Crónica (newspaper)

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Crónica (Argentina) logo.bmp
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Grupo Olmos
Founder(s)Héctor Ricardo García
PublisherAlejandro Olmos
FoundedJuly 29, 1963
Political alignmentPopulism[1]
HeadquartersBuenos Aires, Argentina

Crónica is a daily newspaper published in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Founded on July 29, 1963, by publisher Héctor Ricardo García, it became well known for its oversized headlines and yellow press approach; as García explained: "we needed a strident daily, with large and shocking headlines, like the kind one sees in Central America, because our papers were too placid."[citation needed]

The newspaper eventually reached a daily circulation of 800,000 and rivaled Clarín as the nation's leading news daily, was shuttered by President Isabel Perón in 1975, and though it was reopened in 1977, it never regained its former prominence. Crónica, whose logo is Firme junto al pueblo ("Firmly with the people"), is published with three editions: morning, evening and night, and its average daily circulation in 2006 was 58,432.[citation needed]

It is considered a banal and bizarre way of telling news in Argentina.[4][better source needed]

1966 Aerolineas Argentinas DC-4 hijacking[edit]

In 1966, the newspapers founder and then editor Héctor Ricardo García was involved in the 1966 Aerolineas Argentinas DC-4 hijacking in which the far-right Argentine nationalist Condor Group hijacked a commercial flight, redirecting it to the Falkland Islands.[5][6] Amongst the passengers was Argentinian Rear Admiral José María Guzmán, who at the time was the then Governor of Tierra del Fuego (the Argentinian province to which the Falklands theoretically belonged).[5] He claimed to have been invited along as a journalist however it was later claimed he had been a key supporter in the hijacking.[6]


  1. ^ "Crónica TV: Una manera banal y bizarra de contar noticias"". 28 November 2013.
  2. ^ "Por primera vez, el Cronista pasó en ventas a Ambito Financiero". 23 December 2011.
  3. ^ "Los diarios oficialistas, entre la indiferencia y la descalificación - LA NACION". La Nación.
  4. ^ "Crónica TV: Una manera banal y bizarra de contar noticias"". 28 November 2013.
  5. ^ a b "Les Gleadell Obituary". The Daily Telegraph. London. Telegraph Media Group. 13 July 2009. Archived from the original on 10 June 2020. Retrieved 30 November 2020.
  6. ^ a b Burns, Jimmy (2012). Land That Lost Its Heroes : How Argentina Lost the Falklands War (1st ed.). London: Bloomsbury Publishing. p. 38. ISBN 9781408834718. Retrieved 30 November 2020. The case was reported prominently in Cronica, the mass circulation nationalist tabloid that had consistently campaigned against British interests and whose editor, Hector Ricardo Garcia, had personally joined in the Condor hijacking.

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