Diario de la Marina was a newspaper published in Cuba, founded by Don Nicolas Rivero in 1832. Diario de la Marina was Cuba’s longest-running newspaper and the one with the highest circulation. Its roots went back to 1813 with El Lucero de la Habana (The Havana Star) and the Noticioso Mercantil (The Mercantile Seer) whose 1832 merger established El Noticioso y Lucero de la Habana, which was renamed Diario de la Marina in 1844.
In 1953, the Diario had a circulation of 28,000 weekdays and 35,000 on Sundays, with 36 to 48 pages, selling for five cents. Its audience was government officials and the upper and middle classes.
Soon after the Cuban Revolution led by Fidel Castro that overthrew the Cuban government in 1959, all media - radio, television, and print - underwent a censorship process. Diario La Marina, due to its anti-Castro position (it had opposed Castro's efforts since well before the revolution) was closed on May 12, 1960, by orders of the government. After 128 years, the newspaper had ceased operations.
The newspaper was published in exile in Miami, Florida, from 1960 until 1961, when it ceased publication.
Diario de la Marina - Digital Library of the Caribbean
They cover the years 1844 - 1882, 1899 - 1909, 1930, and 1947 - 1961.
Earliest issue - 3 September 1844
Last issue - 6 May 1961
Diario de la Marina - World Newspaper Archive
World Newspaper Archive, created with the Center for Research Libraries, provides access to historical newspapers through Readex. Libraries purchase these digital collections and members can view them through their library.
World Newspaper Archive has 22, 472 issues online.
They cover the years 1844 - 1882, 1899 - 1922.
Earliest issue - 16 April 1844
Last issue - 31 December 1922
Diario de la Habana - World Newspaper Archive
They cover the years 1810, 1828, 1830 - 1831, 1833, 1835, 1839, 1841 - 1844, 1846.
Earliest issue - 28 Sept 1810
Last issue - 15 September 1846
World Newspaper Archive also offers other Cuban newspapers.