Mexican newspaper denounces US visa delays for Cuban journalists

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In a front-page statement, the newspaper echoes the complaint of the United Nations Correspondents’ Association (UNCA), which described the delay in granting visas to United Nations correspondents as inexplicable. Frade and Ernesto Redonet.

UNCA president Valeria Robecco said she was surprised at the “inexplicable delay” in granting visas to these journalists who have been waiting for more than two years without receiving an answer, reports Latitud.

The digital newspaper recalls that Prensa Latina has had an office at UN headquarters for years, where correspondents alternate, and refers to UNCA’s contacts for two years with the American mission to the UN to inquire of this irregularity affecting the press agency. correspondents, but he stopped responding to e-mails sent by Robecco.

Since December 2019, UN-accredited Prensa Latina correspondents have been in Havana waiting for their visas, for which they have already applied twice, because one year after submission, the process automatically expires, Latitud noted.

The United Nations Media Accreditation and Liaison Unit (MALU) has renewed the accreditation of the two correspondents, although they do not have their Category I visas for foreign media representatives, one requirements in this process.

Therefore, MALU and UNCA have expressed their intention to keep Prensa Latina’s office in the UN building.

In a similar situation are the correspondents of Prensa Latina in Washington because they have not received their visas to join the office in the American capital.

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