Granma (newspaper)

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Granma
Logo Diario Granma.png
Logo of English version of Granma
TypeDaily newspaper
FormatBroadsheet
OwnerCuban government
FoundedOctober 4, 1965
Political alignmentCuban Communist Party
LanguageSpanish, English
HeadquartersHavana, Cuba
Official websitegranma.cu granma.cubaweb.cu
 
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Granma
Logo Diario Granma.png
Logo of English version of Granma
TypeDaily newspaper
FormatBroadsheet
OwnerCuban government
FoundedOctober 4, 1965
Political alignmentCuban Communist Party
LanguageSpanish, English
HeadquartersHavana, Cuba
Official websitegranma.cu granma.cubaweb.cu

Granma is the official newspaper of the Central Committee of the Cuban Communist Party.

Its name comes from the yacht Granma that carried Fidel Castro and 81 other rebels to Cuba's shores in 1956 launching the Cuban Revolution.

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The newspaper is published daily and is widely read. In 1997, the circulation of the newspaper was estimated to be approximately 675,000 as it is the most widely read newspaper in Cuba. Several weekly international editions, available in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Turkish and Portuguese, are also distributed abroad. Also, news stories from Granma often are carried later in the Spanish-language sections of periodicals with a similar political base, such as People's Weekly World.

Granma regularly features:

The normal edition is published six days a week (not Sundays) and runs to eight pages plus occasional supplements. Recent[when?] supplements have included one marking the electricity company's purchase of vans and trucks from China, and another marking the start of the 2006 FIFA World Cup.


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