Havana, June 13 (Prensa Latina) Prensa Latina news agency has received on Thursday plenty of congratulatory messages from different latitudes for being a 60-year news example in the fight against misinformation.
Mexican media outlets, such as the newspaper La Jornada and the magazine Macroeconomia, have highlighted Thursday Prensa Latina founded on June 16, 1959 as an indispensable news source to be updated on Latin America, the Caribbean and the rest of the world.
On the other hand, Spanish Federico Mayor Zaragoza, exdirector general of UNESCO, stressed on the importance of Prensa Latina in a highly globalized world and frequently subjected to fake news distorting its reality.
In that sense, the co-director of the National Solidarity Network with Cuba in the United States Cheryl LaBash highlighted how the agency has covered world events from an honest point of view and with the truth about peoples for 60 decades.
From the Asian continent, the prominent Chinese professor Xu Shicheng commented that it was the first alternative media of the Latin American region created with the purpose of confronting info monopolies campaigns against the emerging Cuban Revolution.
Intellectuals and politicians from other Latin American nations have also expressed their congratulations to the agency created by the Argentine journalist Jorge Ricardo Masseti and the commander Ernesto Che Guevara, and encouraged by the leader of the Revolution, Fidel Castro.
In countries as far as Syria, national media have also celebrated this week the 60th anniversary of Prensa Latina.
With its slogan ‘At the service of truth’, Prensa Latina is a multimedia institution of international prestige with offices in some 40 countries.
In addition to transmitting over 400 news a day, its work includes several publications, radio and television services and a growing presence in social media.