Administrator Samantha Power Meets with Journalists and Leaders in the Business Community in Miami | Press Release


The below is attributable to Spokesperson Rebecca Chalif:‎

Today, Administrator Samantha Power was in Miami, Florida, where she spoke with journalists from Cuba, Nicaragua, and Venezuela about the importance of press freedom, as well as with leaders from the Miami business community to discuss private sector engagement in Central America. 

In the meeting with journalists who have been forced to flee their countries in the face of media crackdowns and broader repression, the Administrator discussed the vital importance of a free and independent media, and heard from the group about the challenges they face in providing factual information to people in their countries. They discussed why they live in exile, and what it’s like for their counterparts back in Cuba, Nicaragua, and Venezuela. During the meeting, the Administrator discussed USAID’s efforts to support independent media in the region, and heard from the journalists about the efficacy of…

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