Prensa Latina is a Cuban news agency. The legal name is: Agencia Latinoamericana SA Informativa
Prensa Latina was founded in 1959 after the Cuban revolution on the initiative of Ernesto Che Guevara. Founder and first director was Jorge Ricardo Masetti, the Argentine journalist. For founder strain of the journalists included, among others, Gabriel García Márquez, Rodolfo Walsh, Rogelio García Lupo and Carlos María Gutiérrez.
To celebrate its 50th anniversary, joined the news agency in July 2009, a cooperation agreement with the socialist daily newspaper Neues Germany and re-opened an office in Berlin to report from the German-speaking countries. Offices in Berlin and Bonn, the agency had entertained until 1989.
During the Cold War Prensa Latina correspondent maintained numerous offices in the socialist countries, which had to be closed after the collapse of the Eastern bloc and the subsequent economic crisis in Cuba for the most part.
Activity and corporate purpose
The main office is situated in Havana, Cuba. The objective is to build an alternative source of information of international importance.
Prensa Latina maintains correspondent offices in 26 countries: three in Asia, two in Africa, five in Europe and sixteen in America and spread in an average of 400 messages per day in Spanish, English, Portuguese, Italian and Russian.