Havana, Cuba.- Cuban intellectual Abel Prieto today highlighted the work of the Prensa Latina news agency in spreading the truth by participating in an international event about the challenges of journalism.

Amid the fake news circulating to create opinion streams and isolate progressive leaders and government in the social networks, Prensa Latina is always with its attachment to the strictest truth, said Prieto in statements to this agency.

Prieto, who is also deputy to the National Assembly of Popular Power, recalled that Prensa Latina emerged at a time of relentless media harassment against the young Cuban Revolution of January 1, 1959, and has so far accompanied that process led by Fidel Castro (1926-2016).

This wave of infamy and calumnies has not stopped for 60 years, and this Latin American agency has been a reference with a network of very professional stewards, he added at the Hotel Nacional, the forum’s headquarters.

Verily, Prensa Latina is an agency in which people trust. It has a great prestige and was a dream of the historical leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, and the Argentine journalist Jorge Ricardo Masetti, he said.

The event scheduled to end today recalls the 60th anniversary of Operation Truth, meeting of 400 foreign journalists summoned to Havana, when the Revolution had not yet reached 20 days of life.

Devised by Fidel Castro, the objective of the meeting was that they knew first-hand details of the trials against the war criminals of the defeated tyranny of Fulgencio Batista, amid the lies about that process.