Access to Latin American Newspapers

The library recently purchased Latin American Newspapers, a collection from the World Newspaper Archive.  From the description:

Latin American Newspapers represents the initial result of the partnership between the Center for Research Libraries community and Readex, a division of NewsBank to systematically create an extensive Web-based collection of international newspapers. CRL will guarantee the long-term availability of this news content for the CRL community.

This groundbreaking online collection provides more than 35 fully searchable Latin American newspapers published in the 19th and 20th centuries. Featuring titles from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Cuba, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, Venezuela and elsewhere, Latin American Newspapers offers unprecedented coverage of the people, issues and events that shaped this vital region between 1805 and 1922.

Latin American Newspapers features such key publications as La Nacion, La Prensa and Vanguardia (Buenos Aires), Correio da Manha and Jornal do Commercio (Rio de Janeiro), O Estado de São Paulo (São Paulo), Mercurio (Santiago), La Prensa (Havana), El Guatemalteco (Guatemala City), Daily Chronicle (Georgetown, Guyana), La Revista de Yucatan (Merida, Mexico), La Patria, Mexican Herald and El Monitor Republicano (Mexico City) , El Dictamen (Veracruz Llave, Mexico), La Estrella de Panama and Star & Herald (Panama City), El Peruano and West Coast Leader (Lima), Port of Spain Gazette (Port of Spain), the Venezuelan Herald (Caracas) and more than a dozen others.

Latin American Newspapers now contains more than 425,000 pages of content.  New titles and issues will be released periodically on a rolling basis at a rate of nearly 100,000 pages per month, with an initial goal of one million pages by fall 2009.   The collection will contain potentially more than 1.5 million pages by the end of the project.

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