Senior Cuban journalist flees communist island to join husband in the United States

A top editor with Cuba's Communist Party newspaper Granma has left the country to live in the United States, criticising the state's hold on the press.

Aida Calviac Mora, 29, told America TeVe she arrived in the US through Mexico and planned to join her husband, a former Radio Rebelde reporter, in Miami, Florida.

The former international news page editor criticised the state media monopoly and said there was a "crisis of credibility" in the relationship between the public and the Cuban news media.

She said whenever she approached the paper's directors with new ideas and different perspectives for news coverage she was told "it's not a good time" or "the enemy could use it against us".

Show host Juan Manuel Cao called her one of the most important Granma journalists to leave in recent years.

Calviac Mora being interviewed on America TeVe (In Spanish)

 

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