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Yoani Sanchez

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They Tried to Strip Me, I Resisted, and Paid the Price

Yoani Sanchez | Posted October 7, 2012

By the time they told me I was "being transferred to Havana," I could barely raise my eyelids and my tongue was practically hanging out of my mouth from the effects of prolonged thirst. However, I felt that I had won.
Yoani Sanchez

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Dictatorships Are Like Rumplestiltskin: Call Them By Their Name and They Start to Crumble

Yoani Sanchez | Posted October 6, 2012

The sweat of the three women who put me into a police car still sticks to my skin and in my nostrils. Huge, hulking, ruthless, they took me into a windowless room where the broken fan only blew air towards them.