Latin America in general
Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Reports, 1947-1996. The Foreign Broadcast Information Service is a US government agency which translates daily radio and television broadcasts, newspapers and periodicals, government statements, books, etc. from non-English sources worldwide. Reports with translations are issued for eight world regions daily and cover such topics as military affairs, politics, the environment, societal issues, economics, and science and technology.
Latin American Newspapers (World Newspaper Archive)
Offers full text of many newspapers covering various date spans, 1805-1922.
Latin American Newsstand (2005- )
Provides full text of 37 newspapers from Puerto Rico and 11 Latin American countries. Some coverage back to 1995.
Information Services Latin America (ISLA)
Clippings from the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Financial Times, Manchester Guardian, Christian Science Monitor, Wall Street Journal and Miami Herald. By country, arranged within each country by topic, and chronologically within each topic.
1975:Nov.; 1983-2007 (Find It @ Harvard)
1996:Apr.-Dec.; 1997-2007 (Find It @ Harvard)
Online (2007- )
Listings of current online newspapers in Latin America
- Newspapers and News (LANIC)
- Latin American and Mexican Online News
- Zona Latina: Latin American Newspapers
Caribbean Newspapers, Series 1, 1718-1876 from the American Antiquarian Society Library.
News Sources by Country (Online and Microfilm)
For all Latin American countries, do the following two searches to find relevant newspapers on microfilm at Harvard:
- Search HOLLIS for [Country name] newspapers as a subject.
- Use the Widener Collection of Newspapers on Microfilm Search tool to look for newspapers available on microfilm.
- It's worth double-checking the actual microfilm to see what years are available, as the search tool is not kept up-to-date.
These two searches will overlap, but each will also have titles that the other does not have.
The Center for Research Libraries in Chicago has microfilmed seven Bolivian newspapers from the late 19th century, and they are all available now for lending. The titles were contributed by the University of Connecticut and represent a cross-section of opinion from Bolivia during a period of political instability and conflict. The titles include:
Estrella de Tarija (Tarija, Bolivia) 1877-1892
Estrella del Oriente (Santa Cruz, Bolivia) 1879-1892
El Heraldo (Cochabamba, Bolivia) 1877-1908
El Imparcial (La Paz, Bolivia) 1888-1897
La Industria (Sucre, Bolivia) 1881-1908
Patria (La Paz, Bolivia) 1880-1886
El Trabajo (Tarija, Bolivia) 1882-1892
Diario de Pernambuco is available online starting with the first issue November 7, 1825 through March 1863. It is the oldest newspaper in circulation in Latin America, published in Recife, Brazil. Announcement.
Haïti à la une: une anthologie de la presse haïtienne de 1724 à 1934, (Find It @ Harvard) Available in print.
Historic Mexican and Mexican American Press Collection (mid-1800s-1970s) includes 20 Mexican and Mexican American publications published in Tucson, El Paso, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Sonora, Mexico
Revolutionary Mexico in newspapers, 1900-1929. 345 microfilm reels. (Find it @ Harvard) Available in microfilm.
-- Includes pages from Mexican newspaper titles published in the Distrito Federal (362) and in other Mexican cities from 28 states (234 papers).
Finding Newspapers Beyond Harvard
To find newspapers beyond what Harvard has, search the following union lists:
- Latin American newspapers in United States libraries; a union list compiled in the Serial Division, Library of Congress (1968)
- Latin America North East Libraries Consortium (LANE): Union list of current newspapers and selected serials
For country-specific lists search HOLLIS/WorldCat:
Chilean periodicals -- Bibliography
Chilean newspapers -- Bibliography
Chilean periodicals -- Microform catalogs
Chilean newspapers -- Microform catalogs
Example: Catálogo de periódicos brasileiros microfilmados / Fundação Biblioteca Nacional ; [coordenação editorial, Ana Fanfa]. Rio de Janeiro : Fundação Biblioteca Nacional Departamento Nacional do Livro, 1994. 403 p.
These two directories have worldwide listings:
Willing's press guide [title varies], 1890- .
LOCATION: Countway Medicine: 1.Ba.186.
LOCATION: Widener: RR 681.312 Latest
LOCATION: Widener: Harvard Depository B 2083.3 (1895-1897)
Harvard Depository B 2083.3 Earlier (1899-1927)
Harvard Depository B 2083.3 Earlier (1928-2012)
Newspaper press directory, 1846-1976; later title, Benn’s press directory, 1978- . [title varies]
Google Books version
In Internet Archive
Location : CRL (Ctr for Research Libs) [To obtain CRL items, submit an Interlibrary Loan request via your home library] (1953-76)
Location : Widener 10467.26.10 (1905, 1946/7, 1951, 1954, 1965, 1973-76)
Location : Widener Harvard Depository PN4731.Z99 B4612x (1978-1982) Vol. 1, UK; vol. 2, Overseas.
Location : Widener Harvard Depository PN4731.Z99 B4612x (1983-1985) UK ed.
Location : Widener Harvard Depository PN4731.Z99 B4612x (1986-1991) UK ed.
Location : Widener Harvard Depository PN4731.Z99 B4613x (1986-1991) Internat. ed.
Location : Widener Harvard Depository PN4731.Z99 B47x (1993-2009) [Vols. for 1993- issued in 3 vols.: Vol. 1, United Kingdom; v. 2, Europe; v. 3, World]
Also search WorldCat for [Country name] newspapers as a subject to search library catalogs across the world.
Obtain microfilm not held by Harvard from Interlibrary Loan. Put the OCLC number (bottom of WorldCat record) on the loan Request form in the OCLC Number field. This usually takes about 10 days or 2 weeks. When the microfilm arrives it will be held for you in the Newspaper Microfilm Reading Room.
Newspaper Digitization Projects
- ICON: International Coalition on Newspapers - Newspaper digitization projects.
- List of online newspaper archives.
For more information on finding newspapers, see the Guide to Newspapers and Newspaper Indexes.