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About El Tiempo
El Tiempo is a daily newspaper in Colombia, a non-tabloid daily with national distribution. As of 2012, it had the highest circulation in Colombia with an average daily weekday circulation of 1,137,483, rising to 1,921,571 for the Sunday edition. After longtime rival El Espectador was reduced to a weekly publication following an internal financial crisis in 2001, El Tiempo enjoyed monopoly status in Colombian media as the only daily that circulated nationally, because most smaller dailies have limited distribution outside their own regions. On 11 May 2008 El Espectador returned to the daily format.
From 1913 to 2007 El Tiempo’s main shareholders were members of the Santos family. Several also participated in Colombian politics: Eduardo Santos Montejo was President of Colombia from 1938 to 1942, Francisco Santos Calderón served as Vice-President nd Juan Manuel Santos as Defense Minister during Alvaro Uribe’s administration. The latter was elected President in 2010.
In 2007, Spain’s Grupo Planeta acquired 55% of the Casa Editorial El Tiempo media group, including the newspaper and its associated TV channel Citytv Bogotá.