Fidel Castro congratulated Telesur on its tenth anniversary
Fidel Castro, the leader of the Cuban Revolution, sent a letter to the multi-state television channel Telesur on its tenth anniversary in which he confesses he is a constant viewer of the channel, an initiative embraced by Hugo Chavez to "promote Latin American integration".
In the letter, addressed to the television network's director, Patricia Villegas, Castro said that the creation of this news channel aims to "provide objective and accurate information, against transnational news companies and challenges ahead."
" In its path of learning and experiences, there has not been an important political, economic and social event in which Telesur has not been present with immediacy, objectivity and veracity. Similarly, men, women and children of various social groups, ethnic groups and religions, Indians, blacks, the dispossessed and the humble with their natural dignity and intelligence and moving and often heartbreaking stories have found space in the channel," says Castro in his letter, reproduced it in the official site Cubadebate.
Castro, 89 and removed from power since 2006, says that “with Telesur I satisfy a lot of my information needs. Our people, with avidity and preference, receive the signal live.”