El Caribe Digital Archive

Sponsored by the Center for Research Libraries

El Caribe (The Caribbean) is a Spanish-language daily newspaper published in Santo Domingo and is one of the Dominican Republic’s most influential and longest-running newspapers. Founded in 1948 under the repressive Trujillo regime (1930-161), the newspaper has borne witness to decades of political uncertainty, economic development, and social change. Except for brief interruptions in publication for a month in 1962 and seven months in 1965, El Caribe has been a constant chronicle of national and international news, both for the Dominican Republic and the broader Caribbean region.

Access to the El Caribe Digital Archive is made possible thanks to the generous support of the Center for Research Libraries and its member institutions. The archive is available for free to all CRL members institutions. Non-CRL institutions that wish to purchase the El Caribe Digital Archive should contact us for more information.

El Caribe

About the Archive

The El Caribe Digital Archive contains the most complete collection available for this title, with over 13,500 issues and nearly 450,000 pages since 1956. The archive features full page-level digitization, complete original graphics, and searchable text, and is cross-searchable with other Global Press Archive collections.


About the GPA CRL Alliance

East View and the Center for Research Libraries have created the GPA CRL Alliance to steer the development of a series of thematically designed databases for East View’s Global Press Archive program to meet the specific needs and priorities of CRL members. Launched in 2019, the charter phase of the GPA CRL Alliance will ultimately result in the creation of nine collections over a period of three years, encompassing hundreds of newspaper titles and totaling over 4.5 million pages, of which 3 million pages are intended to be fully Open Access.

The first of these collections – Late Qing and Republican-Era Chinese Newspapers, Middle Eastern and North African Newspapers, Independent and Revolutionary Mexican Newspapers, Imperial Russian Newspapers, and Southeast Asian Newspapers – are all Open Access collections and are the result of close collaboration between East View and CRL, with CRL advisors selecting and curating the content, and CRL members funding the collections to facilitate global Open Access. The remaining collections of the charter phase will be launched by mid-2022 and will include content from Latin America, East Africa, and more.

Click the link below to learn more about the GPA CRL Alliance, available collections, and plans for the next phase of the Alliance.