubled times. During the US military intervention of 1916-24, he maintained a nationalistic line of constant protest.[2] During Rafael Trujillo's reign, his newspaper office was attacked and he and his family were detained due to his decidedly Anti-Trujillo political views.[2]

He married twice and had a total of 14 children. His family remained connected with the Diario until it was purchased by Banco Intercontinental in 2003.[3]


  1. ^ Bell, Ian (1981). The Dominican Republic. Westview Press. p. 151. ISBN 0-89158-780-2. Google Books. Retrieved on March 16, 2011.
  2. ^ a b Roorda, Eric (1998). The Dictator Next Door: The Good Neighbor Policy and the Trujillo Regime in the Dominican Republic, 1930-1945. Duke University Press. pp. 52-3. ISBN 0-8223-2123-8. Google Books. Retrieved on March 17, 2011.
  3. ^ Dominican Republic Newspaper website Archived March 7, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.. Retrieved on March 17, 2011.