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Montevideo, June 24th 2017 - 08:43 UTC

Clarin daily owner Ernestina Herrera de Noble dies at age 92

Thursday, June 15th 2017 - 02:19 UTC
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Ernestina Herrera led a growing daily newspaper into becoming a media giant in Argentina. Ernestina Herrera led a growing daily newspaper into becoming a media giant in Argentina.

Ernestina Herrera de Noble, widow of Buenos Aires daily Clarin's founder Roberto Noble, died Wednesday in Buenos Aires, the newspaper's online edition announced. Herrera took over as publisher when her husband, who had started the business in 1945, passed away in 1969.

Herrera was born on June 7, 1925, in Buenos Aires, and married Roberto Noble on July 27, 1967. They had met in 1946.

Mrs Noble was at the helm of the newspaper as it expanded onto other, more 21st century formats, as it became Grupo Clarín, a corporation which also owns several radio and TV stations. Apart from the business endeavours, Herrera headed the Noble Foundation, involved in charity and educational projects.

She was also a member of the International Press Institute and the Council of the International Museum of Television and Radio and the first Latin American publisher to join the Unesco Advisory Committee for Press Freedom.

In 2002, Herrera was arrested over allegations that her two adopted children were in fact the son and daughter of a couple that went missing under the military dictatorship that ruled the country from 1976 to 1983. But in 2011 she was cleared of all charges after DNA tests from the children did not match any sample from the databases from those disappeared.

President Mauricio Macri expressed his condolences to the family through Twitter.

Categories: Politics, Argentina.

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  • ElaineB

    @ Hektor

    “All I said is that Ernestina broke Roberto's marriage.” There you go again. Roberto broke his own marriage. Why was the woman responsible when she was not in a marriage but Roberto had made vows with another woman? Jeez.

    You dance on her grave if you want to. It says more about the person you are.

    Jun 15th, 2017 - 09:17 pm +5
  • Don Alberto

    Hektor tells us, that

    “Hector Magnetto, the CEO of Clarin Group who was appointed by Ernestina, is the most sinister character in Argentine history”

    Really?

    Did he murder the governor of Buenos Aires?
    Did he steal square kilometers of land from the indigenous people in northern Argentina?
    Did he slaughter thousands of indigenous people in Patagonia?
    Was he a Kirchnerista, robbing his country blind?

    etc. etc.

    “The Clarin group has a monopoly of news in Argentina.”

    Oh, deary me. Does he also control all the anti-Macri, non-Clarin media?

    Did you know that the royal family in the United Kingdom are actually lizzard-like aliens from a planet in another galaxy? that planet Y hidden on the opposite side of the Sun will collide with Earth within our life time? that England will return Zimbabwe to Norway within 24 years, unless ...?

    Jun 16th, 2017 - 12:21 am +5
  • Little J

    Our friend Hektor and some of his cohorts seem to be under he impression that CFK is absolutely free of all responsibility and absolutely clean and un-polluted.

    A grave mistake in my opinion as if that were the case why are they ALL so keen to avoid going to trial, doing their utmost to withdraw Judges or Prosecutors who are following up their corrupt ways over many years in power, etc. etc.

    If any law abiding citizen has absolutely nothing to hide he or she willingly goes to court and demands that the acusations against them be proven. However if you do have some shady dealings - to put it mildly - you will do all possible to avoid the courts investigating matters of corruption in which you have been involved. As for the Papel Prensa issue judgement has been passed and the parties involved have been found “not guilty”. End of story. However I'm afraid this will not be the case with CFK and her 40 bandits - although the actual numbers exceed this number by far -should they finally be put on trial, which hopefully will be the case.

    Jun 16th, 2017 - 12:42 am +5
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