WPLG opens news bureau in Cuba….

(edited from MiamiHerald.com) – WPLG reporter Hatzel Vela and photojournalist Brian Ely have become the Miami station’s men in Havana.

The pair arrived last Wednesday to become the South Florida station’s full-time Havana-based crew. That gives WPLG the distinction of being the first local station in the United States to have a news crew in Cuba on a full-time basis.

Local 10 News Havana officially debuts Monday, but when news broke last Thursday that the United States was ending its policy of allowing the entry of Cuban migrants who arrive without visas, the pair had their first big story since the Cuban government granted them approval to set up shop on the island….Cont….

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