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ALBA-TCP congratulates Prensa Latina on its 65th anniversary

Caracas, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) The executive secretary of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America-People's Trade Treaty (ALBA-TCP in Spanish), Jorge Arreaza, congratulated managers and workers of Prensa Latina Latin American Information Agency for the 65th anniversary of its foundation.

In a video sent to Prensa Latina’s office in Caracas, Arreaza highlighted that the agency “is a reference” for communication in the region and the world. “We want to congratulate all the professional, technical, administrative staff and workers of Prensa Latina,” he remarked.

Arreaza considered that the fact that the Agency “continues its successful development “is central” and mentioned that it has been growing and is present in dozens of countries, and now, with multimedia platforms, it is all over the world and in all modalities.

The leader of the Alliance referred to the origins of the outlet, which was founded in Havana, Cuba, and stated that Prensa Latina “is not just any Agency,” since it was created as the primary idea of the Cuban Revolution by Fidel Castro Ruz, Ernesto Che Guevara, Jorge Ricardo Massetti, and that generation of men and women who gave their lives and blood for the freedom of Cuba.

Arreaza also recalled that the Colombian Gabriel García Márquez, the Argentine Rodolfo Walsh, and others, worked at the agency, and are references, not only for journalism in Our America, but for journalism for truth, peace, and the unity of our nations.

“Thank you very much, Prensa Latina, congratulations!” Arreaza concluded.

On June 16th, 1959, Prensa Latina Latin American Information Agency became the first alternative media on the American continent to the large information monopolies, dominated by the United States.

Prensa Latina is currently present in more than thirty countries on all continents and maintains professional ties with more than a hundred media outlets around the world.

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