Diario El Popular
Sensationalist tabloid. Principal content related to the police and shows. Political content is brief. It was one of the best-selling tabloid newspapers nationalwide until the newspaper “El Trome” of the “El Comercio” Group entered the market. As part of its publicity, they organize events with the entertainers of the shows. It has an average circulation of 210 thousand daily newspapers sold nationally
Media Companies / Groups
Grupo La República
Group / Individual Owner
Helena Ramona Seminario de Mohme
Ramona Seminario is Gustavo Mohme Llona’s widow. Shareholder of the companies of Grupo La República. Mother of the six Mohme Seminario brothers.
María Eugenia Mohme Seminario
Maria Eugenia Mohme Seminario is chairman of the board of directors and corporate commercial manager at Grupo La República Publicaciones and member of the board of directors at América Televisión and Canal N. She is also vice president of the “Consejo de la Prensa Peruana “Peruvian Press Council)” for the period 2016-2018. She was in charge of the restructuring of the company's operations. She is a civil engineer and holds an MBA from Centrum and led a Management Program for CEOs at Northwester University in the United States. She is manager of Inversiones Mohme S.A. and was manager at M & M Desarrollo Inmobiliario S.A. She is a minority shareholder of all the family businesses, holding the same percentage as her siblings. She owns 3.5% of the real estate company Hetir S.A. She was director of the real estate company Proyec Sa W&M Contratistas Generales S.A. and W & M Contrat Gnrales S.A. Cefoisa Asoc. She has also worked for her father’s company Woodman & Mohme.
Gustavo Mohme Llona y Guillermo Thorndike
Affiliated Interests Founder
Gustavo Mohme Llona (1930-2000) was founder and director of the newspaper “La República”. Businessman, politician and journalist. He was a civil engineer by profession. In 1955, he founded the construction company "Woodman & Mohme" along with Arturo Woodman Pollit. This company lasted 25 years and built important structures in the north of the country. He was a member of the center party “Acción Popular (Popular Action).” Due to some discrepancies with the president Fernando Belaunde Terry, he founded the division “Acción Popular Socialista (Socialist Popular Action)” in 1967. In 1982 he founded the left-wing newspaper “La República” and, two years later, the tabloid “El Popular.” In 1985 and 1990 he was elected Senator for “Izquierda Unida (Left United).” His work was interrupted by the military coup in 1992, but in 1995 he returned to Congress with Javier Perez de Cuellar’s party, who was the former secretary-general of the United Nations. During this period he was a strong opponent to Alberto Fujimori’s dictatorship both in Congress and in the management of the newspaper. In the final years of the Fujimori regime, he suffered slanderous attacks through the tabloid newspapers, which were funded by the dictatorship. He died in 2000 when he had been reelected congressman. The press room in the Peruvian Congress bears his name, in recognition of his work. He had other companies: Empresa Latinoamericana de Transporte S.A.C. (transport of heavy loads), Centro Laser Angamos S.A. (cosmetics), W & M Contrat Gnrales SA Cefoisa Asoc (building construction) and Importadora y exportadora Angamos S.A. (Wholesale of household goods).
Guillermo Thorndike was one of the most important Peruvian journalists of the second half of the 20th century. He founded the newspapers: Ojo, La Crónica Libre, La República, El Popular and Página Libre. He has been involved in the editorial offices of the newspapers Correo, La Crónica, El Nacional, La Razón and the Frecuencia Latina and RBC channels. Before arriving at La República, he worked as director of El Diario de Marka (left-wing) and advised Alfonso Barrantes (Izquierda Unida) for the candidacy to the municipality of Lima. He has written thirty books, among which a few that stand out are: “El año de la barbarie (The year of barbarism),” “No, mi general (No, my general),” “La revolución imposible (The impossible revolution),” “La batalla de Lima (The battle of Lima),” “Banchero, los adolescentes y alucinantes años 60 de Chimbote (Banchero, the teenagers and the amazing 60's in Chimbote),” “Grau. 1878 crimen perfecto (Grau. The perfect crime in 1878),” “El rey de los tabloides (The King of the tabloids),” “Grau. La República caníbal (Grau. Cannibal of the Republic),” “Grau. La traición y los héroes (Grau. Betrayal and Heroes),” “Grau. Caudillo, la ley (Grau. Leader, the law),” “Grau. Los hijos de los libertadores (Grau. The children of the liberators),” “Ocupación, Testigo. La edad de plomo (Occupation, Witness. The Age of Lead),” “Gastronomía (Gastronomy)” and “Los topos: la fuga del MRTA de la prisión de Canto Grande (Spies: The MRTAs Escape from Canto Grande Prison).” He underwent some political directional changes. If he supported the left in the 1980s, in 1990 he used Página Libre as a means to catapult Alberto Fujimori’s candidacy, with support from the outgoing “Aprista” government. At the end of the 90s, he worked for Frecuencia Latina when it was under control of the Winter brothers, and affiliated with the Fujimori regime. He continued in that same line at the newspaper La Razón even when the regime had fallen.
Maria Eugenia Mohme Seminario
Affiliated Interests Ceo
Is chairman of the board of directors and corporate commercial manager at Grupo La República Publicaciones and member of the board at América Televisión and Canal N. She is also vice president of the Consejo de la Prensa Peruana (Peruvian Press Council) for the period 2016-2018. She was in charge of the restructuring of the company's operations. She is a civil engineer and has an MBA from Centrum and led a Management Program for CEOs at Northwester University in the United States. She is manager of Inversiones Mohme S.A. and was manager at M & M Desarrollo Inmobiliario S.A. She is a minority shareholder of all the family businesses, holding the same percentage as her siblings. She owns 3.5% of the real estate company Hetir S.A. She was director of the real estate company Proyec Sa W&M Contratistas Generales S.A. and W & M Contrat Gnrales S.A. Cefoisa Asoc. She has also worked for her father’s company Woodman & Mohme.
Alan Morales López
Affiliated Interests Editor-In-Chief
Editor-in-chief of the tabloid. He was publisher of the sports newspaper of the group. Studied at the Universidad Federico Villareal.
Other Important People
José Samanez Acebo
Affiliated Interests other important people
Gerente General. Has been manager of the companies of “Grupo La República” for a long time. He is a trusted man of the Mohme Seminario family. He is general manager of Grupo La República S.A. and La República Internacional.
Jr. Camaná 320, Cercado de Lima
Teléfono: 51-7116000 www.larepublica.pe
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Sources Media Profile
Libros de Guillermo Thorndike
CAVANAGH, Jonathan. Perú: The Top 10,000 Companies 2016. Publicado por: Top Publications S.A.C.
VIVAS Sabroso, Fernando. En vivo y en directo (2008). Fondo Editorial de la Universidad de Lima. 2da edición.
Historia de Gustavo Mohme Llona
Biografía de Gustavo Mohme Llona
Recuerdo de Gustavo Mohme Llona
Discurso de Gustavo Mohme Seminario al asumir presidencia de SIP
Linkedin de Maria Eugenia Mohme Seminario
Historia de los diarios peruanos en internet
Reporte económico de El Comercio ante la SMV. Puesto de Maria Eugenia Mohme en el América
Optimización de La República S.A.