Few South Florida Journalists Given OK to Cover Papal Visit From Cuba

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By: Juan O. Tamayo | McClatchy Newspapers

MIAMI — The Cuban government has issued thousands of visas to pilgrims and journalists who want to witness Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to the island – but virtually shut out South Florida reporters and photographers.

None of the local Spanish-language television stations, and only one of the English-language broadcasters, received visas. The exception was Local 10 television, which sent anchors Calvin Hughes and Jen Herrera.

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