TeleSUR, a new television outlet, transmitted its signal throughout Latin America by satellite for the first time, July 24. The inaugural broadcast coincided with the 222nd birthday of liberator Simón Bolívar, dreamer of a united Americas and inspiration for the Bolivarian revolution
shaking Latin America.
Co-founded by Venezuela, Argentina, Cuba and Uruguay, TeleSUR’s intent is to provide news and cultural programming from a Latin American perspective and to help the process of regional integration.
Most important, according to the TeleSUR mission statement, is to “allow all the inhabitants of this vast region to spread its own values, to disclose its own image, to debate its own ideas and to transmit its own content.”