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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

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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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The Martís Cover a Hunger Strike in Cuba

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  Radio Martí has been at the forefront of coverage of a hunger strike by Marta Beatriz Roque and other Cubans who are demanding the release of fellow dissident Vázquez Chaviano. Since Roque began her hunger strike on Sept. 9, she has been in regular Read more »

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TV Martí’s Coverage of the Death of Oswaldo Payá in Cuba (Video)

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The Office of Cuba Broadcasting’s TV Martí has provided comprehensive coverage of the death of Cuban opposition leader Oswaldo Payá in Cuba.

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Radio Martí Raises Awareness of Cholera in Cuba

The Martís were the first media source to inform the Cuban public about two deaths from cholera on the island. On July 3rd, the Cuban government confirmed three deaths, but provided no further update in the following days. Radio Martí News first reported on the Read more »

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Martí Coverage of Opposition March in Caracas

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Opposition leader Henrique Capriles marched through Venezuela’s capital Sunday June 10th accompanied by hundreds of thousands of supporters as he formally launched his candidacy to run against President Hugo Chavez. Office of Cuba Broadcasting intern Arianne Alcorta de Ortega was there for the 6 miles Read more »

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The Martís Take Part in Cuba Nostalgia

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The Martí’s participated in the 9th annual Cuba Nostalgia event May 18-20. The event brings together all things Cuban in Miami. There were cigar makers, exhibits, vendors and traditional Cuban food. This year Cuba Nostalgia not only marked the 110 tenth anniversary of Cuba’s independence Read more »

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Update on International Broadcasting: A Spotlight on Threats to Press Freedom

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Inside this issue: On World Press Freedom Day, a Reminder of the Threats Facing Journalists | Board Announces Renewed Strategy for Broadcasts to China | Alhurra Exposes “Syria’s Torture Machine” | Radio & TV Martí Launch “Estado de Sats” | RFA Wins Human Rights Awards Read more »

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García Pérez on OCB’s Digital Outreach to Cuba

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The Office of Cuba Broadcasting is using a range of new and emerging technologies to reach the Cuban people, OCB Director Carlos García Pérez told a conference in Washington. “They are thirsty for information. They are thirsty for technology. Our big issue is access,” García Read more »

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TV Martí Obtains Video of Chaviano Arrest in Cuba

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In a video obtained by TV Martí, Jorge Vazquez Chaviano, a Cuban dissident who is under house arrest, is taken into custody by Cuban authorities. Chaviano violates his house arrest by stepping outside and yelling “down with terrorism, down with the Castros, long live liberty Read more »

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