1990: TV Marti went on the air and began broadcasts to communist Cuba

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On this day in 1990, TV Marti began broadcating to Cuba.

On balance, TV Marti has done a good job bringing news to the Cuban people. It followed Radio Marti that went on the air in 1985. We congratulate all of our Cuban friends in the US for making the broadcasts possible.

I don’t know if TV Marti reaches as many Cubans in the island as Radio Marti does. My guess is that more Cubans have access to a radio than TV, specially given the blackouts. At least, that’s what I’ve heard from Cubans who’ve left the island recently!

Nevertheless, happy birthday to TV Marti! 

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