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VOXXI, the Popular Independent News Outlet, Closes its Doors

First Posted: Mar 26, 2015 07:13 PM EDT
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VOXXI, the popular independent news outlet known for its Latino-centered media coverage and its mission to become "The Voice of the Hispanic 21st Century," quietly shut its doors earlier this week.

Latino Rebels (LR) broke the news of the Miami-based website shutting down after less than four years of reporting. A part of La Vox Media Group, the outwardly budding company had locations plotted across the United States, Latin America and Europe.

According to the LR article, LR received an email from a job-hungry freelance writer searching for opportunities at LatinoRebels.com. Somewhere in the body of that email, the freelancer stated, "I used to write for the website VOXXI.com. Sadly, the website will be discontinued and I am looking for any freelance positions in other Latino websites."

LR quickly investigated the matter, firing off emails and making phone call to VOXXI's Miami offices. On March 26, it was confirmed by the site's co-founder, president and editor in chief Emilio Sánchez that the site had ceased publication.  

"Yes, it is true. We couldn't get enough revenues. Thank you for your interest. Best, E," Sánchez said to a LR reporter in an email.

In a follow-up email exchange, Sánchez passed along a message that was sent to him from Jason Perlman, the legal counselor of VOXXI. The message read, "Unfortunately Voxxi has been unable to reach several critical milestones. As a result of this, effective immediately, the company will be ceasing all operations and will wind down. We appreciate all of the efforts of those that have supported the company."

As of 5 p.m. on March 26, VOXXI has not published any stories since March 23. Also, VOXXI's social media has stopped. The final post on their Twitter and their Facebook accounts is a story about Ted Cruz's presidential bid.

Two years ago, VOXXI came under hard times when the site's co-founder Dr. Salomon Melgen was investigated by the FBI in connection to suspect Medicare charges

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