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Prensa Latina and Radio Miami Today sign collaboration agreement (+Photos)

Washington, May 31 (Prensa Latina) Prensa Latina and Radio Miami Today, based in the United States, signed a collaboration agreement on Friday, in the context of the 65th anniversary of the Cuban news agency, founded by Fidel Castro on June 16, 1959.

The document was penned in the city of Miami by Prensa Latina First Vice President Luisa María González and Radio Miami Today General Director Max Lesnik.

González said that for the media outlet that she represents, “it is essential to create alliances at this time when the media war is so strong internationally, and when large media corporations try to silence the voice of smaller communication projects.”

She added that for more than six decades of Prensa Latina’s work, “we have had fluid relationships with many institutions,” as an example she mentioned her participation in the Hispanic American Press Congress in New York on Friday and Saturday.

González also mentioned the project developed with the Associated Press (AP), with which “we have had agreements for a long time, such as one to digitize Prensa Latina’s photo archive.”

She pointed out that her news agency has the largest photographic heritage in Cuba and one of the largest in Latin America. “An archive about the first years of the Cuban Revolution.”

She commented that it is possible to dialogue and have collaboration always based on respect.

Lesnik, in turn, said, “We here follow the example of Prensa Latina and therefore we are heirs of that journalistic tradition that has been maintained over the years, despite the hardships.”

“The reality is that Prensa Latina (its name says it all) is the voice of the Americas,” he stressed.

The leadership of the news agency traveled to the United States as part of a program to celebrate the anniversary of Prensa Latina, founded by the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, a few months after the triumph of the Revolution on January 1, 1959.

Also in Miami, González received, on behalf of the news agency, a plaque of recognition from the José Martí USA Cultural Association.

Her agenda also consists of meetings with media representatives and the inauguration of the photographic collection “65 Years at the Service of Truth,” which contains images captured by photojournalists and correspondents of Prensa Latina throughout these years.

As González stated, they will remain faithful to the founding commitment to report objectively and professionally, something Prensa Latina’s 35 correspondents around the world currently do.