"The Spanish newspaper El País announced on Dec. 14 the end of publishing in Portuguese. This edition had been published in Brazil since 2013. In a website statement, the newspaper stated that, despite the good audience numbers and those of digital subscribers, the news outlet "did not achieve economic sustainability, which led to the decision to discontinue it."
According to insider information, the new shareholders of the company reached the conclusion that the business was not profitable. An emergency meeting was called and the 16 professionals who worked in the Brazilian newsroom were fired. The only position kept was that of correspondent Naiara Galarraga Gortázar, as she has links to the newspaper's headquarters in Madrid, Spain."