Radio And TV Marti To Be Investigated?
December 20, 2006 at 5:58 AM (PT)
THE MIAMI HERALD reports that Congress will investigate allegations of mismanagement and political cronyism at taxpayer-funded RADIO AND TV MARTI in early 2007.
Rep. WILLIAM DELAHUNT (D-MASS), who is slated to chair the OVERSIGHT AND INVESTIGATIONS subcommittee for the HOUSE INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS COMMITTEE, said he will move to hold hearings on the MARTIS in late JANUARY or early FEBRUARY. His comments came a day after RADIO MAMBI, WAQI-A (710), and AZTECA AMERICA WPMF-TV, started carrying an hour each of MARTI programming daily for payment.
"This will be a priority," said DEAHUNT, who was in CUBA this week as part of a Congressional delegation. "There's mismanagement that really demands a thorough review."