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Thursday, May 8, 2008

cuba bars blogger from accepting award in spain

Last year, Time magazine named Raul Castro one of the 100 most influential people in the world. This year, he is off the list, but another Cuban has taken his place. Her name is Yoani Sanchez, creator of a critical blog titled "Generation Y" that has received over a million hits. Her criticism is more generational than political. She expresses the alienation and cynicism shared by many Cuban young people.Yoani Sanchez had to send a tape recording of her speech to Madrid as she was not allowed a visa to leave Cuba.

- excerpt from NPR


Arroyoribera said...

Here is a link to an interesting article about Cuba and Yoani Sanchez. I am familiar with the article because I translated it from Spanish to English. It deals with the false assertions of Reporters Without Borders regarding Cuba. The author, Salim Lamrani, a professor in Paris, also does similar analysis of Reporters Without Borders factually challenged trashings of Venezuela.



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