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“New York Times en Español” gets cancelled for lack of profitability

The New York Times cancelled its Spanish-only offshoot recently, claiming that the venture did not produce the necessary profits to keep it afloat.

The paper originally launched the spinoff in 2016 as “an attempt to reach and attract more international readers,” the paper said in a statement. The news organization said that though the venture drew “considerable” numbers of readers, it could not turn a profit. Nine people will lose their jobs as a result of the closure.

New York Times en Español produced original reporting, as well as translations of English articles. The paper will continue to publish articles in Spanish on its main website.