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The San Juan Star (San Juan, P.R.) 1959-2008

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  • The San Juan Star (San Juan, P.R.) 1959-2008

Other Title

  • Star

Dates of Publication

  • 1959-2008

Created / Published

  • San Juan, P.R. : San Juan Star Co., 1959-


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    San Juan (P. R.)—Newspapers

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    Puerto Rico—Newspapers

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    Puerto Rico

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    Puerto Rico—San Juan

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    United States—Puerto Rico—San Juan


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    Nov. 2, 1959-

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    Ceased in Aug. 2008. Information from Los Angeles times article, dated August 31, 2008 (viewed online Jan. 15, 2015).

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    Publication suspended Oct. 14- 1984.

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    Also issued on microfilm from Centro de Microfilmacion U.P.R. and the Library of Congress, Photoduplication Service.

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    Also issued online.

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    Text chiefly in English with some Spanish,

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    Continued in 2009 by: San Juan weekly. Information from «About us» section of San Juan daily star home page.

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    Latest issue consulted: Year 42, no. 80 (Jan. 20, 2001).

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    San juan weekly

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Library of Congress Control Number

  • sn85000252

OCLC Number

  • 2267443

ISSN Number

  • 8750-6122

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Renowned ‘San Juan Star’ newspaper folds after 49 years

The late Hunter S. Thompson
AP file

By Danica Coto, Associated Press Writer

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The San Juan Star, Puerto Rico’s Pulitzer Prize-winning English-language newspaper, closed Friday, the owner said, blaming the union for not agreeing to benefit cuts and layoffs to offset declining revenue.

The Star, a daily that has operated for nearly 50 years in the U.S. island territory, published its last edition Friday, publisher Gerry Angulo said.

INDUSTRY: Soft economy speeds newspaper decline, job cuts

The newspaper, which once employed Pulitzer Prize-winning author William Kennedy as its managing editor, had 120 employees, about 90 of them union members, including reporters and photographers.

Angulo said the Star has been losing money for years but the situation worsened with a recession in Puerto Rico and the broader decline in newspaper readership and advertising.

«I’m not going to subsidize the paper,» he said. «The paper has to hold its own.»

Union leaders and the paper have been in talks on a proposal to reduce medical and pension benefits for the unionized workers. The paper did not publish three days last week because the employees were on strike.

The publisher also sought to have the Star distributed by a local Spanish-language newspaper, eliminating unionized distributors and other circulation employees.

The announcement of the closure contradicted an editor’s note published Friday that said the Star would no longer publish on weekends and major holidays «in response to last weekend’s undeclared strike by some employees.»

Marisol Lara, a delegate of the Puerto Rico’s Union of Reporters, Graphic Artists and Affiliated Branches, said the closure came as a surprise since they were expecting only that the paper would cut to publishing five days a week.

«We had a meeting (Thursday) and we were told the newspaper is closed,» Lara said.

Angulo said further negotiations were not likely to result in reopening the paper. «The way things are now, the union is firm in its opinion and I’m firm in mine,» he said.

The Star, which opened in 1959, won the Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing in 1961 for a series of editorials criticizing Roman Catholic bishops for interfering in the race for governor in the island. The paper published a Spanish-language edition from 1997-2007.

A fictionalized paper based on the Star was the setting for The Rum Diary, a novel by Hunter S. Thompson.

Thompson once applied to work as the paper’s sports editor but was turned down by Kennedy, best known as the author of Ironweed.

Former employees were saddened to hear of the paper’s closing.

«I was a little taken aback,» said Eneid Routte-Gomez, who worked at the paper for 32 years beginning in the early 1960s. «Every time they threatened to close, it would pull back up again.»

With the closure, Puerto Rico still has three major Spanish-language newspapers and several smaller ones as well as a weekly business newspaper in English.

