Miami ‘journalists’ paid by US to attack Cuba

Payments ranged from $15,000 to almost $175,000. Two have already been been fired. The payments came from the U.S. Office of Cuba Broadcasting who runs Radio and TV Marti.

But you can’t listen to Marti in the US, it’s illegal.

Their programming cannot be broadcast within the United States because of anti-propaganda laws.

The Miami Herald broke the story.

3 Responses to Miami ‘journalists’ paid by US to attack Cuba

  1. Daniel Rivera-Franqui Sat, Sep 09, 2006 at 12:34 pm #

    This is nothing new. There’s a Cuban-exile controlled radio station here in Puerto Rico, WAPA Radio, with an anti-Castro talk show host Jose Garriga whose right wing point of view could make Ann Coulter seem like Al Franken. They are extremely pro-Puerto Rican Statehood (annexation to the USA) and (this is laughable) pro-Cuban Statehood and support people like Luis Posada Carriles (known criminal responsible for bombing a Havana bound plane, supported by the CIA) and Julito Labatut (a protected by the CIA Cuban exile suspected of killing a pro-Castro individual in cold blood). Thus they are to the local pro-statehood “New Progressive Party” what Fox News is to the Republicans.

  2. Antibush Tue, Feb 13, 2007 at 4:41 am #

    Bush and the Republicans were not protecting us on 9-11, and we aren’t a lot safer now. We may be more afraid due to george bush, but are we safer? Being fearful does not necessarily make one safer. Fear can cause people to hide and cower. What do you think? How does that work in a democracy again? How does being more threatening make us more likeable?Isn’t the country with
    the most weapons the biggest threat to the rest of the world? When one country is the biggest threat to the rest of the world, isn’t that likely to be the most hated country?
    What happened to us, people? When did we become such lemmings?
    The more people that the government puts in jails, the safer we are told to think we are. The real terrorists are wherever they are, but they aren’t living in a country with bars on the windows. We are.


  1. netZoo » U.S. Paid Miami Journalists to Smear Castro Regime - Sat, Sep 09, 2006

    […] Anyone interested in — or reporting on — Cuba best check their sources. The U.S. Office of Cuba Broadcasting paid anywhere from $15,000 to $175,000 to disseminate information attacking Cuba to the 10 journalists below. The Miami Herald reported Friday: At least 10 South Florida journalists, including three from El Nuevo Herald, received regular payments from the U.S. government for programs on Radio Martí and TV Martí, two broadcasters aimed at undermining the communist government of Fidel Castro. The payments totaled thousands of dollars over several years. […]