LOS ANGELES -- A new Spanish-language daily newspaper, Noticias del Mundo, will begin publishing and distributing in Los Angeles on Monday, the company said Wednesday.
With intitial circulation of 30,000, the 20-page, 6-day newspaper will include international, Latin American and local news for the Hispanic community, said Jose Armando Valle, general director.
Noticias del Mundo will be published by News World Communcations Inc., of New York City, which also owns the Washington Times and the New York Tribune, Valle said. New World is an affiliated corporation of the Rev. Sun Myung Moon's Unification Church.
'Our newspaper will be very objective in presenting the news,' Valle said, 'and be responsive to the Hispanic community and will not be supporting one political group over another.
'We're going to work very closely with the Hispanics in Los Angeles and be part of the community and reflect their views.'
He said the newspaper would provide a forum for Latin people from all nations to express themselves.
The newspaper will start with street sales in central Los Angeles, he said, and expand within about 60 days to home distribution and then into Orange County.
Valle was head of the advertising department of La Opinion, the current Spanish-language newspaper in the Los Angeles area.
Mundo's advertising dirctor, Nelson Botero, said the new newspaper, to move into new quarters in downtown Los Angeles within two weeks, will provide space for Hispanic community activities, 'so they feel they can be part of this.'
The newspaper was starting with a staff of 42, Valle said, including 15 reporters in editorial and sports. That number is to be doubled within two months, he said.
Mundo will carry nine page of international and national newb, a section for community news of interest to the Hispanic community and sports, entertainment, business, social news, cultural events, recreational and editorials, he said.
'The most significant proposition that this newspaper offers to the Latin citizens of this city, is the one that demonstrates their active participation in the life style of the city through special events, articles, reports, interviews and polls that show the cultural activities and their economic and commercial development,' he said in a news conference.
Valle noted that Los Angeles County's population is 32.6 percent Hispanic according to the U.S. Census, but undocumented aliens bring the Latin population to 40 percent of the county's 7,893,001 population.
Their circulation of 30,000 daily, he said, would provide 93,000 readers in the county, with 3.1 readers per household.
Noticias del Mundo was first published in New York City in 1980. The newspapers plans to move into Miami in January, 1985, and expand later to Chicago, San Francisco and San Antonio, Texas, he said.