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Farewell to the woman editor of ¡Hola!

Madrid / As one of the long-lived-women editors in the world, 99, and 75 of them dedicated to the magazine ¡Hola!, which she founded together with her husband, journalist Antonio Sánchez Gómez, on March 4 the journalist from Palencia Mercedes Junco Calderón (Palencia 1921-Madrid 2019) died in Madrid.

¡Hola! is one of the weekly headers of the Spanish media industry, best known in the world, translated into a dozen languages, with a greater number of international editions, some thirty, web pages, and a presence in a hundred countries.

¡Hola! semestrally publishes Hola Alta Costura and Hola Prêt-a-Porter, as well as Hola Cocina and other publications. But as the journalist Tico Medina highlights of this ‘woman from Palencia of race’ and ‘eternal Castilian’ dedicated her whole life to ‘multiply Spain’ using her business.

She was so Palencian that, in addition to never forgetting her homeland, in her letter it stands out that she was ‘cofrade of Nuestra Señora de la Soledad’ in Palencia in front of founder and president of ¡Hola! and only behind ‘widow of Sánchez Gómez’.

In the news in which the magazine informs about the death of the one who was its president since the magazine was born in 1944 and directed by her husband, Antonio Sánchez Gómez -director of the newspaper La Prensa at that time-, as “weekly magazine of information”.

Both pursued the goal of “getting the foam of life, the part of reality that does not weigh, or sink, but floats and comes out afloat. The bubbles of the champagne, the soap bubbles, “the magazine explained.

Woman and tireless worker

Close to a new 8M celebration, Mercedes Sánchez Junco is described in her own publication as a “tireless, intelligent and courageous worker who” when few women stood out in the professional world “decided with her husband to launch in 1968 the four annual issues dedicated to fashion, two of haute couture and two of ‘prêt-à-porter’, which he directed since then.

¡Hola! says the president was “very happy” with the latest extraordinary number of fashion, “with its beautiful cover, chosen by herself” and the reports of its pages, “which had been publishing for fifty years, in addition to his work newspaper in the newsroom.”

Just three months ago, in December 2018, Mercedes Junco Calderón, attended the V edition of the National Fashion Industry Awards to collect, as director of ¡Hola! ‘Prêt-à-porter’ and Alta Costura, the award in the Media category awarded by Queen Letizia for her support of the work of the great national designers and their dissemination of the main catwalks in the country.

Journalist for love

“For love she became a journalist and later, she learned to love her profession intensely, together with her husband. Shortly after their wedding, they had the idea of founding the magazine, which “filled with good news and beauty” has been reported by the media itself, which has used very affectionate words to pay homage to its founder.

When her husband died in 1984, it was her son, Eduardo Sánchez Junco, who assumed the role of directing the magazine until 2010, when he died.

Currently, her grandson, Eduardo Sánchez Pérez is who is the editor and CEO of the ¡HOLA! for eighteen years, continuing with the direction of the medium as representative and heir of the third generation of the family of businessmen journalists together with his sisters Mercedes and María del Carmen. (March 6, 2019, EFE/Practica Español)

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Comprehension

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Question 1
Principalmente, el texto habla...  
A
del fallecimiento de una editora.
B
de las ediciones internacionales de una revista.
C
del actual director de una revista.
Question 2
En el texto se dice que Mercedes Junco Calderón...  
A
fue la única fundadora de "¡Hola!"
B
fue fundadora de la revista "¡Hola!"
C
estuvo a punto de fundar una revista.
Question 3
La revista ¡Hola!...  
A
se lee en España pero también en otros países.
B
solo se lee en España.
C
solo se lee en países hispanohablantes.
Question 4
Sobre esta editora se dice que...
A
hasta hace poco fue CEO del grupo ¡Hola!
B
no le gustaba mucho la profesión de periodista.
C
era muy trabajadora.
Question 5
Según el texto, la revista ¡Hola!...  
A
informará pronto sobre el fallecimiento de Mercedes Junco Calderón.
B
ha informado de la muerte de Mercedes Junco Calderón.
C
no informó de la muerte de Mercedes Junco Calderón.
Question 6
En el vídeo se habla...  
A
del nacimiento de un hijo de Elsa Pataky.
B
del segundo hijo de Elsa Pataky.
C
de una exclusiva de la revista "¡Hola!"
Question 7
Según el vídeo, la revista ¡Hola!...  
A
publicó fotos de Elsa Pataky embarazada.
B
publicó fotos del hijo de Elsa Pataky.
C
no ha publicado ninguna imagen de Elsa Pataky.
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Vocabulary

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'Fallecer' significa...  
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morir.
B
enfermar.
C
herir.
Question 2
Una 'palentina' es de...  
A
Valencia.
B
Pamplona.
C
Palencia.
Question 3
Si algo sale 'a flote'...  
A
se hunde.
B
fracasa.
C
supera un peligro o dificultad.
Question 4
Mi 'nieto' es...  
A
mi primo.
B
el hijo de mi hijo o hija.
C
mi hijo.
Question 5
El artículo determinado para 'edición' es:      
A
lo
B
la
C
el
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