The Trinidadian newspaper was launched in 1932 by the Portuguese writer Josefio Pérez de Souza, whose father had been a Portuguese missionary.
A short-lived newspaper was started in the 1950s by an Australian writer, and then a series of books were published by the American journalist James Gleeson.
The Trinas Guardian was the first newspaper in Latin America to use the English alphabet, and its popularity in the 1960s and 1970s was unparalleled.
A lot of people still read the newspaper, but it has fallen out of favour with the country’s population, and many newspapers have folded.
One of them is the Trinas Herald, which publishes in the capital, Caracas, and is owned by the newspaper’s owner, Juan Francisco Rodriguez, a political activist and philanthropist.
Mr Rodriguez said: “It is time for us to go back to the roots of what makes the Trins Guardian newspaper what it is: the spirit of the Trinos.”
The newspaper has been publishing daily since its inception in 1932, but Mr Rodriguez says he will be closing the paper in December.
He said: There are a lot of different problems in Venezuela right now.
It is a big country, with an extremely complicated political situation.
There are political forces that are not being met in terms of the constitution and in terms the constitution itself.
“The government has made a lot more concessions than the people want, which means there is a lot less support for us.”
We have a problem in our own country.
I have a family and I want them to have the support they need.
I would like to be able to keep publishing newspapers in the country.
What’s happened to Trinidas Guardian?
In a country where the population is shrinking, the newspaper has had to survive on a small income from its newspaper.
Its owners have struggled to pay for a printer, and a staff of 20 people.
Now the owners hope to start a new paper that will print a daily digest of the newspaper that was first published in 1932.
Mr Rodríguez said the paper would be open 24 hours a day and the staff would be able read it before it goes into circulation.
“We are going to start this new newspaper in Caracas and the aim is to have it open in the whole country within five years,” he said.