By: Editorial Staff
Carlos D. Ramirez, 52, publisher of the Spanish-language newspapers El Diario/La Prensa, died July 11 of pancreatic cancer at a hospital in Manhattan.
Mr. Ramirez, who began working at the Gannett Co. newspaper in 1981, later created El Diario Associates, a partnership which purchased El Diario/La Prensa from Gannett for $20 million in 1989.
The seven-day-a-week paper, with a current circulation of 68,000 in New York City, turned into a profitable venture under the leadership of Mr. Ramirez. Journalistic standards also improved which was noted by several awards the paper received as Best Hispanic Daily awarded by the National Hispanic Publishers Association in Washington.
Mr. Ramirez often said that the purchase of El Diario/La Prensa was his way of paying tribute to his parents and his heritage and fulfilling a dream to give something back to his community.
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