Television Martí has won an Emmy award for its informative production that examined the plight of Cubans trying to flee to the United States.
Award: 2015 Suncoast Regional Emmy Award
Given by: The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS)
Network: OCB, TV Martí
Award Winning Work: Cambio de Ruta
Description: “Cambio de Ruta” highlighted the growing number of Cubans who are using Latin American countries as jumping off points to reach the United States, and who find themselves living in uncertainty without the chance of reaching U.S. shores or having the ability to go back to Cuba.
The show first aired in December 2014 and collected a series of Marti reports from the region, documenting the human tragedy and abuses that Cubans suffer as they travel north. Ecuador, Cuba’s ally in the region, eliminated entry visas for Cubans in 2008, helping kick-start this latest wave of migration.