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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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Antonio Rodiles Visits the Martís

MIAMI- Antonio Rodiles, independent producer of the Emmy-nominated TV Martí program Estado de SATS, visited the Martí headquarters this week for the first time.  The Cuban-based journalist has worked with the Martís for over a year, but until now had never met the staff. His Read more »

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Rosa Maria Payá and Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo Stop by the Martí’s

Rosa María Payá and OLPL on TV Marti

Cuban activists Rosa María Payá and Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo visited the Martí headquarters last week to participate as guests on Cuba Al Dia and Las Noticias Como Son. This was the first time the activists have been able to participate on the shows in Read more »

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Radio Marti Covers New Cuban Migration Reform

A woman holds up a Cuban passport in a regional immigration office in Havana (Cuba).

After months of waiting, Cuba’s new migration law took effect last month, and Radio Marti was there to cover the public’s reaction. On January 15, 2013 over three hundred people came to the Interests Section of the United States in Havana to be interviewed as Read more »

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As Deadly Cholera Spreads in Cuba, the Martís Provide Reality-Check on the Extent of the Outbreak

Cholera outbreaks are concentrated in cities in Eastern Cuba like Santiago de Cuba, shown after being struck by Hurricane Sandy. (AP Images)

Miami – Radio and TV Martí are covering an alarming number of cases of cholera in Cuba, an outbreak of the sometimes deadly disease that the Havana government is refusing to acknowledge. The Martís are among the only sources the Cuban people can turn to Read more »

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Radio Martí Provides Critical Superstorm Coverage

Storm devastation in Holguin, Cuba

Miami — Radio Martí was a crucial source of information in Eastern Cuba before, during and after Hurricane Sandy’s devastating passage, which left 11 dead on the island. With extended news coverage, Radio Martí filled the void left by the official Cuban media and became Read more »

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