facebook
twitter
search
search

Renowned Brazilian publisher dies

April 30, 2007 at 9:54 PM

SAO PAULO, April 30 (UPI) -- Renowned Brazilian newspaper publisher Octavio Frias de Oliveira -- owner of the country's largest newspaper -- has died at the age of 94.

Frias was the owner of Folha de Sao Paulo newspaper, which also published other leading publications. His other assets included a leading statistical polling firm and an Internet portal.

The Folha owner was revered for his newspaper's refusal to yield to the country's former military regime (1964-1985) by continuing to publish commentaries critical of the dictatorship. However, Frias also allowed for supporters of the regime to voice their opinion in Folha's pages.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending Stories
Chelsea Clinton accidentally calls Bernie 'President Sanders'
Watch every star-studded Super Bowl commercial of 2016
Susan Sarandon responds to Piers Morgan criticizing cleavage
Two Virginia Tech students plotted 13-year-old's death, prosecutors said
Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice got classified email on private accounts