“The Agency is an example of transparency and passion for truth, carrying the values of socialism,” assured Rony Véliz on behalf of his colleagues in the group, on the eve of yet another anniversary of the Cuban media outlet.
For those of us who, in one way or another, are linked to it, it is an honor to know that we contribute to this noble task of revolutionary construction, pointed out Véliz, a renowned Guatemalan photographer and journalist, who has documented part of the history of the armed conflict, in addition to the traditions and folklore of this Central American country.
“Prensa Latina reaches its 63rd birthday. What else can be said than CONGRATULATIONS, COMRADES! And a big hug for everyone who makes its essence possible and keeps its essence alive,” he pointed out.
On June 16, 1959, this project-dream was born at the hands of Fidel Castro, Ernesto “Che” Guevara and Argentine journalist Jorge Ricardo Masetti, its first director.
Headquartered in Havana, today it has correspondents in nearly 40 countries on all continents, a production of 400 daily dispatches in Spanish and five other languages, photography, radio and television services, numerous publications, an Internet newsroom and content multimedia, as well as a team to ensure presence on social networks.
In an increasingly technological era, Prensa Latina bets on the future with the same mission as always: truthful, objective journalism committed to the just causes of the planet.