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Why Argentina recognized the death of the crew of the submarine «San Juan»‍

The crew of the submarine of the Argentine Navy «San Juan», which went missing two weeks ago, was officially declared dead. Navy spokesman Enrique Balbi said that the rescue operation had been stopped, but the search for the submarine would still continue. The sailors’ relatives consider this decision «unfair and unjustified» and demand to continue the rescue operation.

Argentina has stopped the operation to rescue the crew of the missing San Juan submarine. Thus, 44 submariners from the diesel-electric submarine were officially declared dead. This was stated by the official representative of the Argentine Navy Enrique Balbi. “The rescue operation has been terminated, the search for the submarine will now continue,” Balbi said.

He also noted that, despite all the efforts made by the rescuers, there has not been the slightest evidence of a submarine crash in the area where the search is being carried out for two weeks. “I ask all of you, and their relatives ask them — continue to look for them (crew members — Gazeta.Ru), do not cancel the rescue operation, for God’s sake,” said a family friend of midshipman Cesar Vallejos, acoustics on the San Juan.

“They (the relatives of the missing sailors — Gazeta.Ru) believe in you very much, they feel that the sailors are alive and they are alive,” Alvarez said in a conversation with the local newspaper La Nacion.

The father of one of the missing submariners, Luis Tagliapietra, demanded that the command of the Navy and the Argentine authorities reconsider the decision to complete the rescue operation.

«The final decision one way or another remains with the commander-in-chief, that is, the president of the country, and he is obliged to cancel this unfair and unjustified step,» La Nacion quoted Tagliapietra as saying.

The missing sailor’s father emphasized that completing the operation «only two days after the arrival of [the American ship] Sophie Siem» represented «an inexplicable situation». We are talking about a US Navy vessel, on board of which a mini-submarine was delivered to the search area, intended to rescue the crews of sunken submarines.

Jorge Villarreal, the father of another San Juan submariner, also noted that none of the hypotheses were confirmed, and he «prefers to keep hoping for the best at times like this.»

On the Todo Noticias TV channel, Villarreal stated that he learned about the completion of the rescue operation from media reports, and representatives of the Argentine Navy did not try to get in touch with him.

On November 28, the Argentine newspaper Clarin published the full text of the latest report from the Argentine Navy’s San Juan submarine. The report says that sea water entered the third battery pit through the ventilation system. This provoked a short circuit, and a fire broke out in the hold with batteries.

“The batteries in the bow are out of order. The crew did not check. I continue to keep you informed [of developments],” the message says.

Moreover, the Argentine Navy did not officially publish the text of the last communication session with the San Juan. This «information leak», according to Captain Enrique Balbi, forced the Navy command to initiate «appropriate administrative procedures», since the publication of documents of this nature violated «security and confidentiality rules».

On Sunday, November 26, Balbi announced the possible causes of the explosion on board the submarine. “Given that we (Argentine Navy — Gazeta.Ru) were informed about the explosion and that there were no combat torpedoes on board, so they could not cause an explosion, we can conclude that the explosion occurred due to an increased concentration of hydrogen,” — said the representative of the naval department of the country.

At the same time, Balbi emphasized that at that time the command was not aware of what could lead to an increase in the level of hydrogen in the air.

According to the British television channel SkyNews, unlike nuclear submarines, the San Juan could run out of fuel, provisions and oxygen. If the submarine sank, then the air can last a maximum of 10 days, and a fire on board could burn most of it.

Balbi gave a more pessimistic forecast — according to his information, without updating air supplies, «the survival period of crew members is seven days.» However, later he did not rule out that the crew could be in the «extreme survival» stage.

The San Juan stopped communicating on 15 November.

There were 44 submariners on board, including the first woman to become a naval officer in the Argentine Navy, Eliana Krawczyk.

An Argentine Navy submarine set sail from the Ushuaia base southwest of the Strait of Magellan. After that, the San Juan headed for the home port of Mar del Plata. The last contact with the ship was made 16 days ago in the San Jorge Bay area, between Rio Gallegos and Puerto Desido, 431 km from the coast.

