Bloque De Armas

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Bloque De Armas is a Venezuelan media company. Among other properties it owns the newspapers Diario 2001 and Diario Meridiano and the sports network Meridiano Televisión.

The company was created in 1969 as a holding company for the various businesses of Armando De Armas. De Armas had launched Distribuidora Continental in 1947, followed by other businesses (including Editorial América, launched in 1960).[1] 1969 also saw the launch of sports newspaper Diario Meridiano, while Diario 2001 was launched in 1973.[1]

In 1965 De Armas expanded into the United States, building a large collection of magazine titles, with Spanish-language versions of Hearst Corporation titles, and acquiring Cuban fashion magazine Vanidades in 1967. De Armas sold Hispanic Magazine Network, U.S.A. to Grupo Anaya in 1989.[2]


  1. ^ a b Bloque De Armas, (in Spanish) Historia Archived 2008-12-05 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^, Editorial Television, S.A. de C.V.

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