In Washington, Yoani Sanchez Speaks With Senators, Obama Aide

03/21/2013 01:06 pm ET
  • Juan Carlos Chavez The Miami Herald

WASHINGTON -- Cuban blogger Yoani Sánchez ended her two-day visit to Washington, D.C., Wednesday by holding private meetings analyzing U.S. policy toward Cuba, including the embargo, and offering her personal testimony on the situation of civil society in Cuba..

“It has precisely been this type of conversation that I dream of having someday in Cuba,” Sánchez said.

Sánchez, 37, met at the White House with presidential advisor for the Western Hemisphere Ricardo Zúñiga. And earlier she had held a meeting with Cuban-American U.S. Sens. Marco Rubio of Florida and Bob Menendez of New Jersey.

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