Confirmed casualties from editorial include sports reporter and editor Abraham Nudelstejer and a page designer. Longtime employee José Cuchilla, who had worked for La Opinión for over 25 years is also out of a job. A sales executive is reportedly among the layoffs.
Earlier this year, the paper laid off editorial page editor and 30-year La Opinión veteran Henrik Rehbinder and entertainment page editor Josep Parera.
La Opinión has been undergoing a series of aggressive cuts over the past decade company-wide. In the early 2000s, the editorial department had over 100 employees. By 2011, editorial staff had dropped to 34. It is currently less than half of that, including four reporters – just two of whom cover local news – one photographer, a national correspondent based in Washington, D.C., a Mexico correspondent, and a handful of editors.
Several staffers have left the paper over the past year to take on other jobs.
La Opinión and its parent company impreMedia have yet to comment on the cuts.