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What: We looked at ComScore’s data on the most-visited news websites in Latin America and particularly Mexico in March 2018.
Why it matters: 62.7% of Latin American users looked for news online, while 86.5% of Mexicans with an internet connection browsed news websites.

It is an important year for Latin Americans in terms of elections, and keeping informed is a priority when spending time online. We have seen that internet users in Latin American countries look for many types of content, from travel information to sports and entertainment, but the news is the kind of content they consume more. More than half of all Latin Americans with internet access (62.7%) looked at the news online in March, while 86.5% of Mexicans got informed online. These were the top 10 sites in Latin America and Mexico.

Top 10 Latin American News Sites, March 2018

Total Audience, Home and Work, PC/Laptop.Total Unique Visitors (000)
Total Internet: Total Audience184,772
News/Information115,979
1Globo noticias21,736
2MSN News13,979
3UOL Noticias12,275
4Grupo Clarin9,399
520Minutos Sites7,786
6El Pais Sites7,759
7Infobae – TKM7,403
8Yahoo-HuffPost News Network6,426
9Grupo La Nacion6,088
10Folha de S.Paulo6,074
    [Source: comScore]
  • 62.7% of Latin Americans with internet access looked for news information online in March 2018.
  • From those users, 18.7% found information at Globo noticias. 
  • MSN News was visited by 12% of users.
  • 10.5% of Latin Americans looking for news online went to UOL Noticias. 
  • Grupo Clarin received 8.1% of visits.
  • 20Minutos and El Pais were visited by very similar numbers of users, with 6.7% and 6.6% respectively.
  • 6.3% of users looked for information at Infobae – TKM. 
  • 5.5% of Latin American users that looked for information online visited the Yahoo-Huffpost News Network.
  • Grupo La Nacion and Folha de S.Paulo were seen by almost identical numbers of users, with 5.2% each.

Top 10 Mexican News Sites, March 2018

Total Audience, Home and Work, PC/Laptop, All smartphones, All tablets.Total Unique Visitors (000)
Total Internet: Total Audience68,613
News/Information59,414
1El Universal de México16,839
2DEBATE.COM.MX11,703
3Grupo SDP10,253
4Grupo Publicidad y Contenido Editorial9,591
520Minutos Sites8,270
6Grupo Proceso7,727
7Grupo Milenio7,136
8Organización Editorial Mexicana6,932
9Noticieros Televisa6,842
10El Pais Sites6,338
    [Source: comScore]
  • From the total number of Mexicans who used the internet in March, 86.5% looked for news information online.
  • 28.3% of those users went to El Universal de México to get informed of the latest news.
  • Debate.com.mx received 19.6% of visitors.
  • 17.2% of Mexicans looking for news online visited Grupo SDP sites.
  • Sites by Grupo Publicidad y Contenido Editorial were visited by 16.1% of users.
  • Grupo Proceso received 13% of visitors.
  • Grupo Milenio was visited by 12% of users.
  • 11.6% of users visited sites by Organización Editorial Mexicana; very similarly, 11.5% went to Noticieros Televisa.
  • El Pais Sites received 10.6% of visits.

What: We looked at ComScore’s data on the most-visited news websites in Latin America and particularly Mexico in January 2018.
Why it matters: 57.6% of Latin American users looked for news online, while 85% of Mexicans with an internet connection browsed news websites.

Latin Americans’ interests touch various areas, but being well-informed of the news is an activity that most people everywhere consider important. We have seen that internet users in Latin American countries look for many types of online content, from travel information to sports and entertainment, but the news is the kind of content they consume more. More than half of all Latin Americans with internet access (57.6%) looked at the news online in January, and these were the sites where they did so.

Top 10 News Websites in Latin America, January 2018

Total Audience, Home and Work, PC/LaptopTotal Unique Visitors (000)
Total Internet: Total Audience191,289
News/Information110,373
1Globo Noticias21,260
2MSN News13,952
3UOL Noticias11,575
4Grupo Clarin9,416
520MINUTOS Sites7,518
6Infobae – TKM6,756
7Folha de S. Paulo6,497
8Yahoo-HuffPost News Network6,043
9El Pais Sites5,663
10Grupo La Nacion5,529

[Source: comScore]

  • From the total of users who looked at the news online, 19.2% visited Brazilian website Globo Noticias.
  • 12.6% of users looked for information at MSN News.
  • UOL Noticias, another Brazilian website, received 10.4% of visits.
  • Argentina-based Grupo Clarin was visited by 8.5% of users.
  • 20Minutos sites in Mexico, Spain and the U.S. received 6.4% of visits.
  • Similar amounts of users looked for relevant information at Infobae-TKM, Folha de S. Paulo, and Yahoo-HuffPost. They received 6.1%5.8%, and 5.4% of visitors respectively.
  • In the last two spots were El Pais and Grupo La Nacion, with 5.1% and 5% of visits.

Top 10 News Websites in Mexico, January 2018

Total Audience, Home and Work, PC/Laptop, All Smartphones, All TabletsTotal Unique Visitors (000)
Total Internet: Total Audience68,613
News/Information58,972
1El Universal de México15,839
2DEBATE.COM.MX12,690
3Grupo SDP8,998
4Grupo Publicidad y Contenido Editorial8,756
5Grupo Proceso7,142
6Noticieros Televisa6,960
7Grupo Milenio6,753
8Organizacion Editorial Mexicana6,382
9Publimetro Sites6,176
1020MINUTOS Sites6,071

[Source: comScore]

  • 85% of Mexican internet users look for information in a wide variety of websites.
  • At the top of the ranking is El Universal, whose website received 26.8% of visits.
  • 21.5% of users looked for information at Debate.com.
  • Grupo SDP, which recently acquired fake news site El Deforma, was visited by 15.2% of users.
  • Not far behind was Grupo Publicidad y Contenido Editorial with 14.8% of visits.
  • 12.1% of users looked for news information at Grupo Proceso.
  • Noticieros Televisa received 11.8% of visits, while 11.4% of users visited the Grupo Milenio website.
  • Organización Editorial Mexicana was visited by 10.8% of users.
  • At the bottom of the list, Publimetro and 20Minutos received a similar amount of visits, 10.4% and 10.2% respectively.