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August 20, 1996 | MIKE CLARY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Since Radio Marti began beaming news and entertainment into communist Cuba 11 years ago, critics have called it little more than a taxpayer-funded voice for powerful Cuban exile groups to promote their own political agenda. Now several lawmakers and other critics fear that the credibility of the government's $25-million-a-year campaign will be further compromised when it relocates its headquarters from Washington to Miami, the heart of the Cuban American community. For two years the U.S.
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August 20, 1996 | MIKE CLARY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Since Radio Marti began beaming news and entertainment into communist Cuba 11 years ago, critics have called it little more than a taxpayer-funded voice for powerful Cuban exile groups to promote their own political agenda. Now several lawmakers and other critics fear that the credibility of the government's $25-million-a-year campaign will be further compromised when it relocates its headquarters from Washington to Miami, the heart of the Cuban American community. For two years the U.S.
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August 25, 1994 | Associated Press
In a speech here late Wednesday night, Fidel Castro blasted the U.S. decision to intern refugees at the Guantanamo Bay naval base, and said the U.S. trade embargo was the root of the problem. "We must discuss this affair seriously. To go to the bottom of the problem means putting an end to the blockade," a translator quoted Castro as saying on CNN, which broadcast the speech live. Castro said Washington was "creating a concentration camp at Guantanamo Bay."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 18, 1986
The Times editorial (Sept. 18), "New Look at Cuba," makes, in passing, an unfortunate link between the launching of Radio Marti broadcasts to Cuba and the breakdown of the 1984 immigration agreement on the repatriation by Cuba of criminals and mentally ill persons who came to the United States in the Mariel exodus in 1980. I would like to set the record straight about the Radio Marti program of the Voice of America. Bipartisan discussion of and support for special radio broadcasts to Cuba pre-dated the arrival on our shores of the Mariel boat people.
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