The Martís cover historic embassy announcement

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MIAMI- The announcement made by President Obama today announcing the historic re-opening of American and Cuban embassies was broadcast live to Cubans via Radio and Television Martí. This is the first time the two nations have hosted each others’ embassies in more than 50 years.

Independent journalist detained in Cuba

Rolando Rodriguez Lobaina visits the U.S.

The Office of Cuba Broadcasting has learned that Martí Noticias contributor and coordinator of the independent video production group Palenque Vision Rolando Rodriguez Lobaina was detained overnight and held for several hours by Cuban authorities.  According to the police, Mr. Lobaina did not have his ID with him, a charge that he refuted. Under Cuban law, anyone may be arrested for not having their official ID card.