Founder, Publisher of El Nuevo Diario Dies at 75

January 11, 2008

MANAGUA – The founder-publisher of the daily El Nuevo Diario, Xavier Chamorro Cardenal, died Jan. 4 after a long cardiac illness, family sources announced. He was 75.

Chamorro, brother-in-law of Nicaraguan ex-President Violeta Barrios de Chamorro, had suffered from heart problems for four months and in his final days his health had deteriorated, said Francisco Chamorro, son and assistant publisher of El Nuevo Diario. The newspaper’s founder was born Dec. 31, 1932, in Managua, where he lived until his last days.

Chamorro was the closest associate of his brother, journalist Pedro Joaquin Chamorro Cardenal, the publisher of the daily La Prensa who was murdered on Jan. 10, 1978 by gunmen linked to dictator Anastasio Somoza.

After the assassination of Pedro Joaquin, Xavier took over the management of La Prensa together with doctor and journalist Danilo Aguirre Solis.

Nonetheless, in May 1980, Xavier Chamorro, Aguirre Solis and close to 85% of La Prensa employees decided to leave the newspaper in support of the Sandinista government, which took power a year earlier, and founded El Nuevo Diario.

Chamorro leaves five children: Francisco, Margarita, Gabriel, Ana Maria and Juan Sebastian Chamorro Garcia.

 

Facebook Comments

You may be interested

The Tico Times Weekly Digest: Oct. 15, 2018
Tico Times Weekly Digest
742 views
Tico Times Weekly Digest
742 views

The Tico Times Weekly Digest: Oct. 15, 2018

The Tico Times - October 15, 2018

In this week's episode of the Weekly Digest, a wrap-up of last week's heavy rains, plus more news from around…

Guatemala Fuego eruption is over: officials
Guatemala
801 views
Guatemala
801 views

Guatemala Fuego eruption is over: officials

AFP - October 15, 2018

The most recent eruption of Guatemala's Fuego volcano ended Saturday, an official source said, with locals escaping a repeat of June's…

October in Costa Rica: when the Caribbean comes a’callin’
Pic of the Day
1221 views
Pic of the Day
1221 views

October in Costa Rica: when the Caribbean comes a’callin’

The Tico Times - October 15, 2018

Costa Rica's Caribbean coast is famously exempt from many of the typical weather patterns in the rest of the country.…