Biography of Manuel Mencía Calderón

He was born in Comayagua (1871), he died in Tegucigalpa (1955). He was the founder of the Imprenta Calderón and, in its initial stage, of the Diario El Cronista, with Paulino Valladares, as of April 10, 1912.

By 1920 the printing company that bears his name began to acquire modern machinery and became, particularly between 1930 and 1950, the most modern in the country. He was Director of El Cronista from 1930 to 1943, when its closure was ordered by the Government of Tiburcio Carías Andino.