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Quote of the day

After years of being prohibited from leaving the island, Yoani Sanchez tells Reuters what her main objectives will be on her upcoming world tour as Cuba's most well-known dissident:

Yoani Sanchez works on her laptop at her home in Havana, February 9, 2011.
"I have various objectives. I am going to give conferences at various universities, present my book [a collection of her blogs], receive the prizes I wasn't given permission to collect before and meet my readers, many of whom have followed me for six years.''

5 comments to Quote of the day

  • ranavy33

    Okay, I get it: She's being used by the Cuban government to come here and denounce that so-called Big Bad Embargo.

  • asombra

    Be positive: she's showing her true colors, or close enough. The next logical step, of course, is her own perfume, YS:DD (Yoani Sánchez: Dissident Diva). When she comes to Miami, she should obviously stay at W South Beach, but I suppose there are plenty of local big shots vying to host her, like Saladrigas and the Estefans.

    I confess to being a bit surprised by her, uh, candor, but I probably shouldn't be. Her attitude will only be significantly offputting to "those people," and they're not her target audience. Vamos bien.

  • FreedomForCuba

    Ahh, Joani,

    Another example of Castro's "New Woman", a product of the Robolution, another Fidelista/Comunista sin Fidel.

    Have to hand it out to Fidel Castro, his brainwashing and indoctrination of generations of Cubans worked perfect. Joseph Goebbels would have been so proud of him...

    I'm so thankful to my parents for not allowing Fidel Castro to indoctrinate me...

  • ranavy33

    On a more positive note, I think her being here will draw more media attention to the issue of free speech in Cuba and the plight of independent journalists and political prisoners. Let's welcome her.

  • We are all certainly hoping that will be the case, Ranavy33. In the meantime, Rosa Maria Paya, the daughter of the slain Oswaldo Paya, just arrived in Spain and her first stop will be to speak at a human rights conference in Switzerland.