From our organization we would like to congratulate the entire work team of this important media outlet,’ Eduardo Vazquez, member of the JCE, said.
Vazquez highlighted the role played by Prensa Latina in popular information and in the integration of our peoples.
Prensa Latina began its work in Havana (capital of Cuba) on June 16, 1959, and was the first Latin American alternative media outlet to face up to the big communication monopolies.
The agency emerged as a result of the need to transmit the truth about what was happening in Cuba at a time of a fierce smearing campaign to discredit the revolutionary process in this country.
Although many predicted that it would only last a few months, Prensa Latina managed to expand its coverage, show the world the independence processes of different peoples of the continent and other regions, and thrive amid a number of obstacles.
In Ecuador, the Cuban media outlet is a reference for social organizations, progressive groups, university graduates in Cuba and citizens interested in learning about events in this country and the rest of the world.
From Ecuador, historian and reporter Juan Paz y Miño also sent a congratulatory message to the news agency.
‘Our America recognizes in Prensa Latina the continuity of the ideals of Simon Bolivar, Jose Marti and so many other historical leaders,’ he said.