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Famous Cuban Blogger Yoani Sanchez Released

I'm happy to report that Yoani was released.  Here, in here own words via Twitter: #Cuba We have just been freed!! 30 hours under arrest and many anecdotes to share — Yoani Sanchez (@yoanifromcuba) October 6, 2012 #Cuba We have been freed! Thanks to all those who raised their voices & their tweets do that […]

Cuban Blogger Yoani Sanchez Arrested – Updated

I just woke up out here on the left coast, checked Twitter, to see this: Cubanet @CubanetNoticias HablemosPress: Yoani Sanchez, Reinaldo Escobar y Agustin Diaz presos en Dpto Instruccion de #BayamoCuba desde ayer 6pm. Capitol Hill Cubans: Yoani Sanchez Has Been Arrested Prominent Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez has been arrested by the Castro regime, along […]

Yoani Sánchez walks us through her “peculiar” passport (English subtitles)

A few days ago I came across this recent video of Cuban blogger Yoani Sánchez giving a camera a tour of her passport. It's about the best illustration you could possibly ask for of the regime's deliberate measures to keep the Cuban people from being exposed to life outside the communist bubble. Her passport is […]

Cuban blogger Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo detained, tweets Yoani Sanchez

Yoani Sanchez tweeted earlier today that Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo has been detained by Cuban authorities. Apparently, as he was being arrested, he had the good sense to dial her number and leave his cell phone in his pocket so she could listen in. Yoani is now in the process of tracking Orlando down, going […]

The weekend in Cuba news

Cuban Reforms Take on 'Free' Health Care Cuba's system of free medical care, long considered a birthright by its citizens and trumpeted as one of the communist government's great successes, is not immune to cutbacks under Raúl Castro's drive for efficiency. The health sector has already endured millions of dollars in budget cuts and tens […]

Today in Cuba news: Alan Gross wants ribs, a Cuban wrestler becomes a legend, Yoani remembers el maleconazo

NEWS Olympic triathlete Manny Huerta lives immigrant's dream He was born in Havana and speaks with a Cuban accent, but he is an American at heart and was proud to march with the U.S. team in in the opening ceremony. American man in prison in Cuba dreams of freedom, going to Cuban baseball game, eating […]

Yoani Sánchez on the Cuban Communist Party’s new game plan

An excellent post from Yoani Sánchez on the PCC's latest release: En español: Cuando se crece descifrando cada línea aparecida en los periódicos, se logra encontrar en medio de la retórica el grano de información que la motiva y la pizca de novedad que ésta oculta. De ahí que los cubanos seamos sabuesos de lo […]

Human Rights Watch denounces attack on Yoani

Via Capitol Hill Cubans: November 7, 2009 (Washington, DC) – Cuban authorities should cease all attacks on human rights defenders, journalists, bloggers and civic activists, Human Rights Watch said today. The international community should condemn attacks on those who peacefully exercise their basic rights to freedom of expression, opinion, and assembly in the strongest terms. […]

Uncomfortable Questions

By Yoani Sanchez I skirt the edge of my building, avoiding walking under the balconies, because the kids throw condoms filled with urine to kill the boredom. A man with his daughter is carrying a bag that’s dripping a mix of grease, water and blood. They’re coming from the butcher’s, where the line announces that […]

Hourglass

By Yoani Sanchez Every day I run into someone who’s been disillusioned and has withdrawn their support for the Cuban process. There are those who turn in their Communist Party cards and emigrate to their married daughters in Italy, or those who concentrate on the peaceful work of caring for their grandchildren and waiting in […]

Between the two walls

BY Yoani Sanchez Today at 3 in the afternoon we managed to present Orlando Luís Pardo Lazo’s book. After sneaking through the alleys of Cerro to lose the two “securities” who were following us, we ended up at the Capitol and took a bus through the tunnel under the bay. Tension, fear and doubt joined […]