Simply Yoani

You MUST READ Yoani Sanchez’ latest post. Sanchez was the recipient of the Ortega y Gasset Award for digital journalism. The award is the Spanish equivalent of the Pulitzer. She took her award and left in the shrine of Cuba’s patron, La Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre:

I was in the sanctuary of the Virgin of Charity of Cobre, an island within the Island. Where, in the same glass case, offerings for the freedom of political prisoners and the insignias of the Rebel Army coexist. There, I left my Ortega y Gasset prize for journalism, the best place it could possibly be. Fortunately, the long arm of the censor does not enter her temple. Around Cachita stretches, still, one of the few strongholds of plurality that you can see in this green crocodile of a country.