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'It's Up to Cubans to Decide Their Future,' Says US Negotiator

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 03.28.2015 | World
Yoani Sanchez

This loquacious woman with an attentive gaze has a profound knowledge of the Cuban reality. It is no wonder that she has led the first round of conversations between Cuba and the United States after the December 17th announcement about the reestablishment of relations between both countries.

Lech Walesa Meets Cuban Democracy Activists in Warsaw

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 12.21.2014 | World
Yoani Sanchez

Yesterday, Monday, Walesa talked for more than two hours with a group of activists from diverse provinces and political leanings. It was if a piece of Cuba had arrived in the autumn cold of Wasaw.

The Death of Oswaldo Payá and the Opposition in Cuba

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 09.30.2012 | World
Yoani Sanchez

In less than a year the Cuban opposition has lost two of its most important leaders.

Cuba's National Soap Opera

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

I finish helping my son with his homework on Boccaccio's Decameron and turn to watch a serial on television filled with another kind of human misery, ...

A Culture of Intimidation

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

No judge will hear a complaint against the olive-green institution that rules Cuba. My complaint to the court for the beating and false arrest I suffered last February has met only silence from the legal institutions.