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La Gaceta de Tucumán

La Gaceta de Tucumán

La Gaceta de Tucumán, owned by the García Hamilton family, covers a group of media focused on news from Tucumán and northeastern Argentina. It is based on the company La Gaceta S.A. that runs newspaper La Gaceta de Tucumán, the most popular newspaper outside the city of Buenos Aires, its websites (La Gaceta and la Gaceta de Salta) and LG Play, which also produces audiovisual content. It also owns an online sales portal and other tourist and travel services.

Until the end of 2017, La Gaceta held stock in the agency Diarios y Noticias (DYN) together with newspapers Clarín, La Nacion and Río Negro. That year, they decided to close down the company and lay off its 100 workers.

Descendants of newspaper’s founder Alberto García Hamilton are controlling shareholders and members of its board: the President and CEO of the company is Daniel Dessein, great-grandson of García Hamilton and a frequent member of Argentina’s Association of Journalistic Entities (ADEPA), which he presided over, as well as the Inter American Press Association (IAPA).

During the last dictatorship and some months ahead of it, as part of Operativo Independencia, the newspaper and its shareholders had close ties with the military. Enrique García Hamilton, who was the newspaper’s Managing Director, became Secretary of Tourism of the province of Tucumán during the de facto government of Antonio Domingo Bussi, who was later convicted multiple times for crimes against humanity. Bussi himself would later be Garcia Hamilton’s daughter’s best man.

Key facts

Business Form

Private

Legal Form

Joint stock corporation

Business Sectors

E-commerce; tourism

Ownership

Individual Owner

García Hamilton Family

Alberto García Hamilton’s descendants control newspaper La Gaceta. Among shareholders are Daniel Dessein, current CEO and President of the board, who is the great-grandson of the newspaper’s founder, and Ana Cristina García Hamilton, Vice President of the board and granddaughter of the founder. Alberto García Hamilton, who served as President of the board in the past, and Santiago Padilla, owner of juice company Citric, also hold shares.

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Media Outlets
Other Media Outlets

Other Print Outlets

La Gaceta de Tucumán

Other TV Outlets

LG Play

Other Online Outlets

LaGaceta.com.ar

Facts

Business

E-commerce

La Gaceta Shop

Tourism

La Gaceta Viajes

Loyalty card program

Club La Gaceta

General Information

Founding Year

1912

Affiliated Interests Founder

Alberto García Hamilton

Uruguayan journalist and politician. In 1912 he founded La Gaceta de Tucumán, which he also managed.

Employees

250

Contact

Mendoza 654, S.M. Tucumán (T4000DAN)

Tax/ ID Number

30-50009071-1

Financial Information

Revenue (Financial Data/ Optional)

$417 million

Operating Profit (in Mill. $)

$71.4 million

Advertising (in % of total funding)

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Management

Executive Board

Daniel Dessein

President of the board and CEO

Supervisory Board

Enrique J. Monmany

Permanent Statutory Auditor

Further Information

Data Publicly Available

ownership data is easily available from other sources, e. g. public registries etc.

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Meta Data

Income and revenue data correspond to La Gaceta S.A. in July 2017.

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