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Radio Martí Takes to the Air

Radio Martí Takes to the Air

The United States is broadcasting Radio and TV Martí into Cuba from military planes, according to a report by Agence France-Presse.
It quoted a State Department spokesman saying that the United States had “successfully (broadcast) Radio and TV Martí to the Cuban people for several hours from an airborne broadcasting platform operated by the Air National Guard.” It put the price tag of the ongoing campaign, approved by President Bush this spring, at $18 million.
“While this was a broadcast from a new platform, I would note that Radio and TV Martí have transmitted their signals to Cuba for over a decade and they are routinely jammed by the authorities in Cuba, who fear the truth being known by their own people,” the agency quoted the State Department spokesman.