‘El Huffington Post’ launches in Spain, considering other sites in Latam

The Huffington Post on Wednesday announced the launch of its newest version, a Spanish language site called ‘El Huffington Post’ produced in Madrid at the headquarters of Spain's El Pais newspaper, owned by Grupo Prisa. 

Founder Arianna Huffington said the new site introduced by her and the El Pais newspaper will try to draw in a global audience by attracting Spanish speakers in Europe, the United States and Latin America.   

She told The Associated Press that the global economic crisis hitting traditional media hard is an opportunity for new web sites and new technology. El Huffington Post will go online Thursday. It will focus on news from Spain but will include stories and commentary from the rest of the Spanish-speaking world, which numbers about 350 million people, Huffington said.

The Huffington Post already has a version aimed at Hispanics in the United States, and Huffington said she is considering launching other country-specific sites in Latin America.

The parent company of El Pais, Prisa SA, has a 50 percent stake in El Huffington Post.


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Marcos oversees editorial and sales. He is based in Portada's NYC headquarters. Prior to launching Portada in 2003, Marcos worked in both the media and finance sectors. He occupied leading roles at the Spanish edition of The Wall Street Journal, in Spain’s newspaper Cinco Dias and at SwissRe. He is an MBA, and a CFA. Marcos is a print junkie and also loves all things digital media. He also is passionate about everything related to New York City and loves to play tennis.

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