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.
“People in Cuba are hungry for information on these policy changes, and they are turning to the Martís for information” said Carlos Garcia-Perez, director of the Office of Cuba Broadcasting which operates TV and Radio Martí. “They know the Martís will provide unbiased and reliable reporting.”
Coverage of the live announcement on martinoticias.com garnered almost 6,000 views in just one hour.
The live coverage began at 10:45AM, with hosts Margarita Rojo and Amado Gil broadcasting from Radio Martí’s Studio C. The network provided simultaneous translation of statements by President Obama and John Kerry, as well as a timeline of developments since the initial announcement on December 17, 2014.
The Martí broadcast also covered the reactions from John Caulfield, ex-Chief of Mission to the US interests section in Cuba, and Peter Hakim from the Inter-American Dialogue and discussed views by some in Congress that oppose the reforms.
Today’s announcement, as well as other related news items have been continually updated on martinoticias.com’s US/Cuba relations section on their website.