Granma (newspaper)


Logo of English version of Granma
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) Cuban government
Founded October 4, 1965
Political alignment Communist Party of Cuba
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. It was formed in 1965 by the merger of two previous papers, Revolución and Hoy.[1] 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.[2]


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,{{CN} such as People's Weekly World.}

Granma regularly features:

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



  1. James W. Carty Jr.; Janet Liu Terry (1976), "Cuban Communicators", Caribbean Quarterly, University of the West Indies, 22 (4: Mass Media in the Caribbean), ISSN 2470-6302, JSTOR 23050564
  2. Lugo, Jairo (2008). The Media In Latin America. McGraw-Hill International. p. 122. ISBN 9780335222018.
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