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Panama’s former presidential candidate praises Prensa Latina’s work

Panama, Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) The former presidential candidate for free nomination in the general elections in Panama this year, Maribel Gordón, praised Prensa Latina's commitment to truth, 65 years after it was created on June 16, 1959.

In a message addressed to the news agency, founded by the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro (1926-2016), Commander Ernesto Guevara (1928-1967) and its first director, Argentine journalist Jorge Ricardo Masetti (1929-1964), the economist also highlighted the merit of providing truthful information to the people of the continent.

Regarding the news agency’s more than six decades of work, amid growing obstacles, the academic and prominent social activist pointed out that it is an arduous effort, an honest trajectory, to demystify the misinformation generated by hegemonic centers.

Gordón, who promoted the Government program called “Plan for a Dignified Life” in Panama, with emphasis on the fight against the neoliberal model, indicated that Prensa Latina is necessary for the continuity of alternative communication in defense of the people and to break the information siege that popular movements face.

Various messages in Panama to congratulate Prensa Latina, such as that of the National Front for the Defense of Economic and Social Rights, recall foundational axes, summarized in a phrase by Masetti: “We are objective, but not impartial. We consider it cowardice to be impartial between good and evil.”

Sixty years after its founding, Prensa Latina has correspondents in nearly 40 countries and an extensive information production in different formats and languages.

Despite adversities, it maintains the daily preparation and publication of nearly 400 dispatches, produces around twenty radio spots, works for television and social networks, as well as printed publications.

Prensa Latina also encourages cooperation with media outlets around the world, especially from the Global South.