The Diario de Pernambuco
is the oldest newspaper in circulation in Latin America. The issues from 1825-1923 offer insights into early Brazilian commerce, social affairs, politics, family life, slavery, and such. Published in the port of Recife, Brazil, the Diario
contains numerous announcements of maritime movements, crop production, legal affairs, and cultural matters. Richard Phillips, Head of the Latin American Collections at UF, proposed and was awarded funding to digitize the Diario de Pernambuco.
This is now complete with the first issue from November 7, 1825 through to March 1863 – all online for worldwide access. See the Diario de Pernambuco
Digital Collections here: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/AA00011611