Cuba denies entry to Miami journalists covering visit by pope
The Cuban government denied visas to South Florida’s principal media outlets who sought press credentials to cover the visit of Pope Benedict XVI to the island.
None of the Spanish language television stations in Miami received an entry permit into Cuba to cover the papal visit this March 26th through the 28th. The Univision and Telemundo networks will have access to the island through news crews led by correspondents based in Mexico City.
“The reporters proposed by Univision – Chanel 23, Telemundo – 51, and AmericaTeve – channel 41 were denied entry,” said a source from the Center for the International Press (CPI) in Havana, which is in charge of providing press credentials. “There was a clear policy in regards to the people from Miami.”