Television Martí, the $9.4 million per year U.S. government station that broadcasts to Cuba, has been fighting for survival since its birth nine years ago. Fidel Castro's regime has long jammed the signal so intensively that the station barely registers on Cuban viewership surveys. In the United States a congressional contingent has fought fiercely (and unsuccessfully) each year to kill funding for the broadcasts. And there have been technical glitches: Hurricane damage to the airborne balloon that once held TV Martí's transmitter has knocked the station off the air for days at a time, and one storm blew the blimp from its location over Cudjoe Key into the Everglades, where government teams had to hunt it down like a... More >>>