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In 2015, the website of Correo -mainly owned by the El Comercio Group - exceeded 5 million unique users per month and was ranked among the top 10 news and topical websites with the highest audience in Peru.

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National coverage

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Free content

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Grupo El Comercio (hoy Vigenta Inversiones S.A.)


Group / Individual Owner

Olga Ana Rosa Banchero Rossi de Salazar

Sister of the Peruvian fishing businessman Luis Banchero Rossi. She was the late Enrique Agois Paulsen’s first wife, with whom she had four children: Luis Manuel (now chairman of the board, and owner of 11% of the shares, at Prensmart), Carlos Óscar (5%), María Gabriela Agois Banchero (5%).

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Prensmart (formerly Empresa Periodística Nacional S.A.- Epensa)

Affiliated Interests Founder

Company responsible for publishing the dailies Correo, Ojo, El Bocon, and also in charge of their digital content and digital and web versions which are related to showbiz It was created by the fishing magnate Luis Banchero Rossi in 1962 and after his death, it was administered by his family, wife and children. In 2013, the El Comercio group became the majority shareholder of the company.


Luis Manuel Agois Banchero

Affiliated Interests Ceo

Peruvian economist born in Lima in 1955. Son of the late Enrique Agois Paulsen and Olga Banchero Rossi. He is also the fishing tycoon Luis Banchero Rossi’s nephew. He has been shareholder and chairman of the board at Epensa (now Prensmart) since 2014. After the fall of Alberto Fujimori's regime, Congress asked the Public Prosecutor's Office to investigate Luis Agois for being part of Vladimiro Montesinos’ criminal organization, resorting to the deactivated Servicio de Inteligencia Nacional (National Intelligence Service) (SIN), and selling the editorial line of his media organizations in exchange for money in order to promote the third re-election of Fujimori.


Iván Slocovich Pardo

Affiliated Interests Editor-In-Chief

Peruvian journalist (Lima, 1943). He was editing director of the Correo Norte newspaper (covering the regions of Tumbes, Piura, Lambayeque, La Libertad and Chimbote). He assumed the post of national director of Correo in 2013. Most of his career as a journalist was developed at Prensmart.

Other Important People

César Pardo Figueroa Turner, José Antonio García Miró Miró Quesada, Luis Miró Quesada Valega

Affiliated Interests other important people

César Pardo Figueroa Turner

Industrial engineer. He has held the position of General Manager of El Comercio for 20 years and is also a director of the other subsidiaries in the “El Comercio” group


Dirección: Jirón Jorge Salazar 171 (La Victoria), Lima

Teléfono: 51-6311111 ; Página web:

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