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>Are you saying that Radio Marti is illegal? If so, what is your basis for
>this? I'm a bit unsure where you're coming from on this.
is complex. For one thing, it broadcasts on the same frequency as
Havana's Radio Taino. For another. using the medium waves for
the broadcast of belicose messages is in contravention of a number
of international agreements to which the USA is signatory.
Even Fidel Castro, quoted in a book by Juan Gargurevich (Radio
Marti: Historia de una batalla entre Cuba y los Estados Unidos, La Voz
Ediciones, Peru 1992), admits that the station's illegality is
hidden behind technical/legal niceties.
Check out the book "Cuban-American Radio Wars" by Howard H. Frederick
(Ablex Publishing, New Jersey). It covers the story of Radio Marti,
and predecessors Radio Swan (owned by the CIA, according to Marchetti and
Marks in their book "The CIA and the Cult of Intelligence", Radio Swan
broadcast from a Honduran island during the Bay of Pigs escapade) and
the VOA Cuban service.
Sorry, I haven't read these books for a long time and can't cite the
actual international agreements that Radio Marti violates. Perhaps
someone out there can track them down.
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