According to a communique, the associations of Cuban residents in France that make up the Coordinating Committee pay tribute to Prensa Latina, which was founded on June 16, 1959, as a result of the Operation Truth in the context of the Cuban Revolution, and remains faithful to its founding mission of defending Cuba and the Third World.
The committee also highlighted that the Latin American News Agency, known as PL, maintains the emancipatory desire of its founders and promoters, among them the historic leader of the Revolution, Fidel Castro, guerrilla fighter Ernesto Che Guevara, and journalists Jorge Ricardo Masetti and Rodolfo Walsh.
This news institution marked a change in the continental journalism with an alternative vision to that imposed by US media monopolies of that time, it said.
The Coordinating Committee of Cuban Residents in France considered Prensa Latina a space of resistance at the service of the truth of the Latin American peoples and the rest of the world, against media manipulation.
The committee highlighted the adaptation of PL, which has offices in about 40 countries, to the new times of communication, providing radio reports, television and photo services, presence in several social media, translated into six languages.