Former Miami mayor Tomas Regalado is being backed by at least one Washington senator to lead the Office of Cuba Broadcasting..
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) has backed Regalado, a native of Cuba, and recommended him for the post, which oversees runs Radio Martí and TV Martí from its headquarters in Miami. The Martís are a multimedia hub of news, information and analysis run by the U.S. Government and targeted toward citizens of Cuba.
On March 29, former OCB Director Andre Mendes stepped down after what the Miami Herald characterized as an internal struggle as well as clashes with executives of the Broadcasting Board of Governors and the Voice of America. Mendes had served as OCB interim director since Malule González left in September 2017.
Mendes stepped down after he said he was falsely accused by Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY) of trying to take part in a coup against the head of the BBG.