Amado Gil, Avanza Cuba host.
Amado Gil, Avanza Cuba host.

Avanza Cuba: Big Help for Small Business

Amado Gil, Avanza Cuba host.
Amado Gil of Avanza Cuba interviews a guest.

Miami – Radio and TV Martí’s popular series Avanza Cuba (Cuba Forward) returns on Wednesday, February 8 with a special program aimed at helping small business owners market their businesses in Cuba.  Avanza Cuba: El Que Anuncia Vende, (Cuba Forward: Advertising Sells) will connect Cuban small business owners with marketing specialists, business owners and other experts from the U.S., Europe and Latin America.

The following participants are scheduled to join the program:

Karin Galvez Shoo:  Professor of economics in Pinar del Rio, Cuba

Orlando Caroles Perez:  Small business owner, Santiago de Cuba

Roberto Schaps:  President, Turkel Advertising

Jose Rementeria: President, BrainSwitch Advertising

Carlos Gutierrez:  Former U.S.  Secretary of Commerce

Serfain Blanco:  Small business owner, Hialeah, Florida

Clive Rudd:  Blogger/Economist, London

“Avanza Cuba is a radio-TV series engaging Cubans across the globe in a fresh and relevant dialogue that goes beyond the usual topics of U.S.-Cuban relations,” said Carlos García Pérez, Director of Radio and TV Martí, “An important part of the conversation is focused on changes underway on the island.”

The first program, Avanza Cuba: Las Redes Sociales y El Futuro De la Isla (Cuba Forward:  Social Media and the Future of the Island) assembled a veritable all-star team of Cuban bloggers with international bloggers and students at Baruch College in New York. Discussion centered on how technology and social media are changing Cuban society as well as Cubans’ international connections.

Hosted by journalist Karen Caballero Avanza Cuba will air live on Radio Marti (1180 AM /Shortwave Radio) TV Marti (Hispasat, Channel 13 VHF, Channel 20 UHF) and stream live on the web at on Wednesday, February 8 at 11 am Eastern.

The Martis, based in Miami, Florida are operated by the Office of Cuba Broadcasting, part of the independent U.S. government agency, the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG).

For more information on Avanza Cuba or Radio and TV Marti, please contact Emilio Vazquez at 305 437 7176 or via email at