Buenos Aires Standard

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Front page of the Standard for 1 May 1862, when it claimed to be the first English-language daily newspaper in the Southern Hemisphere.

'The Buenos Aires Standard (Estandarte de Buenos Aires, earlier The Standard or River Plate News or Buenos Ayres Standard) was an English language newspaper published in Buenos Aires between 1861 and 1959. It was founded by the brothers Michael Mulhall and Edward Thomas Mulhall[1] and claimed to be the first English-language daily newspaper in the southern hemisphere.[2] It became the oldest and most respected English newspaper in South America.[3] A significant source on the history of Argentina, it is being digitised and placed online by the Universidad de San Andrés, Argentina.


  1. ^ Newspaper edited by the Irish brothers Michael George and Edward Thomas Mulhall in Buenos Aires, Argentina, since May 1st, 1861 to February 5th, 1959. At the beginning, The Standard had a weekly frequency and then daily and/or weekly at the same time for different periods. Besides some changes in the title - "The Standard and River Plate News", "The Standard: (El Estandarte), etc." (website of the Universidad de San Andrés, which has the archive [1] Archived 2017-12-30 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Burton, Captain Sir Richard, Letters From the Battle-Fields of Paraguay, (Tinsley Brothers, London 1870), p.182.
  3. ^ Percy F Martin, Through five republics (of South America): a critical description of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Uruguay and Venezuela in 1905 (London, W. Heinemann, 1906), p.29.