Our Alf in Havana

Will the cozy images of life with the Huxtables and the wacky exploits of a furry extraterrestrial foment democratic urges in Cuba and help topple Castro? Stay tuned: the U.S. may soon begin broadcasting sitcoms (including The Cosby Show and Alf), Mexican soap operas and, yes, news to the land of Ricky Ricardo's birth. The station, called TV Marti, represents Washington's hope that capitalist programming will achieve what the Bay of Pigs invasion could not.

The plan is to beam TV Marti's signal to the Havana area from a tethered blimp floating two to three miles above the Florida Keys. But...

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