These resources provide online access to more than 50 newspapers published in Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Cuba, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, and Venezuela between 1805 and 1922.
Through eyewitness reporting, editorials, legislative information, letters, poetry, advertisements, matrimony notices, and obituaries, these newspapers chronicle the evolution of Latin American culture and daily life over two centuries and provide wide perspectives from diverse Latin American cultures.
Series I contains more than 1.2 million pages of content, including:
- El Mercurio (1914–22) – An important Spanish-language paper published in Santiago, often considered Chile’s newspaper of record.
- O Estado de São Paulo (1876–1922) – This title (published as A Provincia de São Paulo until 1889) traces Brazil’s history from an empire to a republic, and stands as one of Brazil’s premiere newspapers.
- La Prensa (Buenos Aires, Argentina) (1869–1922) – This title, founded in 1869 by Dr. Jose Clemente Paz, was considered among the most significant newspapers in the world by the turn of the century.
- Mexican Herald (1895–1915) – An English-language title bringing international and local news to the American expatriate community in Mexico.
Series II deepens coverage of countries such as Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Cuba, and Mexico, and includes papers from areas not covered in Series I such as Bolivia, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Belize.