Category Archives: OCB

VOA and Martí Coverage of Venezuela Crisis Reaching Audiences Throughout Latin America

Ana Herrero reporting from the streets of Caracas

Despite the Venezuelan government’s threats to international media, the Voice of America and the Martís are providing unvarnished information about the persisting unrest. VOA ’s Spanish Service is reporting from the streets of Caracas, on Capitol Hill and from the diaspora communities in Miami and Read more »

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Martís Providing Extensive Coverage of Venezuelan Protests

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With daily reports from Caracas, special features and exclusive interviews, the Martís are providing the audience in Cuba with wide-ranging coverage and detailed information on the growing unrest in Venezuela. Martí reporters are filing daily from the Venezuelan capital, providing up-to-the-minute multimedia news and information Read more »

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Avanza Cuba Examines Filmmaking in Cuba

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Independent filmmaking in Cuba was the topic of the latest episode of Radio and Television Martí’s Avanza Cuba (Cuba Forward), which aired on January 25. Hosts Karen Caballero and Alfredo Jacomino were joined by experts on Cuban cinema and filmmakers, including for the first time Read more »

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TV Martí Airs Hacia la Democracia II, Featuring Lech Walesa

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On Sunday November 10th, 2013, TV Martí aired the second edition of Hacia La Democracia (Towards Democracy), a half-hour program focusing on the transition from totalitarianism to democracy. The episode, which featured analysis by former Polish president and human rights activist Lech Walesa, examined the Read more »

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Cuba’s Cyber Cafes the Topic of the Latest Avanza Cuba

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Radio and Television Martí’s popular series Avanza Cuba (Cuba Forward) returned on October 2 with a special program focusing on Cuba’s 118 state-run cyber cafes. The live episode, titled Avanza Cuba: Cuba’s Cyber Cafes, examined the cost of running the cafes, their effectiveness in bringing Read more »

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Angel Carromero Speaks to Radio Martí

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Angel Carromero, the driver and key witness of a car crash that killed human rights activists Oswaldo Payá Sardinas and Harold Cepero, spoke extensively to Radio Martí about the incident, his subsequent arrest and sentencing, and his views on suspicious circumstances surrounding the crash.  Carromero Read more »

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Martís Provide Uncensored Baseball

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The two-month-old ball game that aired in Cuba over the weekend may have been the first time in more than 50 years that a Major League Baseball game has aired in its entirety on state-run media, but it is not the only source of MLB Read more »

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Youtube Video Confirms “Hand-to-hand” Distribution of Martí Programming in Cuba

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The Patriotic Union of Cuba (UNPACU), a human rights group, has posted a YouTube video confirming the lengths to which people in Cuba will go to get unbiased news and information. The five-minute video (below) features one of the group’s several regularly-scheduled meetings where members Read more »

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Cuban Activists, Ladies in White, Visit the Martís

Berta Soler, on Radio Martí’s daily live show, Con Voz Propia

Three members of the human rights activist group known as the Ladies in White visited the Martí studios to meet the staff and to appear as guests on Radio and TV Martí programs. Laura María Labrada, Berta Soler and Belkis Cantillo have been regular contributors Read more »

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Governor Ashe Commends Martí Staff

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BBG Board member Victor Ashe visited the Office of Cuba Broadcasting  (OCB) headquarters on May 21 to express his support for employees who have continued providing news and information to the island as usual despite the damage and disruption caused by a recent fire.  Governor Read more »

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