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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

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Grupo La República


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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.

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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).


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.

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José Samanez Acebo

Affiliated Interests other important people

José Samanez Acebo

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

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