Martís Break the News in Cuba of Chavez’s Death

(Lef to right) Margarita Rojo, Guillermo Martínez and Pablo Alfonso provide special coverage of the death of Hugo Chavez

Miami, Florida – Radio and TV Martí were the first to break the news in Cuba that Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez had died. The Martís went live on March 5 with special programing broadcast simultaneously on the airwaves and the Internet, and featured reporters in Caracas, Havana and Miami. Radio Martí’s experts offered in-depth analysis on Chavez’s life, his battle with cancer, treatments in Cuba, and how his illness was handled by the Venezuelan government.

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