If memory serves, not since 1994 have Cuban media given space to a U.S. official to explain migration procedures; in 1994 it was an appearance on Cuban television by Joseph Sullivan, then chief of the U.S. Interests Section in Havana.
Today, Granma’s fifth page is devoted entirely to an interview with U.S. Consul General Timothy Roche, who explains visa procedures. With the end of Cuba’s exit permit requirement, the key issue for Cubans is how to get a visa to visit a foreign country or to emigrate. Granma said that the U.S. Interests Section requested the interview.