's largest daily newspaper
, with a circulation
of over 120,000. Diario El Comercio was founded in 1839
, making it the oldest privately-owned newspaper in the country. The slogan
"Independencia y Veracidad" ("Independence
") was adopted to reflect the newspaper's focus on objectivity and journalistic ethics
, although the military took control of production during the 1970s. El Comercio is controlled by shareholders from the Miró Quesada
In November of 2000, the paper published several anti-Fujimori editorials after the preident's abrupt resignation.