El Mercurio de Valparaíso

Chilean newspaper

El Mercurio de Valparaíso is the oldest newspaper of Chile,[1] and the oldest one in the world in Spanish language that is still being published –the first newspaper in Chile was La Aurora de Chile. It is from Valparaíso, and it was founded in 1827 by typographers Thomas G. Wells, Ignacio Silva Medina and Pedro Félix Vicuña. The first edition was published in September 12, 1827.

The sign of El Mercurio de Valparaíso

It is claimed that newspaper El Peruano is the oldest one in Spanish language.[2]


  1. "Grupo de diários América". Archived from the original on 2015-09-24. Retrieved 2010-07-04.
  2. El Ciudadano

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