The newspaper was founded in 1883. It openly opposed the then Governor Rufino Ortega, the ministers of his administration and the provincial Congress. During Rufino Ortega’s administration, Adolfo Calle (Los Andes’s founder) suffered two attacks.
Overtime, Los Andes became the most popular newspaper in Mendoza and the voice of the dominant sectors in society.
The arrival of renowned writer and journalist Antonio Di Benedetto to the newspaper as Deputy Editor in 1968 helped the editorial team reinvent themselves. The newspaper covered the arrests, murders and disappearances in the years ahead of the military dictatorship by armed groups, as well as the claims of the victims’ families. Di Benedetto was arrested by the armed forces on the very same day of the 1976 coup. Some of the newspaper’s editors and journalists also went to prison. Immediately, the newspaper started to support the military dictatorship.
Los Andes was owned by the Calle family until the 1990s, when it was purchased by Compañía Inversora en Medios de Comunicación (CIMECO), owned by Grupo Clarín, La Nacion and Spanish company Vocento.
It became the first newspaper in Argentina to have a digital version. Its website was created in 1995. In 2010 Grupo Clarín became the controlling shareholder of the newspaper.
Media Companies / Groups
The newspaper belongs to the company Diario Los Andes Hnos Calle S.A., which is controlled by Grupo Clarín’s CIMECO. The Calle family members, descendants of the newspaper’s founder, are minority shareholders.
Affiliated Interests Founder
An attorney and a journalist, he founded newspaper Los Andes. Before, he had founded newspaper El Pueblo, also in the province of Mendoza.
Affiliated Interests Ceo
Los Andes’s CEO and Director of Compañía Inversora en Medios de Comunicación (CIMECO). He worked for several companies of Grupo Clarín.
Affiliated Interests Editor-In-Chief
The newspaper’s Editor-In-Chief. In 2017 he replaced Artuto Guardiola, who had been Los Andes’s Editor-In-Chief for 14 years. He is aligned with newspaper Clarín.
Affiliated Interests other important people
Grandchild of the newspaper’s founder. She presided over the board of directors of Los Andes and the Association of Newspapers of the Interior of Argentina (ADIRA). She died in 2007. Calle family
San Martín 1049, city of Mendoza
TE: (54 0261) 420 2222 / (54 0261) 449 1200
Revenue (in Mill. $)
Operating Profit (in Mill. $)
Advertising (in % of total funding)
USD 340,874 / $9,575,144 (2018 official advertising – Argentinian Government)
Data show the newspaper’s circulation average from Mondays to Sundays in November 2018, according to the Circulation Verification Institute (IVC).
Instituto Verificador de Circulación (IVC)