Few South Florida journalists given OK to cover papal visit from Cuba

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Email Print Order Reprint Share This Share Text tool name tool goes here By JUAN O. TAMAYO – McClatchy Newspapers By JUAN O. TAMAYO 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. Cuba also approved visas for Miami Herald reporter Maureen Whitefield and photographer Pat Farrell – the first approvals since 2005 – but…

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