Moscow, Oct 18 (Prensa Latina) The Latin American Personality of the Year distinction was granted to Cuban Jorge Petinaud Martinez by the Ibero-American Journalists” Organization (OPI), sources of that union confirmed in Moscow on Thursday.
The award, which is given in the context of The Days of Russian Science, will be delivered on October 31 during an official ceremony at the National Research University Higher School of Economics.
The decoration was granted to Petinaud, who worked as a correspondent of Prensa Latina in Moscow, and was endorsed by knowing the career of this journalist.
His work during the last years, in which he covered many of the events that managed to strengthen the relationship in the educational field between Russia and Latin America was also taken into account, Berenice Cervantes, OPI coordinator in Russia, told Prensa Latina.
According to Cervantes, the award honors outstanding personalities from different countries, who from their respective responsibilities provide day by day their capacity and effort to contribute to peace and a better world.
Among those awarded is Equatorial Guinea’s President, Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, who will speak during the event.