The TV Marti plane that transmits television broadcasts to Cuba has been grounded since 2012. The news was included in a Sept. 3 David Fahrenthold article, U.S. still paying for grounded Martí plane. The government’s explanation for the grounding was that the Cuban government jammed transmissions and that few people in Cuba could view it.
It’s inconceivable that with highly developed technology that was able to put a man on the moon in 1969, our government couldn’t transmit, without interference, television programs to Cuba in the 21st century. If those transmissions were successful and the people inside Cuba could know the horrors and crimes of their communist government, the Castro brothers’ regime would crumble under the weight of its own infamy. The real failure isn’t technological or financial, but the lack of political will in Washington.
Daniel F. Calderin, Miami