Wednesday 22 September 2021

La Prensa Libre closed due to pandemic

Grupo Extra shuts down La Prensa Libre that for some 131 years informed Costa Ricans

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(QCOSTARICA) Faced with the economic ravages generated by the Covid-19 pandemic, Grupo Extra decides to shut down La Prensa Libre, a news publication with more than a 100-year history in Costa Rica

For my father, it was better to pay someone to have a job than for him to amass a fortune,” Iary Gómez, General Manager of Grupo Extra.

The La Prensa Libre served Costa Rican society for 131 years, for the last two the publication did all it could to survive, to move forward.

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In the 1980s, La Prensa Libre was purchased by the Grupo Extra, finding it extremely difficult to change the structure of the medium since its audience was conservative and the newspaper had not kept up with changes in the public.

La Prensa Libre had renowned journalists and played a key role in the 20th century to inform all Costa Ricans at times when communication was difficult to access. But times changed. The many attempts made were poorly received by the readers and did not grab the attention of new audiences.

“It was never a profit-making newspaper, and it was always subsidized by Diario Extra, but it was better for my father to pay someone to have a job than to store a fortune. For my father, it was better to pay someone to have a job than for him to amass a fortune,” said Iary Gómez, General Manager of Grupo Extra.

“For me, it was painful to make the decision to close what was a passion for my father, but one has to take administrative measures that are thoroughly known to be inevitable. From Grupo Extra, we will continue to strengthen ourselves and seek new alternatives for the tastes of our clients,” said Iary Gómez.

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