Gazeta de Lima

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Gazeta de Lima

Gazeta de Lima, Peruvian periodical of the mid-eighteenth century. The Gazeta (or Gaceta) de Lima was published on an irregular basis beginning in 1743 and continuing until the early nineteenth century. There were often about six issues a year. Initially the Gazeta contained reprints of material taken from European publications, especially the Gazeta de Madrid, but it also included some local news, such as appointments to office, the arrival and departure of ships at Callao, and deaths of local dignitaries. Beginning in 1793, it appeared as a government publication designed to present the official version of events in revolutionary France and Europe.

See alsoGazetas; Journalism.


Ella Dunbar Temple, La Gaceta de Lima del siglo XVIII. Facsímiles de seis ejemplares raros de este periódico (1965).

                                      Mark A. Burkholder