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Freedom of Speech in Cuba

The Havana Book Fair Behind the Scenes

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 04.17.2014 | Media
Yoani Sanchez

Behind the shelves there is another International Book Fair. One barely perceived among the partitions and walls of the exhibition areas. The national newspapers will never report on it, but these parallel and hidden events sustain the other one.

Being a Journalist in Cuba: Success Is Measured By Your Ability To Make Things Up

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 04.08.2014 | Media
Yoani Sanchez

Several generations of information professionals have had to approach their work through censorship, ideological propaganda and the applause of power.

Freedom of Speech Continues to be Outlawed in Cuba for Cubans... Not for Others

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 09.24.2013 | Latino Voices
Yoani Sanchez

The language of diplomacy, although distant and calculated, gives us a glimpse of changing times. I remember that for years I could predict every word foreign presidents would utter once they arrived in Cuba.

A Letter of Discontent Leaves a Physician Stripped of His Profession

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

Last week, Jeovany Jimenez Vega -- the protagonist and victim of this story -- decided to go on a hunger strike in Marti Park in Guanajay, to demand that he be restored to the practice of medicine.

My Book is Banned In Cuba, But My Words Fly Freely on the Web

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

Just yesterday, on the eve of the presentation in Chile of a compilation of my blog posts under the title Cuba Libre, I received a report from the Cu...