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Hernando Suárez Burgos

Hernando Suárez Burgos

Nariñense entrepreneur and journalist. He has built a powerful media group from the expansion of the popular newspaper Extra. He also owns the traditional newspapers Diario del Sur and Diario del Cauca, has a cable television channel HSB Televisión and the transfer of the most popular Nariño station, Ondas de Mayo, which he has renamed HSB Radio 92.0 AM.

Some press articles also referenced him as owner of companies in other sectors of the economy such as the LUBER Clothing Store Chain, Sysco Electric Appliances and La Cigarra soda company. He has an institution of higher education in Bogotá, which is the operator of his television channel.

He has been linked on several occasions to investigations for links with drug trafficking. He was mentioned in the book “Los Jinetes de la Cocaína” written by the journalist Fabio Castillo, who points out him as the man of confidence of Carlos Lehder in Pasto. He was also linked to the Proceso 8.000 and the National Prosecutor’s Office linked him to an investigation for irregularities in the awarding of the Diario Deportivo, conducted by the National Anti-Narcotics Department in 2007 [i].

In recent facts, Hernando Suárez Burgos has been reported for labor mistreatment and precarious conditions in his newspapers [ii]. In addition, he has been strongly criticized by the type of journalism that he promotes.

Media Companies / Groups
Media Outlets
Facts

Business

Media Outlet

Grupo Editorial El Periódico S.A.S.

Textiles

Red de Almacenes de Ropa LUBER

Trade

Electrodomésticos Sysco

Beverages

Gaseosas La Cigarra

Education

Politécnico

Sport

Santa Fé de Bogotá

Hotel

Xilon Hotel Club

Family & Friends

Affiliated Interests Family Members Friends

Lydia Stella Ceballos de Suárez

Wife. She is a shareholder of Grupo Editorial El Periódico S.A.S.

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