In Washington, Yoani Sanchez Speaks With Senators, Obama Aide

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Supporters of the Cuban government demonstrate against Cuban dissident, blogger Yoani Sanchez (2-L), as she arrives at the Inter American Press Association meeting in Puebla, Mexico on March 10, 2013. AFP PHOTO/JOSE CASTANARES | AP

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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