Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) Workers of Prensa Latina Latin American News
Agency (PL), paid tribute today to one of its founders, the Nobel
Laureate in Literature Gabriel García Márquez, who died in Mexico last
Luis Enrique González, President of Prensa Latina, visited the Embassy of Colombia in this capital accompanied by other officials, to express their sorrow for the death of a beloved friend of Cuba and author of One Hundred Years of Solitude, among many other titles.
Prensa Latina holds him in great esteem, we remember him as the great writer, friend and colleague in the best profession in the world, as he described the journalistic profession, wrote Gonzalez in the book of condolences placed at the diplomatic headquarters.
He recalled that García Márquez was with the agency in its birth, 55 years ago, and said he will continue forever as paradigm in the fulfillment of journalistic work.
The award-winning Colombian writer, alongside Argentineans Jorge Ricardo Masetti, Rodolfo Walsh, Rogelio García Lupo and Jorge Timossi, the Uruguayan Carlos María Gutiérrez, and Cuban journalists, helped create and promoted Prensa Latina's work for several years.
García Márquez maintained a close friendship with the historical leader of the Cuban revolution, Fidel Castro, who once said that Gabo "has on his conscience that I have become addicted to read fast consumption best-sellers as a method of purification against official documents".