On December 17, 2014, the United States and Cuban governments jointly announced the beginning of efforts to normalize relations between the two countries. While Cuban government channels did not broadcast President Barack Obama’s speech, the Martís broadcast it live with simultaneous translation for the people of Cuba.
The Martís had up-to-the-minute reports on every angle of this historic decision, with comments from U.S. government officials, Raul Castro’s statements, comments across the political spectrum applauding and questioning the measure, and reactions from the island, including leaders of the Cuban opposition, human rights activists and people-on-the-street. The Martís filled a critical information gap with explanation and analysis of the new policy and the ramifications for Cubans.
For 30 years the Martís have been a trusted voice that informed Cubans of happenings in their own country and the world. Now, more than ever, they play a pivotal role accurately informing Cuban audiences.