Grupo Octubre was created by Víctor Santa María in his capacity of Secretary General of the Single Trade Union of Concierges (SUTERH), which he presides over. It is managed by Fundación Octubre de Trabajadores de Edificios (Octubre Foundation of Concierges), created in 1991.
The foundation starting to work with a focus on education and cultural management. In 2002 it created Instituto Superior de Octubre (ISO), a post-secondary school, and in 2013, the Universidad Metropolitana para la Educación y el Trabajo (UMET). It started to operate in the media sector in 2005, when the magazine Caras y Caretas was relaunched with Santa María as Editor-In-Chief and historian Felipe Pigna as Director. A year later, the Centro Cultural Caras y Caretas was established. In 2008 the group received the license for radio signal AM 750, strategically located between Radio Mitre and Radio 10, and two years later its programming was presented. It became stronger as a multimedia group when it purchased the newspaper Página 12 in 2016. Since then, it has not ceased to expand.
Publishing; cultural center and auditoriums; education
It is the trade union representing residential concierges from the city of Buenos Aires. The union’s Secretary General is Víctor Santa María since 2005. He also presides over political party Partido Justicialista (Peronism) of the city of Buenos Aires.
Other Print Outlets
Newspaper Página 12 (18,320 issues)
Magazine Caras y Caretas
Magazine Planeta Urbano
Other Radio Outlets
AM 750 (3.26%)
FM Palermo 1 and 2
Other Online Outlets
Universidad Metropolitana para la Educación y el Trabajo (UMET)
Instituto Superior Octubre (ISO)
Showbusiness and culture
Caras y Caretas 2037
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He is a politician and businessman. Since 2005, he is the Secretary General of the Single Trade Union of Concierges (SUTERH), which before him was presided over by his father. He is also President of the Partido Justicialista (Peronism) of the city of Buenos Aires, and was elected as a member of the Mercosur Parliament (2015–2019). In addition, he is President of soccer club Sportivo Barracas.
Venezuela 370, city of Buenos Aires
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Circulation data are the monthly averages of October 2018 according to the Circulation Verification Institute (IVC).
The share of AM750 is the average of 2018 according to consulting agency Kantar Ibope.
Internet share was obtained from SimilarWeb.