‘El Pa?s’ Co-founder Mendo Dead at 77

By: E&P Staff

Veteran Spanish journalist Carlos Mendo, a founder El País, died Aug. 23 at age 77, the leading Spanish daily’s Website reported.

Mendo had been hospitalized for several weeks.

The award-winning journalist started at Spanish news agency Efe in 1958, and then moved to United Press International, first as Rome correspondent and, from 1962, as bureau chief in Spain, according to Agence France-Presse He returned to Efe as managing director in 1965, serving through its expansion until 1969.

Mendo later worked for the Prisa publishing group, where he was part of the team that founded El País in 1972. A conservative figure at the liberal daily, he was named London correspondent in 1979. Mendo also reported from Washington.

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