The Argentine Navy published a photo of the sunken submarine «San Juan»




Photos of the submarine of the Argentine Navy «San Juan» have been published on the Web. The submarine was discovered a year after it disappeared at the bottom of the Atlantic. The photographs show the propeller and the tail section of the submarine’s hull. According to the Minister of Defense of Argentina, the boat rests at a depth of 907 meters, and it is impossible to lift it from the seabed.

The Argentine Navy tweeted photos of the San Juan submarine that went missing in the Atlantic Ocean a year ago. The photographs show a piece of the submarine’s hull, as well as a propeller.

“Other parts of the submarine of smaller sizes and shapes that match the bow and stern have been identified,”

, the Argentine Navy said.

The San Juan rests on the bottom of the Atlantic at a depth of 907 meters. According to the Minister of Defense of the country Oscar Aguada, it is impossible to raise the submarine from the bottom of the sea due to the lack of technical and financial means for such an unprecedented operation.

According to experts, lifting the San Juan from such depths could cost more than $1 billion.

close mourning for the crew of the San Juan submarine. The Argentine leader thanked all the countries that participated in the search operation, including Russia and the United States.

Sirens and horns sounded throughout Argentina in memory of the dead sailors. This action of memory was proposed by the Minister of security of the country Patricia Bullrich.

“I asked the Gendarmerie, the Prefecture of the Navy, the Federal Police and the Airport Security Police to join us in national mourning by coming to the coast and sounding sirens across the country at the hour the San Juan went off the radar, in memory of 44 heroes of the Argentine Navy,” the minister said.

The submarine was discovered on November 17, a little over a year after it disappeared. «San Juan» was found by the Argentinean company Ocean Infinity using a remote-controlled deep-sea vehicle.

Diesel-electric submarine San Juan stopped communicating on 15 November. The submarine of the Argentine Navy with 44 crew members went to sea from the Ushuaia base, located southwest of the Strait of Magellan on the island of Tierra del Fuego. After that, the San Juan headed for the home port of Mar del Plata. The last contact with the ship was made in the San Jorge Bay area, between Rio Gallegos and Puerto Desido, 431 km from the coast.

The San Juan was completely destroyed by the explosion within 40 milliseconds. This is reported in the report of the US Naval Intelligence Agency. The explosion, in terms of power approximately equal to six tons of TNT, occurred at a depth of 400 meters.

It is noted that these figures are half the minimum required time for a meaningful perception of the event, and the sailors on the submarine died instantly and without suffering.

On November 28, 2017, the Argentine newspaper Clarin published the full text of the latest message from the Argentine Navy submarine San Juan. The report says that sea water entered the third battery pit through the ventilation system. This provoked a short circuit, and a fire broke out in the hold with batteries.

“The batteries in the bow are out of order. The crew did not check. I continue to keep you informed, ”the radio operator transmitted from the cabin of the submarine.

After the disappearance of the submarine with sailors, the Argentine Navy immediately began a search and rescue operation. For a month, in the most difficult weather conditions — during storms — Argentine sailors, together with sailors from other countries, were looking for a submarine, not losing hope of finding submariners.

However, after this period, the rescue operation was terminated, because by that time the crew of the San Juan no longer had any chance of surviving. The search operation, however, continued.

Russian sailors also participated in the search for the San Juan. The deep-sea remote-controlled uninhabited underwater vehicle «Panther Plus» for quite a long time studied the topography of the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean, where the «San Juan» was last seen. The apparatus was launched from the Yantar research vessel.

At the end of January 2018, Argentine President Mauricio Macri thanked his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin for his help in finding the missing submarine.

At the beginning of the summit talks in the Kremlin, Macri noted Russia’s participation in the search and rescue operation and stressed that this was evidence of its attitude towards Argentina.

“In Russia, there were also tragic cases related to the submarine fleet. And we, of course, understand the grief of the sailors’ families. The desire to help in the search for the submarine was absolutely natural for us,” said Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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