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Granma (newspaper)

Logo of English version of Granma
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) Cuban government
Founded October 4, 1965
Political alignment Cuban Communist Party
Language Spanish, English
Headquarters Havana, Cuba
A Cuban reads the Granma

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.[1]


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

Granma regularly features:

  • Speeches by Raúl Castro and other leaders of the Cuban government, including former President Fidel Castro's column,'Reflexiones de Fidel' meaning 'Fidel's Reflections'.
  • Official announcements of the Cuban government
  • Popular sketches highlighting the history of Cuba's revolutionary struggle, from the 19th to the 21st century
  • Developments in Latin America and world politics
  • Steps by Cuba's workers and farmers to defend and advance the socialist revolution
  • Developments in industry, agriculture, science, the arts, and sports in Cuba today
  • TV listings for that day

The normal edition is published six days a week (not Sundays) and runs to eight pages plus occasional supplements.


  1. ^ Lugo, Jairo (2008). The Media In Latin America. McGraw-Hill International. p. 122.  

External links

  • Official website in English (English)
  • Official website in Spanish (Spanish)
  • Official website in German (German)
  • Official website in French (French)
  • Official website in Portuguese (Portuguese)
  • Official website in Italian (Italian)
  • Pathfinder Press: Granma subscriptions
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