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Argentinian political scientist highlights the role of Prensa Latina

Buenos Aires, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) Argentinian political scientist Atilio Boron highlighted the role of the Latin American News Agency Prensa Latina, a few days before its 65th anniversary.

It is a great communicational and cultural entity, a fundamental piece in the thought artillery in the battle of ideas – as Fidel Castro (1926-2016) used to say against the precast lies at the service of the empire, the sociologist and analyst asserted.

A big hug to the comrades of Prensa Latina, “Hasta la victoria, siempre” (Always, till the victory), he pointed out in a message sent to that outlet.

Founded on June 16, 1959 to confront the campaign of disinformation and manipulation of the big monopolies, the news agency’s first director was the Argentinian Jorge Ricardo Masetti (1929-1964), and the renowned journalist Rodolfo Walsh (1927-1977), among other great Latin American figures,worked there as well.

According to writer Stella Calloni, Prensa Latina “is an example of journalistic ethics, because it respects the right of peoples to receive truthful information, in a world where hegemonic power takes control of most of the mass media and technologies, sowing lies and hatred.”

Recently, the Secretary General of the Buenos Aires Press Union Agustin Lecchi stressed the importance of its creation and its continuity, with correspondents in dozens of countries and a Latin American conception of struggle against imperialism.

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