MIAMI – Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado on Wednesday congratulated Agencia EFE, Spain’s international news agency, on its 75th anniversary and said the Magic City feels “very honored” to host a photo exhibit celebrating the milestone.
In a ceremony at city hall, Regalado presented EFE President Jose Antonio Vera with an award in recognition of his leadership at EFE and his previous success with other Spanish media outlets such as La Razon and ABC.
The mayor called it “very important” for Miami to host the “EFE: 75 Years of History” photo exhibit, which opens later Wednesday in the city’s Wynwood neighborhood.
Agencia EFE’s brand is “recognized by many generations of Hispanics,” Regalado said.
Vera thanked the mayor for “this acknowledgment of EFE and its workers” and said the agency has maintained a close relationship with Miami for more than 30 years.
Regalado will join Vera for the inauguration of the exhibit featuring 75 images chosen from the archive of more than 17 million photos amassed during the 75 years since EFE’s founding.
Sponsored by NatCom, the exposition is also supported by the Spain Tourism Office, Altadis USA, Diario de Las Americas newspaper, St. Thomas University and the Dominican Republic Tourism Office.
EFE is the world’s largest Spanish-language news agency and No. 4 overall.
With more than 3,000 professionals working in 120 countries, EFE generates more than 5,000 items per day of text, photo, audio, video and multimedia.
In the United States, Agencia EFE offers a national Spanish-language news service aimed at the Hispanic market, as well as a global English-language service, while the agency’s journalists provide full coverage of the U.S. scene for the agency’s clients worldwide.