U.S. network hopes to reach 2.5 million Cubans in 2020

The U.S. Agency for Global Media released its 2018 annual report today. The agency oversees the Office of Cuba Broadcasting, or OCB, which is based in Miami. Here are excerpts related to Cuba: In August, OCB began a partnership with Freedom House on a new project called Cubano conoce tus derechos (Cuban, Know Your Rights). … Read more

Everyone’s a winner at Radio & TV Martí

Employees of Radio & TV Martí in Miami earned an average of $109,208 in 2018, easily more than double that of most American workers. Tomás P. Regalado, the former mayor of Miami and director of Radio & TV Martí, led in earnings with $165,000. Irvin Rubenstein, the agency’s administrative officer, followed with $164,200, according to … Read more

U.S. plans new satellite service in Cuba

The Office of Cuba Broadcasting is hiring a Miami company to send live broadcasts, audio files, videos and documents into homes throughout Cuba. The $558,000 project will enhance “the viewing experience for the clandestine viewers and listeners,” according to the Office of Cuba Broadcasting, or OCB. Users would need a satellite dish measuring at least … Read more

Cuba broadcasting: “Essential to national security”

U.S. government-financed broadcasts to Cuba and other nations can continue despite the government shutdown because they “necessary for conducting foreign relations essential to the national security,” according to the U.S. Agency for Global Media. An agency memo states: The USAGM Office of General Counsel (OGC) has issued a memorandum establishing that there is a sufficient … Read more

Tale of two missions

Alan Gross set up Wi-Fi hotspots in Cuba on behalf of the U.S. Agency for International Development, or USAID. Cuban authorities caught him and threw him in jail in 2009. While he was behind bars, the Office of Cuba Broadcasting, or OCB, was sending satellite terminals to Havana to allow Cubans to connect to the … Read more