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Tue Feb 12, 2013, 11:52 AM

Telesur news channel gives Cubans glimpse of world

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I can't believe they are just getting Telesur.


On another day Cubans learned a quarter-billion of their fellow Latin Americans have access to the Internet something less than 10 percent of islanders can say themselves.

Such images would be unremarkable in most countries, but they're a break from the stodgy, tightly scripted state-run television that has long been the only fare in Cuba, with its mind-numbing tributes to efficiency, constant diatribes against the U.S. economic embargo and remembrances of minor anniversaries from the early years of the 1959 revolution.

And once baseball season begins, Cubans will watch highlights by Aroldis Chapman, Yoenis Cespedes and other Cuban stars whose names disappeared from official media after their defection, even as fans continue to pass news of their exploits in Major League Baseball by word of mouth.
It's practically the only media available to most Cubans that's not filtered through the government. All newspapers and airwaves are state-controlled and carry the same dry content. Internet access is not widely available in Cuba, and foreign magazines and newspapers are nonexistent. U.S. government-funded Radio Marti and TV Marti broadcasts beamed at the island are mostly jammed by Cuba, and reception is spotty at best.


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joshcryer Feb 2013 #1

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Tue Feb 12, 2013, 07:20 PM

1. They've had teleSUR for years now.

Just a highly edited and controlled version, not the full network. This is just them extending it a bit. Let me know when they broadcast Al Jazeera uncensored. (teleSUR does use stuff from Al Jazeera but it's all their own content censored and manipulated ala FOX News.)

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