CNN | 2/24/2010 12:00:00 AM
Shutdown of Colombian magazine raises questions
Feb 24--Colombia lost one of its best-known independent magazines this month when the parent company of Cambio suddenly announced it was ceasing publication.
The magazine's publisher, El Tiempo Publishing Group, is owned by Spanish conglomerate Grupo Planeta, which owns a Colombian television station and is seeking a government license to operate a national network.
Cambio ostensibly came to an end because of economic problems, but skeptics claim that the real reason was that Grupo Planeta wanted to appease the government in its bid to operate a national channel.
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