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Photos from Prensa Latina on display in the US capital (+Photos)

Washington, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) The work of the Cuban news agency Prensa Latina (PL), from its foundation to date, is the leitmotif of the photo exhibition entitled "65 Years at the Service of Truth," inaugurated in this capital.

Images showing the leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, along with Ernest Hemingway, Jesse Jackson, and Angela Davis, and current coverage, including the protests in support of the Palestinian people, are part of the collection of photos taken by photojournalists and correspondents of this agency present in 35 countries.

How and why did Prensa Latina emerge at the beginning of the Revolution led by Fidel Castro? PL Vice President Luisa Maria Gonzalez asked on Thursday during the opening ceremony at the Nicaraguan Embassy in Washington DC.

“The answer is simple: Prensa Latina was the response of the emerging revolutionary and progressive government against media manipulation,” Gonzalez explained.

She said: “The big Western information monopolies, which hold hegemony in the field of communications, published completely distorted stories about Cuba that did not offer an accurate image of what was happening in Cuba.

She affirmed that this media “has been a great audacity since the first day.”

Attending the photo exhibition inauguration were journalists, solidarity groups, Lautaro Sandino, Charge d’Affaires at the Nicaragua Embassy in this capital, and Cuban Ambassador Lianys Torres.

Sandino expressed his gratitude to Cuba, whose life-saving history enabled him to bring doctors and teachers to his country.

The photos on display were taken by photojournalists and correspondents over the years, and their value lies precisely in the fact that they show wide and varied coverage.

Gonzalez started her visit to the United States on May 29 to participate in the Hispanic-American Press Congress, held in New York on May 31 and June 1 as part of the 65th anniversary of the founding of this news agency, at an initiative of Fidel.

Prensa Latina has offices in the United States, Latin America, and the main capitals of Europe, Asia, and Africa.